Aquanauts - Test out the Halo 3D or Arctic undersuits while exploring huge shipwrecks with Aquanauts.
The Southwest of England hosts more wrecks per mile than almost anywhere else in the world, and Plymouth makes a perfect base to explore some of the most famous of these. Dive the James Eagan Layne, HMS Scylla, or The Maine from their hardboat while testing the Halo 3D or Arctic undersuits from Fourth Element. Explore these amazing, huge shipwrecks in perfect warmth. Aquanauts stocks a large range of Fourth Element technical clothing with stocks of Drybase, Xerotherm, Arctics, SubX and Halo 3D all found in the Fourth Element technical range section.
The National Marine Aquarium sunk the artificial Scylla Reef back in 2004 both as an amazing dive site and as a marine life nursery. It is the best wreck dive that we have in England, and can offer a dive for every level. But a very easy dive can become an extremely advanced one very quickly if you go inside. DO NOT PENETRATE unless you are trained, experienced and properly equipped for wreck penetration. Scylla is a perfect training site, a photographers haven, and a wreckie’s park.
James Eagan Layne
This old American Liberty ship used to be the most popular dive site in Europe. Torpedoed by U-1195 on the 21st March 1945, she was towed to Plymouth but denied entry, so the captain attempted to beach her in Whitsands bay. Before they got there, heavily damaged, the stern section broke off and she sank in minutes. Now perfectly upright and shaped like a large dugout canoe, she has open, vast halls between striking, upright beams. The James Eagan Layne is a beautiful historic site.
Aquanauts has both the Halo 3D and Arctic extreme performance undersuits available to test.
These will be available to all divers booking onto their hard boat either as individuals or as part of a charter, and also to anyone booking onto a drysuit course. This essential dive clothing is available to test on a “try before you buy” basis. There will be a nominal hire charge of £10 per suit that will be deducted from your purchase if you decide to buy a complete Arctic 2 piece set or Halo 3D.
The Arctic's two layers of high insulation, low bulk fabric, ensure exceptional levels of thermal protection. Built with comfort in mind, the minimalist design gives excellent performance with closer fitting neoprene drysuits, and with the layer principle substantially improves dive duration for tech divers in tri-lam suits.
The HALO 3D was designed with unique, body mapped insulation, strategically placed to protect the areas most at risk of cold when in horizontal trim. Constructed with membrane and trilaminate suits in mind, the HALO 3D is the perfect complement to our current range of drysuit thermal protection. In a layering combination with Xerotherm, the HALO 3D is suitable for some of the harshest diving conditions in the world.