Help & Advice

Mask fitting

All our snorkeling & diving masks have at least a silicone skirt and many a silicone strap along with tempered safety glass lenses. The advantage of silicone is that it retains its flexibility for longer and lasts longer than other types of mask skirts like rubber, plastic or silitar. The tempered glass lenses mean that...

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Wetsuit Sizes

The WETSUIT WAREHOUSE at Ocean Sports We have wetsuits and drysuits to suit everyone. From our smallest wetsuit by O'Neill that will fit a 8 month old whose parents just want them to be kept that extra bit warm when sitting by the shore or just learning to get their water confidence in a pool...

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Wetsuits – How they work

A wetsuit creates a barrier against the elements using the insulating properties of neoprene. By trapping a layer of water between you and the wetsuit, your body is able to heat the water up and thus keep you warmer. However, the looser the fit the less effective your wetsuit will be as more water will...

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Buoyancy Aids

It is important to get the correct floatation category for the sport you are doing. As a rule buoyancy aids are rated either 50N (N being for Newtons) or 70N with 50N being the most popular. These are best used for dinghy sailing, kayaking, kitesurfing, waterskiing etc. Life Jackets (see separate section) are rated 100N,...

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Life Jackets

  100N jackets tend to be of a foam construction for buoyancy and for use on inshore & coastal waters. They give a reasonable assurance of safety from drowning in calm waters but not guaranteed to self right an unconscious user wearing waterproof clothing and should not be expected to protect the airway of an...

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Spearfishing in Cornwall

Spearfishing in Cornwall or anywhere else, is a great way to get a free meal! but care should be used as they are deadly if you are not careful. A rule is that the longer the speargun the more accurate & powerful it will be but if you are new to the sport it is...

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