Go Pro Scholarship 2011

Midland Diving recently worked with our friends at Scuba Pursuits to make diving dreams come true for one lucky winner of the 2011 Scholarship programme.

£2000-worth of Beuchat equipment was donated to the winner, Ben Webster, who will feature in Sport Diver magazine as he earns his professional diving qualifications in Beuchat gear.

More details can be found at the Scuba Pursuits website, where you can check out photos of the winner on Facebook here and here, and you can look forward to reading about progress in future editions of Sport Diver magazine.

MDE Exhibiting at Dive 2011

Midland Diving is delighted to be exhibiting once again at the NEC Dive show.

We will have a wealth of the best new products from the world-renowned Beuchat, including diving, snorkeling and spearfishing ranges, complimented by our legendary range of quality diving valves and manifolds. Our friendly staff will be on hand to share our wealth of experience in the industry, helping you to choose the best equipment suitable for your requirements.

Dive 2011 is open 22nd-23rd October, and more details can be found at the show website. Find us at Stand 1240!

Masterlift X-Air Light Wins Award

At the recent ‘Big Scuba Show’ at the London Olympia, the Beuchat Masterlift X-Air Light bouancy compensator was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the best product category.

Ideal for travelling with its large volume and light weight, this BC is great for all types of diving.

The Masterlift X-Air Light is distributed by Midland Diving Equipment, and available to buy from our network of dealers.

MDE Exhibiting at LIDS 2011

Having been appointed as the new UK distributor for Beuchat products back in April last year, LIDS 2011 provides the ideal platform to show the full range of Beuchat scuba diving, snorkelling and spearfishing equipment.

New products on show for the first time in the UK include the Focea Comfort 3 wetsuit, VRT 80 regulator, complimented by the new powerful LED lights.

The Beuchat regulator ‘Breathe Free’ promotion will be launched at the show enabling visitors to get a free octopus when purchasing selected specified regulators from a Beuchat authorised dealer.

The London International Dive Show is open 26th-27th March, and more details can be found at the show website. Find us at stand 519!

Focea Comfort 2 Best Wetsuit Review

Dive Magazine Gives Top Marks

The Beuchat Focea Comfort 2 wetsuit has been featured in Dive Magazine’s August 2010 issue, in the Equipment Matters ‘Cold Comfort’ group test.

The review looked closely at cold water performance, essential to UK divers, and received the highest mark of the 11 wetsuits on test.

The wetsuit review cited high quality, warmth and value. The Focea Comfort 2 is available from our dealers now.

MDE Exhibiting at Dive 2010

Midland Diving is delighted to be exhibiting some excellent new product ranges at Dive 2010. As MDE prepares to enter its 53rd year of trading, we will be presenting the very best products from our exciting new partnership with Beuchat, a company with a proud heritage spanning over 75 years in the scuba, snorkelling and spearfishing industry.

Complimenting our legendary range of quality diving valves and manifolds, new products from Barbolight, Vindicator and HySpeedKote will also be on display. Our friendly staff will be on hand to share our wealth of experience in the industry, helping you to choose the best equipment suitable for your requirements.

Dive 2010 is open 30th-31st October, and more details can be found at the show website. Find us at Stand 1040!

The Vindicator

An Air On/Air Off indicating handwheel from Midland Diving Equipment

The Vindicator handwheel has been designed to be a simple retrofit handle to all the most popular makes of valve. There are seven handles in the range, and each one is designed with precision to ensure a perfect fit. The innovative design shows the diver – at a glance – if the air is on, partially on, or in worst case scenarios completely off. This is achieved by a simple system of red and green rings which show when the handle is turned.

Midland Diving Equipment has obtained the European distribution rights to the Vindicator handle, and we are now holding stock.

Part LVIN5SP (for Midland Diving valves)

For all other valve brands, please call so we can determine the most suitable handwheel.

Midland Diving In Print

MDE’s Mark Humphreys pens an article for Airgun Sport

The editor of Airgun Sport asked Midland Diving, the experts in high pressure air and Airgun Charging equipment, for a writeup on the kit available, how to use it and the rules that apply to our industry.

The four page story is featured in Issue 3, April 2010, covering topics such as safe filling practise, the often-confusing 5-year test, and advice on how not to clean your overalls!

The article was penned by our own Mark Humphreys, Technical Sales Manager at MDE, drawing on his three years’ experience of dealing with daily technical enquiries and occasional comical questions about the strange things airgunners try to do with their PCP kit!

For further press enquiries, please contact Midland Diving Equipment Ltd
57 Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester LE2 0TD
Tel: +44(0)116 212 4262 Fax: +44(0)116 212 4263

New Partnership for MDE

We are delighted to announce that with effect from 1st April 2010, Midland Diving Equipment will become the exclusive UK distributor for the Beuchat range of diving, snorkeling and spearfishing products.

This is an exciting partnership between two companies with a proud history in the scuba diving market. Founded by George Beuchat in the 30s, Beuchat has been involved in all aspects of underwater activities for over 75 years. Distributed around the world into 80 countries, Beuchat is recognised worldwide as a market leader in the fields of scuba diving and spearfishing.

As Midland Diving enters its 52nd year, we will also continue to distribute our own range of diving valves, gun charging and filtration products alongside Beuchat, including some MDE-branded products previously distributed by Aqua Lung UK.

Show Roundup

MDE Exclusive Vindicator HandleDEMA Show 2009 ended with a busy Friday and a quiet Saturday, and an exclusive for Midland Diving!

It has been a great week making new industry contacts and seeing their interest in MDE and our products. Our low-profile, high quality diving valve range proved a hit with visitors, particularly those specialising in cave diving. We can also announce that one of DEMA’s ‘must-have’ products, the Vindicator valve handle, is now a Midland Diving exclusive in the UK! We will have more news on this soon.

Feedback from the show was very positive – it was great to exhibit at DEMA and people were glad to see us there too. Thanks to everyone who stopped by.

…And we even had time to check out Universal Citywalk before catching our flight home on Sunday!