It's only because we understand divers’ needs for both made to measure and off-the-peg drysuits, as well as everything else needed to maximise pleasure and safety when diving, that we've been able to develop such an advanced range and responsive customer service.
Consequently we are now established as one of the most innovative, competitive and reliable names around, which means you can look forward to years of enjoyable use when you take the plunge with Northern Diver.
Diving has developed dramatically during the last four decades - Northern Diver has worked hard to help shape it. What has allowed us to make the difference is our broad range of experience and the innovative drive of the team.
We never get complacent. Our research and development department is always consulting with divers like you to assess the direction in which to take the drysuits of the future. Using this feedback, we look to improve the range by continually embracing new materials and employing more advanced manufacturing processes and technology.
We were the first to introduce a made-to-measure service. We also led the way by understanding that drysuits should be developed as systems, rather than individual items. The Constant Fit Tension Flex system on our HID drysuit is a good example of us addressing your needs. The latest state-of-the-art Thermicore undersuits are another.
We look at getting details right. One area in which this is evident is our carefully considered positioning of valves and pockets. Adherence to such a philosophy is why, for example, our neo-vulcanised heavy-duty boots are considered to be the most comfortable and durable on the market. We insist that all suppliers meet the same exacting standards. By working closely with them, we have been able to develop components such as the market-leading swivel inflation valve, which is now a standard feature on all our drysuits. More recently, we’ve been working closely with technical engineers to bring you the best and most up to date valves available in the 21st century.
Northern Diver is increasingly the choice of top diving personalities and commercial divers. The renowned life-saving properties of our drysuits have been responsible for saving many divers exposed to extreme conditions. For example, experienced BBC underwater cameramen have used Northern Diver protection in Antarctica to isolate themselves from water nearing -2°C. Commercial divers trust our drysuits and equipment on a daily basis. Cave divers use our drysuits deep below ground in unforgiving environments where darkness, cold and abrasive rock are the norm. And, of course, thousands of club divers the world over extol the virtues of our Ultimate Diving System.
Whether you're taking a first dive in notoriously not-so-warm British waters, a veteran of deep water expeditions or a holiday diver in warmer seas, you need to have total faith in your suit and kit. Northern Diver attention to detail gives you this assurance.
Our latest projects include a 22.5m test tank, a cylinder service test centre and a brand new warehouse. The test tank is the first multi-purpose indoor diving facility in the North West and will be complete with changing facilities and classroom! The onsite training tank will welcome sport, commercial and military divers.