Want To Be An OWUSS Rolex Scholar? Deadline Closes In 3 Days!

owuss_rolex_diving-scholarship_rosemary-lunnAre you aged between 21 and 26? Are you considering a career in an underwater-related discipline? Are you a Rescue Diver (or equivalent) with at least 25 logged dives? Have you not yet earned your graduate degree?

Then take note and get scribbling because everyone involved with the 'Our World Underwater Rolex Scholarship' programme agrees on one thing. This is the world's best scuba diving scholarship!

Currently there are three Rolex Scholarships: North America, Europe, and Australasia. Each year one scholar is selected from each of the three regions and they are provided with a hands-on introduction to underwater and other aquatic-related endeavours, working side by side with current leaders in underwater fields.

OWUSS Rolex Scholarship, Felix Butschek, Lamar Hires, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, The Underwater Marketing Company, diving scholarships, Dive Rite,
Felix Butschek - 2016 / 2017 European OWUSS Rolex Scholar - diving Peacock Springs, following a sidemount course with Lamar Hires

These experiences may include active participation in field studies, underwater research, scientific expeditions, laboratory assignments, equipment testing and design, photographic instruction, and other specialised assignments.

Yolly Bosiger, Pete Mesley, Australasian OWUSS Rolex Scholar, scuba diving scholarships, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, The Underwater Marketing Company
Yolly Bosiger - 2012 / 2013 Australasian OWUSS Rolex Scholar - learned to dive rebreathers with Pete Mesley

The deadline for this life-changing scholarship‬ is coming up. You have three days - until 31st *December - to apply.

Completed Scholarship applications must be RECEIVED via the online application no later than:

31st *December 2016 - North American Application
(to be considered for the 2017 scholarship)

31st *December 31 2016 - European Application
(to be considered for the 2017 scholarship)

31st January 2017 - Australasian Application
(to be considered for the 2017 scholarship)

#TBT: OceanPostive Meets Ghostfishing @ Boot.2016

Fourth Element, Ocean Positive, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, The Underwater Marketing Company, Boot Show, Pascal van Erp, recycled clothing, EUROTEK advanced diving conference
Ghost fishing meets Fourth Element thanks to the OceanPositive catalyst - from left to right Pascal van Erp, Rosemary E Lunn, Jim Standing @ 2016 Dusseldorf Boot Show

A small but historic meeting took place at this year's Dusseldorf's Boot Show.

After 'virtually' working together for several years, Pascal van Erp of Ghostfishing.org met with Jim Standing from Fourth Element on Tuesday 26th January 2016. The catalyst that initially brought them together in 2013, and then introduced them in real-life in 2016 was TUMC's Rosemary E Lunn (aka Roz).

"From a young age I had been brought up to recycle and respect the environment," stated Roz. "So when I heard Pascal talk at a European diving conference about the ghost fishing project, including how the recovered fishing gear is recycled into usable, knittable nylon, I was hooked. I instantly knew that this project would also jibe with Fourth Element's ethos. They are as engaged with the environment as I am - both our companies know how important it is to recycle, reuse and reduce.

As soon as I could, I briefed Jim Standing, knowing that he and Paul Strike had the vision and knowledge to create something rather lovely and useful, whilst closing the 'grave to cradle' circle. Little did I realise that one phone call would result in the genesis of OceanPositive.

Jim Standing and Dr Sylvia Earle

I was incredibly lucky to meet with Dr Sylvia Earle at the 2014 DEMA Show and talk to her about OceanPositive. When I was subsequently able to introduce her to Jim Standing and show her the OceanPositive range, it was a momentous moment because this clothing range is very close to my heart.

I spend my professional life putting people and businesses together. It is rather like doing a jigsaw puzzle, joining two seemingly random pieces together to make a proper picture. I can see a product, service or person and know who the matching right person is in the diving industry. I have found watching OceanPositive evolve and grow utterly fascinating. It was therefore very special introducing Pascal to Jim in person for the first time."

Join an Innovative and Exciting Team @ Fourth Element

Fourth Element are on the look out for new talent and they currently have two vacancies;

Junior Designer for Web

Salary: 16 - 20k (Depending on Experience)

Fourth Element, Jim Standing, Thermal Underwear, Rosemary Lunn, Roz Lunn, The Underwater Marketing Company, thermal stress, lightweight luggage, Halo 3D, Xerotherm, Arctic, wetsuitWe are currently looking for a graphic designer with web experience to join the team at Fourth Element. The role involves a wide variety of tasks covering everything from advertising, marketing, print graphics, design for web and social media. The successful candidate would ideally have a basic knowledge of design for web. This represents a fantastic opportunity for someone with limited knowledge to get hands on experience and training in website design, coding, marketing and management. Training and mentoring will be available through the UCP programme to help develop knowledge and skills in key areas for the successful candidate.

For more information and to apply, visit the UCP website here: Unlocking Cornish Potential

UK Sales Manager

Salary: 20 - 25k, OTE 35K plus Company Car or Car allowance

Location: Head Office: Mullion and UK Regional Sales

Fourth Element, post dive wear, diving clothing, Jim Standing, Rosemary Lunn, Roz Lunn, The Underwater Marketing Company, diving threads, diving tshirt, Fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic company that is showing significant expansion in the UK and overseas. Fourth Element has established itself as the worldwide market leader in Scuba Diving thermal protection and clothing, producing a range of high performance thermal solutions for recreational and professional scuba divers throughout the world, including neoprene wetsuits, drysuit underwear and a casual clothing range.

The successful candidate will visit dive stores throughout the UK and Ireland, to show new products and to encourage sales. This will require on average approx 10 days every month to be on the road and the remaining time working from the head office located at Higher Bochym, Nr Mullion. The successful applicant will inherit an active customer list, but will be expected to open and develop new business throughout the UK.

The position would suit a qualified and active Scuba Diver although this is not essential. Sales promotional activities such as attending dive shows and 'demo' days over a small number of weekends throughout the year will form a critical part of the job role.

Please apply in writing to : Jim Standing, Fourth Element Ltd, Higher Bochym, Helston, TR12 7AZ.

Fourth Element returns to its roots with Red Sea Launch

The days of coming home from Egypt with a t-shirt that falls apart, fades or shrinks in the wash are numbered with the launch of Fourth Element Red Sea.

The long sleeved tops, t-shirts and strap vests, have been given a new twist, but are still made to the same demands of quality as the t-shirts in the UK, and are available in dive centres and shops from Taba in the north of the Sinai peninsula to Dahab and Sharm El Sheikh.  They will soon be available in other resorts throughout the Red Sea.

Fourth Element, Jim Standing, Paul Strike, Sharm El Sheikh, diving tshirt, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, The Underwater Marketing Company

The launch event took place on 2nd July at the Camel Bar in Sharm El Sheikh, and was very well attended by dive professionals from Sharm as well as visitors, many of whom took advantage of the offer of a beer with every purchase!

“We had a great response from everyone and the event was a great success for us.” said Alasdair Clarke of Fourth Element Egypt. “The new rooftop bar at Camel was the perfect place to announce the launch of Fourth Element in Sharm, and we are looking forward with excitement.”

The idea for Fourth Element was conceived in Sharm El Sheikh in 1999 and company founders Paul Strike and Jim Standing put some of that down to the consumption of beer at the Camel Bar.  Said Jim, “We definitely approve of the choice of venue.  It has a lot of significance for us!”

Fourth Element plans to follow this success with the introduction of its swimwear and technical ranges in the near future.  For more information, visit www.fourthelement.com