Small Shammy (shammie) (approx. 32 x 46 cm) in a beautiful barbed wire rainbow spiral print


  • "Barbed Wire" designs which recognises the pain that the divers go through: Mental blocks to achieve that particular dive you need for the next level; and Physical pain during the learning process - in the gym, dry boards or the pool, when you hit the water at high speed, the red marks appear followed by the purple and then yellowing massive bruises.


  • The PVA shammy (shammie) will absorb nearly 20 times its weight in water. When wet, it becomes soft, squishy, and super flexible. When dry, it becomes very stiff and rigid, so many people like to store them damp, in a resealable bag. Just let it soak for a minute and it will start feeling just like it did when you first got it. It has anti-mildew agents built into it, so if clean, it can be stored slightly damp without worry. This does not harm the shammy or affect the life span. 

    The is  machine washable, but you never place it in the dryer. Wash by hand with a little hand soap or dish soap (especially if you use an antibacterial one), or throw it in the machine to clean it, and then air dry to finish; but do not put it on a hot radiator, as it will stick t it. Never wash with fabric softener because it will reduce the fabric properties over time. When brand new, you will want to wash the shammy before your first use, and remove some of the extra dye, that even after lots of rinse by ourselves (and colour fixing), it might still bleed. For this reason, do not wash it with other clothes.  Because it is a sponge, it will collect and absorb things as you use it, the nasty bacteria from the poolside, so you will want to wash it after every use, but just a quick hand wash with antibacterial soap will suffice.