My First UK Dive

admin/ May 1, 2020/ Getting Into UK Diving

My first Uk dive was in Plymouth. I was spoiled. The new experience started before the weekend as I’d never travelled in any way like this before. The club had a weekend booked and a space so I decided to bite the bullet and sign up. The months before I had put hours in underwater getting used to my dry

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Why I Love UK Diving

admin/ May 1, 2020/ Uncategorized

By Ivan Cunningham Why do I love UK diving, after all, what’s the point, it’s cold, murky, dark and you can’t see anything? Well that’s what I thought when I first came up with the idea, so on the advice of someone who knew nothing about diving and had never done it, I dispensed with the idea and thought no

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admin/ April 19, 2020/ Getting Into UK Diving, Learn to Dive

Wraysbury Dive Centre is our local inland site and we frequent it often. Our goal is to hit the UK seas but we use Wraysbury to build time in the water, to train or to have a good day out with friends. Wraysbury is situated just off junction 13 of the M25. If you’re coming from the East or South

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Mulberry Divers

admin/ April 18, 2020/ Getting Into UK Diving, UK Dive Trips

Mulberry Divers is based on the south coast in Selsey. They run a shop, a school and a dive shuttle. Great Diving Mulberry has some great sites on their boat schedule. There’s a good mix of dive sites including some super wrecks as well as scenic dives. There’s shore diving available too which makes it a great place for a

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Scuba Related Lockdown Fun

admin/ April 15, 2020/ Uncategorized

There are lots of great ideas out there for how to keep scuba connections going while we’re on lockdown. One of the positives to come out of this may be that there is a lasting legacy of remote meeting to engage scuba divers who can’t always make it to club meetings. Your choice of activities will depend on the purpose

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Why we love Porthkerris

admin/ April 14, 2020/ UK Dive Trips

Porthkerris is in a wonderful part of the world and is a great location to visit. Check out their website here. Here’s a few reasons why we head down year after year. Great set up for clubs There’s a range of accommodation opportunities and you can mix and match. A cabin for a group; double, twins, family rooms; camping. The camping

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What’s in a name?

admin/ April 13, 2020/ Uncategorized

Who should you train with? PADI? BSAC? SSI? GUE? You may as well buy some alphabet spaghetti and see what comes out first. It’s difficult to choose who you are going to do your first course with. Many people here in the UK might start with that search engine and see what pops out and then head to a website

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Virtual Socialising

admin/ April 13, 2020/ Getting Into UK Diving

There’s no denying it’s a challenging time at the moment. Dive centres have lost their income, travel is almost non existent, no diving is taking place either here or abroad. Some people are struggling with the loss or illness of loved ones. It’s a devastating time for many. What I would like to focus on though, is the positives. For many

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Intro to UK Diving

admin/ November 10, 2019/ Uncategorized

The UK has some fabulous diving available. It can be a bit temperamental but there is marine life to enjoy, wrecks to explore and great days and weekends to be had. The UK dive community is small but welcoming. If you’ve trained elsewhere then you might find it a bit different. UK divers tend to have their own kit, and

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