A free divemaster course?

admin/ September 22, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

We offer a “free” divemaster course for our members. But is it really free and what’s the catch? There are many costs to the DM course which include tuition, dive theory, crew pack and your air, kit and dive site entry. We don’t charge for the tuition for our members. It’s simple really. We give the tuition free, and ask

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St Andrews Lakes

admin/ July 19, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

We visited St Andrews Lake today to check it out for a possible site for Advanced Open Water. Overall, it was a really great experience. On arrival (look for the sign that says “St Andrews Lake” by the roundabout – currently building work taking place), which will be to your left as you approach from the motorway. Head down the

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No enemy is worse than bad advice

admin/ July 11, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

So said Sophocles. I have had the pleasure of learning much from the experience of others. However, as much as I’ve benefited from this advice, and in turn passed advice onto others, I have increasingly realised how important it is to have reliable sources for learning. The InternetĀ almost deserves several blogs on its own. The difficulties arise in several areas.

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Guide or Divemaster?

admin/ July 11, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

There’s been a few discussions on social media recently about dive masters, when they were guiding. So what is the role of a guide as opposed to a divemaster? There seemed to be an expectation by a few that the guide has a particular level of responsibility for the divers which includes helping them sort their kit, going through the

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When you don’t know what you don’t know

admin/ February 6, 2019/ Continuing Education/ 0 comments

The Open Water course prepares you to dive in the conditions in which you trained. There are, however, no scuba police to check what you’re doing underwater and there is, therefore, reliance on individual divers’ judgements, and those of divers around them. There was a post recently about the limitations that newer or inexperienced divers should adhere to. However this

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Five Go Deep in Dorset

admin/ October 1, 2018/ UK Dive Trips, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Five go deep in Dorset! Written by Josh Phillips As the saying goes, 2nd time lucky and after the original diving trip to Weymouth earlier in the year was cancelled due to poor weather, last weekend saw our luck change! Friday evening saw us packing all our dive gear into our cars and setting off for the 150 mile drive

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Project Aware Activity 3

admin/ September 28, 2018/ Project Aware/ 0 comments

You have three home tasks for this week. The first is to read through this poster and then the explanation. What is it you can do as a diver to make a difference? Your third task is to go back to the Project Aware website and take a look through the information and resources available.

Project Aware Activity 2

admin/ September 28, 2018/ Project Aware/ 0 comments

Well done on completing the first session of your Project Aware Specialist Course. Your second activity is to watch the video below. Your in water task is to use the camera in the pool. Pretend you are photographing marine life or corals. How close can you go without risking touching them? How can you use your camera to get close

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Project Aware Activity 1

admin/ September 28, 2018/ Project Aware/ 0 comments

Welcome to the Project Aware Specialist Course. Your first home activity is to read through the information below. Is there anything that surprises you? What do you do to help our environment? Your in-water task is to hover motionless for two minutes and then fin around the pool without touching the bottom. This skill is essential to ensuring we don’t

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