PADI Master Scuba Diver

admin/ June 29, 2018/ Learn to Dive/ 0 comments

The PADI Master Scuba Diver is the highest level you can achieve before turning professional. It recognises your achievement in diving. To apply for the Master Scuba Diver rating you need to fulfil the following requirements: Rescue Diver 5 specialties 50 logged dives The most common specialties that people achieve at Ocean Diver are Dry Suit, Deep, Enriched Air, Wreck

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Zombie Apocalypse

admin/ June 29, 2018/ Children's Diving, Learn to Dive/ 1 comments

Who wouldn’t want to learn how to tackle Zombies underwater? This is, however, a real course and it covers real skills. It incorporates a taster of a variety of specialties and applies theory that you’ll have come across in your training so far. Add to that a bundle of fun!So what will you learn? There’s an element of search and

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IDC UK Style!

admin/ June 4, 2018/ Pro Training/ 0 comments

Cold, windy, poor vis… why would you do the IDC in the UK? I certainly didn’t want to! I planned to complete the instructor development course in Hurghada, a place I know well and have dived many times. Warmth, sun, fantastic visibility… all things I couldn’t get in the UK. But the schedules didn’t fit. So I signed up in

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Porthkerris 2018

admin/ June 4, 2018/ UK Dive Trips/ 0 comments

A superb weekend of diving with Porthkerris Divers. Some of the best UK Diving we have ever enjoyed! The diving What can we say about the diving? It was stunning. We dived the beach a few times and had some lovely easy dives to enjoy. The dive sites on the Cat were Vase, Mohegan, the Volnay and the Camarthan. Our

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Choosing a dive club

admin/ May 28, 2018/ Getting Into UK Diving/ 0 comments

I’ll be honest up front. I love my dive club. I’ll say that up front because I am an active member, and an instructor of the sister dive school. But I chose to join and there are several reasons for this. You don’t need to join our club but there are many reasons to join a club and there are

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Diving: A family affair

admin/ May 28, 2018/ Children's Diving/ 0 comments

Children can start their dive experience from aged 8. If you have a family then it can be a great opportunity for a family hobby that adds an extra dimension to your holidays. Diving develops confidence, decision making skills and leadership skills. It also applies communication skills and divers develop an appreciation and awareness of the world around them, learning

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“I can’t sink”

admin/ May 28, 2018/ Learn to Dive/ 0 comments

And then someone reaches for weights….. Descending is not as easy as it initially sounds. Anyone can hang enough lead around them to get beneath the water; the skill is getting under with the correct weight so you’re safe when at depth. Avoid going for the weight first. There are a few questions to consider. Have you actually done a

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Kit: to hire or to buy

admin/ April 9, 2018/ Getting Into UK Diving/ 0 comments

There’s no getting away from it; UK diving is not always turning up and getting kit that fits brilliantly and then jumping on a boat. We generally have our kit set up here and although it can take people a while to get themselves sorted all divers are a lot happier in their own kit. The cost may seem prohibitive

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Getting into UK Diving

admin/ March 13, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

UK Diving has some of the best diving in the world. Add in a vibrant community and it’s a great way to spend a day or a weekend and enjoy diving right through the year. It’s a bit different, however, from jumping in off a boat overseas. You generally need your own kit to dive in the UK (and you

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Boat Etiquette

admin/ May 10, 2016/ Getting Into UK Diving, UK Dive Trips/ 0 comments

If you’re heading for a boat dive there’s a few things to think about before packing your bags and jumping on. The Spread-It-Out Diver  Keep your kit together. You’re unlikely to be taking a big box on board due to space but a dry bag is a good idea as well as a mesh bag to keep your bits and

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