Five Go Deep in Dorset

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

Five go deep in Dorset! 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 to Weymouth. With the

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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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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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