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
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
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
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 Internet almost deserves several blogs on its own. The difficulties arise in several areas.
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
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
Why Club Diving? Scuba diving can be a difficult hobby to get into in the UK. There is a perception that it is expensive and to a certain extent that may be true at the start of the journey, and there are certainly lots of extras that are always quite nice to have! However it can be fairly accessible once
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
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.
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