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Intro to UK Diving

admin/ November 10, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

We have put together a series of dives for club members who would like to get into UK Diving. There will be additional dives added in and dates will be confirmed. There will be opportunities to jump in midweek too. The costs incurred are those of the trip e.g. dive site entry. There is no training taking place on these

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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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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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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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