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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 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/ 0 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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“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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