BSAC’s first Try Tech event a great success

Posted by - 20th June 2017

Fifty divers took a 30-minute rebreather trydive at Stoney Cove over the weekend of 20/21 May as part of BSAC’s very-first Try Tech event. Hosted by BSAC East Midlands Coaching Region with support from BSAC’s Technical Group, Try Tech offered have-a-go sessions for ‘CCR first-timers’ as well as the chance for existing rebreather divers to

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DIVE LIKE A PRO: Drysuit diving hints and advice

Posted by - 26th May 2017

Our panel of experts tackle the subject of DRYSUIT DIVING, and offer up a host of helpful hints and advice to get you comfortable, warm and with no buoyancy issues.   Drysuits should be in every UK diver’s arsenal, as there is nothing worse than feeling cold both on a dive and when you exit

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MARK EVANS: Clare Dutton on track to Course Director

Posted by - 16th May 2017

  Vivian Dive Centre in Llanberis, North Wales, is the main ‘test centre’ for the Scuba Diver test team, and recently it was taken over by Duttons Divers. Clare Dutton is one of the main founders of the company, and this keen PADI Master Instructor has now been accepted on to a forthcoming Course Director

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THE COURSE DIRECTOR: How to become a diving instructor

Posted by - 8th May 2017

THE COURSE DIRECTOR Marcel van den Berg is a PADI Platinum Course Director at Sairee Cottage Diving, based on the picturesque island of Koh Tao in Thailand, and here he offers an insight into recreational diver training and professional-level courses, and how these can be rewarding experiences with far-reaching consequences. www.saireecottagediving.com     Becoming a

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Narcosis vs fear in deep diving: An instructor’s view

Posted by - 2nd May 2017

  Andrew Tonge, technical diving instructor and experienced deep diver, takes a look at narcosis and fear in deep diving   Fear manifests itself in a number of ways. In diving, being where nature never intended, deep underwater, it can take on life of its own. We, as humans, as land animals, are governed by

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Curious about rebreathers?

Posted by - 30th March 2017

Not sure whether diving on rebreathers is right for you? Unsure what unit would best suit you? Get the answers you need from some of the leading lights in rebreather training representing the top training agencies as they congregate at Vobster Quay on 3-4 July. Discover a selection of popular units – we’ll show you

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RAID Diver First Aid Instructor Workshop

Posted by - 28th March 2017

To celebrate the launch of the RAID Diver First Aid course, RAID UK and Malta held an inaugural First Aid Instructor Workshop at Glaciere Diving, Liverpool, with Rob Mackins, the primary author of the programme. This one-day session covered an introduction to the content of the course, including CPR, catastrophic bleeding, freediving first aid and

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PADI sold to Mandarinfish Holdings for $700 million

Posted by - 24th March 2017

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors, better known as PADI, is the world’s largest diver certification agency, and it has been sold – again – this time for $700 million, to a consortium of wealthy families and investors calling themselves Mandarinfish Holdings. PADI, which last year celebrated its 50th anniversary after being founded in 1966

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DIVE LIKE A PRO: Finning techniques

Posted by - 16th March 2017

This month, our panel of experts tackle the subject of finning techniques, and offer up a plethora of helpful hints and advice to get you gliding around like a dive god in no time   Nothing screams ‘dive guru’ as much as the sight of someone in a nice horizontal trim, effortlessly gliding through the

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TRAINING AGENCY NEWS – RAID

Posted by - 13th March 2017

2017 is set to be a monumental year for RAID. Following a successful 2016, RAID UK and Malta has expanded their team in response to increased customer demand. With a dedicated Membership Services and Communication team on hand, members will benefit from unparalleled customer service. From this month, the agency will be the first Diver Training

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