Archive for September 2012 | Monthly archive page
WITH our spectacular summer season of diving ending in the Farnes next month, the Aquasport Club is now gearing up a winter schedule that is sure to scratch your scuba itch.
The plans include a presentation from one of the industry’s leading medical specialists whose studies into thermal stress and fitness will certainly focus the minds of those diving throughout the winter.
If you want to dive back into history and try your hand with the kind of equipment your great, great granddad used then the hard hat dive is one not to be missed.
If that is not enough for you there is the Christmas party, Shark night and another Hollis Gear try dive night. And there will be chance to try your hand at being a rebreather diver in our training pool.
So you think you know Dosthill? Well, think again because Aquasport instructors are ready to show you the dive site in a whole new light with the Night Diver Specialty.
The summer – if that’s what we can call it – may now be behind us and the darker nights are closing in, but that’s no reason to mothball your dive kit for the year just yet.
Starting next month, Aquasport International will be launching its dedicated Night Diver training programme – and it promises to brighten up your diving at Dosthill.
For the mysterious underwater world takes on a whole new dimension as your torch sweeps through the water, igniting a spectrum of colour and marine life that likes to hide during the day. And even familiar sites take on a whole new life at night. → Read more
WRECKS have been a feature of Aquasport trips this year and the Plymouth weekend provided something for both our seasoned and new divers.
The area has proved a big draw for divers in recent years and thanks to some late summer sun, the 20 Aquasport divers were blessed with calm seas and great visibility that showcased British diving in all its glory.
The weekend saw the first UK sea dives for some of our newest members, rebreather trials for two members of our dive team and an introduction to the wonders of Rob Aldridge’s ‘cooking’. For more read on.
A slice of Battenburg, one of those French Fancy cakes and a game of Pass the Parcel.
Yep, that was the height of sophistication for birthday parties back when some of us were growing up. But that won’t do any more.
We know children expect so much more these days and the Wacky Warehouse won’t cut it now. So if you want to give your youngster and their pals an experience like no other, what about a Scuba Party at Aquasport?
They get two hours in which they learn to snorkel before donning scuba gear to play underwater with our dive teamin the safety of our very own on-site heated training pool.
You get two hours of peace and quiet…safe in the knowledge that you will forever be known as ‘cool’ among your little one’s friends.
COURSE fees, £145…Dive site entrance, £9…smile on your face after completing your first rebreather dive, priceless. There are some things that money can buy. For the rest there is Aquasport.
Rebreathers, twin sets, sidemounts, stage cylinders and DPVs – there is a world of kit out there all designed to take your diving to another level.
We have it all here available to use as part of your training programmes with Aquasport and beyond…and yes, that includes £4,000 Inspiration rebreathers, £2,000 twin sets and £1,600 Hollis sidemounts.
So now you don’t have to shell out your hard-earned cash on some technical dive gear you’ve not had chance to test to see whether you like it. We can provide it for you.
I can’t think of any other centres that would dare claim to be able to match that offer.
WHEN it comes to air integrated dive computers, you are going to be pushed to find something as compact as the Subgear XP-H.
In fact it is so neat that you can be forgiven for failing to spot this latest offering from the former German dive gear manufacturer on the shelves at Aquasport.
Despite its diminutive size – it measures little more than two inches across and weighs in at a featherlight 150 grams – this nitrox computer has heavyweight features in a flyweight body and is one you should really take a look at.