Archive for April 2014 | Monthly archive page
SHARKS ARE JUST MISUNDERSTOOD; THEY ONLY WANT A HUG! → Read more
SEALS SEALS SEALS!!!!!! so I have said for years that sharks are the be all and end all of diving; well they were…until I dived with Seals! → Read more
“WINGS FOR SPORT DIVERS WHO SEEK PHILOSOPHY AND STYLE OF TECHNICAL DIVING & AND FOR REAL TECHNICAL DIVERS WHO DON’T LIKE MAKING COMPROMISES” so FinnSub tell us about there new range of Wings.
Well, what do we think… → Read more
NO SHARKS WERE HARMED IN THE TEACHING OF THIS SPECIALTY!
A massive thanks to all of the guys who attended the Shark Awareness Specialty we have run over the last few weeks. → Read more
I’ve been diving nearly 10 years now. I learnt so I could get up close and personal with sharks (much to my mothers dismay!). Sharks are where its at, the ultimate predators; Hammerheads, Great Whites, Silky, White Tips, Lemon. You name them I want to dive with them.
That said, I have been lucky enough to have already dived with a few and been VERY VERY close to a small few, Just ask Mike Adkins (those Hammerheads were way too close for comfort!).
BUT!!!! after years of ignoring all other animals in the Sea and many cancelled trips to dive with the seals I finally got to do it, WOW!!!! I can’t believe I’m even going to say it but sharks are no longer the number one for me.
SEALS ARE THE WAY FORWARD! More fun than you can possibly imagine! They will tug at your fins, hug your legs, nibble your arm and play like a little puppy (although not that little!) until you are low on air and need to escape and get out which as always comes too soon.
I know what your thinking, stop rubbing it in! Well don’t worry, I have the solution for you…. Club Aquasport’s May Lundy trip. It’s all ready to go with only a few spaces left so make sure you get to experience it for yourselves.
The trip is scheduled for the weekend of May 24th and 25th and is, as always, only open to Club Aquasport members. If your free and as excited as I am (I am easily excitable though!) then get in touch to book your space. Trust me, this is a trip not to miss.
Even the most committed diver knows that life can get in the way of life, so it goes without saying that sadly diving can get pushed aside.
Maybe you aren’t able to go diving for a couple of weeks, that stretches into months before you know it, you’ve fallen out of practice and can barely remember the last time you hit the water. If you’ve watched a friend or family member go through that dreaded departure from diving, why not do them a favor and help them get back into diving. You’d want them to do the same for you!
The many benefits of diving – physical activity, contact with the natural world, enjoying time with friends – can truly improve a person’s quality of life. Getting your friend back into the diving frame of mind might start with something as basic as a meeting over a cup of coffee, bringing up an old diving experience that you enjoyed together and letting them run from there. It might just be the spark that rekindles their interest in diving.
Most importantly, if your PADI certified family member or friend wishes to get back into diving you want to ensure they are comfortable and capable in doing so. You then want to make sure they refresh their skills as needed. After a long hiatus from diving, someone might start to feel unsure of their skills and abilities but the PADI SCUBA Review course is designed to address those very concerns.
So help them and give them a a gift that could change their lives for ever; a Scuba Review.
It is always highly recommended that your family member or friend contacts us at Aquasport International and speak to one of our instructors about what courses will be suitable for them to get back into diving.
The PADI Scuba Review Course may be one of these recommended options. During this course divers review a number of topics to get them ready for the water again, including:
Safe diving practices Dive planning fundamentals Problem management Breathing air at depth Recreational diving and dive tables: basic knowledge Recreational diving and dive tables: dive planning It’s an easy way for anyone to brush up on skills – and might just be a great start to your next diving adventure!
So get in touch with your friends and family who dive, re-spark their interest and they will be eternally grateful. You might even buy them the session as a birthday present present so you have both a new dive buddy and a birthday present sorted in one go!
TWIN SET! SIDEMOUNT! DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY! RESCUE DIVER! DIVEMASTER! and the list goes on (not forgetting OPEN WATER of course; everyone has to start somewhere)!
The summer is on it’s way, the water is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and the seas are calmer every day so the water is screaming out for us to dive on in so what are you waiting for?
As every month we have a mass of courses scheduled and the next two months are no different so check out the course calendar or have a look at the list below to see if what you want to help you reach your diving goals whether your looking to become an instructor and live the dream on a far away island, just dive on holiday a few times a year or somewhere in between.
Courses During April & May Open Water Advanced Open Water Emergency First Response Rescue Diver Divemaster Assistant Instructor Instructor Search & Recovery Specialty Underwater Navigation Specialty Emergency O2 Provider Specialty Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Dry Suit Specialty Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty TwinSet Specialty Sidemount Specialty Equipment Specialty Enriched Air Specialty Digital Underwater Photography Specialty Equipment Specialty Semi-Closed Re-breather specialty
Contact Aquasport and get yourself booked on to the next available course and make sure all the diving you want to do is just a stride and a splash away!
Dates and Schedules for all course can be found on the Aquasport Course Calendar.
Believe it or not Aquasport International has an online store!We have been running the store for some time but as we never stop with our teaching and certain staff being so insistent on not working a full year, ever! We just haven’t dedicated as much time as we’d have liked to it. Well that’s all about to change. Rob is back from his trip (that’s enough said about that) and has been tasked with getting the site up to date and fully stocked.
So, make sure you have a look at WWW.SCUBASHOPUK.CO.UK. You will find all the great products we have in store and even a few we don’t so if you are after something different and we don’t have it on the shelves check out the online shop, we may have just what you are after.
The webpage update will take a few weeks and will be on going after that so make sure you don’t just look once and forget about it (trust me, we won’t let you!). We will be adding products, updating prices and detailing offers every week so keep an eye on the site and your favorite products, you never know what might appear and how much it might be priced at! I can already here your brains in overdrive thinking about possible bargains and shiny new kit!
Enjoy the store and of there is anything we don’t have (yet!) that you’d like to see be sure to let us know and we’ll do our best to add it.