Club Aquasport is being SUPERSIZED for for you 2013. As a reward for settling your £60 bi-annual club fees this January we are going to give you £50 of it straight back to go towards your future dive training with us.
Yes, you are reading it right – hand over £60 and we give you £50 of it back.
The gift comes in the form of a training voucher you can use to fund your diver education with an exciting selection of PADI Specialties taking in the fun, the practical and the technical, including some you might never have thought of. Until now.
And, we will do the same in July as well. As offers go, I think you’ll struggle to find anything as generous as that anywhere else.
For full details of the offer read on.
The way it works is quite simple. Come into the centre and pay your £60 club fees for the first half of the year BEFORE the end of January and we will give you £50 of that back in the form of a training training voucher.
That voucher can then be used as part funding for a range of exciting PADI Specialty programmes – including some that might not have realised that we offered.
The voucher will help you to enhance your diver education with us and give you chance to try your hand at something new for a fraction of the usual cost.
In the meantime, you’ll still enjoy the same benefits of Club Membership as you already do – free air fills, pool night, first look at trips, club night, workshops and reduced price kit hire.
That means that membership of one of the most comprehensive dive clubs in the country will effectively cost you a tenner every six months.
And you’ll get the same when you pay fees for the second half of the year by the end of July. If you pay for your fees after the end of January and the end of July, the offer does not apply.
So what Specialties are available? Well, we have looked long and hard at the courses we offer, the courses that you want and the skills that divers need in order to come up with a comprehensive list of diver training options for you. They take in the fun, the practical and the technical.
Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV): Scuba scooters are ideal for dive buddies looking to enhance their underwater exploration, cover wider areas and see more stuff. The PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty at Aquasport is a perfect way to get to grips with a new piece of kit.
As part of the training, you will learn DPV dive planning, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards. The programme will also show you equipment maintenance and how to avoid harming fragile aquatic life. For full details click here
Multilevel And Computer: Want to maximise your bottom time and give yourself longer to explore? Then this is the programme for you.
As divers we all know from our Open Water Diver training the square profile is the safest and most conservative – but perhaps not the most efficient – when it comes to bottom time. You will learn how to plan dives that extend your bottom time by crediting you for slower nitrogen absorption when you ascend to a shallower depth. That’s the way you really dive, after all. Click here to read more
Sidemount Diver: First pioneered by British cave divers in the late 60s the sidemount concept has come out of the dark again in the last 18 months as a new breed of divers look to the configuration to enhance their own recreational and technical diving. To help you get to grips with the set-up Aquasport is offering the new PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty.
The programme has been designed to provide an overview of diving with twin, side-mounted cylinders and the full redundancy the system offers to improve the safety of the recreational diver. For full details of the course click here
Night Diver: While diving at night might sound eerie, the mysterious underwater world takes on a whole new dimension in the dark. As your torch sweeps through the water it ignites a spectrum of colour and marine life that hide during the day and you’ll begin to see dive sites in a whole new light.
As part of your training you will learn the planning, organization, procedures and techniques that are needed to safely dive once the sun has gone down; how to control your buoyancy at night; entries, exits and underwater navigation at night; and a whole new way of communicating with your dive light. Click here to read more
Dolphin Semi-Close Rebreather: If you are a keen underwater photographer or just want to get close to shy marine life, you will be amazed at the breath-taking opportunities offered by the silent bubble-free world of a rebreather.
The Dolphin Semi-Closed Rebreather -or SCR for short – is an ideal introduction to that realm of diving, stripping away the mystique and fear that some have by focusing on the features, accessories, maintenance and proper use of the Draeger Dolphin Semi Closed Rebreather. More information on this exciting programme here
PADI O2 Provider: Right from Open Water Diver training we have learned the basics of diver rescue. Now you can take your skills to a new level by learning how to recognize illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen and what to do when you spot them.
Being trained to properly provide oxygen to someone in their time of need will give you the confidence to step in where others fear to tread and know that you have done your best to help a buddy when it mattered the most. For more details follow the link
U/W Navigator: This will introduce you to the age old Underwater Sat-Nav. It’s called a compass. We should all carry one but how many of us really put it to the best use?
Finding your way need not be a case of luck. With a few simple skills you will be able to plot your way out, around and back again anywhere underwater. Few skills distinguish the proficient diver as much as underwater navigation. Are you prepared for the challenge? Click here for more info
National Geographic: Exploration, adventure, discovery and conservation – those are the hallmarks of National Geographic and they are at the heart the PADI National Geographic Diver Specialty programme.
As part of your training you will take part in an exploration project to gather information about the multitude of aquatic species and plants that call the chosen dive site home. You will also learn the basics of underwater photography in our purpose-built pool to help you document the site and create a visual reference of what is there for the benefit of all divers. More details here
U/W Naturalist: This is a perfect supplement to the national Geographic Specialty. It engourages you to look closer to see more on your next dive. Look for symbioses, the predator prey relationships and the connection between aquatic plant and animal life.
You will learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and their environment. It will open your eyes to the wonders that are just below the surface of your local dive site, even in lakes and quarries. More here
Drift Diver: We don’t always like to go with the flow but you will with the PADI Drift Diver Specialty. This programme shows you how to make the most out of rivers and ocean currents to enhance your diving.
PADI describes it as the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience while I like to think of it as an adventurous version of the old quiz show classic The Generation Game as the full spectrum of marine life just passes before your eyes as you hang in the current. This is perfect for those Club trips to the coast. More details are here
Boat Diver: Another one perfect for coastal trips in the Boat Diver Specialty. Diving and boats go hand in hand – we use them all the time to ferry us from dive site to dive site. But how many know your port from starboard? The best way to stow your gear? Or how to get in and out of different types of boats.
Boat Skippers are a breed apart, often with their odd procedures, superstitions and even their own language. Knowing a little about boats, and the skippers, especially when maneuvering around on one, often helps the day’s diving pass without incident. Read on here for more