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2019 Paddle Round the Pier



Oyster Diving will be hosting the recreational diving for Paddle-Round-the-Pier on 6th and 7th July 2019, Europe’s largest FREE beach festival, raising £1,000’s for charities.

Each year around 50,000 watersports enthusiasts descend on Brighton and Hove beach for a weekend of fun, competition and entertainment. A few of the many events include live music, a kids stage, plus lots of watersports events including scuba diving, surfing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, kite surfing and windsurfing. Oyster Diving, the Brighton based 5 star PADI Dive Centre will be looking after this year’s scuba diving activities which includes:

Trial Dives

Oyster Diving’s instructors will be conducting trial dives in the 20m outdoor demo pool and anyone aged 10 years plus is welcome to come and have a go.

Dive Around the Pier

Oyster have arranged to a boat dive around the old West Pier on Sunday 7th July at time at 12.30pm. The dive is open to anyone who is open water diver or higher and dived within the last 12 months. The boat will meet at Oyster Diving’s offices on Shoreham Harbour. Divers can hire kit on the day or get air fills.

You can find further details on Oyster Diving’s Paddle Round the Pier web page.

2019 Underwater Summer Games

For people who want a real laugh, come and enter the Underwater Summer Games, Oyster’s annual charity event in aid of the Scuba Trust that takes place the same weekend. This year the Mayor of Brighton & Hove has offered to open the games where divers can compete in tournaments like:

  • Fastest to set up their dive kit
  • 20m tired diver tow
  • 20m underwater sprint – no fins
  • 40m surface sprint – with fins
  • 20m underwater sprint – no fins
  • Fastest buddy pair to swap kit underwater
  • Underwater discus
  • Underwater javelin

Anyone who is a qualified diver can enter, just bring your swimwear, certification and towel. As there are limited places please register your place for free on Oyster Diving’s Underwater Summer Games page.

The Scuba Trust helps those with disabilities and their friends experience the joy and freedom of scuba diving. The aim of the Scuba Trust is to provide a level playing field by arranging training and obtaining funding to subsidise applicants who, due to disability, encounter difficulty in finding suitable instruction and who may face a greater outlay for training and recreational diving after certification.

For more information about Oyster Diving visit their website by clicking here.

Marine Life & Conservation

Jeff chats to… Andrea Marshall of the Marine Megafauna Foundation (Watch Video)



To mark International Women’s Day 2021, Scubaverse is sharing a series of videos that shine a light on some of the amazing women working in the world of scuba diving and marine conservation.

In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Andrea Marshall, co-founder, board member and principal scientist for the Marine Megafauna Foundation, about marine conservation and her work with Manta Rays.

Andrea is a passionate conservation biologist directing an experienced global team of Manta Ray researchers. She is a professional underwater photographer, technical diver and ocean explorer. A seasoned public speaker, educator and ocean ambassador, with on-camera experience. Andrea is also owner of Ray of Hope expeditions, an adventure-science travel company.

Find out more at

Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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Marine Life & Conservation Blogs

Mermaid Minute #1: Meet Mermaid Linden (Watch Video)



In this new series on we will be sharing Linden Wolbert’s video series ‘Mermaid Minute’.

The “Mermaid Minute” is an ocean educational web series for children.  Each action-packed episode explores one subject, creature or habitat about our oceans for 60 seconds.

Professional Mermaid Linden Wolbert is a real mermaid whose passion is educating children about the wonders of our oceans, swimming safety and ocean conservation as well as exploration and inspiring our world’s youngest ocean ambassadors.

Do you LOVE MERMAIDS? This is Episode #1 of the Mermaid Minute, the only ocean education web series hosted by a mermaid! Mermaid Linden created this for kids and anyone who LOVES OUR OCEANS!

See and learn more about Mermaid Linden here:

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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email

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