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Bonaire TeK 2015 at Buddy Dive Resort a huge success

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From the 10th – 24th October, Bonaire TeK 2015 took place at Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire and was once again a huge success. Tec divers from all over the world enjoyed 2 weeks of presentations, demo’s, workshops and diving with the pro’s.

This year Buddy Dive TeK partnered with the leaders of the tec diving industry. Contrary to previous years, 2015 was the year where all manufacturers and educational partners joined together to create one big, happy event committed to making tec diving accessible to everyone.

Manufacturers Dive Rite, SubGravity, HammerHead and Hollis gave equipment demos, and education partners GUE, NAUI,TDE, IANTD and PADI were offering try-out clinics and presentations. Every morning a dedicated tec diving boat went out, offering guests the opportunity to explore the deeper waters of Bonaire and to dive with the ‘big guys’ of technical diving.

German Arango, Buddy Dive TeK coordinator, said: “Bonaire TeK was a great success this year. It was great to see so many tec diving fanatics together. We have been working hard over the last few years to put Buddy Dive and Bonaire on the tec diving map and that is now starting to show. And we are happy to announce the dates for Bonaire TeK 2016 @ Buddy Dive: 8th – 14th October 2016!”

“At SubGravity the only thing we like more than building technical diving equipment is sharing our passion for technical diving with other divers. Bonaire TeK 2015 allowed us to share our passion, experience and equipment with divers of all levels from around the world. After taking someone underwater for the first time the next best thing is taking them on a rebreather or sidemount for the first time. Buddy Dive has full support for OC and CCR technical diving and makes an event like Bonaire TeK week a lot of fun.”  – Randy and Michael Thornton.

For more information visit www.buddydive.com.

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Gear Maintenance Episode 4: Backplate and Harness Sponsored by Dive Rite (Watch Video)

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Welcome to Gear Maintenance! In this episode I’m showing you how to bring an old, tattered backplate and harness back to life and giving you tips on how you can look after your scuba diving gear.

If you want to support Divers Ready! (for free!) support our sponsor for this series of videos: Dive Rite

To enter to win the XT Lite Backplate and Basic Harness from Dive Rite, you need to:

  1. Subscribe to Divers Ready! if you haven’t already: https://www.youtube.com/c/diversready?sub_confirmation=1
  1. Enter the contest here: https://gleam.io/pncFv/dive-rite-xt-lite-backplate-and-harness-giveaway

When a scuba diver switches from a jacket BCD to a Backplate, Harness and Wing system, it can be very hard to switch back! We’ve packed this video full of hints and tips covering storage, protection, cleaning and maintenance to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your dive equipment.

Good luck to everyone! D.S.D.O James


Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/DiversReady

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Liquid Sports announce NEW colours of Hollis F1 LT Fin now in stock

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Liquid Sports has announced that the NEW Colours of the Hollis F1 LT fin are now in stock at LS warehouse and ready to ship.

Already available in Grey, the NEW White & Yellow Hollis F1 LT fins have the following features:

• Short blade for easier finning in confined spaces
• Angled strap mounts for comfort & a better transition of power
• Spring heel straps with easy-grip heel tab
• Multiple strap mounting positions for a fine tuned fit
• Vented blade reduces stress while accelerating water over blade
• Generous foot pocket

F1 LT Yellow RRP £139.95 – Product code: 214.2207.xx 

F1 LT White RRP £139.95 – Product code: 214.2211.xx 

For more information visit the Liquid Sports website by clicking here.

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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