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Deptherapy March 2015 Red Sea Trip (Watch Video)

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I was recently invited by John Spencer-Ades of The Scuba Place to join a small group from Deptherapy at Roots Luxury Camp in El Quseir in the Red Sea.

Deptherapy are an English based charity that presently seeks to rehabilitate seriously injured British Armed Services Personnel who have suffered life changing mental or physical injuries through the medium of scuba diving.

It was a pleasure to meet with Dean Upson, Luke Simpson, Warren Richardson and Scott Brown, who were all under the caring eye of team leader Richard Cullen. After two days of lectures and pool training the group took to the open water. Conditions were not ideal for any novice diver, the strong winds had whipped up a bit of a sea and produced a very strong cross shore current. Simply undaunted, the group kitted up and with the assistance of a few helpers slipped under the waves to begin their Open Water exercises.

The smiles and excitement on their return to the beach were totally infectious and by the end of the week, all were qualified Advanced Open Water PADI Divers.

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To find out more about Deptherapy visit www.deptherapy.co.uk.

 

Jeff Goodman is the Editor-at-Large for Scubaverse.com with responsibility for conservation and underwater videography. Jeff is an award-winning TV wildlife and underwater cameraman and film maker who lives in Cornwall, UK. With over 10,000 dives to his credit he has dived in many different environments around the world.

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Jeff chats to… Richard Corner from Mares about liveaboards and training with SSI (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman chats to Richard Corner, UK Watersports Category Manager at Mares, about the complete experience for all aspects of diving with Mares, their liveaboard adventures with the purchase of liveaboard.com, and the Mares/SSI combination.

Last in a series of four videos.

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


For more information, visit www.liveaboard.com, www.divessi.com and www.mares.com

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Dive on with DIVER Magazine’s December 2020 issue

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DIVER aren’t calling it the Christmas issue because that’s all up in the air but their theme is full of cheer – underwater treasures to be found in our own backyards!

  • Be The Champ! Special: An extended 100th edition of Alex Mustard’s revered monthly column – with the cream of underwater photographers contributing their own pearls of wisdom.
  • Gun Sites: Two tales of individual divers’ exciting weapons hauls – in Cornwall and in Portugal
  • Treasuremen of Bermuda: Story behind one of the most valuable shipwreck treasures ever recovered
  • Wreckful of Ming: Tech divers discover a thrilling cargo of porcelain south of Phuket
  • Dad Found It: Our correspondent dives a sunken Roman city in southern Italy 50 years after her father discovered it
  • Deep Giants: A marine biologist tends her gorgonian garden – in the 100m zone
  • Road Trip 2: The dive tour of Europe continues as our long-term trippers have fun in summertime UK
  • Timepieces: They might not be necessities but diving watches are still prized accoutrements – here’s a guide to 25 of the latest
  • Twilight Zone: Experience the highs and the lows of Curaçao – with the aid of a submersible

Download your copy of the December 2020 edition of DIVER here!

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