Dive on with DIVER Magazine’s February 2021 issue
This February’s Diver Magazine: Far, wide & all set to go again!
- In the third part of their road-trip, our Euro dive-tourists find out-of-season Portugal and Spain a true eye-opener.
- Henley Spiers relates his first impressions of the iconic Farne Islands (not just seals) while Ross McLaren explains why Loch Long is a favourite hang-out for Scottish divers.
- Brandi Mueller is our guide to Coron in the Philippines, one of the world’s finest war-wreck locations, while a chance find on a B-17 plane wreck off Corsica leaves another diver with a pledge to fulfil.
- An exciting new book about the Coral Triangle brings observational insights from the heart of marine-life diversity, and Florida’s Blue Heron Bridge offers enough photo-opps to keep divers happy for days.
- Mike Lever opens up on his perilous pioneering days in Socorro, aa Simon Pridmore offers techniques to help us all to breathe easier under water.
- All this plus Breakthrough Biology; Louise Trewavas on exit strategies, the Zeagle F8 reg and other Diver Tests, Freda Wright’s brownies – and a whole lot of news in the circumstances!
Download your copy of the February 2021 edition of DIVER here!
Palaemon Divers shortlisted for top Business Award
North West-based Dive Centre, Palaemon Divers, has been shortlisted for Leisure and Tourism Start Up of the Year with Start Up Awards 2023.
Palaemon Divers is delighted to be named a finalist in the Awards which celebrate Start Up Businesses and what they have brought to the economy within three years of their launch.
Palaemon Divers was started by Leanne Clowes in the midst of COVID lockdowns. Leanne walked out of her well paid corporate sales job with no savings after a redundancy in a previous role and spending the majority of the year before COVID to follow the dream! After the redundancy and COVID, life struck just a little differently and the pull to become a full-time dive instructor became impossible to ignore!
So with that… notice was handed in, no savings, nothing physical to start being a full time dive instructor other than personal kit at the time – oh and the fact, Leanne was actually an Assistant Instructor at the time and hadn’t attended the instruction exam at that point as there had been none going on through COVID obviously!
However, the first Instructor Exam that was happening out of COVID was booked onto – no pressure at all with no full time job, no money as a back up, mortgage and bills to pay…
Leanne started freelancing as an instructor in the North West using various outdoor locations for training, and the business snowballed and quickly gained its first physical dive centre in January 2022 along with finding their own private in-water training facility at Princes Dock in Liverpool. Since then, 100s of new people from Liverpool and further afield have been introduced to the amazing sport of scuba, and experienced the abundant life under the surface of the dock itself.
In a time of no travel to outside your area or abroad, Palaemon Divers found something new and exciting to introduce the city of Liverpool to those who spend five days a week in the office looking down at the dock and not really being able to appreciate what the dock actually means to Liverpool!
It became apparent during 2022, that although Liverpool was fantastic, more growth was on the cards which came in the form of a second location, Palaemon Divers – Warrington. The second dive centre is an ex micro brewery in Warrington with a central location close to the M6, M62 and M56, spread over two floors which includes a classroom, workshop, compressor and a floor dedicated to retail.
The efforts in building this business have not gone unnoticed with the shortlist for Startup Awards, and also another shortlist which will be announced in the next month.
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Gear Review: Quilted Polar Hat from Otter Watersports (Watch Video)
In a video shot exclusively for Scubaverse.com, Jeff Goodman reviews the Quilted Polar Hat from leading drysuit manufacturer Otter Watersports.
For more information, visit www.otterwatersports.uk.
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