Whatever you’re looking for from your diving, you’ll find it at DIVE 2019… and for a limited period, you can get buy-one-get-one-free tickets!
The UK’s biggest event for scuba divers, the annual NEC Birmingham Dive Show, has established a remarkable reputation for covering every aspect of the sport in the most innovative and exciting ways.
And, building on the success of last year’s busy Birmingham weekend, plans are now under way to make DIVE 2019 an unmissable experience.
Located in a new hall near the main NEC entrance, the show will again see hundreds of exhibitors ready and waiting to satisfy dive enthusiasts’ every imaginable desire in terms of new gear, holidays, training courses, services, accessories and more.
Special features will include two large in-hall presentation stages – plus pools, mini-theatres, TekDeck, and prominent dive travel, training, and underwater photography areas.
As ever, the Show – organised by DIVER Group – gives visitors the chance to catch up with friends from around the world, browse or buy diving equipment, training courses and holidays, and gain inspiration from seeing what the sport’s leading lights have been getting up to.
Whether you’re an experienced diver or just starting out, DIVE 2019 is the only place to be over the weekend of 26/27 October for…
DIVE GEAR • COURSES • DIVE TRAVEL/LIVEABOARDS • CHARTER BOATS
• SCUBA ACCESSORIES • TEK DIVING • FREEDIVING • £7000 INDONESIA HOLIDAY PRIZE • NEW PRODUCTS SHOWCASE • PADI • BSAC • SSI • SAA • U/W PHOTOGRAPHY • STAGE PRESENTATIONS • TRY-DIVES • WRECK-DIVING • DIVE INSURANCE • REBREATHERS • PHOTOZONE • LEARN TO DIVE • BRITISH ISLES EXPERIENCE • CARIBBEAN VILLAGE • PHOTO PRINTS GALLERY • OCEAN THEATRE • MARINE CONSERVATION • ASIA-PACIFIC SHOWCASE • DIVING WITH DISABILITIES • U/W ARCHAEOLOGY • CAREERS • EXPEDITIONS • REAL-ALE BAR • SCUBA FASHION • GUIDEBOOKS • SEA SAFETY • DIVE-LOGS • SHOW GIVE-AWAYS • HEALTH ADVICE • DIVE-PRO TRAINING • SNORKELLING AND MORE!
If you are intending on visiting the show this Early Bird offer will be the cheapest offer you will get. DIVE 2019 tickets are exclusively available through ticketing agent Ticket Factory.
Click on the link to get your buy-one-get-one-free tickets* for DIVE 2019. Tickets are strictly limited so don’t delay!
*Enter EARLYBIRD2-4-1 in – ‘If you have a promo code please enter here:’ and click on GO. Then select 2 Adult tickets next to the gold star option when selecting tickets. Get two adult tickets and pick up a FREE Show Guide worth £2.50 on the door!
Find out more about DIVE 2019 at www.diveshows.co.uk.
Announcing the Winners of Scubaverse’s November 2022 Underwater Photo & Video Contests
Another bumper month packed with amazing images and videos from around the world! It has certainly been another great month for entries in both contests – your underwater photos and videos are just getting better and better! Thanks to all who entered.
If you’re not a winner this month, then please do try again. December’s photo and video contests are now open.
Tips for… Refreshing Skills
A hugely important subject, and one that should be considered by any diver regardless of your training level. Just like anything, sometimes life gets in the way, we get sidetracked and before you know it, it’s been 2 months out of the water. It may not seem like a lot, but we naturally start to forget things when they are not used. We slow down our actions as we are out of practise and have to think a little more in order to retrieve the information to help make decisions.
There’s nothing wrong with this of course, we cannot always be diving! But it is important that we refresh before getting straight back into it. We obviously conduct a lot of refresher courses here at the dive centre, but we are also realistic, knowing that not everyone will want to pay to refresh their skills with an instructor. That’s also fine too, just be sensible.
Our tips for this would be the following; some will likely seem a little common sense… but it’s always good to have a reminder right?!
First off, when getting back to diving, choose a buddy that you usually dive with or someone that has a higher level of competency in diving. This will give you the reassurance in the water and not have to be worrying about the others person whilst getting back into it yourself.
Secondly, choose a site that you know. Don’t be jumping straight in having seen an amazing new site that you want to try out… that can wait for another time. You have already had a break in your actual diving, without having to then also consider navigating and a new dive plan.
Next, try to leave out the brand new equipment. It’s great that getting back into diving you have decided to buy yourself a new drysuit, fins and BCD, but it all might be a little bit much. Let’s concentrate on just getting back into the water and then move onto those new additions. This kind of change can make even the best of divers anxious.
Last but not least, there’s nothing wrong with staying shallow. Our first dive to get back into it, does not need to break our dive depth record. Stay shallow, enjoy the marine life at this depth, and keep the dive nice and easy. Practise those skills if you would like to, make sure you know where all your equipment is positioned and get comfortable. The ocean isn’t going anywhere… there’s always tomorrow to get in for another!
Find out more at www.duttonsdivers.com
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