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Family Fun at The Great Northern Dive Show

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How did you spend your weekend? My kids and I hung out with mermaids… fire dancers… a garrison of stormtroopers… Darth Vader and a rather convincing dinosaur that made my six year old run and hide… Where were we? Comic con? Theme park? No, a dive show!

The Great Northern Dive Show is certainly not your average dive show – and all the better for it. Having worked in the dive business for many years, I chose this show to introduce my children to the world of diving. Many of the usual suspects were there including distributors, training agencies, conservation organisations and manufacturers… alongside the sideshows above which made for a great atmosphere.

My children and I had a great time. I caught up with lots of old friends in the business, made some great new contacts and my children spent most of the day mesmerised by free diving mermaids and extras from Star Wars.

The only disappointing thing was that there were not more big names from the industry present. They missed out. Footfall could have been a bit higher but considering it was (unseasonably) the hottest weekend of the year, the event was well supported and certainly anyone who attended had a brilliant time.

Massive congratulations to Ruth Mort and her team who pulled off their second successful Great Northern Dive Show. I’m looking forward to next year’s event already… and so are my children, who now think Mummy has the best job in the world! Thanks guys.

Jane is a copywriter, journalist and photographer who has more than 20 years experience in marketing, media and public relations for watersports, most of which has been spent working in dive tourism. She is the Editor of Scubaverse and Dive Travel Adventures magazine.

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Gear Maintenance: Episode 1 Masks – Sponsored by Dive Rite (Watch Video)

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Everything you need to know to make your scuba diving mask last a lifetime! Welcome to Gear Maintenance!

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

To enter to win the ES155 Mask 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
  2. Enter the contest here: https://gleam.io/LOgJt/dive-rite-es155-mask-giveaway

A scuba diving mask is a seemingly simple piece of kit, but there are things that can wrong with it. Proper care, cleaning and preventative maintenance will help you keep your scuba mask in the best condition for years and years. We’ve packed this video full of hints and tips covering storage, protection, cleaning, defogging and maintenance to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your dive equipment.

Oh, and here’s the soft case I recommend. (Yes, this is an affiliate link. Purchases made through this link m ay earn me a small commission at no additional cost to you.)

Mask case: https://amzn.to/35b6Avj

Good luck to everyone!

D.S.D.O

James


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5 Women Divers With YouTube Channels That Inspire Divers Ready (Watch Video)

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Another in the series of weekly videos from Divers Ready! This video was originally produced to coincide with PADI Women’s Dive Day 2019 but it’s worth celebrating everyday!

Ahead of PADI Women Dive Day 2019, it seemed appropriate to shine a light on the awesome content these 5 women divers are putting out.

We made this as a tribute video to 5 female rockstars of the diving world whose YouTube Channels have inspired Divers Ready in one way or another.

Links below! Head over and hit their subscribe buttons!


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