UK National Diving Week kicks off with the Anglesey Scubafest event on the weekend of 16th and 17th of August. Over the course of the 9 day UK National Diving Week period there will be the opportunity for the British public to ‘have a go’ at diving at their local dive centre or club by way of experiencing try dive sessions as well as snorkeling sessions in swimming pools.
UK National Diving Week has teamed up with dive industry organisations such as PADI EMEA who have kindly offered free Discover Scuba Diving sessions at 100 diving centres situated throughout the UK; and with 25 try dives per centre, that’s a total of 2500 new diving opportunities to members of the public who have never dived before. Fourth Element, SUUNTO, APEKS Aqualung and H20 Films are supporting the event by promoting it and providing a fantastic competition prize to one lucky winner.
UK National Diving Week event locations can also provide the opportunity for existing qualified divers to try new experiences such as diving with Closed Circuit Rebreathers or sidemount systems, learning new skills with some of the industry’s leading instructors, guru’s and mentors as well as having access to kit and top advice from dive manufacturers. It also offers people the simple opportunity to go diving on a UKNDW promoted dive. It is the goal of the UK National Diving Week to introduce at least 1000 new divers into the sport within the UK through this 9 day long event.
The person behind UK National Diving Week is Bryan Stanislas, a professional diver with over 25 years experience in the industry. He is very passionate about UK diving and believes that when it comes to easy accessible coastal locations as well as inland sites such as lakes,quarries and rivers, the UK has some of the greatest and most varied diving and snorkeling environments in the world.
UK National Diving Week is taking place this year from 16th – 24th August 2014 at various diving venues around the United Kingdom. If you are a diver, diving centre or diving club and you want to get involved in UK National Diving Week, visit the UKNDW website for more details: www.uknationaldivingweek.co.uk.
SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023
Free Octopus with every purchase of a SCUBAPRO regulator system
Just in time for the festive season, divers can save money again with the FREE OCTOPUS winter promotion! Until December 31st SCUBAPRO offers one of the two new Octopus models S270 or R105 for free with every purchase of a regulator system!
The S270 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/D420 or MK19 EVO/D420, MK25 EVO/S620Ti or MK19 EVO/ S620Ti in INT or DIN versions. A R105 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/S600 or MK17 EVO/S600, or MK25 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO BT or MK25 EVO BT/ G260 CARBON BT in INT or DIN versions.
SCUBAPRO offers a 30-year first owner warranty on all regulators, with a revision period of two years or 100 dives. All SCUBAPRO regulators are of course certified according to the new European test standard EN250-2014.
Available at participating SCUBAPRO dealers. Promotion may not be available in all regions.
Find an authorized SCUBAPRO Dealer at scubapro.com.
More information available here: SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023
Indo siren destroyed by fire
Indo Siren, a vessel from the Master Liveaboards Fleet, has been destroyed by a fire this morning. Thankfully, all guests and crew members are safe.
Master Liveaboards have released the following statement:
During our current cruise in Raja Ampat, on the morning of 30th November, a fire broke
out on Indo Siren. At the current time we are still assessing the events around the incident,
and will be working with authorities, so cannot currently comment further.
All guests and staff departed the boat, without further incident. They are now with our
ground crew who have organised accommodations while we assist with all their other
needs going forwards.
We are currently evaluating the issues created by the fire on upcoming trips. Guests who
are likely to be affected by enforced cancellations or changes will be contacted in due time
when plans are finalised.
We are incredibly grateful that this incident was not more serious and that everyone who
was onboard, both crew and guests, are safe and well.
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