UK-based Oyster Diving has just launched its new and exciting online store at www.oysterdivingshop.com.
Nikki Irvine learnt to dive with Oyster Diving 2 years ago and soon became hooked. It wasn’t long until she realised she could use her expertise in luxury Ecommerce within the dive industry. Having become close friends with the Oyster Diving team, and continuing her diving education through them, she soon made the jump to start ‘living the dream’.
Nikki comments: “Having worked within some of the most respected and highly rated online fashion retailers I was surprised that there were no online dive stores catering for the more discerning diver. Being a relatively new diver, I was amazed how difficult I found it to research and work out which was the best equipment to suit my needs and budget. There are so many options out there and lots of jargon to go with it making it quite complex.
“With www.oysterdivingshop.com we are committed to taking the confusion and stress out of the equation and making investing in SCUBA kit the enjoyable experience it should be. The customer’s experience on our new site has a fresh, uncomplicated approach and we’ve hand-picked what we think is the best gear on the market. Partnering with quality brands such as Aqua Lung, Apeks, Suunto, Mares, Fourth Element, TUSA, WaterProof and Hollis reinforces our premium credentials. The product knowledge that our team of instructors has accumulated over the years will make easier for our customers to discover the best products for them and their diving needs, and purchase with confidence.”
Mark Murphy, founder of Oyster Diving, commented: ‘It’s a great coup to have Nikki on-board and head up the Oyster Diving Shop. It reaffirms our commitment to being the premier scuba diving and travel centre in London and the South East. We now have the complete luxury package to offer to our customers; learning to dive in some fantastic pool locations, luxury holidays around the world and now a world class online dive store.”
Check out Oyster Diving’s new online store now at www.oysterdivingshop.com.
Photo Gallery: Dive Fest Barbados
In our Gallery feature, we let the photos tell the story… Each Gallery showcases a selection of outstanding images on a chosen theme, taken by our Underwater Photography Editor Nick and Deputy Editor Caroline of Frogfish Photography. This time they reflect on their visits to the Caribbean Island of Barbados for the annual Dive Fest celebrations.
Dive Fest Barbados is a week of celebrating the marine life, diving and snorkeling this idyllic island has to offer. There are activities organised each day for all those that attend that include wreck diving, marine conservation, learning to dive, snorkeling and one an unusual dive for us – riding a submarine to the bottom of the Caribbean Sea! Dive Fest Barbados allows divers to get the very best out of a trip here, with plenty of diving, but also to sample the unique atmosphere, mouth-watering food and drink, stunning scenery and beautiful beaches.
For more images from Barbados and around the world, visit the Frogfish Photography website by clicking here.
Video Series: The CCMI Reef Lectures – Part 4 (Watch Video)
Introduced by Jeff Goodman
Never before since human beings have had major influence over our earths climate and environments, have we come to so close to the brink of global disaster for our seas and marine life. We need to act now if we are not going to crash headlong into irreversible scenarios.
A good start to this is understanding how the marine environment works and what it means to our own continued survival. We can only do this by listening and talking to those with the experience and knowledge to guide us in the right direction.
CCMI (Central Caribbean Marine Institute) are hosting an annual Reef Lecture series that is open to the general public and Scubaverse will be sharing those lectures over the coming months.
Part 4: Stop Whining! Life as an Ocean Ambassador; Ellen Cuylaerts
Ellen Cuylaerts shares her insights on how to act, practice what you preach and use your voice to contribute to constructive change. Ellen is a wildlife and underwater photographer and chooses to take images of subjects that are hard to encounter like harp seal pups, polar bears, orcas, beluga whales and sharks, to name a few. By telling the stories about their environment and the challenges they face, she raises awareness about the effect of climate change on arctic species, the cruel act of shark finning and keeping marine mammals in captivity.
During this seminar, Ellen will take you on a virtual trip and show you the stories behind the shots: how to get there, how to prepare, how to create the most chances to come home with a shot, and how to never give up!
Ellen Cuylaerts is an ocean advocate, underwater & wildlife photographer, explorer, and public speaker.
For more information about the CCMI click here.
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