UK National Diving Week kicks off with the Cornwall Scubafest event at Pentewwan Sands on the weekend of 2nd May with the week of diving running through to the 10th May 2015. 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 scuba and snorkel diving at their local UKNDW participating dive centre or club by way of experiencing a ‘try a dive’ session as well as snorkelling 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 participating diving centres situated throughout the UK, offering new diving opportunities to members of the public who have never dived before. The British Sub Aqua Club, RAID, IANTD, TDI, Fourth Element, SUUNTO, APEKS Aqualung, SITA, DiveOnline.TV and H2O Films are all supporting the event.
UK National Diving Week will 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 and industry gurus 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.
Behind UK National Diving Week is Bryan Stanislas of H2O Films and DiveOnline.TV, Jim Standing of Fourth Element , Ryan Crawford of SUUNTO and Dean Martin of APEKS Aqualung.
When it comes to easy accessible coastal locations as well as the inland sites such as lakes,quarries and rivers the UK has some of the greatest and most varied diving and snorkelling environments in the world. UK National Diving Week is taking place this year from 2nd – 9th May 2015 at various diving locations around the United Kingdom.
If you are interested in diving and want to learn this great sport all you have to do is visit www.uknationaldivingweek.co.uk and take a look at the agencies and locations offering some great free tuition.
If you are a diver, diving centre or diving club and you want to get involved in UK National Diving Week visit www.uknationaldivingweek.co.uk for more details or visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UKNationalDivingWeek.