0Posted by Submission on February 26, 2010 at 1:48 pm
Nanuk durable, protective cases are designed to protect the most sensitive equipment in the harshest environments. These cases are not only virtually indestructible but also lightweight and watertight. The NANUK cases come loaded with innovative features such as the foam inner for you to customise to fit and fully protect your camera equipment, nitrox analysers, medical kit or whatever you are transporting. Other features include Powerclaw latching system, impact resistant NK-7 resin, integrated bezel system and a lifetime guarantee.
0Posted by Submission on February 24, 2010 at 1:37 pm
I’m sure like me; you’re all interested in getting something free, especially when it has anything to do with the ocean.
The WDCS, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, has launched a new free, on-line guide providing an introduction to 85 currently recognised species of whales, dolphins and porpoises.
Did you know that a baby blue whale drinks up to 225 litres of milk a day or that the common dolphin is not the most common? Could you believe that a dolphin embryo looks like a human one?
The guide provides information such as population, habitat including maps showing where each species are found and animal behaviour. Conservation efforts and the threats facing species are also included along with some great photos.
0Posted by Submission on February 22, 2010 at 1:13 pm
Like other natural resources, water is a precious resource and should not be wasted especially now at a time of increasing population and globally unreliable rainfall. On average every person in the UK uses 150 litres of water each day in their homes which is 70% more water than we used 30 years ago. Some of this water is wasted by inefficient appliances and some of our daily habits. The higher the demand for water, the more is abstracted from our water sources, and this can impact on river flows and ecology. 1 litre less used is equal to 1 litre more in the environment.
So, by thinking about your use and by making simple changes to your habits, you can all reduce the amount of water you waste and how much has to abstract from the ground and rivers. This could save you money not only on your water bill, but also on your energy bills.
Turning the tap off when you brush your teeth can save up to 18 litres of water a time, that’s more than 13,000 litres per person a year.
But my tip of the week is to think about how much water is flushed down the toilet. If you place a bottle filled with rice or sand into your toilet cistern, you can reduce the volume of water used with each flush. This will act the same as replacing your toilet with a low flush system and means that water use can be reduced by up to 8 litres for every flush.
0Posted by Submission on February 22, 2010 at 12:53 pm
We have been busy of the last few months with various different courses and so a few more congratulations are in order to celebrate the achievements of a few students who have been studying hard. Firstly, we would like to say well done to those students who attended the PADI Enriched Air Specialty recently. Andy, Lindsey, Mark, Andy, Stephen and Anne all passed the course with great exam success and we hope that the chance to dive on enriched air will now significantly extend their time in the water. We also wish to congratulate Chris and Shaun who braved the snow and cold weather this weekend to complete their PADI Wreck specialty. The cold water was certainly a shock to the system on the first dive but both of them were determined not to let that put them off. It was smiles all round by the end of the day and we are proud of both of them for their great skills, good buoyancy and fantastic attitude. Well done.
0Posted by Submission on February 22, 2010 at 12:11 pm
Are you looking to maximize your bottom time to get more from your diving and spend extra time on your favourite reef or wreck? Then why not try enriched air diving and find out what everyone is raving about. The PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty course is the most popular PADI specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox can give you more no decompression dive time, which means more time underwater – especially on repetitive dives. The course is available as a non-diving specialty, making it an ideal way of keeping your hand in over the cooler winter months. For those hardy divers, you can elect to complete 2 open water dives using enriched air nitrox. Whichever route you choose, they both count towards the coveted PADI Master Scuba Diver rating. Our next scheduled PADI Enriched Air Nitrox course is Saturday 6th March 2010, starting at 10am at the dive centre. The course also offers great value for money at £85 (without dives) and includes all required training materials and certification fee. If this sounds like fun, give us a call at 01782 207474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started on your PADI Enriched Air Diver course.
0Posted by Submission on February 17, 2010 at 10:14 am
We would like to offer massive congratulations to both Mark and Jackie who gained their PADI Open Water Diver Qualification at the weekend. Even the cold water and winter weather wasn’t enough to stop these two students. It must be said that Jackie is not the typical, water loving Open Water student! In fact, she was more than a little nervous the day she came along for a snorkelling lesson. However, she has amazed us all with her determination to learn to dive and her ability to master the skills so well. Mark has been the perfect buddy for Jackie and his perfect buoyancy control has been complimented by many of the Dive Centre Instructors. We wish them both many happy dives in the future! Well done! We’ll see you on the PADI Advanced Open Water!
0Posted by Submission on February 15, 2010 at 12:11 pm
If you’re a Rescue Diver and you’re looking for your next challenge why not consider the PADI Divemaster Course! This is not just a course for those looking to progress to Instructor level. The PADI Divemaster course perfectly meets the needs of those looking to gain additional diving skills, learn more about diving theory from physiology to decompression theory as well as improve your proficiency as a leader in all aspects of diving. If you are considering progressing onto PADI professional level courses then this is a great opportunity to get involved with students and Instructors in preparation for your next step. The next PADI Divemaster Course with Sub-Mission Dive Centre begins on the 8th March. Why not come along on the night and use this session as an opportunity to find out what’s involved? We will be able to answer any questions that you may have and there’s no obligation to sign up for the course! If you’re looking for excitement, achievement and an opportunity to change your life contact Katy today on 01782 207474!
0Posted by Submission on February 10, 2010 at 5:25 pm
Due to the popularity of the scheduled St Abbs trip in May, we needed to organise a 2nd boat to meet the huge demand.
We are pleased to say that this 2nd boat and additional accomodation have been organised. The spaces on this 2nd boat have quickly been snapped up. Apologies to those that have missed out, but if you are still interested we can put your name on a reserve list in case we get any cancellations.
We do have another trip to St Abbs scheduled in October 2010 (8th-10th), which currently has spaces available. Other trips will be organised during the year, including trips to Oban and Plymouth, so keep in touch with the dive centre for the latest news!!!