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Divecrew Blog

Martin, Master Instructor, writes on just about anything Divecrew related.

  • Rescue Divers Wanted Want to get your PADI Rescue Diver Fees paid back? You can with Divecrew. Join the Divecrew Rescue Diver Team and assist as a Safety Diver at Human Race events: Open Water Swimming Events and Triathlons in Dorney Lake, Marlow and the River Thames. Of if you fancy something completely different how about a Safety ...
  • Roots – El Quesier – Fabulous new dive destination for Divecrew Roots El Quesier – Luxury Dive Camp. Martin went along with senior instructors Ivor Bradley and Richard Cullen to check out this new Divecrew destination in the Red Sea. Martin was accompanying our first Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award student Matthew Harwood. Roots is about 1.5 hours bus ride (south) from Hurghada Airport. Roots is British owned ...
  • Live-a-board Blog from Martin You can take your duty free on board and/or use the honesty bar.   Dive guides: Big Al (from Manchester), Ahmed latif   Excellent briefings both safety and dive sites using multi-media. Guides pay attention to detail. Diver checks excellent, well managed by the guides. Guides very knowledgeable.   Information giving by guides is very good, guests constantly updated and kept informed. All ...
  • Start Diving The weather is very slowly getting better and the forecast is for warmer temperatures. This is about the time when divers think about getting the kit out of storage and jumping into water. WAIT. PADI will inform you most diving incidents happen around this time. Some divers literally do just get the equipment out and dive ...
  • Working in a dive centre Many divers think it would be great to actually work in a dive centre, but what is it like? Well first off the benefits, you work with great people and you meet nice people all the time. It is challenging at times but also fun too. It is great to mix with people who are ...
  • The RSTC Medical Statement “The multiple failures revealed in this court case must send a message to those in the diver training industry that they have peoples’ lives in their hands. Companies responsible for teaching people to dive must follow the regulations which are there for very good reasons. We do not want more people to die in avoidable ...
  • Water too deep to stand up in? It’s a PADI standard but what exactly does it mean? Well if your tallest student diver stands flat footed on the pool bottom and would need a snorkel or regulator to breath as the water depth covers their mouth and nose, that is water too deep to stand up in. Today pools are getting shallower ...