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Who should take this course?

The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.

If you’ve earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Deep Diver course.

What will you learn?

Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:

Specialized deep diving equipment.
Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.
You may be able to get college credit for the Deep Diver course – ask your instructor.

Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How can you start learning now?

Get a PADI Deep Diver Crew-Pak that includes yourmanual and video by visiting your local PADI Dive Center and Resort to enroll in the course. Read the manual and watch the video before meeting with your PADI Instructor to plan your deep diving adventures.

What scuba gear will you use?

You’ll need a dive computer along with the rest of your basic scuba equipment. A dive light and slate are also recommended. Your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff may suggest other gear appropriate for local deep diving.

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Dive 4 Depth... Shark Bite is not content diving with sharks, so is now leaping out of an aircraft from 2 miles up, with his crazy parnter in crime Kevin Vanner... All in aid of the great Injured Vetrans Charity Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education. Contact the dive centre to sponsor Martin.

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Wow, what a great weekend with the IDC AI. Well done to Phil Holt, Diana Endsor, Andy Collins and Stuart Green. In the confined water presentations today these guys kept Divecrew standards, smashing many fives out. Well guys, keep the pace up. Love is it.

Aug 20th 8:56pm • No Comments

A great day on the IDC AI course today. Tomorrow we have knowledge development presentations and confined water. Candidates doing well and actually look to be enjoying the course. Looking forward to seeing some great skills and problem solving in the pool tomorrow.

Divecrew are looking for even more Instructors and Dive Masters. If you fancy going pro, contact us now. We are busy and need more professional team.

Aug 20th 12:55am • No Comments

Shark bite is working on a new interim web site. Watch for more details.

Aug 17th 8:36pm • No Comments

One time deal only, get your hands on a pair of SCUBAPRO Twin Jets size L for £60, RRP £155.

Second hand belonging to Martin, these fins are in great condition and will go fast!

Aug 17th 4:41pm • No Comments

Do you know of anyone who's a PADI Professional?

Divecrew are always on the look out for professionals to join our team, enquire today via email at info@divecrew.co.uk

Aug 16th 2:55pm • No Comments

Shark BIte has been busy, organising two! Get Hammered trips in 2018. First... Get Hammered - 18th July has Daedalus and St Johns itinerary. Second... Get Hammered Extreme - 31st October has Daedalus and Rockies. Both trips are on the award wining Mistral boat, steel hulled and very fast.

Price includes: Return flights, Egyptian transfers (15 minutes), full board (excludes alcohol), up to 4 dives a day, free Nitrox, Marine Park fees. An entry VISA of £25 is also required. £1,350.

Place a deposit of £350 to secure your spot. Get Hammered sells out every year (for the last three years), dive with hammerheads, oceanic white tip, silky, tiger and in November possibility of Manta, bigger sharks and more of them. Not forgetting all the usual Red Sea stars. Book early to avoid disappointment.

These trips are just incredible experiences and will sell out. A detailed holiday PDF is now available from the dive centre.

Aug 15th 12:50am • No Comments

Please note, our web site host has experienced an incident? As a result our web site is down. Estimated retrieval by the host is 1am tomorrow. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Exploration, Excitement, Experiences

That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.

Who should take this course?

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.

If you’re already an Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

What will you learn?

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.
During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

You may be able to get college credit for the Advanced Open Water Diver course.

How can you start learning now?

Sign up for Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.

You can also choose to read the Adventures in Diving manual and watch the Adventures in Diving video (a book and DVD package). Stop by your local PADI Dive Center and Resort to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Adventure Dives.

What scuba gear will you use?

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and dive knife or dive tool. You’ll also use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example, you’d obviously use a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive or a sidemount configuration during the Sidemount Adventure Dive. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as dive light for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.

Visit your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to learn more about the gear you will need to start your adventures in the Advanced Open Water Diver course.

Aug 7th 5:15pm • No Comments

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If you recently submitted a transmitter or tank pod to us for recall, your service item may be ready for collection, if your service booking number is listed below then please pop by to collect your newly upgraded item.

Thanks and dive safe - Ian.

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Aug 7th 11:25am • No Comments

Join Divecrew's Terry Sands and Ian Clayton at Stoney Cove for the Wreck Diver Specialty. Information listed below.


Who should take this course?

Whether purpose-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past. Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for discovery, potentially unlocking a mystery or spying something others have missed. The PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course is popular because it offers rewarding adventures while observing responsible wreck diving practices.

If you’re at least 15 years old and have earned a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher, you can enroll in the Wreck Diver Specialty course.

What will you learn?

There are many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks. During four dives you’ll learn:

Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.
Surveying and mapping a wreck.
Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.
Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.
You may be able to get college credit for the Wreck Diver course – ask your instructor.

Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How can you start learning now?

Get a PADI Wreck Diver Manual and Wreck Diving video at your local PADI Dive Center and Resort when you enroll in the course. Read the manual and watch the video before meeting with your PADI Instructor to discuss the wrecks you’ll visit during your open water scuba dives.

What scuba gear will you use?

You’ll need your basic scuba equipment, plus a dive light to see into the wreck, a slate and underwater compass for mapping and navigation, and a line and reel for practicing wreck penetration. Your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff may suggest other gear appropriate for wreck diving in your area.

Aug 6th 1:18pm • No Comments

Details
Don't forget to pencil into the diary. We will be holding our regular monthly Divecrew Social:

Time: 19:00
Date: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Location: Cantley House Hotel, Wokingham. RG40 5QG.

If you are newly qualified with us or an old grey beard, all are welcome to join us for a drink, make new friends, catch with old ones. Or swap tales on sharks that were THIS big.

The next social after this is scheduled for: 3rd October 2017.

We look forward to meeting you & listening to your stories. Dive safe.

Aug 5th 1:05pm • No Comments

School books into the Academy for September. Thursdays 2-30pm until 5pm. Diary dates. Starts 14th September for 10 weeks.

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Who should take this course?

The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 18 metres/60 feet, and on wall dives it may be a giant fan or sponge. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 feet, you should take the PADI Deep Diver Specialty course.

If you’ve earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Deep Diver course.

What will you learn?

Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:

Specialized deep diving equipment.
Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.
You may be able to get college credit for the Deep Diver course – ask your instructor.

Also, the first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

How can you start learning now?

Get a PADI Deep Diver Crew-Pak that includes yourmanual and video by visiting your local PADI Dive Center and Resort to enroll in the course. Read the manual and watch the video before meeting with your PADI Instructor to plan your deep diving adventures.

What scuba gear will you use?

You’ll need a dive computer along with the rest of your basic scuba equipment. A dive light and slate are also recommended. Your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff may suggest other gear appropriate for local deep diving.

Jul 31st 5:11pm • No Comments

Just had two Google Reviews both 5 star. If you would like to leave a great review, check out our web site via Google and leave a review. Helps make others make an informed choice. Thank you.

Jul 28th 9:30pm • No Comments

For many divers this Get Hammered trip was the first time in the Red Sea. Check out this video of diving with an oceanic white tip. Ask Martin the next time you visit the dive centre about this particular oceanic shark, who Martin now knows well. Worth a visit to the dive centre and a cup of tea/or coffee. You could be one of these divers in 2018. An incredible experience.

Jul 27th 11:03pm • No Comments

Get Hammered 2017. We will be sailing Get Hammered 2018 in July but watch out for Get Hammered eXtreme in late October/November 2018. You need to be a reasonably experienced diver advanced with 50 to 100 dives for Get hammered eXtreme.

Jul 27th 10:44pm • No Comments

Join us at Divecrew with Chief Instructor, Terry Sands to cover the A-Z of SCUBA Diving equipment.

You'll cover everything from regulators to cylinders, giving you the knowledge to properly maintain and look after your cherished kit.

Book today for £100 at info@divecrew.co.uk or phone in at 01344 771 113.

Jul 23rd 2:17pm • No Comments

Well Done to all new PADI divers! at Bohunt School. We hope you had a great time.

Jul 21st 4:15pm • No Comments

We have a new client looking for safety rescue divers. This Saturday about 1 hours work checking underwater is safe for a swim. Angel on the Bridge Henley. If interested contact Ian at Divecrew.

Jul 18th 10:47pm • No Comments

For those on Get Hammered 2017, I had word from the boat. This last week at Daedalus they were diving with Hammerheads and Oceanic White tips. Fingers crossed. See you at Gatwick Airport. Lets Get Hammered.

Jul 18th 6:09pm • No Comments

Please be aware, construction works are currently taking place on the Devil's Highway, the main access route to the centre.

We are still open as normal throughout the day but it's advised to seek alternative parking.

Jul 18th 10:47am • No Comments

This month's Google Review winner is Ross Wendon! Please get in touch at 01344 771 113 to claim your prize or email info@divecrew.co.uk, thanks for your review!

If you want the chance to be entered into a free raffle, simply leave a 5* review on Google, with a brief description of what Divecrew means to you.

Thanks and dive safe - Ian.

Jul 17th 12:59pm • No Comments

An amazing weekend with an amazing professional team. 17 new PADI divers. The Dive Fest whilst numbers dropped with the school, worked well. The divers were ex-tactic. Maximum depth was 9 metres. We learnt a lot as did the student divers. Well done to them all. Thanks TEAM Divecrew. We are already planning 2018 Dive Fest. Our training starts September with even more students than 2017.

Jul 16th 9:56pm • No Comments