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Meet fellow scuba diving travel enthusiasts in London! Beginners who have never dived before are also welcome and you can join our beginners event which runs throughout the year. We have beginner sessions very month so look out for these and come along and join in with the underwater experience. Come to the monthly group meetup to relive adventures, share photos from around the world and get first-hand recommendations on new exciting destinations and events and scuba diving locations. Find fun, laughs and maybe even a new scuba diving travel buddy! Our Meetups can be scheduled by any member and will range from Social gatherings in London, to days out within the UK, holidays abroad. Look out for up coming equipment demonstrations and PADI course seminars to give you all the information you need about specified PADI courses. We also run a beginners scuba diving awareness event where beginners get a change to do a try dive and discuss scuba diving with our experienced members. Come and join us today!!

Upcoming events (5+)

London Scuba Diving Group - Monthly Mingle Session

Come and join us for our monthly social. It is important to note that the group will be based downstairs closer to the bar with an improved setup to assist so it is easier to mingle. You will be able to spot us as you walk into the pub. As a result of the group having increased in size and the large number of divers attending the social evenings we have changed venue so we have more space and so that we can have an outside area during the warmer summer months. Come and join us!!! As the pub is a Nicholson's pub they have a great variety of ales and all drinks. They have the fantastic ale library which has over 20+ ales and a whisky showcase. They also have a great variety of good quality wines and food as well. POSTCODE FOR GOOGLEMAPS = SE1 2HD This venue has outside and inside facilities which is fantastic for the summer months. The drinks are well priced and a good location overall. The range of available drinks is for better than previous locations and one of the reasons for the choice. This is a monthly meetup to enable all members to have an input on future meetups and enable everyone to meet new members and encourage introductions. We now have at least 20 divers at every monthly social. Why not come down and join us for a drink and meet the group. It will also be a chance to provide an outline of future trips and diving destinations and provide further information on existing scheduled diving trips if anyone has any questions. This meet up might be an opportunity to meet members who have booked on the same trip as you in advance of your departure. We look forward to seeing you all. DIRECTIONS & MAP DIRECTIONS The easiest way to get to the bar is from London Bridge Station. You will need to exit onto Tooley Street (Exit 3) from London Bridge Underground Station. You will then need to take a right and walk down Tooley Street for a few metres. Then take a left into Hays Galleria which is a shopping area. You will then find the Hornimans Pub overlooking the river. The group will have an area reserved inside the pub. You can see the Horniman Pub marked on the map above for easy location.

Long Weekend Dive Trip - Portugal (Algarve) 11 July 2019 to 15 July 2019

We are planning a long weekend dive trip to Portugal, Algarve for the dates Thursday 11 July 2019 to Monday 15 July 2019. The feedback from members last year was very good. Members will have the option of either flying out Thursday or the Friday and returning on the Monday or Tuesday. You will be able to fit in 3 days of diving. This will mean that you could fit in around 6 to 9 dives although 6 dives is more likely. If you are interested in a long weekend dive trip and interested in Algarve then this is the event for you. We will be including the newly established Ocean Revival marine park south of the Algarve close to Portimao. This Ocean Revival marine park has amazing diving and is the focal point of diving in Portugal offering a great variety of dives for all experiences. Flights will need to be into Faro, Portugal. We will then have the dive centre collect us from the airport or a short transfer to the dive centre and accommodation. We will be using the Dive Centre which established and founded the Ocean Revival marine park. The facilities at the dive centre are one of the best available as they are brand new and state of the art. They have superb facilities and are the best dive centre in the Algarve. The dive centre and accommodation will be close to Praia Da Rocha which is a fantastic part of the Algarve in Portimao. Prices Diving (prices in the region of) £180.00 for 6 dives with full equipment hire £160.00 for 6 dives without full equipment hire. Flights Flights will be in the region of £200.00. At present the flights are less than £200.00. We will be looking at booking flights shortly to Faro Airport but we need confirmation of group numbers first. As soon as we get confirmation of numbers then I will confirm the flight options available and when we can proceed to book them. Accommodation The accommodation will be a hotel in Portimoa in the Algarve. As July is peak season hotels are more expensive but the weather will be fantastic for diving and well worth the added expense. The price of the hotel will be in the region of £200.00 - £220.00 for 4 nights. That includes breakfast which will be great to ensure everyone has eaten before diving. For further information on the dive sites and the Ocean Revival park please click the below link. If you right click and open in new tab you will not lose this main page: http://www.oceanrevival.org/en/

PADI Dry Suit Course & PADI DSMB Course - Saturday 13 July 2019

Prices are as follows: PADI Dry Suit - £149.00 PADI DSMB - £129.00 We are planning to take a group to Wraysbury Dive Centre to complete the PADI Dry Suit or DSMB (Surface Marker Buoy Diver) course. The dives will be based at Wraysbury. If you are interested in either of these two courses and are available in July then please confirm your interest and RSVP this meet up. If you are aware of any friends who were not members who would like to also accompany you to do the course then please let them know and we can also include them. Please could all RSVP's please confirm which course they would like to complete. Surface Marker Buoy Diver All divers diving in Open water should be proficient in the use of Surface marker Buoys (SMB’s) A standard requirement in many diving locations, SMB use is designed as a device to improve diver safety, however improper use can be a real hazard. The PADI SMB diver course is a dedicated course to develop knowledge and techniques for safe SMB use. SMB’s/Delayed SMB’s are used in a variety of situations: Alerting boat traffic to the presence of divers. Providing a visual reference for ascending divers. Facilitating efficient execution of safety stops. Marking location of ascending divers for pick up. Marking areas for mapping projects. Marking search areas for Search and Recovery operations Course Goals: To understand the value of having and using SMBs or DSMBs.To introduce the potential risks, risk management techniques and the need for proper training when using SMBs or DSMBs.To know the local protocols/requirements and demonstrate proper technique for using SMBs or DSMBs Prerequisite: PADI Open Water diver or equivalent Dives: 2 dives in Open Water PADI DRY SUIT (1 day) If you love diving and would like to dive all year round then the PADI Drysuit Diver Speciality course is the course for you. The PADI Drysuit Specialty Diver Course shows you how warm you can stay in even the coolest diving conditions and is almost essential for UK diving. A drysuit also has the advantage of keeping you warm and protected from the wind between dives during the summer months. DETAILS Personal PADI Drysuit Diver manual Knowledge development 1 pool session 2 open water drysuit dives REQUIREMENTS - Complete standard PADI paperwork and medical statement Read PADI Drysuit Diver manual Complete 2 knowledge reviews COMPLETION - Certified as a PADI Drysuit Diver PRE REQUISITES PADI Junior or full PADI Open Water DiverMinimum 10 years of age. If you have any further questions please let me know.

Try Dives - PADI Discover Scuba/PADI Refreshers and Pool Session

If you want to take part in any of the following and are available on Tuesday evening from 7.00pm onwards then please RSVP this meetup and confirm which option you want to undertake. If you can not make this session but would like to check for future sessions please email me on [masked]. We can book Tues, Weds & Thurs in advance. 1) Try Dive - Simply try dive to experience being underwater. Scuba diving taster - Less than £50.00 2) PADI Discover Scuba - More detailed introduction to Scuba Diving - Official PADI intro - £50.00 3) PADI Refresher - Scuba diving skills refresher in preparation for dive season or planned holiday - £75.00 4) Pool Session - To try out kit and spend some time in the pool - £20.00 LOCATION Address is Marshall Street Leisure Centre 15 Marshall St, London W1F 7EL The fantastic leisure centre at Marshall Street in Soho, London. This facilities is perfect for our group as it is very central and the facility has just been refurbished. Soho is amongst the most vibrant, exciting and cosmopolitan areas of London that houses world class shops, leading businesses and now the UK's premier PADI scuba diving and travel centre. These facilities are perfect for any introduction to diving. The pool depths range from 1 metre to 3 metres which is sufficient for all diving training requirements. Our central London dive courses take place just behind London's iconic Carnaby Street in the state-of-the-art £38m Marshall Street leisure centre, containing arguably the finest pool in central London. This 30m long pool gives students tonnes of room to swim around in, practice their skills and fine tune their buoyancy. The pool is constantly heated to 27 degrees celsius and has a maximum depth of 3m (10ft). This centre also has a conference room for any study aspects of the dives and for registration prior to getting the kit. PADI DISCOVER SCUBA - £50.00 A try dive is also available which is a taster dive so you can briefly experience being underwater with the equipment. This will be cheaper than the official PADI Discover Scuba. Have ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater? This is an ideal way of experiencing the under water world without having to commit to a PADI course like for example the PADI Open Water. If you want to check out what scuba diving is like than the try dive is the perfect option for you. You will me assisted by excellent qualified instructors who are trained to offer you the best experience and make you feel comfortable in the water allowing you to enjoy the experience. Once you complete a try dive you will be unable to remove the smile from your face for a while as you soak in the experience of the underwater world. This is not a scuba diving certification it is certainly a good way of seeing how you feel under water. During the scuba diving try dive experience you'll learn how to use scuba equipment in a warm pool and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. Of course it can take a little getting used to but with a little time and guidance you will be diving underwater enjoying the experience. You will soon see how easy scuba diving is and also gain experience of what scuba kit is and what it does which is perfect exposure prior to any PADI Open Water Course. Usually it is harder to get people out of the water than into the water as the experience takes hold of them and they don't want it to end. What You Learn You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of one of our PADI Professionals. One thing you'll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and whether you like doing that or not. You will! Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to glide around underwater while wearing it. Find out what it's like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there. Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step. The Scuba Gear You Use All the equipment you will need is included in a Discover Scuba Diving experience. You'll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask , snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensating jacket that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply. PADI REFRESHER DIVE/REVIEW - £75.00 If you are looking to go on holiday soon and have not dived for over a year then you will want to consider completing a scuba diving refresher course. This course will give you the confidence again prior to any planned holiday. If you haven’t dived for a while, or are a bit apprehensive about getting back in the water and want to freshen up your skills then a PADI Scuba Review is for you. Most dive centres around the world will insist that you complete a Scuba Review if you haven't dived for 12 months or longer. You’ll run through the important aspects of the theory and go through the important skills you learn't on your PADI Open Water course in the safety and comfort of a heated swimming pool. The course normally takes 3-4 hours. Please remember to bring along your PADI certification card and log book. POOL SESSION - £20.00 If you are looking to just spend time in the water and you are already qualified as PADI Open Water then you can join us for this session and spend time in the pool testing out kit and practicing. Lets be honest it is difficult to find the opportunity to have time in a pool testing out kit and getting used to equipment or dive computers. This way you will not have the pressure of group holiday diving and you can have around 1 hour 30 minutes to do what you want. If you want to undertake any of the above dives then RSVP and let me know which dive you want. All dives will need to be booked in by us and paid for so payment will be requested prior to the event itself once dive has been confirmed.

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