What we're about

This group is primarily for anyone passionate about Scuba Diving..... or interested to find out about it & looking to try it!

Scuba Diving can take you to the most beautiful places in the world, give you the opportunity to interact with the most amazing fish & mammals, explore historical shipwrecks & gain some true, lasting friendships along the way.

We have also expanded the group to include all things water related. This could include swimming, white water rafting, canoeing - in fact you tell us what you want to do!

Come join us & enjoy some 'real' adventures...........

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Upcoming events (5)

Lecture: How Electronic Animal Tracking Has Revolutionised Marine Conservation

Zoological Society of London Meeting Rooms

Please join us to attend a lecture on Marine Conservation at the Zoological Society in Regent's Park. "The marine environment is changing and until recently its sheer size and inaccessibility has hindered our ability to understand the impacts of these changes on biodiversity and species. In recent years, animal tracking has become incredibly sophisticated, revealing characteristics and behaviour in animals across the globe that we have been able to see, let alone study, before. Technological advances in biotelemetry make it possible to remotely monitor animals in the challenging marine environment: electronic tags can record the vast movements of species at oceanic scales and track extraordinary dives into the abyss. Speakers will reveal what this new information can tell us about key drivers of species distribution from the depths to shallow coastal waters; such as movements of individuals and communities, predator–prey interactions and social behaviour. Discuss how data from telemetry technologies can and should be, but are not always, utilised to improve conservation management and marine spatial planning. In an age of ‘big data’ are marine ecology and conservation science collaborating enough?" Speakers to be confirmed. The lecture will take place in the Huxley Lecture Theatre at the Zoological Society of London, Regents Park (https://www.zsl.org/science/whats-on/meeting-room-map). Closest station: Camden Town Doors open at 17h00 for an 18h00 start. Seating is allocated on a first come, first served basis. Attendance to the event is FREE.

Go Diving - Dive Show

Ricoh Arena

A new dive show with a great range of speakers across multiple stages. An immersive experience including two 100sqm pools! Full details can be found at www.godivingshow.com. Speakers BBC stars Andy Torbet and Miranda Krestovnikoff, from Beyond Bionic, The One Show, Coast, Wreck Detectives and Operation Iceberg, discuss how they got into diving and what they love about exploring beneath the surface. Other key speakers already lined up include legendary record-breaking freediver Umberto Pelizzari, renowned Canadian technical diver and cave diver Jill Heinerth, underwater photography guru Alex Mustard MBE, TV favourite and author Monty Halls, deep-wreck photography specialist Leigh Bishop, acclaimed photographer and expedition expert Tomasz Stachura, world-famous professional mermaid Linden Wolbert, and multi-award-winning film-maker David Diley. Stages Main Stage – hosted by Andy Torbet and Miranda Krestovnikoff, this will cover everything from all aspects of the world of diving. On the schedule are Umberto Pelizzari (also be conducting a masterclass workshop), cave diver Jill Heinerth, author, TV presenter and dive show fave Monty Halls, award-winning underwater photographer Alex Mustard MBE, deep-wreck specialist Leigh Bishop, film-maker David Diley, expedition expert Tomasz Stachura, professional mermaid Linden Wolbert, ghost-fishing expert Richard Walker, performance development expert Gareth Lock and Chantelle Taylor-Newman, founder of The Diver Medic... and maybe more to be announced. Inspiration Stage – dedicated to getting back to basics and all those other questions prospective divers don’t know and are too scared to ask. Easily accessible to anyone with no prior knowledge of diving. Freediving Stage – supported by the team at www.deeperblue.com, this will offer an insight into diving on a single breath (whether that’s duck diving while snorkelling, or descending to 100+m). Already confirmed are Stig Severinsen, Emma Farrell and Steve Millard, with more to come. Technical Stage – an insight into donning multiple cylinders or CCRs to explore far beyond recreational limits. Listen to inspiring talks from Paul Toomer, John Kendall, Mark Powell, Peter Routledge, Vikki Batten, Sophie Heptonstall, Sally Cartwright, Mike and Robert Thomas, Garry Dallas and Gemma Smith. Underwater Photography Stage – notable talks from BBC cameraman Doug Allan, Paul ‘Duxy’ Duxfield, Phil and Anne Medcalf, Mario Vitalini, Jason Brown, Stuart Philpott, Ellen Cuylaerts, Jane Morgan, Simon Rogerson, Jeremy Cuff and Martyn Guess... and others. Travel Stage – get inspired for your next diving adventure, whether that is right here in the UK, or further afield. Tickets Buy tickets online by following the link from this page: www.godivingshow.com/visitor-dive-show-information I'm going on Sunday 24th. Tickets are £12.84 + transaction fee. Travel Details for getting to the Ricoh Arena via various methods are detailed at www.godivingshow.com/visitor-dive-show-information Coventry Arena station is next door to the venue, however there's only a limited service at present. So by train you'd go to Coventry's main station and then take a 13 min taxi. You can take the train back from Coventry Arena to Coventry station at the end of the day (8 mins). For drivers, there is on-site parking that does not require pre-booking. We can coordinate travel with each other closer to the time. As per usual, if you have any questions just drop Chris a line. By booking on to a uDare event you are confirming your agreement to our Terms & Conditions which can be viewed in full by clicking this link (https://www.meetup.com/uDare-London-Scuba/pages/1626064/Terms_and_Conditions.../). When engaging in adventure activities, taking out your own private insurance is highly recommended. Be considerate, be responsible and enjoy!

Banff Mountain Film Festival - RED programme

Union Chapel

Banff mountain film festival - RED programme Many will have heard of the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival and have been before. Whilst it’s often known as a mountain film festival, in fact it covers the great outdoors as a whole with a selection of extraordinary short films. Prepare to be transported to amazing places by inspiring people and stories. There are usually a couple of water-based films in the programme which legitimises this as a uDare Scuba event! There are two programmes of films, Red and Blue, with each night showing either programme. This event is for the Red programme, the film schedule has not been released yet (I will update this when they are) but you can get an idea of the great variety of films included from last years selection here : https://www.banff-uk.com/films?mc_cid=cc4ea2c8b9&mc_eid=1a72a5e495 Tickets Buy tickets for 12th March here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/banff-mountain-film-festival-london-12-march-2019-tickets-46972935314 Location Films are shown at the Union Chapel, Compton Ave, London, N1 2XD. Doors open at 6.30pm and there’s a bar in the venue, upstairs at the back. Time We can meet in the venue bar from 6.30pm. Films are from 7.30pm to 10.30pm with a break in the middle. See you there! By booking on to a uDare event you are confirming your agreement to our Terms & Conditions which can be viewed in full by clicking this link. When engaging in adventure activities, taking out your own private insurance is highly recommended. Be considerate, be responsible and enjoy!

Banff Mountain Film Festival - BLUE programme

Union Chapel

Banff mountain film festival - BLUE programme Many will have heard of the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival and have been before. Whilst it’s often known as a mountain film festival, in fact it covers the great outdoors as a whole with a selection of extraordinary short films. Prepare to be transported to amazing places by inspiring people and stories. There are usually a couple of water-based films in the programme which legitimises this as a uDare Scuba event! There are two programmes of films, Red and Blue, with each night showing either programme. This event is for the Blue programme, the film schedule has not been released yet (I will update this when they are) but you can get an idea of the great variety of films included from last years selection here : https://www.banff-uk.com/films?mc_cid=cc4ea2c8b9&mc_eid=1a72a5e495 Tickets Buy tickets for 18th March here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/banff-mountain-film-festival-london-18-march-2019-tickets-47590942791 Location Films are shown at the Union Chapel, Compton Ave, London, N1 2XD. Doors open at 6.30pm and there’s a bar in the venue, upstairs at the back. Time We can meet in the venue bar from 6.30pm. Films are from 7.30pm to 10.30pm with a break in the middle. See you there! By booking on to a uDare event you are confirming your agreement to our Terms & Conditions which can be viewed in full by clicking this link. When engaging in adventure activities, taking out your own private insurance is highly recommended. Be considerate, be responsible and enjoy!

Past events (214)

Lecture: Marine Plastic Pollution - The Science Story

Zoological Society of London Meeting Rooms

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