TecRec 50 – looking from the outside in, by Scott Roberts

The thing that disappointed me the most about the PADI TecRec 50 Course I joined with Purple Turtle was missing out on meeting up with Scuba Dog (aka Mika), who I understand was not feeling too well. Well, that being said, the weekend itself was a great 3 days’ worth of diving at NDAC. I […]

Kit review – S40 wing and harness system

Having been diving for many years and been working at Amphibian Sports for over 3 years (and being surrounded by tonnes of kit I’m lucky enough to be able to try), it seems crazy I’d never tried a wing, backplate and harness on my single cylinder. Especially as I love diving my Custom Divers TDB […]

São Tomé fam trip part 1 – the journey!

I was lucky enough to be invited by Dive Planet to join them on a familiarisation trip to São Tomé, basing ourselves on Ilheu Das Rolas (Rolas Island) for most of the trip. “Where is that?” I hear you ask… And more specifically, here: Every good trip starts with a lift to the airport from […]

Alex’s First Few Days as an Intern!

I’m Alex and I learnt to dive with Toni at Purple Turtle Diving. I completed all the theory here at Amphibian Sports and all the training dives at the pool and then I completed my Open Water certification at Wraysbury when I was 14 years old. Since I learnt here in the UK, I’ve been […]

What’s it like working with other clubs?

One of the things we love most is working with other clubs and schools. We’re all divers and want to go visit the underwater world! We’ve been lucky enough to be based at Amphibian Sports, who support many, many clubs. One of those is TGSAC – Thomas and Guys Sub Aqua Club, who kindly invited us […]

Egypt May 2016

We had a fab time on our May trip to Egypt!  We went out on Emperor Explorer for a week before having 4 wonderful days in El Gouna, diving with Dive Connection. Our itinerary was the Brothers, Elphinstone and Daedalus to hopefully see some bigger life, including Hammerheads and we were not disappointed.  The reefs […]

From Scuba Diver to Open Water Diver!

Huge congratulations to Bev, who after 6 years of being a Scuba Diver has taken the step to becoming a qualified Open Water diver! She started off her day reviewing some skills and learning new ones in Wraysbury Dive Centre’s confined area… …before progressing on to complete two open water dives! Skills included navigation, buoyancy, […]

Top tips for your first scuba experience!

Breathing underwater can be one of the most exciting and exhilarating experiences of our lives, but most people do have some questions or apprehension about trying this new activity. For our entire lives we’re taught we can’t breathe underwater and suddenly a whole new world is being opened up for us!   Below are some […]

Kit review – Aqualung Wave BCD

The Aqualung Wave BCD has been around for a while and has stood the test of time. Many of us have learnt to dive using this BCD, chosen for it’s easy maintenance, simplicity and hard wearing.  The Aqualung Wave has recently undergone a redesign, making it more streamlined and adding optional weight pockets, using the […]