We had a great evening last night with Michael Thomas, very experienced cave diver and CDG member, giving us an interesting, entertaining and insightful talk on cave diving and his journey from caver, to cave diving and his teaching philosophy. The Avalon Pub staff were great hosts and it was fantastic to see divers from […]
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I recently wrote a short article for the PADI website on why I love working as a dive professional in London, which was published today. Please find this here for some light reading!
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 […]
What a day! It was bright and early when I got woken up for an early morning walk before going on a road trip to Wraysbury Dive Centre – one of my favourite places as it’s so clean and green and one of my friends, Pepper, lives there. The divers did lots of talking about […]
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 […]
Scuba Dog (aka Mika) has been a busy little puppy since she joined us at Purple Turtle Diving in the summer. She’s been out to various sites and on trips (keep an eye out for her adventures in Lundy!). Scuba Dog has an exciting couple of months ahead of her! She’s looking forward to helping […]
The underwater world at Ilheu Das Rolas is quite different from anywhere else I have ever dived. The volcanic rock doesn’t have a lot of coral on it, but I have never seen so many octopus or moray eels! Below are some of the photos I took. My dive buddy
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
TDI have posted a really interesting article on cave diving markers, which can be found here.
A beautiful albino turtle has been found in Australia. Read about it on the BBC website here! Some video footage is now available here. Return to blog.
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 […]
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 […]