Blown Out Dive Trip

Blown Out Dive Trip One of the complaints we hear about Uk diving is that the weather is unpredictable and it is not unusual to be ‘blown out’. (Defn: Blown Out – be unable to dive due to weather or…
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Scuba Leeds Clothing

Scuba Leeds Clothing Scuba Leeds Clothing and apparel now available, as expertly demonstrated by our beautiful models. Now we know that Alex and I are not the greatest models in the world but it was all we had at the…
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Why Hollis’ SMS Katana

and now to the Hollis SMS Katana I have been wanting to write something about the Hollis SMS Katana for a while. Sidemounts is one of our favourite subjects at the dive centre. When it hit the recreational training arena…
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Fire & Ice Trip

Iceland Fire & Ice Trip We are looking at a trip to Iceland. A number of us have been here before and it was a superb trip, one not to be missed. We are looking at the following as a…
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Nudibranchs

Nudibranchs Slugs. They are not that interesting, but underwater, well they are a completely different matter. They are one of the craziest looking things underwater and are known as Nudibranchs. They are a favourite of many divers and underwater photographers,…
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Mexico Itinerary

SAILFISH These majestic animals are chasing the sardine migration which they feed on. By swimming with them you will only be inches away from the sailfish, right in the middle of their hunting dance. Being the fastest fish in the…
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Sailfish Adventure

The Mexico trip we have going on in December 2016 is something a bit different. For me diving is about the experience, the memories and the adventure. This trip will give you all of these things. Yes you will get…
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World War Wrecks

World War Wrecks One question we get asked a lot is "What is the best wreck you have ever dived?" which is always a hard question and is very subjective and personal. So here are 5 of our favourite World War…
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Alex #MyPADI

Alex #MyPADI My PADI journey started a long time ago. I learnt to dive in 1996 during a family holiday to Florida. I often think back to why I started diving and I think it was the adventure that appealed…
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Old Diving Helmets

Old Diving Helmets Yesterday there was an extraordinary collection of diving equipment is being auctioned in Exeter. It took 45 years to put together by a couple who literally wrote the book on the history of diving. These diving helmets…
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Bull Sharks – Mexico

Bull Sharks - Mexico Mexico, home of tequila and sombraros. Also the home of some amazing marine life. I just thought I would share this cool home video that I found while looking for videos of the Bull Sharks in…
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MTT – Colin Hey

MTT - Colin Hey MEET THE TEAM – COLIN HEY Todays Meet the Dive Team is Colin Hey, after 34 years of working with IT software, in both development and support I retired in June 2013. I enjoy spending my…
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Loch Long Trip Report

27th - 30th May 2016 – Loch Long – Trip Report Just come back from a fantastic bank holiday weekend trip up to Loch Long, just north of Glasgow. The company and weather were fantastic, and the diving was great…
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MTT – Mike Chatwood

MTT - Mike Chatwood MEET THE TEAM – MIKE CHATWOOD Todays Meet the Dive Team is Mike Chatwood, aka Iron Mike because of his love for anything metal underwater. So tell us..... When did you start diving? I did my open…
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Why dive sidemounts?

Why dive Sidemounts Sidemounts have been in the diving eye for the last 5 or 6 years now after coming into mainstream diving from cave diving. When the dive team at Scuba Leeds started diving them we were ahead of…
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Scuba Leeds - Josh Ramsden

MTT – Josh Ramsden

MEET THE TEAM – JOSH RAMSDEN Todays Meet the Dive Team is with the man known as Josh Ramsden. So tell us….. This features Josh Ramsden, one of our PADI Divemasters, who is about to sit his PADI Instructor Exam in the…
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Scuba Leeds Blog Cold Water Diving

Cold Water Diving

What do you think of when I say scuba diving in February in a quarry in Lancashire? I think, how many layers! I have been diving now since late 1996, with dives around the world including the crystal clear, tropical waters…
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What are we doing?

What are we doing?

I think sometimes its all to easy to miss the impact that we as a species have on the ocean environment. It was the Oscars this week and Leonardo De-Caprio finished off his speech with a massive plug on the…
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The Manta That Travels

Probably the most magnificent sight I have ever seen underwater is five huge manta rays at a cleaning station on a spectacular reef in the Maldives. The Manta ray is the largest species of the rays in the ocean, with the largest recorded…
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The Essentials - Become a dive ninja!

The Essentials

This is a review by one of our divers, Nick, who has recently completed the Scuba Leeds Essentials skill development sessions and the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course. "As a new diver I have spent a lot of time in the…
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Meet The Scuba Leeds Team - Neil Scarlett

MTT – Neil Scarlett

MEET THE TEAM – NEIL SCARLETT Todays Meet the Dive Team is with the man known as Captain Scarlett. So tell us..... When did you start diving? I did my first dive as a DSD in 2008. I decided there and then…
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MTT – Mark Cato

MEET THE TEAM - MARK CATO This month’s “Meet the Team” features Mark Cato one of our PADI Instructors, our Social Media Guru and our lead Sidemount Instructor! We asked Cato (as he is best known around these parts) about…
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Where can you see Sharks & Elephants?

We have been asked by a couple of people about running a dive trip to South Africa. A number of our team have been on trips out here in the past. This included both diving with the sharks and marine…
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Oxygen Toxicity – What’s the story for recreational divers?

Oxygen Toxicity - Whats the story   So if you are a PADI Nitrox Diver, or Enriched Air, EANx or anything else you want to call it, then you will have learnt the basics of oxygen…
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Do I need a dive computer?

As a dive instructor we are often asked if students, "Do I need a dive computer?". I think its fair to say that the general consensus by the dive community as a whole is yes. We know you can track…
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sidemount review

Sidemount Review

Sidemount Review My name is Alex Varnals, I have been diving since 1996 and wanted to let you all here a Sidemount Review by one of my students. I was one of the first PADI Sidemount Instructors & Tec Sidemount…
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Top 3 Reefs in the Southern Red Sea

Many of you will have dived the Red Sea over your years as a diver. Most people dive the North around Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab or Hurghada. But the Red Sea has so much more to offer which is accessible…
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Have you heard about Malta?

Diving the wrecks of Malta Malta is fast becoming the go to destination with UK divers. The diving is a combination of wrecks and reefs and with flights from Leeds Bradford and Manchester on an almost…
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