Make Every Dive Count, Even Non Dives A lush spring day, the sun is shining, the car is packed with dive gear and the mesh bags are ready. Unfortunately, the sea wasn’t. Some of our staff at Scuba Leeds headed down to Runswick Bay to reccy a new dive site. We also wanted to complete a […]
Maldives – Location, Language, Time Difference The Maldives is in the Indian Ocean, a 10-14hr flight from the UK, around 370 miles southwest of Sri Lanka. It is made up of 1200 islands, stretching over 500 miles from north to south. The main arrival airport for all flights to the Maldives is Male’s airport island […]
Best Reef Dives In The Southern Red Sea. Many of you will have dived some, if not all, of the top three southern Red Sea reefs 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 by safari boat (Liveaboard).
Aqua Lung i770R Dive Computer Review When starting to think about the Aqua Lung i770R Dive Computer Review, I figured with so many features, I wasn’t going to be able to explain all of them without this being as long as Lord Of The Rings. A quick scan through the Spec List will show you what […]
Top Tips: 6 Best Ways To Defog Your Mask from the Scuba Leeds team. We often get asked how to stop you mask from fogging up. Spuds, toothpaste, baby shampoo, washing up liquid, spit are all linked… they are all cures to help when your mask is fogging up while scuba diving or snorkelling.
Since becoming a PADI Professional I often get asked from both divers and non-divers alike, “why do you teach?” and “what is it like to try scuba diving then?”. To be honest, both questions can be answered using the same course – the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program (DSD).
Our very own Mike Chatwood achieved the PADI Elite Instructor Award for 2017. This is an amazing accomplishment for a part-time, UK instructor. We spoke to Mike about what keeps him teaching and his journey to achieving his PADI Elite Instructor status.
As a new or regular diver you hope that you will never need a back up air source. However, if your buddy or any other diver approaches you and signals out of air, or even your own second stage not functioning, you will be able to take action. This is because you, as I do, will always be diving with an alternate air source.
Why PADI Tec 40? I’m a diver who would like to dive to 40m. Why should I complete the PADI Tec 40 course when I already have the completed the PADI Deep Speciality? What are the prerequisites To complete the PADI Tec 40 course in addition to being a deep qualified diver you will need to have […]
To Pee or Not to Pee If you have read the Otter dry suit blog many of us take the optional ‘Pee Valve’ as an extra. You will also know that as with anything in diving, the use of the pee valve is not without its own learning curve. Why would I need a pee […]