Category: Skills & Training

Is the PADI Discover Scuba Diving for me? Is the PADI Discover Scuba Diving for me? 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 […]

Dive Gear: Alternate Air Sources 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 […]

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 […]

Rebreathers: Just A Little Bi Curious Rebreathers: Just A Little Bi Curious by Greg Wilkinson I’m 30m underwater, I’ve been down for over an hour. Still got loads of gas left. It’s warm, vis is great, fish are swimming right up to me. And I’ve not got any bubbles! None! I’ve been learning how to […]

Twinset Diving for Recreational Divers For most recreational divers, when they dive to their computer, the limiting factor is the amount of air they have in their tanks. A twelve litre tank filled to 220 bar holds 2,640 litres of air and a fifteen litre cylinder holds 3,300 litres. A sidemount system using Ali 80 […]

Why Choose Scuba Leeds? Scuba Leeds takes a revolutionary, sector leading approach to diver training. Drawing on advances and techniques from the world of Technical Diving, we work within the world’s most successful diver training system – the PADI system – to develop confident, safe divers who end their introductory training ready to take their […]

Am I Ready for the PADI Advanced Open Water Course? Being a Divemaster with Scuba Leeds, I talk to a lot of students. During these conversations I have realised that the PADI Advanced Open Water course is often misunderstood. It seems that the word ‘Advanced’ often results in new and inexperienced divers backing away from […]

PADI Open Water Diver – Scuba Leeds Student Review Do you have an interest in marine life or shipwrecks? Are you looking for a hobby which is exciting and rewarding? Have you considered scuba diving but weren’t sure if it would be right for you? Rather than have me explain to you why you just […]