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Are you up for joining us at the Go Diving show in February?Tickets for the GO Diving show - taking place at the Ricoh Arena on 23-24 February 2019 - are the perfect stocking filler for the keen diver in your family, or any budding underwater explorer wanting to find out more about our watery realm.
Advance tickets are just £12 - saving £8 over the on-the-door price - and if you book before 31 December 2018, you will go into a draw to win goodies like a Suunto EON Steel dive computer, dive luggage from Fourth Element, and much more. So a win-win situation all round! Get on Santa's 'good' list now - https://godiving.seetickets.com/event/go-diving/ricoh-arena-coventry/1251824 ... See MoreSee Less
Dive South added 11 new photos.
Tonight’s RAID First Aid course was a 'blast'! Richard's acting was truely 'shocking' and I don't think anyone will ever let me loose on their plastering 😀🤣 Well done, Ben on his course and Scott in for a refresher, we survived:) #DiveSouth #DiveRAID ... See MoreSee Less
Awesome to see great equipment being used and loads of practical. Great work guys.
Dive South shared dryrobe's post.
I reckon our students would enjoy this if we were to win this:)***Competition time***
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Great viz in some areas of Vobster today, the way to the secret garden was really good:) the Caravan and Sea King not so much;) #DiveSouth #TeamDiveSouth #diveRAID #LearnToScuba #diveRAIDUK #LoveSidemountDiving ... See MoreSee Less
Never mind the vis, check out that trim!
Dive South added 11 new photos.
A fun day at Vobster today, some of the team enjoying some time in sidemount and practicing some skills but most importantly just enjoying being underwater together:)) Cheers Justin and Rich #DiveSouth #TeamDiveSouth #diveRAID #diveraidUK #LearnToScuba #LoveUKdiving #loveSidemountdiving ... See MoreSee Less
Yes to side mount 👌👍
Dive South shared Dive RAID Southern Africa's photo.
Fancy deep 40 and Nitrox 😀
Dive South added 41 new photos.
What did I just see?
Dive South shared Fourth Element OceanPositive's post.
Poor Scott (our Divemaster in training) had to put up with us two as his students for the workshop. Haven’t laughed so much in ages:)) Not sure he’ll let us role play as students again! ... See MoreSee Less
We certainly had fun:) lots of distraction techniques, one hyper cocky diver and a super nervous diver.
Lots of obvious things to spot and correct for giggles but lots of less obvious, more hidden things to challenge a little more. But very impressed with Scott and they way he handled the session.
He also really took charge of all the surface logistics for Saturdays real student open water dives and did an awesome job:))
Can I play spot the problem? 😂
Can’t pick your nose with a mask on 😝
Just to let you know the Back to Basics talk with Saeed Rashid this Tuesday evening is unfortunately posponed until early next year - I will keep you posted as soon as we get a new date in the diary. ... See MoreSee Less
Shame on you. Follow the not always big shops of increase the price chuck a discount sign on it which brings it down to more than it was originally beforeblack friday
Of course their is a deal im in the pool tonight sorted match it if you can🤪
And a good laugh is also guaranteed. 😀
Superb !! 🙂
Hovering mastered with correct weighting, positioning and no distraction of fins - awesome work Samantha and this is only her second pool session ever:)) @divesouth #diveRAID #LearnToScuba #unafRAID #diveraiduk #loveukdiving ... See MoreSee Less
Very impressive. Should be industry standard on all entry level courses 😉
I need retraining the Raid way🤔
Dive South added 29 new photos.
Great morning spent underwater again:)) Everyone is looking great for next weekends Open Water 20 course. So proud of Lucy completing her pool work, she did a great job and at the end of the session her hovering was so spot on, she didn't move a muscle or change depth for the whole of her safety stop. In her words she is feeling confident and she found her Zen place:)) AJ and Samantha have been working hard with Rich and have just the one pool session to go, really solid skills guys, great hovering and lots of fun. Looking forward to showing you more than tiles next weekend! Thanks to Justin Wharmby for the fab photos and Dave and Lei for your help for making it such a fun day:) @divesouth #DiveSouth #diveRAID #diveraiduk #LearnToScuba #Openwater20 #unafRAID ... See MoreSee Less
You go girl!!!! Well done! Very proud of you x
Well done Lucy xx
Enjoy honey but take care, stay safe💖
Well done Lucy!! Xx
Well done Lucy. Good luck everyone on the Open Water course.xx🤞🤞
You are very brave Lucy. X
Fun times at the pool last night 🙂 Lucy, Samantha and AJ, looking great learning new skills towards their RAID OW 20 course. Lucy was learning all about SMB deployment and getting to try out different SMB's and Reels, we'll have some more fun with that tomorrow, when we work on neutral deployment. AJ and Samantha were practicing their no fin hovers and totally getting to grips with feeling and finding the balance point. But the one who stole the show last night was the youngest - Tyler, you totally rocked your first ever try dive session with Dave. Looking like you had so much fun and super cool in the water. Thanks again Justin Wharmby for your photography skills. Great team work, looking forward to tomorrow session:)) @Dive South #DiveSouth #DiveRAID #LearnToScuba #unafRAID #diveraiduk ... See MoreSee Less
Dive South shared Scuba Diver's photo.
This is one Dive show not to miss, come along with us in February, we are going to make a weekend if it or you could pop up for a day...Come to the GO Diving Show and be inspired to take the next step in your diving journey, be that getting your first certification, moving up the qualification ladder, getting into a new diving discipline, or just expanding your equipment arsenal. Book your tickets now! godiving.seetickets.com
Photograph - Um El Faroud engine room by GO Diving Speaker Bryon Conroy ... See MoreSee Less
Hey Dive South you're a great buddy, thanks for the share.
Any of the pool sessions we currently have running sometimes have spaces for Try Dives and Refreshers, so please just ask if you are interested and we'll see if we have instructor availability. Please message Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less
Dive South shared Predator Drysuits's post.
Predator custom dry suits based in New Milton - it’s that time of year when you might be jetting off for some winter sun, so what better time to get those repairs/seals replaced or a full service done. Dennis is incredibly knowledgeable and happy to offer advice. Also go and have a chat with Dennis about his lovely custom made drysuits;)) https://predator-drysuits.uk/I am frequently asked for advice regarding drysuit build and extras which I am happy to give to anyone and consider I am in a position to answer most questions and thought I would add them here
Here are a few insights from my experience and perspective regarding Neck Seal Replacement Systems from Sitech which we regularly install at Predator and may help you when choosing a new drysuit or upgrading your current drysuit
Sitech have come a long way regarding flexibility of their neck systems as shown in picture 1 with the new ‘Orust’ system being really quite flexible and the early “Neck Tite” being quite stiff in comparison as shown in picture 1
There is an important aspect that arises with the “Neck Tite” & “Quick Neck” systems which I wish to address
When installed, all of the neck systems I talk about here deform over the shoulder curve.
This is a good thing!
However, the inner seal retaining ring (yellow or orange), also deforms to this shape and has in my experience, albeit infrequently, dislodged itself through a dive, either through the range of body movement or configuration of kit and has not been noticed as in picture 3, whereas in picture 2 it is correctly installed and importantly should be reinstalled as it came out when replacing a broken neck seal
The “Orust” system has, as you can see in picture 4, 12 clips that hold the inner seal retaining ring in place, although it takes a little longer and is fiddly to do (they supply 2 spare clips) it helps the deforming issue of the seal retaining ring
This is a good thing!
But, I also see a potential issue with the clips wearing on the inside of the seal as in picture 5
Therefore, if you are using, or going to be using a neck seal system. my first recommendation is to check the installation of the seal retaining ring including the clips& seal if you have the Orust system as part of every pre dive check
My second recommendation is that a neoprene neck seal is installed into your drysuit instead of a neck seal replacement system for any extreme diving ie: cave, cavern, deep wreck etc, I have a strong view about this!
Neoprene neck seals largely do not catastrophically fail, they give you fair warning on wear and tear and still should be part of every pre dive check and should only be replaced by professional repair establishments, there is a right way and a wrong way!
Ladies generally have a narrower shoulder then men and consideration should be given on the overall wearing of a system but we have fitted our female customers successfully although this has been subject to my recommendation!
Lastly, if you do have a system installed and do not have a spare silicone or latex, system specific seal shape, a standard latex bellows seal can be successfully used with no problem other than they are slightly harder to install into the groove and you should leave about 12mm of flange beyond the seal retaining ring as in picture 6
Neck seal replacement systems are great, just ensure correct checks and application!
I trust this enlightens you on the use of these systems!
Dive safe my friends,
Dennis. ... See MoreSee Less
Some of the best suits still made in the UK highly recommended
Dive South shared Vobster Quay Inland Diving Centre's post.
Very cool...An amazing film shot in 360 in Ressel, France by Rich Richard Stevenson at Waterproof Media, Andy Torbet and Phil Short. I know a lot of hard work went into this, congratulations on the result. ... See MoreSee Less
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Be inspired by this beautifully shot video from award-winning British brand Apeks. Come and see the latest gear on their booth at GO Diving Show. godiving.seetickets.com ... See MoreSee Less
Hello Dive South we really appreciate your share!
Dive South added 5 new photos — with David Rintoul and 4 others.
It's that time of year again, just over a month to go, who is joining us this year? Let's make it the biggest one ever! Register with Vobster via this link https://www.vobster.com/vobstersantas.php and let us know you are going to our event on facebook:) ... See MoreSee Less
It's always a great laugh and we always go somewhere warm for drinks and food afterwards:)
Sorry Dave, had to be done:) If you want to see Dave squeeze into a dress again then you have to come:)😂
Wil you also be doing the Chepstow one the day before?
Sorry guys on a livaboard eqypt
All 4 of us will be there. 😀 😀
i would love to join you but not qualified but would love to do drysuit try dive
Dive South added 22 new photos.
Some photos of this Friday's evening pool session. Awesome work everyone. Lucy's forward descent straight into a perfect hover had me smiling for the rest of the night, well done Lucy and I got to spend some time swimming around with Aj and Samantha from Richard's OW 20 group too, well done on your second session you are both looking good in the water and I can see you are both having loads of fun:) So looking forward to joining the two groups together for your open water dives at the end of the month. Thanks to the team and Justin Wharmby for the really cool photos:)) @DiveSouth #DiveSouth #DiveRAID #LearnToScuba #unafRAID #BUscuba #LoveUKdiving ... See MoreSee Less
High fives all round ^5!
Dive South shared Xdeep's post.
The new episode of Speaking Sidemount with Steve Davis is already online! In this edition, Patrick Widmann, co-creator of STEALTH 2.0 system, reveals how the beginning of the system looked like, how his exploration projects influenced the design and how STEALTH 2.0 evolved to what it is now.
The podcast is available here:
Direct download or stream - http://bit.ly/2zIlWrl
Apple Podcasts - http://bit.ly/2zKHvay
Stitcher - http://bit.ly/2FcAnK3
Spotify - http://bit.ly/2AWsOmD
#XDEEP #STEALTH20 ... See MoreSee Less