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Our SSI Freediving course: Part 2 – open water. Our SSI Freediving course: Part 2 – open water.
ArgentAqua - 6/08/2016 6:29 AM
Our SSI Freediving course: Part 2 – open water. On a damp, dreary November morning (nudging the mercury in the thermometer no higher than 10C) we met our instructors at Wraysbury, on the outskirts of London; one of the UK’s best loved and most used inland Scuba venues, tucked under the noisy approach to Heathrow (Europe’s biggest and busiest airport). We were given a pair of ‘open cell’ wet suits, whose soft, very tightly clinging neoprene – although only 5mm thick - was intended to protect us f...
Learning to freedive: Part 1 Learning to freedive: Part 1
ArgentAqua - 4/30/2015 1:48 PM
Taking a Freediving course: Part 1 – the pool sessions. I love Scuba diving, but there are times I could do without climbing into the dry suit, under suit, five-hosed regs, steel tanks, torch, and all the other paraphernalia - including 12kgs of lead - that goes with the cold water diving available to me here in the UK, so, unsurprisingly, I have often been tempted by the apparent pure simplicity of freediving. Unlike America or the Mediterranean there is no real tradition of spearfishing here i...
The Big Scuba Show. The Big Scuba Show.
ArgentAqua - 9/13/2011 4:38 PM
The Big Scuba Show. Any Divers who find themselves in London in February may well enjoy a visit to The Big Scuba Show. (At this point I should probably declare my interests; in that I had a stand at the 2011 show selling my jewellery. However I also intend to exhibit at other dive shows so I’ve no real bias towards this event) The show is held at Kensington Olympia. Olympia is best reached via public transport, it has its own station on the District line of London’s tube. If you are driving it i...
Divefest UK Divefest UK
ArgentAqua - 7/24/2011 2:51 AM
Divefest in Cornwall, England If you’re in the UK in spring time and your into diving then Dive fest may be well worth a visit. Dive fest has three main things going for it; firstly it’s the only UK festival set up specifically for divers with several hard boats and a shuttle service of ribs taking people out to various local dive sites. Secondly it takes place in Cornwall, a very pleasant, and at this time of year very quiet corner of the UK that has its own special character with as much in co...