On Dive Rutland club trips we see many things and last February was no different, with lots of coral and dolphins. Whilst continuing to develop ideas for our Kids Club, we used these pictures and made something a little special
You need light and then it looks amazing
Protecting Coral and our oceans is every divers priority.. finding different ways to show our oceans is one way that we can and will generate interest in protecting them
Octopus are just one of the species that uses Coral to hide and hunt on and we have seen Octopus on a number of club dives including last years Egypt trip. They are great at blending in but amazing to watch if you are lucky enough to see them.
Imagine our surprise when we 'found' these two had taken up residence in our classroom at the Dive Centre
Want to know more about Corals then join us on our Coral Speciality courses or IF aged between 10 and 14 then why not join us at our Kids Club on any of our activities on the 19th / 20th or 21st February or both and immerse yourself in all things coral.
So in recent weeks we have been doing a lot of background work on our Kids Camp which is running in the February Half Term on corals, fish and creatures of the sea
Making us think of warmer locations in the world, holidays past and those yet to come particularly on a cold day like today
Snorkelling is something that a lot of people do when on holiday, not just in those warmer waters but here in the UK to. It consists of minimal equipment - Mask, Snorkel, Fins and maybe a wetsuit or rash vest or just a swimming costume
It offers freedom and an insight into the world that divers are very aware of as not everyone wants to be a diver (yes really!)
Snorkeling has many positive aspects, from an active lifestyle to stress relief and general happiness as a side effect.
We experience the world, and comprehend it through our senses. The sea is such a multi-sensory experience. It is visually simulating with a thousand shades of constantly moving blue. Smells and sounds of waves have an effect on our wellbeing. And thats before we get into it!
Our bodies have been shaped and formed by water - after all we have an ocean inside us. Just like the Earth, we are 70% saltwater.
Cold water stimulates the vagus nerve, calming our fight or flight response, lowering cortisol and releasing fee-good hormones.
Just looking at water changes our brain wave frequency, putting us into a more mediative state.
There is growing body of evidence pointing towards the powerful healing effects of regular and gradual buildup of immersion or swimming in the sea and on top of all of that there is nothing quite like being able to swim above some coral and watch fish swim around you as you float in the cool water. There are so many amazing sights to see and we hope you take the opportunity to go see them like Whale Sharks in Tanzania
We actively encourage everyone to engage with the sea, there are so many beautiful things that live in our seas, the more people that see that, we hope it will encourage more to protect them and maybe become involved in nurturing and revitalising some ecosystem in need of help.
As stockists for Brands - Apeks, AquaLung, Aqua Sphere, Atomic Aquatics, Fourth Element, Hollis, Mares, Oceanic, Ocean Reef and Typhoon to name a few, we hold a wide range of stock in store to make that snorkelling experience all that much easier.
Just a quick bit of advanced notice to say We will be Closed on Monday 28th January for staff training.
Back open on Tuesday 29th at 10:00....
Sorry for any inconvenience that this causes.
We are PROUD to announce that Dive Rutland has this week partnered with Project AWARE, a global non-profit organisation and become a 100% AWARE Partner
There are so many significant problems facing mankind, but as divers this is truly
our cause. If scuba divers do not take an active role in preserving the aquatic
realm, who will?”
John Cronin, PADI Co-Founder
With immediate effect we will make a donation on behalf of EVERY student who completes a PADI training course with us, as part of our ongoing commitment to protection our oceans and our mission 2020 pledge to put ocean protection at the heart of their business
All student divers will receive a Project AWARE limited edition card. It’s a great way to remind our divers that the place where they learned to dive or furthered their diving education made a gift to protect the ocean on their behalf.
We take pride in knowing that our donation to Project AWARE for every student diver who completes a diving course with us not only helps educate divers about ocean conservation but also supports Project AWARE’s mission to mobilise the world’s divers into a global force to protect the ocean one dive at a time.
We are actively including ocean conservation activities within our training schedules and activities and hope that our students, club members and instructional team will come along and support
For additional information about Project AWARE’s 100% AWARE Partner program and to join the global movement for ocean protection, visit www.projectaware.org.
Project Aware Cards
A few pictures of our Saturday evening spent with 1st Foston Scout Group and the video can be watched here
The latest FREE edition of Scuba Diver magazine is available in the shop now. Articles on diving in the Red Sea, Socorro and South Africa plus other features and the latest dive kit reviews along with information on the Go Diving show.
A few pictures and video from Rhiana's Scuba Party on Saturday 12th January 2019.
A good time, with lots of smiles (and a great review left by mum)
Absolutely 5*service from Tracey and her team. 9 children to contend with for my daughters “Scuba Birthday Party” professional and most of all made all feel confident to get in the water and have fun. A great introduction and will definitely be back. Can’t Thank you enough.
Thanks to Mark Nicoll for taking the pictures and the Dive Rutland Team - Bridget Weid, James Dames and Tiago Rosa for their help and support.
Another string to Tracey Roberts bow as now qualified as an Ocean Reef Full Face Mask service technician.
A couple of pictures from the Ocean Reef Instructor training program that Tracey one of our instructors attended this week and we are happy to say is now a qualified Ocean Reef Instructor