Our dive club information and calendar for 2013 is now available at http://www.diverutland.com/club.html
If you’re keen to build your skills and experience, diving all year round is an ideal way to keep yourself up to speed. Visibility during the winter time is often better and water temperature generally remains greater than average surface temperatures through to mid February.
Photo to the left... surface -9 deg, water +9 deg, December 2010.
So now that winter is drawing in, here are our top ten tips for successful winter diving…
Suunto have announce that there will be a voluntary update to add additional features to the D9tx, D6i and D4i (there is no upgrade available for the original D9, D6 and D4). This update is purely so customers can benefit from enhanced features and is NOT safety related.
Additional Feature Benefits for D9tx, D6i and D4i - Software v1.2.9
Addition of DIVE mode OFF and FREE
Addition of Apnea timer
D6i upgraded from 2 to 3 nitrox mixes per dive
Remaining airtime display added to D9tx (already in D6i D4i)
Ability to switch Remaining air time display ON or OFF
Improved time alarm functions - Off/Once/Weekdays/Everyday
Logbook Memory - VERY IMPORTANT!
The logbook remains intact after the update on the D9tx and D4i and will be unaffected.
However, D6i logs will be ERASED by the update as there is an additional 3rd gas mix option being added to the D6i software. Therefore, it is extremely important that the customer downloads any required information before sending the D6i in for update. The total dive summary will still be shown in history. For customers using DM4 they should also update to the latest version after the update.
Heres what to do...
Bring your D-Series computer into Dive Rutland your authorised Suunto Dealer, we'll send the unit to Suunto for them to upgrade the software. There will be a small carriage charge to cover insurance. Why not consider the opportunity to have your battery replace whilst its with us?
Any questions, please ge
More fun for some of our divers... being based in the middle of rural UK, we get asked to help our local communities with all sorts! Boat engine recovery operation 11/11/2012.
The hose-down... only one way to wash off the mud!
Come and join us for our 2nd annual "attempt" to reposition Nessie to her new home! Sunday 16 December, Stoney Cove. Three teams planned, Advanced Open Water/Sports Diver and above... Contact the dive centre to book in.
Those fabulous folks at Fourth Element have kindly agreed to sponsor the Award for Dive Crew Member of the Year.... Get your votes in, students past and present, and club members help your favourite Dive Rutland staff member receive a special gift from Fourth Element! Contact the Dive Centre for a voting form....
Thinking about a new dive computer? Treat yourself or your loved one to a Sunnto D4i, D6i, D9TX, Vyper Air or HelO2 and receive the transmitter for air integration for free! Limited time offer.