Unlike some insurers who continue to sell with a wholesale COVID-19 exclusion Divemaster policy's now includes coverage for some COVID-19 related risks, as well as additional clarification for consumers in respect of the COVID-19 risks they cannot cover.
COVID-19 Risks that are covered include:
COVID-19 Risks that they cannot cover include:
What makes Dive Master policies so special?
Their policies include the following benefits which many others may not:
Full diving insurance policy details can be found in the policy wordings and Insurance Product Information Documents on the Divemaster website.
Dive Rutland has teamed up with Dive Master Insurance, internet insurance experts, to provide a fast and easy way to insure your diving equipment or for Medical Insurance or Travel Insurance online.
Price: £260 Club Members / £285 Non-Club members
Number of Places: 12
50% Non-Refundable Deposit required to secure your place on this trip with final Payment by 1st March 2021*
Equipment available to hire for the weekend and club members take advantage of club pricing
Training including the Boat Speciality can be undertaken on this trip, just contact us to discuss and take one more step towards becoming a Master Scuba Diver
*Dive Rutland Trip Terms and Conditions apply
The latest figures for Britain from the Office for National Statistics suggest that 96% of adults who left their homes in the past week had worn a face covering.
What would be an interesting statistic is how many of those were wearing reusable face masks.
Simple response, those who are considering the environment! Which after doing my local supermarket shop today seems to not be many…
It cannot be a cost thing… the cost of a reusable face mask i.e. Fourth Element Face Mask is £11.99, they are made from ECONYL regenerated nylon, made in part from lost fishing nets, they can be used with or without filters are machine washable and can be reused indefinitely reducing waste.
A single use mask in a pack of 50 from a local high street chemist is £25.00, these are not recyclable and the government states that used disposable face coverings – often containing the plastic polypropylene should be put in black bag waste bins or a litter bin if you are outside NOT left in the shopping trolley (yes really!)
According to research from scientists at UCL, if every person in the UK used one single-use mask each day for a year, that would create 66,000 tonnes of contaminated plastic waste and create ten times more climate change impact than using reusable masks.
New analysis from money.co.uk also found that disposable masks would cost every person in the UK £189.80 a year, collectively costing Brits over £12bn in just 12 months.
In comparison, using a reusable mask would cost £4 per year, leading to a yearly saving of £185.80.
The company took the average cost per disposable mask from seven UK retailers (£0.52 per mask) and multiplied this by 365 for one year.
Make a difference and use a recyclable face mask.
Rob is finally coming out of the school drysuit and into his own drysuit, so after a little bit of research and pricing of drysuits, he has decided on the Fourth Element Argonaut (more on that in another blog).
This meant that we were exposed to the Fourth Element BIOMAP system for the first time outside of a dive show.
What is the BIOMAP system?
The world first BIOMAP system from Fourth Element is a photo imaging system developed to interpret photos of the diver in order to take accurate measurements of their body, to produce an Argonaut 2.0 Drysuit. The BIOMAP system enables accurate prediction of the correct standard size, or creates a bespoke pattern for a made to measure suit.
The BIOMAP system has been developed to enable measurements to be taken accurately in store or at dive events, and submitted automatically with a full specification for a drysuit via their online system.
BIOMAP.3D uses full body scanning to create a 3D model of your body from which hundreds of accurate measurements can be taken before determining what size suit you need, or, if made to measure is required, to create a unique pattern for your suit, if you have ever been to a dive show, then you might have seen it in action.
So armed with nothing more than a camera, a computer connected to the internet and a reorganisation of the shop to get the required distance for the pictures we setup and successfully took the two required pictures and loaded them directly into the Fourth Element dealer portal, it was that simple. Well it was once we had Rob kitted out in a set of Fourth Element J2 Baselayer.
Initial comment from Rob on the baselayers was that they were comfortable, so if you are looking for a new base layer this winter then consider the Fourth Element J2.
PADI are processing ALL Assistant Instructor certifications until the end of January 2021 Free of Charge, saving YOU £78.00
Are you a Divemaster and not sure if instructing is for you, maybe want more time before taking that step to Open Water Instructor then become an Assistant Instructor and get more involved with students and their ongoing development but most of continuing to develop in the sport you love doing.
As a diving professional you can
But most of all CHANGE LIVES!
So what are you waiting for.. Get in touch and discuss your next steps, we are flexible and can arrange courses to suit your timescales which can include our virtual classroom
Back in March Tracey attended the Course Director Training Course in Kota Kinabalu as part of her ongoing personal development - something that we talk about a lot.
During her time there the teams had to undertake a marketing project and present that to all the other attendees
It consisted of creating a 'Dive Centre' and then creating social media channels and marketing all level of courses, including the conservation side of diving Project Aware.
Well before you can create something you have to have a name and we choose Blue Whale, you might have seen some of the output as we were all asked to assist the 'campaign' and share out on our own social media channels. Well thats not the point of this quick blog.
The point is what do you know about Blue Whales?
Todays Question - How much is a Blue Whale worth over the course of its life?
In an ideal world, people would care about whales for the sake of the animals themselves—but in the real world, that’s not always the case. To reach money-minded policymakers, economists at the International Monetary Fund analysed how much the average great whale is worth, National Geographic reports this week. After accounting for the economic benefits whales provide to industries such as ecotourism—and how much carbon they remove from the atmosphere by “sinking” it in their carbon-dense bodies—the researchers estimate that one great whale is worth about $2 million over the course of its life, they report in the trade publication Finance & Development. That means that, after counting up the world’s hundreds of thousands of great whales, the global population is worth about $1 trillion—though some say it’s priceless.
So what conservation exercise are you going to undertake to save something on our planet?
Data from Sciencemag.org
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