As we look to come out of lockdown and we all start to get back into open water, its a little colder out there now than it was... so please be prepared for cold water and the potential for free-flowing regulators.
What is Cold Water?
EU norm considers cold water diving to be when the temperature of the water is equal to or drops below 6 degrees C, so whilst our inland water sites stay reasonably warm for most of the year, the water temperature can drop sharply during the winter months. Even during the summer months, deeper parts of the lake can still be relatively cold.
Regulators perform differently in cold water diving compared to temperate water - the aim is to do everything that you can to prevent the regulator freezing which, in turn, causes the dreaded free flow effect.
By following simple guidelines, the risk of free flows can be minimised substantially.
New article added to the Choosing Equipment Library, detailing the things to consider when purchasing a regulator
We might be closed but behind the scenes the work continues. The van has recently been serviced and has a new MOT, new fire extinguishers installed, and a new safety certificate received and new outside lights ready to be installed.
Safety is the cornerstone of all aspects of Dive Rutland. It is something that all divers should embed into ALL dives, by receiving the right training and looking after your dive equipment is important.
What is Safety? The definition is the condition of being safe from undergoing or causing hurt, injury, or loss
Now is an ideal time to give your dive equipment the once over and make sure all items are working – not sure what to do then save yourself some pennies in the longer run by attending an Equipment Speciality, the theory is via eLearning and then we can do the practical demonstrations remotely or book in for a classroom session later
The bigger items like your regulators, cylinders can all be booked in for servicing now – just ring or email to arrange a drop off time.
We are pleased to announce that the CPD Certification Service has accredited the EFR Primary and Secondary Course for the purpose of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit.
Our course participants, seeking CPD credit, now have the opportunity to receive a CPD certificate of recognition:-
CPD is required to
No better time to start learning new skills whilst continuing with your own personal development, so get yourself booked onto a course
So here we go again... and we are in Lockdown3. We are still here and available for you to complete any theory prior to open water opening up - including your PADI Open Water Course as well as complete ALL of the dry certification courses.
Here are just a few ideas for you... but watch our social media channels as we will be publishing courses and engaging content. But if there is a course you want to do that is not listed GET IN TOUCH
Continue Your Education
Elearning options available for the following specialities
Contact us to arrange, the shop might be closed but if you want to purchase anything then we are running click and click from our online store. As you can see we are so here and happy to help your adventure continue
Last updated: 13th January 2021
You can still shop, you can still train, you can still dream diving with us here at Dive Rutland
From Thursday, we will be closed in line with government guidelines affecting non-essential businesses, but we need you to support local businesses. Did you know we have an online shop (it is still a work in progress and constantly being updated), so you can start or continue your Christmas shopping with our ‘click and collect’ or we can post out to you.
Take the time to do some training with us in our virtual classroom courses such as: -
You can start your PADI Open Water course, with theory elements via eLearning or ‘in class’
How about expanding your knowledge and start working towards that speciality using eLearning and then complete the ‘wet’ element later – example of what is available: -
Never stop learning, watch our social media, blogs or contact us to discuss and we will get you all setup and with the tools to get you started.
Want an air fill and you are an essential worker, just contact us and we will arrange for you.
Dive Rutland is the trading name for Dive Rutland Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 9433835.
Registered address: 8 Horn Close, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6FE