Intro to UK Diving - Finding your fins! 24th & 25th Sept
Friday, 23 September 2016 at 19:00 - Sunday, 25 September 2016 at 22:00 (BST)
Grab your mask and fins and come on down to Portland for the weekend and log some of your first UK dives! This is a specially constructed weekend for those who want to dip their toe in UK waters for the first time, gain some UK experience or maybe take a nice easy shallow dive for the first dive of the season. Test out your kit, check your buoyancy and wash away those winter cobwebs!
The trips are designed to help you find your fins and gain confidence. They are NOT training weekends and no teaching will take place on the trip. We are here to help you gain confidence in UK waters. This is your chance to ask questions, learn boat ettiquette, try new kit etc. No question is too silly and no request for help or advice will be scowled upon. I'm still young enough to remember the first time I set foot on a dive boat without my Instructor ;-)
The trips were put together in response to newly qualified divers struggling to get on to trips with little or no experience. People learning to dive abroad often struggle to get onto a boat in the UK with little or no experience, as do newly qualified UK divers. Many clubs want you to have experience before booking on their trips. The Intro to UK diving trips are designed to bridge this gap. Newly qualified Tec divers may also be able to come on this trip too, but please check with me first. I will be running similar Intro to Tec diving trips with deeper depths which may be more suitable for you (Wrecked in Weymouth may work for this!) . The maximum depth on this trip will be 18m.
We use a local skipper who is both knowledgable and supportive. We dive from a RIB which gives us more flexibility and come back to shore between dives, so you only need to bring one tank with you.
This trip is not club specific, it is open to anyone with a dive qualification, but because we work in association with other dive clubs, we can offer you discounted rates on Dry Suit & kit hire!
Accommodation and breakfast IS INCLUDED in the price and will be at The Royal Breakwater Hotel which is directly opposite the filling station and boat jetty. Most of the rooms are twin rooms. They serve good food and beer in the evening and a hearty breakfast with free parking outside! So, two night's accommodation (Fri & Sat) and four boat dives and the chance to log your first UK dives on some of the best shallow wrecks on the south coast! What are you waiting for? Grab your fins and come on down!
Cost of diving and accomodation (B&B) is £185 for 2 days, all you need is beer and evening meal money and fills. A £75 depost is required to book a place on the trip.
Cancellation Policy: £75 deposit refunded only if place filled. Full payment, so balance of £110 is required 6 weeks before the weekend, non-refundable unless a replacement is found.