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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Will of Sport Diver fame Dives with Elite.




Will Harrison the assistant editor for Sport Diver magazine, has recently visited Elite Diving for a Technical diving Refresher with our very own Mr Alun, and he is placing a report of his trip in the next Sport Diver issue.

Will had completed his Tech 50 course over three years ago and hasn't done any technical diving since. Wanting to do some more technical diving, he felt the need for a refresher to go over the skills and drills of technical diving. 


Technical diving is still in the realms of recreational diving so of course divers should practice skills specific to the type of diving they are undertaking.

The word technical diving, evokes thoughts of deep deep diving, staying down for hours decompressing, but actually it's not much more dive time than a multilevel dive for the 'tech rec' dives. Yes some technical divers like to push the limits go very deep with many many tanks just to break records, but those divers are the ones who get publicity. 

The Technical recreational diver goes to depths not covered by normal recreational diving so needs further training and understanding of how the body reacts to the greater pressure and gas, what extra equipment is needed to stay safe and how to work out decompression tables and follow them on the dive. Most of it can be done by computer software these day which Will discovered.

The main benefit is that a technically qualified diver can visit dive sites which are not available to the recreational diver and stay there for a prolonged time.

Will from Sports Diver has dived in Sharm on several occasions, but was amazed at what other spectacular dive sites are available to the technical diver in Sharm. He particularly enjoyed 'Whip Canyon' in Ras Mohamed and diving down to 50 meters inside Thomas canyon after just drifting well above it looking down at the depths in previous visits.

Read all about his visit in the June issue of Sports Diver Magazine on sale from 6th May 2015. We hope he gives Elite a good mention!!!!!!!




Alun demonstrating some of the skills covered on a technical course


Practicing DSMB deployment 

 Decompressing at 6 meters is a pleasure here in Sharm. Most of the Reefs we dive, go right up to the surface, so there's plenty to see and watch while you run down the clock on your way back up.

For information on Diving Deeper for longer through a technical diving courses or a technical  refresher, please contact info@elite-diving.com

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Monday, April 13, 2015

The Party is On

Party Time Again

Due to popular demand and the enormous success of last years party, we have decided to run another party night during the Dive Show this coming October.

Not much longer to wait for 'The Elite Dive Show Party'.

Just a reminder if you haven't paid for your ticket. We are putting final numbers together for the caterers and there is not much more room left at the venue. We have taken payment form 106 of our divers for tickets with room for appros another 20, so it's going to be a hell of a party. If you haven't bought a ticket yet, you'd better hurry up before it's all full up! Contact info@elite-diving.com with your name and the office staff will send you detail for you to pay and reserve your place in the party.
Here is a list of the finger buffet to get those mouths watering.

Open Rolls
Oriental and Indian Snacks
Hot & and Spicy Chicken Wings
Brie & and Grapes
Asparagus Wrapped in Ham
Parma Ham & and Melon
Smoked Salmon & and Cream Cheese Tartlets.




A good time was had by all.


Many people danced all night.




Alun and Moyra making a free prize draw. Winners prizes included various T shirts and went to father and son Steve and Sam Clear, Ianto Williams (Red Sea fish book) Mark Le Gross (Dive Guide book of Sharm) First prize of a 5 day dive pack went to Maria Shepard who's claiming her prize this coming May.

The party will be at the same venue as last year. Book early not to be disappointed.

We have again booked Second city Soul Band. Those of you who attended last year will remember the awesome songs and music they played. It made the party.

The first 150 to apply and pay will get the tickets like last year. It's going to be a blast. The whole dive show team will be there and also a few of our Sharm regular staff also.

The price of the ticket are £6 per person and covers the buffet only. Elite Diving are paying the other party expenses.

To reserve your place on a first come first served basis contact our office by e-mail: info@elite-diving.com

                                            
                        Some of the Staff doing the Egyptian shuffle with Second City Soul behind


VENUE: 

The Royal British Legion
1611 Warwick Rd
Knowle
Solihull
B93 9LF
phone 01564 773253



DATE: 24th October 2015.

TIME: doors open 7.00 pm

BUFFET: Starts 7.30 pm. Don't be late or the vultures won't leave you any!

LIVE MUSIC: Second City Soul. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-LSshM6nq4

Usefull details


 Greswold Hotel
http://www.goodnightinns.co.uk/hotel-booking/the-greswolde-arms-hotel/

Hogarths
http://www.hogarths.co.uk/
A2B Cars - 0121 733 3000

Don't forget to contact us by e-mail for us to put you on the party list. It's only confirmed when you pay the £6.00 per head. 


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