Take The Stress Out Of The NEC Dive Show

The dive show is here again but is it really how you want to spend your weekend?

Why use DiveStyle? Well here some good reasons why!

  1. We are local, we are on your doorstep!
  2. You get a personal service, warm reception and great advice.
  3. If you do have a problem we are here to see it through to the end.
  4. You will save money on petrol, accommodation, parking and entrance fee’s.
  5. You will miss the crowds and be able to shop at your pace with a nice cup of FREE tea or coffee.
Still not convinced?
OK, how about a 10% discount on all courses booked (including payment) until the 30th October? That is Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, you can’t get that sort of deal at the dive show!

So pop along to the dive centre, shop, chat and relax with DiveStyle where advice and service comes natural.

If you can’t or still want to go to the dive show then please give us a call and let us see if we can price match, we won’t mess you around we will let you know there and then if we can or we cannot

You never know we might be pleasantly surprised!

Terms & Conditions
10% Course discount offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
Dive show discount ends on the 30th October 18:00

Paul Rose – Defined By Diving

Paul Rose presents defined by diving at DiveStyle, October 8th 2012.

The beginning of autumn is not usually a thing to look forward to. The nights get longer, the days shorter and the weather starts to turn into that drizzly rain, the kind of rain that my mother use to say ‘soaks you to the skin’, to this day I am still not sure what that actually meant but then parents are great at giving those kind of statements.

Now, this autumn day was not going to be the same any any other autumn day, this autumn day was different because we had Paul Rose coming to give one of his superb presentations!

It had taken months of hard work and pestering (some may say the pestering was starting to board on stalking) but the hard work and constant calls had paid off. I had managed to get a slot in Paul’s extremely busy diary and secured him for that evening.

We also had Richard Cullen from Deptherapy come along as he would be giving an overview of the work that Deptherapy is doing, Paul is a great fan of Deptherapy so we charged a small entrance fee for the evening with all monies going to Deptherapy. This was further boosted by Richard Howes from Oceanic as he provided a Oceanic GEO 2.0 dive computer as a prize that we held a secret auction for.

A quick trip to Reading station to pick up Paul and then back to the Wokingham Waterside  Centre so Paul could do the meet and great before launching into his presentation.

Well to say the room filled with energy would be an understatement, he was like a whirlwind!

The presentation was fast paced, full of great stories, passion and superb pictures from some of the amazing places that he has visited during his diving and expedition carear.

Imagine taking a handful of popping candy (you may remember it as space dust), putting the whole lot in your mouth and taking a good drink of water. The inevitable explosion was the same as the energy that Paul put into his presentation.

To say he has had a colourful diving carear would be an understatement.

From the frozen poles as base commander in charge of all of the science support logistics, diving under icebergs, diving all over the world while filming the Oceans series to amazing diving in the UK with Britain’s Secret seas.

It was amazing to listen to what in any other environment would be a simple task can become a real concern, such as anchoring your vessel.

The images that Paul presented were extremely interesting, we saw a 2000 year old mummified seal , the bottom of lake Geneva and a black hole (not the one is space) so called because of the colour of the water.

We were given a great insight on how just un-glamorous the world of journalism and TV can actually be. Behind the scenes it is not all glitz and glamour and some of the working conditions can be challenging to say the least.

What really did come through during the presentation is that after all these years the passion for diving is still as strong. The long days, repetitive takes on set, the harsh weather, long journeys and time away for home has done nothing to dampen his inner diving spirit.

By the end of the presentation the room was aglow with both admiration of Paul and what he has achieved, curiosity on the topic of science support and regenerated enthusiasm for diving. I have a feeling there may be a few more science support applications happening in the near future.

I would love to put on another presentation by Paul but this tiem see if we could raise enough money to send at least 2 injured soldiers onto the Deptherapy program.

This time round me managed to raise £365, which is not bad for an attendance of 25 people.

Paul has many interesting projects coming in the near future so keep your eyes peeled as if they are as half as good as his past projects they will be well worth watching.

John Campbell
Owner – DiveStyle

Advanced Open Water For Free

Ready to take the next step? Fancy getting you advanced open water for free?

Complete the 5 PADI Speacialities with DiveStyle and get your AOW and MSD for FREE!

Sign up in advance to complete the following 5 specialities with DiveStyle and once you have completed all 5 then you will automatically receive your AOW. Then Once you have completed your Rescue Diver with DiveStyle we will then complete your MSD application for free.

All you have to do is to call the dive centre, ask to book on the PADI UK Speciality Bundle. All of you course materials will be sent to your address (P&P applies) or you can come and pick them up from the store (it’s free and you get a cup of tea!).

For more information visit our website

Spend £80 and £10 Off Your Next Shop

Spend £80 or more and get £10 off your next purchase at DiveStyle – Offer ends 30th October 2012.

Another fantastic offer from DiveStyle. As the Christmas season gets into full swing any savings that you can make are welcome ones.

So thats why if you spend £80 or more before the 31st November, we will give you a £10 voucher for your next shop at DiveStyle.

Not sure when you will come back to see us agin? No Problem!

Why not pass the voucher on to one of your family members so they can take advantage of the £5 voucher.

Vouchers are valid for 2 months so there is plenty of time to take advantage!

Terms & Conditions
This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Vouchers are only valid for 2 months from the date of issue.
Offer ends 301st November 2012.

Drysuit Clearance Sale

Time to grab yourself a cracking bargain on a drysuit while stocks last Once they are gone they are gone!

We have quite a few drysuits on offer in store. We are changing our range and that has left a number of fantastic quality drysuits at fantastic prices.

The offer can only be taken advantage of in store, is only applicable to the suits listed below.

NOTE: To avoid disappointment please contact the dive centre prior to coming along to reserve the suit your interested in.

If you want to make changes to the suits, then no problem. We can provide a full adjustment service at additional cost. So if  you want neoprene socks to boots no problem!

Drysuits with neoprene socks require rock boots, these can be supplied at additional cost.

The drysuits we have on offer are:

Oceanic    Ladies      

Model        Colour      Size            Boot Size         Sock Size         RRP          Sale
HD400         Pink          Medium       N/A                    Medium              £550.00     £425.00
HD400         Pink          M Large       N/A                    Medium              £550.00     £425.00
Flexdura      Blue          Medium       N/A                    XS                       £710.00     £550.00
Flexdura      Blue          M Large       N/A                    XS                       £710.00     £550.00

Oceanic    Mens

Model        Colour      Size            Boot Size         Sock Size         RRP          Sale
HD400        Black         Medium       N/A                   Large                 £550.00     £425.00
HD400        Black         Large           N/A                   Large                 £550.00     £425.00
HD400        Black         XL (Short)    N/A                   X Large              £550.00     £425.00
Flexdura     Blue           Medium       N/A                   Large                 £710.00      £550.00
Flexdura     Blue           Large           N/A                   Large                 £710.00      £550.00
Flexdura     Blue           M Large       N/A                   Large                 £710.00      £550.00

Typhoon Mens

Model       Colour        Size            Boot Size        Sock Size         RRP           Sale
Prosport     Blue            Small           Medium             N/A                    £549.00      £400.00

Scubapro Mens

Model       Colour        Size             Boot Size        Sock Size         RRP          Sale
Fjord HD    Black           XL                XL                     N/A                     £999.00     £550.00

This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

EuroTek – Hollis – 10% In Store Discount

Celebrate the EuroTek weekend with a 10% discount on Hollis Kit

The EuroTek weekend is a celibration of techincal divers and those that are interested in moving their diving carear into a mor etechnical direction.

It is also a time when the leading manufacturers of technical equipment get together.

To celebrate the EuroTek weekend we are offering a 10% discount on all Hollis gear that we have in store.

The following items are included in the discount offer:

  • DX300 Drysuit
  • Hollis Ride
  • Hollis SMS 50
  • Hollis 7mm Semi Dry
  • 1 x SMS100 – Special of 30% discount last one in store

So come along and pick up a great deal from DiveStyle, the dive centre that just keps on giving!

Cannot be combined with any other offer.

An Expedition Too Far? – The Quest For HMS Victoria – Part Two

HMS Victoria, will the expedition ever get of the ground?

It has been some weeks since my last post on the HMS Victoria expedition.

I have been in Malta, the resting place of the HMS Victoria and Cambertown prior to their ill fated voyage that would see the HMS Victoria sink beneath the sea just outside of Tripoli, Lebanon.

I could not help but think how such a decorated Admiral could make such a fatal mistake that would lead to the loss of not only his own life but that of his crew and vessel.

The lack of communication has been intentional, there is a great deal to get my head around, many aspects that need to be addressed to make sure that the expedition has a fighting chance to ahead and also I always worry that people will be tired of me talking about the HMS Victoria and how it makes me feel like a kid in a sweety shop.

I spent a great week in Malta with Alan from Techwise, our aim was to review the training schedule and get to grips with the logistics that will be required to make it a successful expedition.

Scary! Is the first though that leapt into my mind. The amount of logistical preparation is enormous; never mind the challenges that the additional training will throw at the expedition and expedition members. Add to that the honor of dealing with the gentile folk at the embassy and I foresee a good deal of stress in my future.

Mind you, having said all of that, the excitement still far out ways the impending stress. Even now I am still buzzing at the prospect of diving HMS Victoria and being part of a fantastic one in a lifetime expedition.

The additional training no longer seems so daunting after observing a number of 100-meter dives that took place while I was in Malta. The key messages that I took away from observing the dives is that preparation, skills, more skills and most importantly having a support team that is capable and well organized are paramount.

So the quest continues, the Lebanese embassy in the UK and dive centers in Lebanon have been contacted. The expedition team is starting to take shape and I will hopefully be picking a few brains in the weeks to come. I do know that local expertise will be essential if the expedition is going to be a success.

My juices are still flowing and the thirst to get to this wreck increases with each day.

Apologies To All Our Customers

Please accept of sincerest apologies.

I would like to apologies to all our customers for the IT system issues we experienced on Saturday.

Unfortunately we were subjected to a virus attack from a bogus customer that resulted in the systems running extremely slow due to the Anti Virus software dealing with the threat.

I am glad to say that the Anti Virus software has done its job and dealt with the threat in realtime, very successfuly.

It just goes to show that you can never be to careful!

We hope that those of you who were in the dive centre on Saturday the 6th of October did not experience to much disruption.

The Dive Team

Complete Deluxe Snorkel Package £69.99

Get your complete deluxe snorkel package at DiveStyle for £69.99 – Offer ends 31st October 2012

Being comfortable when snorkelling or even when warm water diving is essential. A good fitting wetsuit, maks and fins can make all of the difference but often comes at a cost.

That is why we have put together the complete deluxe snorkel package at an amazing price!

The deluxe package contains:

  • Ocean Pro 3mm Wetsuit (SRP £28.75)
  • Full foot Viper fins (SRP £28.99)
  • Body Glove Mask & Snorkel (SRP £26.99)

4 amazing products for the amazing price of £69.99! (SRP £84.73)

Want to include this as part of your open water course? You can for an even more amazing price of £59.99!

This offer is only available in store. Come along to the dive centre so that we can make sure you get the best fit for mask, fins and wetsuit, we also do a cracking cup of tea or coffee!

Cannot be combined with any other offer.

4th Element Arctic 2 Undersuit Piece For £99

Purchase a drysuit from DiveStyle and get a 4th Element 2 piece Arctic undersuit for £99.00 – Offer ends 31st October 2012.

Buying a drysuit can be a big step and quite a finacial investment.

Here at DiveStyle we want to make it as cost effective as posible when you come to buy your first or even a replacement drysuit.

That is why we are offering a 4th Element 2 piece Arctic undersuit for £99.00 with any drysuit purchase in October.

This offer is only available in store some come along and let us get YOU the drysuit and undersuit that YOU deserve.

Cannot be combined with any other offer.