Advanced Open Water Christmas Special

Advanced Open Water Promotion

Book you Advanced Open Water in December 2015 and get a free Nitrox course worth £95!

Nitrox is a staple for any diver these days. Extend your bottom time, reduce your nitrogen loading and make your whole dive that little bit safer.

Book your advanced open water with DiveStyle and get a free Nitrox!

Book your advanced open water with DiveStyle and get a free Nitrox!

Cannot be used with any other offer.

Mask, Fins & Snorkel Package Deal

A Fantastic Package Deal From DiveStyle

Buy any colour matched mask, fins and snorkel and you qualify for a fantastic 15% discount!

Choose from any mask, fins and snorkel in the Oceanic range, just combine the same colours.

For a full list of all our products visit our online shop

Visit the dive centre to claim this fantastic offer.

A fantastic package offer from DiveStyle

A fantastic package offer from DiveStyle

Cannot be used with any other offer.

Learn To Dive From £199

Are you ready to add a little depth to your life? Well you CAN for even LESS!

We want to encourage new divers to join our fabulous sport so during January and February 2016 we will have 10 Bronze Open Water Referral courses for only £199 each! (Normal price £269)

The £199 course spaces will be limited to 5 each month, 5 spaces in January 2016 and 5 spaces in February 2015.

Add a little depth to your life for even less!

Add a little depth to your life for even less!

You can only book your place by calling the dive centre t: 01189 761729 or emailing info@divestyle.co.uk

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!

Once you have completed your Open Water Referral why not join us on our April trip to Malta to complete your qualifying dives?
You can book and pay for the course now but the course MUST be completed in the month specified, if for whatever reason you cannot complete within the specified month (Jan or Feb 2016) then the course cost will return to the full price.

Offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

DiveStyle and the NEC Dive Show

DiveStyleLogo.pngIts that time of year again and the dive show will be in full swing the weekend of the 24th & 25th of October in Birmingham.

But please remember, great folk of the DiveStyle clan.

If you are at the dive show this weekend and you do see something that you fancy then give us a quick call to see if we can price match.

If you cant get through then come and see me at the Oceanic & Hollis stand and let me know what you have found. I will then reward you with a voucher for 10% discount that can be used in store or online at our new shop.

If we can’t we will let you know straight away, but we will be very grateful that you have at least offered us the opportunity to do so.

Remember, the dive show is once a year but your local dive centre, DiveStyle, are here all year round with great advice, great support and fantastic catering!

Support your local dive centre and have a place to rest those weary fins :0)

DiveStyle, Unit A, Bridge Farm, Arborfield,
Wokingham, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 9HT
t: 01189 761729
e: info@divestyle.co.uk

Truk Lagoon – 29th November to 14th December

Escorted by Divestyle – Nobody does Truk better than Odyssey!

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We now have very limited spaces on the Dec Truk trip 2016. If you are interested you can secure a space for only £400 deposit.

Your trip starts on arrival in Truk where you will be met and taken to your hotel for 2 nights (B&B, twin share). You will be taken from the hotel to the liveaboard where the wreck diving adventure begins. Our trip package is based on a twin deluxe cabin (full board).

All trips are fully guided by 2 expert dive guides and include 12lt tank, weights, full board, soft drinks and the dive marine park fees.

There are usually 3/4 dives a day. At the end of you trip you will return to Manila. Depending on your international flight times you may require an overnight in a Manila hotel. Flights are usually with United Airlines (from Manila) and we can book a number of carriers from the UK, including regional departures.

Please note the final trip cost will depend on flight availability at the time of booking and seasonal liveaboard rates. All transfers are included. Free tank hire is available on board.

Quick Facts

  • Average Water Temp: 27 – 29 C
  • Average Air Temp: 27 – 30 C
  • Average Visability: 5 – 30m
  • Good for: Wrecks, wrecks, wrecks
  • Suitable for beginners: No

Truk Lagoon is a magical place but hard to pinpoint on a map. Hidden away in the Pacific Truk was catapulted into dive legend by Jacques Cousteau, who was the first to show the world the incredible wreck diving that could be found here. Today Truk continues to attract divers from all over the globe looking to experience that elusive combination of mind blowing wreck diving, warm water and astonishing marine life. So if this sounds like your ideal dive holiday, look no further than the Truk Lagoon Discovery.

 

Introducing RAID – A Fresh New Approach To Scuba Diving

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JOIN THE DIVING REVOLUTION!

THE SCUBA DIVING REVOLUTION IS HERE!

RAID is the fastest growing scuba training agency since its launch into the recreational diving world early 2013.

At DiveStyle we are always looking for ways to offer a better service to our customers and we believe that RAID’s approach to scuba training offers a fresh new approach with the emphasis on more in water time.

Recognised world wide, RAID are synonymous with quality. Of all the scuba training agencies out there, RAID’s quality assurance is by far the most advanced.

DiveStyle firmly believes that any student will love the RAID Open Water 20 (yep you are qualified to 20 meters from the go) that we have created a great introductory offer for new divers in August 2015.

Book and complete your RAID Open Water 20 course in August 2015 for just £349 (RRP £399).

The RAID Open Water 20 course offer includes:

  • £50 Discount on normal course price
  • All Pool Training
  • All Certifications Costs
  • Full kit Hire
  • Open Water Dives
  • 10% discount on all future recreational RAID courses!

So become part the the newest, most exciting scuba training agency on the planet and be unafRAID to take on the challenge!

Call or email the dive centre today to secure YOUR space (01189 761729 or info@divestyle.co.uk).

Terms & Conditions

  • This offer is available for August 2015 only, after that it goes back to RRP and the 10% is removed.
  • The offer cannot be combined with any other RAID offer.

6 Reasons To Use A Dive Computer

6 VERY Good Reasons To Use A Dive Computer

The only computer you will ever need

The only computer you will ever need



In the last decade, diving equipment has developed at an astonishing rate. These advances have made diving easier, more efficient and safer. One of the pieces that has truly enhanced our ability to stay underwater more efficiently is the dive computer. These incredible devices offer divers a whole new dimension in freedom by allowing them to use multi-level techniques.

The primary difference between a dive table and a dive computer is relatively simple. The tables are static, using only maximum depth and dive time for the calculation of decompression status. In contrast, computers are dynamic, making active adjustments during a dive. They continually track and calculate theoretical nitrogen uptake and its elimination based upon the actual dive profile. This is a big advantage because the computer takes into account the decrease in pressure as a diver ascends to shallower depths. The use of computers is rapidly replacing the use of the tables. Listed below are six reasons why all divers should be using a computer as opposed to a table.

1. Constant Tracking of Decompression Status

The purpose of computers is to help divers avoid decompression sickness. They are based upon the same or similar theories dive tables are based upon. Both the tables and computers are systems for tracking the theoretical up-take (in-gasing) and elimination (out-gasing) of nitrogen within a diver’s body. Computers, however, track constantly, throughout the changing depths of the dive.

2. More Time Underwater with Multi-level Diving Techniques

Computers allow divers to have more time underwater on multi-level dives. As an example, a dive with a computer on the wreck of the Duane in Key Largo, Florida, had a maximum depth of 122 feet and a bottom time of 31 minutes. A diver using the tables and the same profile would have been limited to a maximum underwater time of 10 minutes because the entire dive would have been computed as being at 122 feet. The dive computer allowed a much longer dive when a multi-level approach was used because it took into account that the majority of the dive was spent much shallower.

3. Accurate Depth/Time Recordings

One of the greatest challenges facing a diver is the accurate determination of maximum depth and bottom time. The actual depth and time of a dive are often recorded inaccurately. These inaccuracies make any dive table calculations faulty. Dive computers eliminate this concern because they maintain an accurate record of both maximum depth and dive time.

4. Decompression Status Made Simple—No More Dive Table Errors

Many divers have difficulty remembering how to use dive tables. Dive computers perform all of the calculations automatically with respect to decompression status. During a dive, the computer constantly tracks depth, dive time and nodecompression time remaining. Most computers will even calculate decompression time and ceiling depth should a diver accidentally end up in a decompression situation. At the surface, the computer keeps track of the surface interval and automatically calculates a diver’s adjusted nodecompression limits. These calculations are all done automatically and are continuously based upon a diver’s actual profile.

5. Ascent Rate Indicators

All divers are taught to ascend slowly and never exceed the maximum ascent rate prescribed by their respective dive tables. These ascent rates vary, but the range tends to be between 30 and 60 feet per minute. Exceeding the proper ascent rate may increase the likelihood of decompression sickness. Unfortunately, no table in the world can help determine the actual rate of ascent during a dive. All dive computers feature ascent rate monitors or warning devices that allow a diver to monitor his or her ascent and avoid ascending too rapidly. This is an incredible safety feature that can greatly enhance dive safety.

6. Air Integrated Computers Offer a Further Advantage

Air integrated computers offer divers an added dimension. They not only provide accurate information with respect to depth, time and decompression status, but accurate cylinder pressure and air time remaining information, as well. The air time remaining is based upon a diver’s air consumption rate, cylinder size or capacity and depth. It is difficult for most novice divers and even some veteran divers to accurately estimate how long their air supply will last at different depths and under various diving conditions. The following is an analogy that exemplifies this concept. Most of us are very familiar with how many miles we can drive in our car with a full tank of gasoline. For instance, I drive a sport utility vehicle and, through experience, have found I can drive at least 360 miles on a full tank of gas. When I have one-quarter tank of gas, I know I can travel another 90 miles. In contrast to our cars, most of us are unfamiliar with the fuel capabilities of a rental car. Owing to this lack of familiarity, it is difficult to know how far or long you can drive on a full tank or one-quarter tank of gas. When using a rental car, there is always an uncertainty or lack of confidence about the distance and duration one can drive. This occurs even though the fuel gauges in our cars are similar to those of rental cars.

The submersible pressure gauge (SPG) presents divers with a similar dilemma. An SPG does not offer information as to how long a diver’s air supply will last at various depths, when using different types or sizes of cylinders or under different diving conditions, such as strong currents or deeper diving. Variations in these factors can have tremendous effects on the length of time an cylinder will last.

The modern generation of air integrated dive computers provides accurate information as to exactly how much time a diver has left underwater based upon depth, air supply remaining and diving conditions. This information can serve as a tremendous aid in preventing out of air emergencies and thus enhances diver safety.
Remember that proper training is paramount to getting the most out of your computer and to diving safely. For complete information and instruction in how to improve your diving through the use of a computer, see your professional dive retailer.
On a final note, it is common, even for experienced divers, to forget how to use the tables when they haven’t been diving for awhile. Using a computer helps eliminate this problem and makes getting back into the sport easy. It is important to remember, however, that a dive computer is an awesome tool that must be used conservatively, wisely and properly.