The Perfect SCUBA Christmas Gifts

Are You Ready For Christmas?

With it being the festive season, we at DiveStyle wanted to give you the best advice with what to buy your scuba diving friends for Christmas! Whether they’re about to take the plunge with their Open Water course or have been diving for years, we’ve built a list of the best presents that you can get for your sub-aqua friend!

For The New Diver:

A new diver will inevitably have a long shopping list, however the basics are always a good starting point. For someone that’s never touched SCUBA but is considering taking their first plunge into the sport, it’s impossible to know where to start. A chant that is passed from generation to generation of diver, the adage that answers the age old question of ‘what do I need?’… Mask, Snorkel, Fins. Mask, Snorkel, Fins. Mask, Snorkel, Fins. Mask, Snorkel, Fins. Mask, Snorkel, Fins!

Masks

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With the Cyanea being the bestselling Oceanic or Hollis mask by a landslide at the NEC Dive Show this year, we would recommend this one straight off the bat. With its tall lenses and variety of colours you’ll be able to see your buddy, and they’ll certainly be able to see you! The silicone is super soft, and will fit comfortably on most people, if you don’t believe us then pop down to the shop to try it on! At £55 it’s a great midrange mask that will see you through years of your diving career without telling Auntie Muriel that you could only afford a card and a twix this year!

http://www.divestyle.co.uk/dive-shop/scuba-diving/masks/oceanic-cyanea-mask.html

For our bespecitcaled friends, we would recommend the Oceanic Ion. With its user changeable lenses we can accommodate most prescriptions without having to send it away, we will do it whilst you wait!

http://www.divestyle.co.uk/dive-shop/scuba-diving/masks/oceanic-ion-mask.html 

Snorkel

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There isn’t much to say on the subject of the humble snorkel, apart from that it’s synonymous to the sport and always on the starter list of every diver. DiveStyle would recommend the Oceanic UltraDry snorkel, with its splash-guard, auto-sealing bore and non-return valve, it’s everything that you could wish for!

http://www.divestyle.co.uk/dive-shop/scuba-diving/snorkels/oceanic-ultra-dry-snorkel.html

Fins

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If you want to go anywhere underwater then you best bring your fins! The Oceanic Viper fins accommodate divers of all experiences and needs. A great power to weight ratio (being some of the lighter fins on the market, both open heel and closed) you’ll find UK and holiday divers alike using them. Don’t try and escape people using them, they’re everywhere – but we can keep you unique and stylish with the amazing range of colours!

http://www.divestyle.co.uk/dive-shop/scuba-diving/fins/oceanic-viper-open-heel-fins.html

Bonus Round: Computers

oceanic-computer

Even underwater you can’t get away from computers, but these ones won’t let you play CandyCrush… Keeping the diver safe is its main concern, and it’s amazing how much of a difference it will make to the diver! The new diver may not want to plan the dive and dive the plan, feeling a bit out of their depth. Computers come with dive planning, continuous monitoring during the dive, and a myriad of safety features to make sure the user is always as safe as possible! Whether your friend is new or experienced, if they don’t have a computer then they don’t know what they’re missing! We recommend the Suunto Zoop, and the Oceanic Veo 2.0 as great beginner computers!

The Experienced Diver:

That’s all great, but what if my friend has been diving for a while? Worry not, for this is possibly the even trickier question that we at DiveStyle have become experts at answering!

Torch

hollis-torch

Personally, I dive every dive with a torch somewhere on my kit. You never know when there is going to be a small nook or cranny that you just 100% have to look in! With a small torch with a bit of punch behind it you’ll never be left needing to satiate that curiosity! A must have for internal and external wreck diving, for the night dives, and the gloomy winter UK dives, a torch will always be welcomed! Our recommendation? The Hollis LED Mini3, 210 lumens, AAA battery powered, and at £60 I won’t be lying when I say we know people that have two of them!

http://www.divestyle.co.uk/dive-shop/scuba-diving/lights/hollis-led-mini3-light.html

Undersuit

4th-element-undersuit

For the UK diver, the temperature will always be enemy #1! Drysuit training is almost a pre-requisite of UK diving, even they don’t own a drysuit! The key to it all? The undersuit! Made of special thermal wicking material that draws moisture away from the body, the undersuit keeps the diver sweat free and toasty warm! For the ultimate comfort diving in the UK, we would recommend decking your friend with the Hollis AUG line, for the ultimate warmth and performance without drying your own bank up!

http://www.divestyle.co.uk/dive-shop/scuba-diving/under-suits.html?p=1

Vouchers!

£50 voucher

If they’ve got everything we’ve listed above, then trust me, they’re still going to be looking for the next piece of gear, whether it’s the divers silverware (stainless steel), a course, rebreather or drysuit, they’ll love the donation to the diving kitty! Sort them out here!

http://www.divestyle.co.uk/dive-shop/gift-vouchers.html

Stocking Fillers

Stocking fillers are always great for divers. Stainless Steel Snapbolts, O-ring grease, Hoods, Gloves, Anti-Fog, books, spare mask and fin straps and sunglasses are great ideas. If you’re looking for a small gift to fill out the stocking then make sure to get some of these to please the diver in your life!

PADI Open Water Instructor Offer

PADI Open Water Instructor Promotion

LIVE THE DREAM AND GOPRO, it just got easier!

Why waste more time doing something you don’t like when you could be a Dive Instructor. Life’s too short and there is a rewarding career for you just around the corner!

Better still, book your OWSI before the 31st of January 2016 and we will give you a FREE Instructor Speciality! Saving you around £160!

Are you ready to take on the challenge and join the ranks of the PADI professionals?

Are you ready to take on the challenge and join the ranks of the PADI professionals?

Cannot be combined with any other offer.

PADI Assistant Instructor Offer

PADI Assistant Instructor Offer

So your’re already a PADI Divemaster and you have now reached the point of taking the next step up the PADI ladder to the dizzy heights of becoming an instructor, but your not sure about taking the full step………no problem! Take a look at becoming a PADI Assistant Instructor.

Book your PADI AI with DIveStyle before the 31st of January 2016 and we will include your EFR Instructor for FREE! (materials not included)

That is an enormous saving of £150!

Are you ready to take the next step?

Are you ready to take the next step?

Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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.