Tuesday, 27 November 2012

LSD Holiday Season Discounts!

To celebrate the Holiday Season, LSD are offering 15% off the PADI Open Water Referral Course!

We know many of our followers are already divers, but what a great opportunity to introduce friends and family to our sport! Courses must be booked and taken before 31st January 2013.

We also have a youth specific referral course running on the 27th & 28th December.Call 020 8995 0002 for further details.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

LSD vouchers make the perfect Christmas gift!

We can provide them for any amount towards any course we run - the choice is yours!

Call 020 8995 0002 to arrange your gift voucher and have it delivered to an address of your choosing...

Monday, 29 October 2012

Your thoughts on Diveflag?

An interesting new concept in Dive Flags was exhibited at Dive 2012 - what are your thoughts on Diveflag?


Diveflag - a universally understandable flag which warns of the presence of a diver down or snorkelers in
 the water.
Nearly every diver has either had personal experience or heard stories about a near miss with a boat who’s skipper did not understand the meaning of either the Alpha or the red/white dive flag which was being flown. Major associations accept the dive flags in existence today are unlikely to be understood by anyone except divers. There is no legal requirement to do so.


Monday, 22 October 2012

The LSD App - your feedback wanted!

Lots of you have now downloaded London School of Diving's new app! We would love to get your feedback as to what you would like to see in future updates. Please send any ideas you have to info@lsdscuba.com!

The App can be found at the foll

Saturday, 20 October 2012

LSD attending the Bite Back Ball tonight!

It's the Bite Back at Cancer charity Ball tonight.
Hopefully the upward trend will continue, and last years fantastic fund raising achievements will be eclipsed.

For those of you wondering how a charity raising money for protection of Shar
ks and marine conservation teamed up with Marie Curie Cancer Care, here is a little history:

The first Bite Back at Cancer ball was held in 2007, in recognition of two popular divers, Vickie Herrald and Sally Pearson, who were both suffering from cancer. It was their wish that the funds raised from the event were split evenly between their two chosen causes, Bite Back and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Vickie passed away on May 20th 2007, before the first event was held. Sally, in remission at the time, attended the first event, but then subsequently lost her own battle to cancer on 22nd February 2009.

The evening has now become a regular event in the calendar, as a legacy to their wishes and in memory of their positive and loving outlook on life, despite the harsh cards they had both been dealt.

The fundraising success of the event has grown year on year, thanks to the generosity of the attendees, and also the commercial sector in the form of donated gifts for inclusion in the charity auction and prize draws.

Year Venue Money Raised
2007 Teddington £1,500
2008 Richmond Hill Hotel £3,000
2009 Richmond Hill Hotel £6,000
2010 R.S. Hispaniola £11,500
2011 R.S. Hispaniola £18,000


Friday, 19 October 2012

Next EFR/Rescue Course Dates!

Next EFR/Rescue Diver Course in on the 3rd, 10th & 11th November. A few spaces still available! Is this the best PADI Course? You tell us...full details here:http://www.londonschoolofdiving.co.uk/padi-courses/rescue-diver.asp

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

LSD Open Day Raffle Winners!

First Prize in the LSD Open Day Raffle:

Aeris Atmos Pro Regulator courtesy of Mike's Divestore and Oceanic!

Winner: Ian Blacoe!

Second Prize in the LSD Open Day Raffle:

Cocktail Sessions/Lessons for 4 people from the Lofty Turtle!

Winner: Lisa Claro!

Third Prize in the LSD Open Day Raffle:

£20 Voucher from BMG Scooters!

Winner: Roy Powell!

Congratulations everyone and thanks to our prize donors!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Open Day thanks!

London School of Diving would like to thank all our customers, staff and partners for making the open day so successful! There was an amazing buzz around the centre - we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!

Raffle prize winners will be announced shortly...

Thursday, 11 October 2012

New Raffle Prizes for Open Day!

New Raffle prizes for the LSD Open Day just in!

Cocktail making lessons from The Lofty Turtle, a year's subscription to Diver Magazine and a £20 voucher for scooter accessories from BMG Scooters!

Lofty Turtle: http://www.facebook.com/lofty.turtle?fref=ts

Latest Schedule for LSD Open Day!

The annual LSD open day is this Saturday 13 October and I hope many of you are planning on coming down to join in the fun!  For those of you interested in specific aspects here’s the weekend timetable for you to have a look at.

9am – The day begins!
11am: Stuart Philpott – underwater photography presentation (limited seats)
11am – 2pm: Scubatravel here to chat about holiday destinations
12 - 5pm: FREE try dives and kit testing in our on-site heated pool!
12:30pm: John Bantin presentation on his latest book (limited seats)
1-4pm: John Bantin book signing
3pm: Stuart Philpott: underwater photography presentation (limited seats)
3:30pm: ‘Becoming a divemaster’ presentation (limited seats)
4pm: ‘Becoming an instructor’ presentation (limited seats)
4:30pm: John Bantin presentation on his latest book (limited seats)
6pm: Prize draw & close

Great discounts on all PADI Courses from LSD
Fantastic deals on dive kit from Mike’s
Kit Advice from Mike’s
Course and general scuba advice
Club LSD information and UK diving advice
FREE entry into raffle to win an Aeris Atmos Pro Regulator!
Kit for testing in our pool with manufacturers including Muvi Veho and JVC Adixxion cameras, iGills iPhone housingApeks/AqualungOceanic, Hollis & Suunto 
Diver Magazine representation
Sea Urchins Magazine representation
Shark Skin from Liquid Sports
Whalefest representation

Monday, 8 October 2012

LSD Open Day - 13th October 2012!

What's going on at the LSD Open Day?

LSD PADI Course discounts
FREE try dives
Mike's Divestore Discounts
Raffle prizes - FREE entry
John Bantin book signing
Stuart Philpott underwater photography talks
Kit for testing including Muvi Veho and JVC Adixxion cameras, iGills iPhone housing
Apeks/Aqualung representation
Oceanic representation
Diver Magazine representation
Sea Urchins Magazine representation
Shark Skin from Liquid Sports
Help for Heroes will be there
BMG Scooters are coming along
Whalefest representation
Other local businesses will be along
Various Tour Operators
Other manufacturers in attendance!

It all kicks off at 9am - see you there!

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Spaces available on EFR/Rescue Course!

Next EFR/Rescue Course is on the 6th, 13th & 14th October! A few spaces still available.

Check out the preview video on our iPhone/Android app!

London School of Diving v2.0

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Save the date for the LSD Open Day!

Save the date for the LSD Open Day!

London School of Diving will be having its annual Open Day on Saturday 13 October from 9am to 6pm. As usual, there is no entry fee for this event, so we hope you will pop along to see us.

What's going on?

Loads will be going on for existing divers and newbies alike!

For example, we will be offering fantastic discounts across our range of PADI courses and for those who have never tried diving before there will be FREE Try Dives in our on-site pool.

There will be great discounts on kit from Mike's Divestore as well.

What else?

We will have a host of guests from inside the scuba industry where you will be able to try out some of the latest gear in the pool, some of which has yet to be reviewed. We will have various manufacturers, tour operators, photography experts amongst other attractions.

For the first time, we are also branching out a bit and will be having some input from non-scuba related businesses such as Help for Heroes and some local companies will be present for your pleasure!

Everyone that attends this FREE event will be entered into our free prize draw with some amazing gear to win.

What Next?

Stay tuned to this channel (or Facebook/Twitter/Our App/other social media)

Closer to the event we will email the full list of exhibitors and events. We hope to see you then.

If you would like to guarantee a particular time for a try dive, please let us know in advance (available from 1pm on the day).

Team LSD is looking forward to seeing you on October 13th!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Limited time Facebook offer!

There is a limited time Facebook offer running on our PADI courses. To claim, you need to go to www.facebook.com/lsdscuba

Monday, 17 September 2012

Video clips and photos from the GUWAA Clean Up Day!

A compilation of clips (forgive the poor edit!) from the first GUWAA (Global Under Water Awareness Association) conducted by London School of Diving (LSD) at Potomac Lake, Gunnersbury Park, London.


This project also supports the general regeneration/heritage programme for Gunnersbury Park.

A great day had and thanks to all the 'muddies' who got involved!

Thanks also to Diver Magazine, Sea Urchins, and Whalefest for their support in this event - the first of many!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

GUWAA Press Release!


1st GUWAA World Under Water Protection and Clean Up Day 16th September 2012

Global Under Water Awareness Association (GUWAA) was founded by the inspirational Croatian Kristijan Curavic. The former champion free diver, commercial diver and scuba instructor Kristijan Curavic is launching the 1st GUWAA World Under Water Protection and Clean Up Day on 16th September 2012 with the support of their partners, Prince Albert Of Monaco Foundation and Bernie Ecclestone. Prominent international human rights and climate change advocate Bianca Jagger, Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, is the newly appointed Patron.

This project is designed to raise awareness of the need for water protection, preservation and clean-up of seas, lakes and rivers. GUWAA is the first organization to bring countries on all continents together to achieve this goal. Sunday the 16th of September, will be the first global clean-up of our most precious resource - water. The day is organized around the systematic cleaning of seas, lakes and rivers throughout the world. A coordinated global clean-up has never before been attempted.

Countries participating this Sunday are: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Italy, France, England, Monaco, Germany, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Israel, Croatia, Serbia, Monte Negro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Brazil, South Africa, China, Japan, Canada, Russia, Mexico and Korea. In the USA - Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Hawaii, Alaska and South Carolina.

In 2013, GUWAA will expand the clean-up.10 cities from each country will participate, making it the largest ever clean-up of seas, lakes and rivers on record.

It has been more than 20 years since the Calypso project began exploring our seas - now GUWAA is launching a new expedition led by Kristijan Curavic, SPEED UNIT. SPEED UNIT, a team of divers, will travel around the world to organize big ecological projects and clean ups, to save our seas, lakes and rivers.

A new era of ecology is coming.

THE LONDON EVENT – Clean up will be 10am to (earliest) 2pm Potomac Lake in Gunnersbury Park, Pope's Lane, London W3 8LQ

London School of Diving (LSD) is proud to be spearheading GUWAA in the UK. We feel it is a great project to be involved with, not just on the 16th September, but on an ongoing basis. There is nothing more important than protecting the environment for future generations.
With this in mind, Nick Mobley, Managing Director LSD and President GUWAA UK is also involving other organisations in the project. Data from the clean up will be registered with Project Aware to support the Divers against Debris programme and representatives from Mike's Divestore, Diver Magazine and other charitable organisations will be coming together to support GUWAA.
The site selected for the first GUWAA project is Potomac Lake in Gunnersbury Park. London Borough of Hounslow and London Borough of Ealing Council have a long term regeneration/heritage project for the Gunnersbury Park, recognised as one of the most important parks in the England which was purchased for the nation from the Rothschild family in the 1920’s.
As far as we are aware, this lake has never been dived (or for at least 20+ years). Safety in diving is paramount, so with this in mind, LSD sent a team of experienced divers to 'recce' the lake to ensure risks to participants in the clean up are minimized.
Joanna Jones UK representative for GUWAA added ‘This is a fantastic global initiative to protect and clean the most precious resource we have – water. Everyone can be responsible’

Left to right Derek Boyle, Evan Stewart, Neil Thomas, Alex Khachadourian, Bruce Milani

http://www.guwaa.org/  - official GUWAA web page
http://www.youtube.com/user/GUWAAWORLD - official GUWAA Youtube channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yjsdm1Wewpg - Bernie Ecclestone explains why he supports GUWAA

GUWAA official Facebook profile link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Guwaa/415438991847400
Joanna Jones, The London Speaker Bureau
T: +44(0)1202 734817 M: +44(0)7855 735620 E: jo@londonspeakerbureau.co.uk

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

New LSD Android App now Available!

Our brand new app, LSD Scuba v2.0 is now available for download FREE for Android phones from the Google Play store!

The app is completely re-designed and includes news and offers from LSD and Divernet, photos and videos, Club LSD information, key dates for your diary and much more!

The iPhone update is coming soon but you can also get the web app from http://lsdscuba.mobapp.at!

Let us know what you think and ideas for updates at info@lsdscuba.com.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

LSD at The Bandstand Marathon this weekend!

Something for the weekend? LSD will be on hand at this event to talk to people about scuba diving and will be offering discounts on PADI Courses!


Friday, 31 August 2012

Dates for your diary!

Hi All

We have added some key dates to our Facebook events calendar. These include Club LSD dates and some key con-ed PADI courses including Nitrox and Rescue dates.

There are also some other dates for your diary such as the LSD Open Day (more details to follow), The Bite Back Ball and the Birmingham Dive Show!

This by no means reflects ALL the activity going on at LSD, so if you don't see what you are interested in, please give us a buzz.

Open Water Referrals (in our on-site pool) and Completions continue to be run every weekend along with Dry Suit Courses and other specialities.

We are also running some 'Back to School' specials at the moment on a number of courses, but you need to call the office to get the low down on this!

Welcome back from the 'Summer' Holiday Season!!!


Sunday, 26 August 2012

Next Rescue Diver Course and Bank Holiday Discounts!

A couple of spaces left on LSD's next PADI Rescue Diver Course on the 1st, 8th & 9th Sept. Call 020 8995 0002 or e-mail info@lsdscuba.com for Bank Holiday discount!

Check out PADIproducer's You Tube video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-hIe0u8V64

Bank Holiday Discounts on other courses too! Call/email for details...

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Bank Holiday Discount!

Bank Holiday weekend Discount! Book your PADI Open Water Referral Course this weekend and get 10% off! email info@lsdscuba.com for details!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

LSD gains PADI Green Star Award!

London School of Diving are proud to announce that we have earned the PADI Green Star Award! Here's what PADI had to say:

'Congratulations on earning the PADI Green Star Award. On behalf of the PADI Retailer & Resort Associations, I would
like to commend you for your commitment to conservation and the aquatic environment.

In recognition and appreciation of your conservation initiatives and effort to reduce the environmental footprint of your business, please find attached your PADI Green Star Award recognition elements including: the PADI Green Star Award logo, Award header to use within your email and e-newsletter communications and an easy version Award icon. Please display these recognition pieces prominently throughout your business and consumer communications to advertise and promote your commitment.

Your achievement helps confirm green initiatives as both environmentally and commercially viable and in turn helps to promote green initiatives among other organizations. We would like to congratulate London School of Diving for the outstanding performance in initiating green business practices; exhibiting conservational responsibility!

Once again, thank you for your support and your dedication to the environment.'

LSD would like to thank all of our customers and staff for their support in our environmental initiatives!