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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwZ1aeqCvV


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!


MEDIA RELEASE 12Sep2012 – APPROVED

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
UK MEDIA CONTACT:
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!

http://www.hounslow.info/bandstandmarathon/