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!

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:

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:

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!