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Discussion in 'New to Scuba Diving' started by BigJohn, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. BigJohn

    BigJohn New Member

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    Diving Bodys

    PADI - http://www.padi.co.uk/two4one/
    BSAC - http://www.bsac.com/
    SAA (Sub Aqua Association) - http://www.saa.org.uk/
    SSAC (Scottish Sub-Aquq Club) - http://www.saa.org.uk/
    SDI / TDI http://www.tdisdi.com
    IANTD http://www.iantd.co.uk/
    GUE http://www.gue.com



    Insurance

    Westfield - http://www.divinginsuranceuk.com/
    DAN - https://www.daneurope.org/eng/english_.htm
    Direct travel - http://www.direct-travel.co.uk/
    Buddy in depth - http://www.buddyindepth.co.uk/
    Divemaster - http://www.dive-master.net/

    Manufacturer Homepages

    Mares - http://www.mares.com/
    Apex - http://www.apeks.co.uk/
    Aqualung - http://www.aqualung.com/fr/en/
    Scubapro/uwatec - http://www.scubapro.com/europe/uk/home
    Suunto - http://www.suunto.com/suunto/main/index.jsp
    Beaver - http://www.beaversports.co.uk/
    Northern Diver - http://www.ndiver.com/site/index.html
    Cressi - http://www.cressi-sub.it/
    Oceanic - http://www.oceanicuk.com/

    Diving Publications

    Dive - http://www.divemagazine.co.uk/news/article.asp?uan=3547
    Diver - http://www.divernet.com/cgi-bin/home.pl
    Sport Diver - http://www.sportdiver.com/

    Shopping:thumbup:

    Deep blue - http://www.deepbluedive.com/
    Simply Scuba - http://www.simplyscuba.com/home.aspx
    Direct diving - http://www.divingdirectshop.co.uk/
    SDS diving - http://www.sdswatersports.co.uk/
    dive logs - http://www.dive-logs.com/
    Scuba pursuits - http://www.scubapursuits.com/
    Dive pusuits - http://www.epursuits.com/
    Dive life - http://www.divelife.co.uk/

    Other stuff

    Quidco - get 5% off at simply scuba (Thanks Ellie) - https://www.quidco.com/
    Pc dive logs - http://www.tjengineering.co.uk/log.html
    dive directory - http://www.divesitedirectory.co.uk/
    Diving in cornwall - http://www.porthkerris.com/
     
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  2. Sakara Drinker

    Sakara Drinker Posting Sh*te since 2005

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    Good list, well done.
     
  3. Aleia

    Aleia New Member

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    wow handy list!
     
  4. Shoka

    Shoka Stripy Fish Specialist

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    Additions

    Diving Bodies

    SAA (Sub Aqua Association) - http://www.saa.org.uk/
    SSAC (Scottish Sub-Aquq Club) - http://www.saa.org.uk/

    PADI and DAN are acronyms, should probably be in upper case.

    Publications

    Sport Diver - http://www.sportdiver.com/
     
  5. Shoka

    Shoka Stripy Fish Specialist

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    Thanks for the updates :)

    Harry
     
  6. BigJohn

    BigJohn New Member

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    hey with all the help i get of everyone - i,m just wanting to contribute!
     
  7. Tom

    Tom New Member

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    Handy list there mate, you must have far too much time on your hands, if you are ever bored feel free to cut my grass,
     
  8. Badknees

    Badknees Meg Pilot (retired) and Forum KGB

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    Should we advertise Go dive? AS we have new divers who don't know any better on here just waiting to fall in to the "We're cheaper than everyone else, so it doesn't matter that our service and attitude is shite" trap. :angry:

    Just speaking from experiance.

    Nice list though keep up the good work! :thumbup:

    BK
     
  9. PeterT

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    I am going to keep this list going, and as its now our list member bad experiences get people removed from the list.
     
  10. Badknees

    Badknees Meg Pilot (retired) and Forum KGB

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    A couple of Good service Shops

    Big John Can you copy and add these to your fiirst page list so they are all together on one page

    Dive Life based in bury, Fantastic service and good kit Bought a drysuit (bare) suits were sent back and forth to the importer untill found one to fit NO CHARGE I totally messed Bret around and he still did me a cracking price, it's worth the hour drive. His brews are crap though.
    http://www.divelife.co.uk/

    And I have to mention Scuba and out door based in Cannock, solihul and stoke. Started off with them and still receive top deals and service.
    Tom runs Solihul
    Dave runs Stoke
    Mark at Cannock is the top fella.
    http://www.epursuits.com/ shop site
    http://www.scubapursuits.com/ web site

    Porthkerris the finest dive centre in cornwall.
    http://www.porthkerris.com/

    And as for agency

    IANTD http://www.iantd.co.uk/

    Cheers big fella

    BK
     
  11. Sakara Drinker

    Sakara Drinker Posting Sh*te since 2005

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    and also to add to the agency section please.

    SDI / TDI www.tdisdi.com
     
  12. BigJohn

    BigJohn New Member

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    done done and done
     
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    neilh Well-Known Member

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    Another agency:

    GUE www.gue.com

    :rolleyes:
     
  14. BigJohn

    BigJohn New Member

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    done and done
     
  15. sira

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    Should we remove GUE??? (now thats a can of worms) but on a more serious note I would like to add Gary A as his web site should be on here (Gary stick your link on here mate). also another vote for the guys at S+O and divelife never bought from them but they spent a good hour on the phone with me about drysuits etc.
     
  16. neilh

    neilh Well-Known Member

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    :tongue:

    Interesting - if the list is going to be updated so it reflects shops that people have good experiences with and bad ones removed then why not also include instructors that people on here rate as well? Like your thinking, what do others think?
     
  17. higrob24

    higrob24 New Member

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    I only found this thread by accident. As I was bored. But the information in here is really useful and helpful.
    Perhaps the title could be changed. So it obvious whats in here
     
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  18. divewench

    divewench Well-Known Member

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    Where is SSI as a diving agency?
     
  19. Gnomey

    Gnomey Well-Known Member

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    How about the NOB. It's a very strict learning regime where you tend to follow a mentor through your training. http://www.onderwatersport.org/
     

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