The nights are drawing in; it’s getting darker earlier, more layers are being put on under our drysuits and we all have that thought in the back of our minds about moving abroad to somewhere warmer. We still have an Open Water weekend planned for the 14th and 15th October at Stoney Cove as well as a weekend in Swanage booked for the 4th and 5th November but the diving season is coming to an end. ‘So what can I do until the weather warms up again?’ I hear you say!
Well, for those of you who have completed the Project AWARE course, you will know that approximately 71% of the planet is covered in water - plenty of space for us to dive and explore! However, there are so many courses available to expand your knowledge about diving without having to get wet. Project AWARE is one of them!
Whether you are a newly qualified Open Water Diver, recently certified Advanced Open Water Diver, soon to be trained Rescue Diver, there are a whole host of courses designed for you.
Ask yourself why you started diving. These are some of the responses I’ve often received asking this question. ‘It’s something I have always been interested in, just never got round to doing’, ‘Oh, I saw a programme on television and it looked cool’, ‘I have a friend who did it years ago, told me I should try and thought we could dive together next year on holiday’. This is just a selection of the responses I’ve heard over the years. For me, the most common general reason is that people are interested in doing something new!