Smiles all around as TEKCamp 2011 kicks off

TEKCamp 2011 has kicked off at Vobster Quay in brilliant sunshine. The inaugural event saw divers travelling from as far afield as Ireland, Germany and Egypt to take part in a week of solid diving fun, skills and lectures. Judging by the grins of TEKCampees as they surfaced from their first dive, the journey was well worth it.

"I thought I could dive and then I came to TEKCamp", said Trudy Nicolle, a DSAT Tec Deep diver from the Isle of Wight. "I've had my equipment reconfigured, lost 4kg, my position in the water is better and everything is easier. We're diving with the Gods this week, it's amazing! Being able to interact, ask questions and spend quality face time with all of the instructors, picking their brains, has been incredibly useful. They're all so helpful. I came with an open mind expecting to leave using 10% of what I gained over the week and was very happy with that idea. It's not half way through the week and I know I'll use 90% of what I'm learning. It's lots of little details - even down to which hand I use to hold my light".

The nice thing about this event is that the Instructional team have the perfect opportunity to fine tune each individual's core skills", stated Martin Stanton, Vobster Quay's Managing Director. "None of the divers attending TEKCamp are 'bad divers' - and in fact a third of them are diving professionals. They've grabbed this unique bespoke coaching opportunity and they're making the most of it to get their skills polished. Since this is not a formal training course it allows the Instructional Team to pay attention to the nuances, and therefore take the TEKCampees to their personal next level by adjusting small details and strategically tweaking each diver's performance. Subtle changes make such a difference and the TEKCampees are climbing out with a greater awareness of their body position and immediate surroundings. You can see this in their face - they're more comfy in the water, far more relaxed and they're climbing out bouncing and happy".

It's not too late to join in the fun, day tickets to TEKCamp 2011 are still available for Thursday and Friday of this week.  To buy a pass just log onto or call 01373 014 666".

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Mark Caney’s Debut Novel ‘Dolphin Way – Rise of the Guardians’ is published

Dolphin Way - Rise of the Guardians, dolphin, Mark Caney, Touches The Sky, Dolphin Way, The Underwater Marketing Company, Roz Lunn, Rosemary E Lunn, dolphin fictionThe Summer holidays are rapidly approaching.  For some that means the annual problem; what to read on the plane / sunbathing on the beach / or curled up between dives on a liveaboard?  Diver Mark Caney might well have the solution.  His debut novel 'Dolphin Way- Rise of the Guardians' was published on Monday 4th July by AquaPress.  (

Dolphin Way ( is set in a World that is rich in detail and history, where dolphins have followed their own belief system (the Way) for thousands of years.   The Way is a cross between a religion and a philosophy, where dolphins live in harmony with Ocean, their name for planet Earth. But in recent years the dolphins have observed the concord has changed, and there are sinister consequences.

One of the dolphins -Touches The Sky - finds himself caught up in trying to stop this perfect world unravelling and as result has to face the worst punishment his clan can inflict.  As his life deteriorates he is unwillingly forced into a situation where he alone can stop the dolphins' utopia from falling apart and save the one he loves.

To get your hands on this first edition of 'Dolphin Way' (£12.99, ISBN: 978-1-90549-223-7) log onto Amazon, AquaPress' website or buy it direct from and find out for yourself why the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society stated that this is "a superbly plotted, accomplished and entertaining novel, with a powerful environmental message, describing the intolerable pressure from man's destruction of the dolphin's world".

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