Cold Water Diving 'Love Story' Revealed

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'Technically Inspired" debuted at the Boot Dusseldorf Dive Show, hence the German Subtitles

Apeks has today revealed a sneak preview of 'Technically Inspired'. Having viewed this 'short' film we think it to be an amazing love story / tribute to temperate water diving.

'Technically Inspired' was shot in the depths of winter off Scotland and guest stars Adam Wood. If you are a true ardent cold water diver, this film will push your buttons and clearly demonstrates why we love scuba. It beautifully showcases why diving in the UK (when it is good) is some of the very best in the world.

Avid scuba diving fans will certainly have fun spotting key iconic diving locations and a pub that has welcomed many a diver over the years.

We look forward to seeing 'Technically Inspired' released in full soon.

Sat Diving Film 'Pressure' Debuts At Glasgow Film Festival

Pressure, sat divers, Paul Haynes, Rod Macdonald, Danny Huston, Matthew Goode, Joe Cole, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, The Underwater Marketing Company, Glasgow Film Festival, Haynes Macdonald ServicesIt has been announced that the film 'Pressure', starring Danny Huston, Matthew Goode and Joe Cole, will debut at Glasgow's Film Festival next month. This film is about about 3 saturation (sat) divers who get stranded at depth when their tether to the topside DSV is severed. 

Haynes Macdonald Services in the shape of Paul Haynes and Rod Macdonald provided maritime support behind and in front of the camera. Paul got a cameo role. All will be revealed on 23rd February as to whether he made the final cut.

Diving Pioneer Lotte Hass Has Died

The Hans Hass Institute has announced that Women Divers Hall of Fame member Lotte Hass passed away on Wednesday 14th January 2015. She was aged 86.

Lotte Hass, Hans Hass, Adventure In The Red Sea, Shark Project, Hans Hass Institute, A Girl On The Ocean Floor, Women Divers Hall of Fame, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, The Underwater Marketing Company, scuba diving, female divers, Drager rebreatherKnown by some as the “First Lady of Diving,” she was the first woman to dive with autonomous diving equipment. Lotte began diving in 1949, working alongside her husband Hans Hass filming “Adventure In The Red Sea”. It was at this time she learned how to use a Drager closed circuit rebreather.

Against strong opposition, she worked as an underwater photo model before moving behind the camera to become the first female professional underwater photographer. Her work opened up a formerly male-dominated field to women. The spectacular film scenes showing her diving with sharks certainly contributed to the big success of her husband Hans Hass’ movies in the 1950s.

After leaving the public limelight she focused on being an advisor to her husband Hans. They were happily married for more than 62 years, until his death in June 2013.

If you are curious to know more, her autobiography is entitled “A Girl On The Ocean Floor”. In 2011 it was adapted into a film staring Yvonne Catterfeld as Lotte.

The Hans Hass Institute has asked that donations in Lotte’s memory be made to support SHARKPROJECT, an organization dedicated to stopping the destruction of the oceans and the extinction of sharks. Please click here to donate. In addition an online condolence book has been set up here.

NDAC Launches Diving 'Winter Warmer'

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Decisions, decisions. Where to dive? If you are based in the UK, you might well be tempted by this winter warmer. South Wales based National Diving & Activity Centre is running a cheeky promotion until the end of February 2015. They have reduced their entrance price by 50% to say 'thanks for your continued support and loyalty'.

This means that members will only pay £5.50 for a days unlimited scuba or rebreather diving, whilst non members will pay just £8.00.

Monty and Alex Speaking @ LDC Charity Lecture

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Award winning photographer Alex Mustard in probably the ultimate scuba selfie

On Wednesday 4th March 2015 Dr Alex Mustard will be speaking at the Dive Lectures. The evening is held at the Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington, London. Tickets are FREE (but you need to register for tickets, and typically they go fast).

This popular annual event is organised by the London Diving Chamber as a fundraiser for the Scuba TrustMonty Halls is also presenting. So empty your piggy bank for the Scuba Trust and come along. It is a lot of fun!

There will also be the chance to go home with something rather special. Alex Mustard is bringing along a signed, aluminium print to be auctioned on the night for the same cause.

 

PADI's TecRec Blog – All Time Top Ten

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PADI TecRec
 has just published their 'all time top ten blogs' on tecrec.padi.com. A bitter sweet moment for us. Roz's article - 'A Deceptively Easy Way to Die' - had the largest number of hits. The advice is still pertinent if you have not read it.

Here's a link to the top 10 articles.

GUE Offers Dryruns At Boot

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Just how slick are your 'dry runs'? Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) is inviting every diver that attends the Dusseldorf based Boot Show the chance to gain some free training and improve their techniques. It doesn't matter what experience you have (sport recreational diver or a technical diver) or what equipment configuration you dive (standard BCD or backplate and harness system).

GUE 'dry run' field drills include;

  1. How to tie boltsnaps
  2. The S-Drill - safety / gas sharing drill
  3. How to make a safe gas-switch
  4. Isolation manifolds - how they work and how to do a valve drill
  5. Setting up a back-plate and harness
  6. How to configure your suit inflate system
  7. How to assemble your regulator and hoses
  8. How to deploy a surface Marker Buoy

Click here to sign up for your voucher and your free Dry-run!

This is also a great opportunity to discuss skills and drills, get equipment advice, share your passion for the underwater realm, or plan an underwater session with an instructor at a GUE Experience Day later in the year. You can also check out various presentations on the TauchTurm or watch pool demonstrations.

This German based show kicks off on Saturday 17th January and the show is open until Sunday 25th January. You can find GUE in Hall 3, Booth E06, located next to Beyond The Shore (BTS), Halcyon and DUI.

Scuba Diving Destination Survey – What Do You Think?

scuba diving survey, The Underwater Marketing Company, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn,A colleague of ours from across the pond has been asked to help a client set up the outfitting and marketing for a brand-new dive destination.

One of the first steps is to gather input from divers because the  client is interested to learn what type of diving you enjoy, how much dive travel you do, and what services and support you expect from a dive destination.

This survey should take you no longer than five or six minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, you will also have an opportunity to signup as a member of a special focus group which will further assist in the development of an exciting new dive attraction in North America.

Thanks for participating!

The Underwater Marketing Company's 2014!

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2014 was a fantastic year for The Underwater Marketing Company. Rosemary E Lunn (Roz) regularly contributes to a number of diving publications, including Sport Diver Magazine and X-Ray Magazine. Getting your work printed is always special. But nothing is quite so thrilling as being featured on the front cover.

The first half of the year was taken up consulting on and establishing an inaugural technical diving event in North America; TEKDiveUSA. Roz and the Thorntons were supported and assisted by some amazing and talented Smurfs, and the international team of speakers, sponsors and exhibitors weren't bad either. A favourite memory was being grabbed by gleeful Tom Mount who was chuffed to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

From Miami Roz flew straight to Grand Cayman to work Divetech's Inner Space. If every dive centre was as well run as Nancy Easterbook's establishment, the diving industry would be in great shape. This week long event attracts rebreather divers from all over the world for a number of reasons, including the plethora of underwater attractions this tropical island offers. The highlight of Inner Space was being made an ambassador for Poseidon Rebreathers, a fun time machine with the ability to do some serious diving.

The summer saw the publication of the long awaited Rebreather Forum 3 Proceedings. (Click the link to get your free copy of this invaluable resource from this 2012 international safety symposium). Anyone involved with or diving rebreathers ought to read it.We attend a number of scuba shows and events throughout the World. In the USA Roz often bumps into Greg the Divemaster from Scuba Radio. This online radio show has been broadcast for 17 years. It is always good to be able to contribute to this programme.

In August, 200 divers descended on North Wales for The Anglesey ScubaFest. Diving, snorkelling, discover scuba, freediving clinics, kit try dives, bands, beach combing, beverages and bonne amid. £100 was raised for local charities and a good time was had by all.Time for another fab event. In September 500 divers, industry movers and shakers, explorers, experts and specialist exhibitors from all over the globe headed for the ICC in Birmingham. EUROTEK Advanced Diving Conference, the major European advanced and tech diving conference turned 4 this year! Our gorgeous gala awards dinner was even more glittering and we raised £4,000 for the Rubicon Foundation, thanks to the generosity of divers and sponsors alike.

It only seemed days later that it was DEMA Show in Las Vegas. Roz worked with Dive Rite on the launch of their new LX 20 Primary handheld torch. It was great to help produce a sexy display iin the New Products Showcase.So that is glimpse of some of the highlights of 2014 - a year of scuba event management, journalism and PR. Here is to a great 2015!