London International Dive Show Launches 'Scuba Youth Zone'

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A Junior Master Scuba Diver / Sport Diver, enjoying her diving

Are you aged 10 - 16 and want to learn about our ocean planet? If you are attending the London International Dive Show at ExCel this is your opportunity to attend a Project AWARE course for free. Apply for a space now and learn about scuba diving, the environment and the critters that live in our seas.

Eighty Project Aware courses (worth £65) are up for grabs at the Scuba Youth Zone at LIDS 2014. You will need permission from your parents or guardian to attend, and the course will take approximately 90 minutes. The courses are scheduled to run at 11am and 2pm on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February 2014.

Simply click this link to book your ticket. Please note that your place will not be booked until this has happened. The deadline for advance applications is midnight, Tuesday 11th February 2014. A few places may be available on the day but cannot be guaranteed.

If you know a future diver, please tell them about this fantastic opportunity. The Scuba Youth Zone (Stand 382) promises to have an exciting fun atmosphere that incorporates learning whilst inspiring 10 - 16 year-olds to get involved with diving. There will also be a range of informal talks on learning to dive, photography, Seals, a human powered submarine, equipment and of course diving adventures! Monty Halls and Andy Torbet have both said they will visit the Scuba Youth Zone.

There is also a BSAC KIDZ area where families can learn about snorkelling and Beachcomber, and find out more about BSACS's photography course for youngsters. Why not take part in the Rock Pool quiz on Stand B100 and discover what you can find in the mock rock pool.

Under 16s accompanied by adults have free entry to LIDS. It's a great chance to meet other young people, find out about diving opportunities and speak to a whole range of diving companies.

BSAC Nitrox Courses at LIDS 2014

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The British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) will be running a Nitrox workshop on Saturday 15th February at The London International Dive Show. And if you are a BSAC Member, you can attend for free. (12:30 - 14:00). Further information on this can be found here.

Dive Dover from Sea Explorer

Just over 90 minutes fromLondonis the ancient port of Dover.  For two millennia “the Gateway to England” has faced boat loads of invaders and this trend continues to this day, with over 20 million travellers passing through this strategic port.  Dover’s rich history is echoed in its surrounding seas, which makes Dover diving  a Mecca for wreck enthusiasts.

One of the most popular boats you can dive from is Sea Explorer.  (  Licensed for 12 fully equipped divers, this 10.5 metre offshore RHIB is powered by twin 300 hp engines.  It’s an ideal vessel for Sport Divers, offering quick and comfortable transits, hot beverages and a knowledgeable Skipper.  Better known by many divers as “that very clever engineering bloke from Kent Tooling”, John Perrin has a wealth of experience skippering these historic waters, which mean that divers have a safe and enjoyable experience.  To find out what Dover Diving can offer you come and talk to John at this year's London International Dive Show at Excel.