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Christmas Party December 2017


Dive Machine Christmas Party – Saturday 9th December 2017.

The theme for this year is “A Christmas Carol”

It’s Fancy Dress or come along in DJ’s or Cocktail dresses.
Fancy dress can be anything to do with the “Christmas Carol” film’s or based on an actual Christmas Carol song.Let the idea’s run wild.
Family and friends are welcome to going in the fun and very pleaseant dining at the Rose & Crown in Tonbridge.
Tickets including 3 course Meal and Tea/Coffee with music and dancing after are £38 p.p.
We are pleased to still keep the prices low for the 3rd year running for this evening.

Full detail’s and booking form are on the link below:
Download – Xmas Party 2017 Booking Form & Menu

Please download, print & complete the above booking form. Also telephone the Dive Centre to make you booking. Tel: 01732773553

Once again there will be a superb raffle with some great prises on offer. ALL monies raised will be going to the Lifeboat fund.

We look forward to seeing you all there.
Robert, Carol and the staff at Dive Machine.

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Next boat dive: Diving Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier Evening

Next Boat Dive (Brighton Pier)

We have another evening boat dive arranged for Wednesday 3rd May.padi-channel-diver-boat-speciality

This will be a boat dive under Brighton Pier with skipper Steve Johnson on Channel Diver.
Meet time to load is 5pm at Brighton Marina ropes away 5.30pm. Depth will be 8-12 metres.
Bring a goody bag and have a rummage for lost coin’s. Our divers on previous dives have come back with pennies through to over £100 when you know where to look. The pier is abundant with fish life. Gobies, blennies, eel’s lobsters, crab’s, starfish, pout, pollack, codling, dogfish, nudibranchs. Jewel anemonies, dead-man’s fingers and much more flora & fauna.
Typical dive time for us under the pier is 45 – 60 minutes.
Cost is £25 per diver.
You will need SMB’s and torches in addition to standard kit. The pier is an excellent introductory sea dive.
Suitable for Open Water diver and above.

If you wish to join us please ring Dive Machine on 01732773553 or email to book a space.



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Diving Vobster Quay 5th March

Another excellent day of diving at Vobster Quay.
It was a bright sunny day with intermottent showers and some great underwater visibility averaging 6-10 metres.
Visited many of the underwater attractions including the sections of the plane, the crushing works and the tunnel.
Tec 45 dives 3& 4 completed in a very satisfactory manner by Tony.

All our pleasure divers diving Vobster for the 1st time said it was an excellent venue and wanted to return again for some more fun dives.

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Diving Buckland Thursday 29th December

Buckland Lake with Dive Machine

Diving Buckland Thursday 29th December

Dive Machine are diving at Buckland lakes on Thursday 29th December.

We will be meeting at Buckland lakes on Thursday 29th December 09:45 for them to open at 10:00.  We will be there most of the day as they close at 15:00.  If you would like to join us or require any equipment on rental then please contact us at the dive center before 24th December.  This will allow us to prepare equipment and organize buddy teams for the day.

UK diving visibility doesn’t get much better than this:

For directions to the lake please click HERE.

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Night Diver Specialty course

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Last Night was the evening that we completed the PADI Night Specialty course with students at Holborough Lakes.

It was a beautiful clear crisp evening with a full moon, ideal for the final night dive of the three dive specialty.

It was lovely and quite so we had the lake almost to ourselves. The visibility was a fantastic 7-8 meters and with similar water temperatures.

Our students and pleasure divers witnessed the apex predator of the lake ‘the pike’ indulging in a rather large perch.  The perch was of such a size that the pike was having some difficulty swallowing it, due to the dorsal fins on the perch.  This did cause some excitement and was a first for a lot of the divers in the group.

Thank you to everyone that came and assisted with the dive last night, your help is always appreciated.

You never know what is going to happen at night and this just goes to show that a frequently dived lake can still behold lots of possibilities and excitement even for well seasoned divers.

If you would like to join us for a dive or continue your own education then please don’t hesitate to contact us at the center.

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Blue Fin Liveaboard Daedalus & St Johns Itinerary


Blue Fin Liveaboard Daedalus & St Johns Itinerary

Our next Red Sea trip is up for grabs.

Full details here:

This itinerary combines the spectacular drop-offs and big pelagics at Daedalus with the stunning variety of St Johns. This is an amazing opportunity to dive some of the most stunning reefs in the Red Sea.

Dates are 26th May to 2nd June. We now only have 14 Spaces now available for the fabulous trip.

Pricing: £1199
Deposit of £299 will secure your place.
Please contact Dive Machine on 01732 773553 or email for more information or to book on to this Mexican diving adventure!

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Santa Dive


Santa Dive Saturday 17th December 2016

Dive Machine are going to be diving at Holborough Lakes on Saturday 17th December in Santa costumes.  This is an annual event that allows divers to all come together and enjoy the festivities just before Christmas with a dive or two in Santa costumes.  We will be bringing sausage rolls and mince pies for our divers who are attending.

If you would like to join us/hire equipment or just come diving then please contact us in the center so we can ensure that enough food has been prepared and you also have a buddy/Santa to dive with.


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Dive Machine Christmas Party 10th December 2016

Click this picture to get the booking form and iterary for the evening event and menu choices.


It’s not long till the annual Dive Machine bash.

Saturday 10th December 2016 at the Rose and Crown in Tonbridge we will be enjoying a 3 course meal with coffee and mints & our own private DJ for the night.  On the evening we will be raising money for our chosen charity the RNLI.

Raffle prizes are coming in from the suppliers and we have some lovely items from #DiveOceanic #SuuntoDivingUK #AquaLungUK #PADI #blueotwo Obsession II and more coming……

It’s not too late to book a place on our annual Christmas Party please contact the centre on 01732-773553 to book your place.

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Tec Diving the HMS Stubborn Submarine

Diving the Stubborn Submarine located just of Malta.

Become a Technical diver. Extend your bottom time on deeper dives. Technical Courses are here:

This awesome dive site is only accesible to Technical divers due to it’s depth.
One sure good reason to dive Technical.

Diving HMS Stubborn Malta from Dive Machine on Vimeo.

If you need more information on Malta please look at our Malta webpage.