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New Suunto Eon Core Dive computer

The Suunto Eon Core

This is the next evolution of the Suunto Eon computers.  The Suunto Eon Core colour dive computer comes with the wireless transmission capability and is smaller than the Eon Steel.

The compact Suunto EON Core is a great dive companion whether you are just beginning diving or an active diver exploring new depths. The key details of your dive are easy to read from the clear color display with large, prominent digits, This fully-featured and customizable dive computer is your reliable partner no matter if you’re exploring shipwrecks or admiring the colorful marine life.

Easy to read

Read all the important diving details at a glance from a clear, legible screen. Large numbers and texts with high contrast colors are easy to see even in murky waters or when diving at night time.

Grows with you

Suunto EON Core is ready out-of-the-box, but you can modify the features as you like to fit your own needs with the Suunto CustomDisplay™. Choose from different view styles and select the dive details you want to see. Updatable software makes Suunto EON Core a loyal diving partner for years to come.

Compact and comfortable

The lightweight, compact composite case with an elastomer strap (or bungee) is comfortable on any size of a wrist. Press large buttons easily with or without gloves. Conveniently re-charge the battery through USB.

These are a few of the features of the Suunto Eon Core dive computer:-

  • Water resistance 80 m (262 ft)
  • Customizable color screen with large digits
  • Rechargeable battery, 10 – 20 h per charge
  • Wireless mobile connectivity
  • User-updatable software
  • Gauge/Air/Nitrox/Trimix/CCR (fixed point)
  • Multiple tank pressure reading (with Suunto Tank POD)
  • Tilt compensated 3D digital compass

For more detailed information regarding the Eon Core please go to our website or follow the links on this page.

 

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Diving Vobster Quay (Sept 2017)

What superb overcast but warm sunny weather for diving today at Vobster Quay.

Congratulations to John and Mahew on completion of your PADI Advanced Open Water course.
Also to Paul on completing the PADI Wreck Diver Speciality today.
Water temperature was 17 degrees on the surface dropping to a cool 9 degrees on the deep dive.

Thank you to Helen and Gary for the inwater instruction and supervision of today’s divers who showed great competence and skill improvement throught their courses.

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Christmas Party December 2017

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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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Dive Machine receives PADI 20 year award

PADI 20 year award

Great news.

Emma Hewitt, Regional manager paid us a visit a few days ago and presented us with our 20 year award as a PADI Dive Centre.
It was well receive by Course Director Robert Varns and Carol Varns.
Hard to imagine all those years ago when we started out back in Southborough that we would still be teaching and serving divers.

PADI 20 year awardIn these years we have met many new friends and aquaintences.
Taught literally thousands of divers to either start diving or taking them to new levels of experience.
Of these we have gained new friends. Some of them have been with us throughout our 20 years of teaching.
We have seen 3 generations of divers coming through. Various divers have met through diving with us, got married and now their children are also diving.

It gives us enormous pleasure to see all our customers, to assist them and give then expert advice.
Looking forward to a great future ahead and seeing  the Dive Machine go to newer heights.

A huge thank you goes out to every customer, also present and past staff in helping us reach this prostigious 20 year achievement.

Hope to be seeing you all again real soon.

Robert Varns
PADI Course Director
EFR (&FAAW) Instructor Trainer
TecRec Instructor Trainer

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A superb weekend of diving with students.

What a great weekend of diving.

The open water students did extremely well despite poor visibility, including one who has immediately started his Advanced Open Water course.
The Wreck speciality divers worked well mapping 2 wrecks and practicing laying wreck lines both externally and internally inside the wrecks. We was surrounded by hundreds of perch and also spotted 5 pike on the dives to add to the enjoyment.
Eloise completed her Peak Performance Buoyancy course and was able to shed a further 2 kg in the process.
Once again the staff of Dive Machine excelled in their hard work and effort making it a supoerb weekend of diving.
Roll on Friday where  we will be doing one morning dive followed by a great air show at Eastbourne Air Display.
We have 2 late cancellations so there are 2 spaces now available for the 18th August. If you wish to join us for a great day out in the channel email or ring us at the dive centre. Tel:01732773553.

  

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Evening Wreck Dive. Duchess of Fife 22nd August

Join us for a wreck dive.

Our next evening wreck dive is Tuesday 22nd August leaving Eastbourne Sovereign Harbour (North) at 17:45 sharp.
Divers will need to meet, to board the boat (Channel Diver) for 17:00.

We will be diving “The Duchess”.

The wreck lies in max depth of 20 metres and stands proud of the seabed by approx 6 metres. She was also known as “The Duchess of Fife”
A 553 ton paddle steamship built in 1899 and sank in 1917, almost a hundred years ago. She sank following a collision with a destroyer.
The Duchess is 177ft long and a beam of 27ft. She lies on a sands sea bed and now stands 6 metres proud of the sea bed. The “Duchess” still looks like a ship.
At the time she was carrying governmental stores.
It’s a worthwhile dive full of fish life, tom pot blennies, whiting, bib, conger, lobsters edible and spider crabs, this makes a superb dive for anyone of Advanced Open Water level, equivalent and above.

If you wish to join us on this dive please ring Dive Machine on 01732-773553 or email: robert@divemachine.co.uk

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Evening Wreck Dive P&O Liner Oceana 8th August

Our next available wreck dive is the P&O liner Oceana.

Departing Eastbourne Marina at 17:45 sharp on Tuesday 8th August.
Meet 17:00 for boarding and preparation.
Depth max 25 metres.
For Advanced Open water and equivalent or higher.

Telephone Dive Machine on 01732-773553 to book a space.

This is one of our popular Eastbourne dives and certainly my personal favourite.
The 6.610 ton P & O Liner Oceana was built in 1888, She was 468ft long and had a Beam of 52ft. Whilst en route from London to Bombay with 40 passenger and a complement of 210 crew she was sunk on 16th March 1912 after colliding with the Pisagna, a 2850-ton Germen 4 masted steel barque. The Pisagna herself did not sink but was towed into Dover for repairs. Nine of the Oceana’s crew were drowned when their lifeboat capsized.

This has got to be one of the most interesting wrecks on the south coast, She rests in only 24mtrs of water at low tide and in places stands 10mtrs high.

The wreck rests on an even keel with the bows being upright and mostly intact, as you work your way back towards the stern all the superstructure has collapsed down but the sides of the vessel are still ship shape. As you get towards the engine room you come across an amazing sight, there are 4 boilers sat in pairs slap bang in the middle of the wreck, these huge round lumps of metal still in perfect condition if sunk only yesterday. Around the boilers there are big troughs full of scallop shell, mostly empty now. As you pass the boilers you are met by this huge upright structure which stands some 10mtrs high, it is infact the ships 7000hp triple expansion engines.

Every diver will find something of interest on this dive, Whether it will be the sea life of crabs, lobsters, scallops or the many species of fish that have made it their home, or portholes that are still in place or maybe even one off the silver bars & gold ingots that were left over from the ships cargo of £747.110 worth of gold and silver ingots when the ship was salvaged.

The Oceana sits on a gravel seabed and usually has good visibility.

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Evening Wreck Dive (Pentrych, Monday 24th July 2017

Evening wreck dive, Pentrych departing Brighton Marina on Monday 24th July at 17:45. Advised to arrive on boat for 17:00.

Max depth 19 metres.

Details here: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?190

Pentrych
This 3.382 ton British Steamer with a cargo of coal was sunk on 18 April 1918 by a torpedoed from the German submarine UB 40, she sunk to a depth of 22mtrs. She is a good dive for novices with parts of the wreck standing some stands 7m high from the sea bed, Although she is a well dived wreck, keep an eye out for the odd souvenir and have you seen the big gun on the stern, I have. The stern lays on its starboard side with the gun laying level with the seabed and pointing backwards towards the prop.

Telephone Dive Machine during normal working hours to book your place. Tel:01732-773553.

£30 per diver.  This is for PADI AOW or equivalent.

If you need kit hire, let us know at time of booking.

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Evening wreck dive, City of Waterford. Tuesday 25th July 2017

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Evening wreck dive is City of Waterford departing Brighton Marina on Tuesday 25th July at 18:15. Advised to arrive on boat for 17:30.

Max depth 30 metres.

Details here: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?174

City of Waterford
The City of Waterford makes for a spectacular wreck dive. Still recognizable as a ship-shape wreck, her stern & bow sections are upright and still fairly intact, but the mid-section is badly broken. Sitting on a sand scour in 30metres, she is an impressive sight when you sit on the seabed looking up at the bow with her anchors in place.

Her history is quite colourful, including action during WWII in the Irish Sea. A Nazi plane engaged her in a running battle whilst carrying a full cargo of cattle, and was eventually brought down by the lucky ship! Her captain received an MBE for this action.

She continued operating after the war as a cargo ship until eventually she was involved in a collision in 1949 with a Greek vessel in thick fog. Fish life includes the normal dense shoals of bib, pollack, wrasse, bass, conger eels, lobster & edible crabs. She is covered in Dead Mans Fingers and many species of anemones.

Telephone Dive Machine during normal working hours to book your place. Tel:01732-773553.

£30 per diver.  This is for PADI AOW or equivalent.

If you need kit hire, let us know at time of booking.