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Recent Servicing Issues

Just some of the issues with customers equipment that was serviced this month.
Don’t worry you will never be named.
We are just pleased to be able to get your equipment back into safe working condition’s.
Remember your life depends on fully functioning and well maintained equipment by our trained and experienced service technician’s.

If you need you kit serviced please contact us:

Wreck dive on the S.S. Pentrych

We had an excellent dive on the S.S. Pentrych on Tuesday.
The wreck was teeming with fish life.
TomPot Blennies, Pout in their hundred, Green Wrasse, Conger, Edible and Velvet swimming crabs and Lobsters. The visibility following the heavy rain was lower than normal, around 2 metres. Gary McFarlane qualified on his PADI Deep speciality completing his navigational deep skills. Mark Davey completed his Deep dive as part of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. Well done to both of you.

Channel diver in port  Divers on the boat  Diver with SMB  Back on the dive boat

Divers Qualified this weekend

Another exciting weekend of diving with happy newly qualified Open Water Rescue and Specialty Dry suit divers.
Although the weather and the water was a little chilly this weekend (6 degree’s) the enthusiasm from the staff of Dive Machine and the students made the weekend a great Success.
Saturday we had one newly qualified PADI Rescue Diver.
Well done Will.

This Sunday it was Samantha, Allen and Tammy who qualified as PADI Open Water Divers.
Well done to you all for braving the “nippy conditions”. The hot food and drinks from the burger van went down very well as a warming ready for the 2nd dive.

David Johnson, Chris Pelham and Allen also qualified as Dry Suit specialty divers with superb skills performance.
Elliott, we know you was unable to complete today due to a medical problem but rest assured we will see you back at the lake in 2 weeks time to get you qualified.

The staff of Dive Machine did an excellent job keeping the enthusiasm going and it was great to see so many newly qualified smiling faces at the end of the day, so I must say thank you to the team, Samantha Varns, Andy Munden, Helen Acton, Colin Beard, Kevin Hadley and Paul Cook for excellent professional work.
Tammy, enjoy Malaysia next week and Samantha have great time in the Philippines with you new diving skills.

Robert Varns (PADI Course Director)


Suunto new ESD protection for Dive Computers

Electro Static Discharge (ESD) protection for dive computers.

Suunto has of March 2016 set a directive for all Suunto service technicians to follow.
Only service centre’s that have ESD protection in place are allowed to service Suunto computers.

  • What is ESD?
  • How can it harm my computer?
  • How do I know if the service centre has ESD protection in place?
  • Do you know how much voltage is needed to damage a computer?This directive also protects any other dive computer from ESD.
    Oceanic, Apeks, Uemis, Scubapro, Aladin, etc.

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The blue mat is an electrical discharge mat to remove erranous static.
The technician is also wearing a blue wristband which is also connected to earth any static.

More info regarding ESD on Wikipedia

Maldives Presentation evening

Up-coming Maldives trip

Did you miss the presentation for the Maldives trip on Wednesday 9th March?
Please download it here to watch: Maldives March 2016 presentation It will run in powerpoint or similar.
If you have any additional question’s just get back to us.
Contact Us: Tel: 01732773553 or Email:

Dive Machine.
Unit 11, Orchard Business Centre,
Sanderson Way,
Tonbridge, Kent. TN91QF


Another Enriched Air Diver Qualifies

Well done to Christopher Pelham on completing his EanX, enriched air diver PADI speciality course yesterday with Course Director Robert Varns. The enriched air course takes divers through planning enriched air dives with cylinder analysis of the mixed gasses and how to use an enriched air computer correctly.
Chris started his diving with Dive Machine in 2011 and has a renewed love of diving after completing his Advanced Open Water whilst in Cyprus. His AOW course included a deep dive on the well known ferry Zenobia. With his rekindled love for diving he is heading towards Master Scuba Diver over the coming months with 2 other specialities to complete. Well done Chris.


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