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Annual 2 day January Scuba Sale

Once again the hugely popular Dive Machine annual sale weekend is almost upon us again.

None of our items will be available at these prices on-line and will only be open to personal callers in the dive centre.

Previous customers know this is a sale not to be missed.
Genuine 10% off everything in store.
Up to 80% off selected item’s.
If that’s not enough the popular buy any 2 training courses and get a 3rd at 50% off* (*lowest price course purchased)

We also have a huge range of 2nd hand quality used item’s. More this year than ever before.
There are Computers, BCD’s, Regulators, Cylinders, Stage aluminium cylinders, Wing’s, SMB’s, Reels, Wetsuits, Drysuits, gloves, hoods, Dive Bags and many other accessories available.
Just too many to mention. Come have a browse with many item’s starting as low as 50p each.

Our 2 day sale opens on:-
Saturday 6th January at 09:30 until 17:30 also
Sunday 7th January 10:00 -16:00

Need more info: regarding our 2 day sale? EMAIL – US

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Santa Dives for December 2017

Santa Dives.

Anyone up for a Santa Dive?

There are 2 days of Santa Dives locally this year.
These are fun day’s being dressed as Santa, where you can do 1 or 2 dives in a Santa suit. (you will need your own suit)

Saturday 23rd December 10:00 (Preferred date)

Buckland Lake £10 or £5 if wearing a full Santa Suit.
Just a hat will not get the £5 discount.

Sunday 24th December 10:00

Leybourne Lakes £8 per Santa Diver

Please ring 01732-773553 or email robert@divemachine.co.uk if you are interested in either of these Santa days.
If you need dive equipment hire please let us know.

  

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PADI Diver training courses at Divers Cove

What a terrific weekend at Divers Cove in Godstone.

With our PADI Open Water, Rescue and Speciality Dry suit divers undergoing their open water assesments this weekend we all had a fabulous time.

Well done to everyone who took part on a very chilly but fun weekend.

Congratulations
to all the students getting through their courses and the Instructors with Divemasters assisting.

We even had 2 froups of  great pleasure divers taking part over the 2 days there with Dive Machine.

Thank you all for a fun weekend. — at Divers Cove Scuba Diving.

More Photo’s here:-

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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