All the latest news about scuba diving and PADI training courses from Oyster Diving.
We have recently started teaching our PADI scuba diving courses in Brighton in the last few months. We use the pool at the Prince Regent which is located right in the middle of Brighton and only a short distance from Hove, Shoreham and Lewis.
We have exclusive use of the pool on a sunday evening which is the perfect time to learn to dive as it frees up most of your weekend. The floor of the pool is adjustable so we start it off nice and shallow for the beginning of the course and we can drop it down below 3m once students are comfortable in their scuba gear.
The Prince Regent has recently had some large investment including their free car park.
For more details you can find details on our website.
Having worked as a Dive Instructor in the Virgin Islands, Thailand and Egypt, Mark returned to the UK in 2006 when he founded Oyster Diving. His principle aims for the new diving centre would be to appeal to the more discerning customer by offering the best facilities, having an integrated travel agency so customers can complete their dives abroad as well as in the UK. In 2010 Mark won Sport Diver magazines' 'Best Diving Instructor'.
Djibouti - On one dive I was surrounded by five Whale Sharks and ended up in the mouth of one of them. Thank goodness they only eat plankton!
Favourite Dive Site?
Shark Reef in Egypt - I was still fairly new to diving and it was the dive that changed my life for ever. Being surrounded by a school of circling barracuda's, I was only feet away from about three feeding 6 foot Black Tip sharks. One of the sharks swam right passed me with a Barracuda still hanging out of it's mouth as if to show off it's prize. I didn't feel at all threatened and has now made me appreciate the beauty and value of sharks in the wild.
Favourite marine life?
I'm a huge fan sharks but I also love Turtles, Bat Fish and can spend hours playing with Clown Fish (Nemo).
Which countries have you dived in?
Australia, Portugal, UK, Egypt, Djibouti, Cayman Islands, Malta/Gozo, Virgin Islands, Aruba, Thailand, Maldives, Barbados.