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At Christal Seas Scuba, we're always up to something! Take a look some of the photos from our recent diving weekends, social events and holidays.

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Another great weekend back up at Stoney Cove.  Congratulations to Josh, Zac, Megan, Jack, Jennifer and Daniel for qualifying as PADI Open Water Divers and to Carl for completing his SMB Speciality. Many thanks to Darren, Trudi and Kat for all your help and to Ellie, Stephen and Claudia for doing surface cover all weekend.

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Another really good weekend up at Stoney Cove. Congratulations to Danny, Debbie, Paul, Alex, Hannah, Lucy and Kristzina for qualifying as Open Water and Drysuit Speciality divers. You all did really well and we had a great time teaching you! Great to see Ben, George, Phil and Steve pleasure diving too while the conditions are so nice. Many thanks to Nick, Steve and Tim for all your help and to Tom for doing surface cover all weekend.

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Another great weekend back up at Stoney Cove. We were really lucky and had sunshine all weekend, good visibility and fantastic divers! Congratulations to Mike, Jane, Ewan and Fin for qualifying as PADI Open Water Divers and to Ian, Irene, Carl and Sarah for completing Navigation Speciality. Many thanks to Steve, Trudi and Nick for all your help and to Tom for doing surface cover all weekend.

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Congratulations to Will, Lexie, Jenny & Riley for becoming PADI Open Water Divers today. You all did brilliantly! Also Congratulations to Tom for completing his Advanced Open Water Deep dive at Stoney Cove and to Carol, Carl & Ashley for qualifying in Wreck Speciality at Stoney Cove. Many thanks to Darren, Steve & Kat for all your help and expert tuition

Another great weekend of teaching and diving! Congratulations to our new PADI Open Water Divers James and Nigel and well done to Colin for qualifying in Drysuit Speciality.  Also Congratulations to David and Oliver for qualifying as PADI Rescue Divers - you worked really hard and definitely earned the qualification.  You all did so well and we can’t wait to carry on diving with you. Many thanks to Paul, Stuart, Laura, Trudi and Steve for looking after everyone so well.

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Another great weekend of teaching and diving! Congratulations to our new PADI Open Water Divers; Ben, Toby, Hugo, Callum, Freya, Will, Richard and Mark. You all did so well and we can’t wait to carry on diving with you. Many thanks to Steve, Tim, Sam and Simon for looking after everyone so well.

Well done and thank you to everyone for making it a great weekend. We look forward to diving with you all again soon!

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A busy and fun weekend of diving with our great team of students, instructors and Divemasters!

Plenty of congratulations, starting with James, Gary and Oliver on completing their PADI Advanced Open Water course at Stoney Cove with Paul and Kat.   Also well done to Shaun, Tyler, Cormac, Mark, Jenny, Nieve, Levi, Matthew, Peter and Lorraine for qualifying as PADI Open Water Divers at Gildenburgh.  We finished off the Bank Holiday weekend with a fun dive at Horstead Mill on Monday.

Well done and thank you to everyone for making it a great weekend. We look forward to diving with you all again soon!

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Congratulations to Jordan, Nathan, Stewart and Karen for qualifying as PADI Rescue Divers this weekend. Another tough but very rewarding course and everyone worked really hard, so well done everyone! Such a good course and important skills to learn.

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Congratulations to some of our brilliant junior divers for qualifying as PADI Open Water Divers. Well done to Jude (12), Harry (13) and Rosa (15) who all did so well  and have a lifetime of dive adventures ahead of them...

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Stoney Cove 15 & 16 August

And more smiles from the weekend, this time from our fantastic students and dive team who completed Advanced Open Water up at Stoney Cove. Congratulations to Paul, Sophie, Frances and Karine for qualifying and big thanks to Paul and Ralph for looking after them all. We've got lots more dive weekends booked for the rest of the Summer so let us know if you want to come and dive or do your Advanced Open Water or one of the fun Speciality courses.

Rescue Diver - 8 & 9 August 2020

 Congratulations to Vera, Eleanor, India and Sam for qualifying as PADI Rescue Divers. Well done all - you worked really hard and definitely earned your Rescue Diver qualification. Such a rewarding course to do and highly recommended for all divers - contact us if you want to take the next step in your diving and learn essential rescue skills...

Good to be back teaching at Stoney Cove today! 2 really nice groups and great to see the guys up here too.  Visibility not very good on the ledge but what a difference  as you get a bit deeper.. It clears below 10 metres and we had 5 metres viz on the road and 5 to 7 metres viz on the Stanegarth while doing some DM training later in the day. So much nicer than the visibility on the ledge and a fab first dive of the year on the Stanegarth!

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Congratulations to Simon (Diggory), Simon (Dazley), Simon (Taylor) and Adam P-B for qualifying as Rescue Divers a couple of weeks ago. Another great course teaching really important rescue skills. Highly recommended for all divers. Well done guys, and many thanks to Paul and Ellia for running the course and working them all so hard!

We had a great trip to the Farne Islands last weekend. Restricted numbers on the boats and things operating a bit differently in this ongoing Covid 19 era but the diving was as great as always! Good to be out diving off the boats and seeing the beautiful underwater scenery and seals.

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We've had some great dives off the North Norfolk coast this Summer.  There is so much to see and the shore dives are great for all level of diver as they are shallow and great fun.  Let us know if you want to get involved

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What a fun afternoon diving at Gildenburgh. Thank you to Sam, George, Nathan, Ashley and Neil for coming along for a couple of dives. We were pretty much the only divers there and the visibility was a half decent 3 to 4 metres so we had a really good explore and saw the plane, volvo truck , cockpit, pool table, a big pike, lots of perch, loads of crayfish and of course the double decker bus! Great to be diving again!

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Dive gear doesn't like sitting around doing nothing (who does??)  so it is important to check it out before you go for that first dive of the year.   

See our Pre season checklist for ideas on what to look for with your dive kit   

Had great fun diving at Horstead Mill yesterday with Ellia, Trudi and Lucy. So lovely to see the dive girls again and great to be underwater blowing bubbles. We got to all of 3.3 metres deep but saw lots of perch, crayfish and some eels. Plus a pair of glasses, a Corona bottle and lots of beer cans so we did a little underwater clean up too.

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So while we couldn't go diving in May due to Lockdown we did some great river snorkelling.  Really good fun and plenty of plant life and fish to see.

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We had some amazing entries to the underwater photography competition.  Well done and thank you to everyone who entered.  There are some brilliant photos   

 

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We had some amazing entries to the best dressed scuba pets competition.  Well done and thank you to everyone who entered.  All participants were last seen heading off with their new doggie buddies to dive the Bay of Biscuits.  Lucky dogs! 

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Thank you to the team at The Diver Training College in York for another brilliant day out trying the old fashioned brass helmet diving equipment followed by a dive to 50 metres in the recompression chamber.  Such a great experience and so useful to learn more about decompression illness prevention and treatment.

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Yarmouth SeaLife centre tour - Feb 2020

Thank you to the team at The Sea Life Centre in Yarmouth for a great tour around the aquarium and Q & A session with the dive team there.  A really good day out and some beautiful creatures to see

Thank you to everyone who came to the dive club Christmas Party last night. 70 of us partied the night away and we had a brilliant night with lots of food, drink, dancing and some special awards, plus we raised an amazing £710 for the RNLI and Sea Shepherd - well done and thank you everyone.

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Congratulations to every who qualified at stoney cove this weekend. We had a great weekend and it was warmer than it looks! Really good visibility and great students. Well done everyone and thank you to everyone who helped with surface cover, such a big help. 

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Congratulations to everyone who qualified at Stoney Cove at the weekend.  The weather is getting chilly but conditions in the water are great at the moment - over 10 metres visibility and still 11 degrees.  Everyone worked really hard so well done everyone and thank you to our great team of Instructors and DMs.

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Wow what an amazing trip in South Africa & Mozambique ..From Diving with sharks in Gansbaai & fur Seals & a kelp Forest in Simon’s Town , then saw the penguins, visited a botanical garden & stood on top of Table Mountain drinking gin in Cape Town, Dived with Bull sharks, Hammerheads, Oceanic Black tips, & more , dolphins turtles rays in Mozambique & rode those fun choppy 2- 4 meter waves, then to top it all we went back to South Africa to the most beautiful Rhino Ridge lodge In Hluhluwe & Umfolizi had a safari, with close encounters of Rhino, elephants & giraffes to name a few!! 

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Well done and thank you to everyone at Stoney Cove  - it's getting chilly but what great visibility.  Thank you to all the team and to everyone who did surface cover all weekend.  

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The group have just had their last day on the boat in the Red Sea and it looks lovely out there. Congratulations to Oliver for completing Deep Speciality and to Nick and Paul for Tec45 & Tec50. Well done and thank you everyone for coming and making it such a successful trip. 

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Stoney Cove - 5 & 6 October 2019

Congratulations to everyone who qualified at Stoney Cove at the weekend.  Another great weekend with great students and well done to Elyse, Lewis and Jenny for qualifying as Open Water Divers and to Michael and Hattie for getting their Drysuit Speciality.  Well done everyone and  big thanks to Paul, Richard, Tracy & Kat for all your hard work and to everyone who helped with surface cover.  

Congratulations to everyone who qualified at stoney cove at the weekend. Mixed weather but great students and great dives. Congratulations to Belinda, Breagh and Gabriel for qualifying as Open Water divers, Morgan and Leonard for drysuit speciality and Pam for Advanced Open Water, plus Simon and Richard for completing their Wreck Specialist course too. Well done everyone and thank you to our fantastic team and to Shelley, Rod and Sara for doing surface cover all weekend.

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Rescue Diver - 21 & 22 Sept 2019

Congratulations to our newest Rescue Divers - Simon, Stuart, Oliver, Josh, Ben & Ethan who all worked really hard at the weekend and passed their Rescue Diver course in style. A really tough, but rewarding, course so well done guys! Huge thanks to Instructors Paul and Richard for running the weekend and to Divemasters Richard, Tracy, George, Darren and Claire for being such brilliant 'victims. Well done and thank you everyone.

We had another great weekend at Stoney Cove. Good weather, good visibility, loads of fish and some great new divers!  Congratulations to everyone who qualified including Alison & Irene for Advanced Open Water, Anna & Dean for Drysuit Speciality and Joe, Nikki, Deborah, Kirsty, Barhav, Reece, Tyron, Lenny & Chris for Open Water. Huge thanks to our fantastic dive team for a great job and to Tom & Anna for doing surface cover all weekend. Very much appreciated.

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The guys had a great time in the Farne Islands with 3 days of really good diving and plenty of seals and other marine life.

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We had another great weekend at Stoney Cove. Good weather and the visibility has improved which is great news! Thousands of fish on the ledge too which made it really fun. Congratulations to everyone who qualified including Simon C and Simon D for Wreck Speciality, Emily and Jason for Advanced Open Water, Leigh for Drysuit and Ralph, Tom, Libby & Mark for Open Water. Huge thanks to our fantastic dive team for a great job and to everyone who did surface cover all weekend. Very much appreciated.

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The group had an interesting time in Bikini Atoll diving the incredible wrecks in the area. Medical circumstances altered the planned itinery but the guys got some good dives in on the Saratoga and also discovered some new dive sites around Kwajalein including an aeroplane grave yard full of planes and some great shipwrecks.  Congratulations to Ben & Lauren for completing their Tec50 qualification and thank you everyone for coming and to the captain and crew of Trukmaster for looking after everyone so well.

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We had another great weekend up at Stoney Cove in the sunshine. The visibility was pretty bad but we found our way round and saw loads of fish (and Nessie!).     Congratulations to everyone who qualified in Open Water, Drysuit Speciality and Advanced Open Water - You all did really well!  Many thanks to Mandy, Simon, Pete and Liv's Mum & Dad for doing surface cover all weekend - very much appreciated.  

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We had another great weekend up at Stoney Cove in the sunshine. There was loads of fish again an we had some great students.   Congratulations to everyone who qualified in Open Water, Drysuit Speciality and Advanced Open Water - You all did really well!  Many thanks to Mr Chaudhry and Tom & Teddy for doing surface cover.  

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We had another great weekend up at Stoney Cove in the sunshine. There was loads of fish and it was fairly quiet up there.  Congratulations to everyone who qualified in Open Water, Drysuit Speciality, SMB and Advanced Open Water - You all did really well!  Many thanks to Trudi, Nick & Ellia for all your hard work and to Alison, Steve and Tom for doing surface cover all weekend.  

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Wow, we had a lovely time in the Red Sea with perfect conditions - calm seas, warm water and great visibility to dive the fantastic wrecks and reefs of the Northern Red Sea. Many thanks to the guides and crew of Cyclone for looking after us so well and thank you to everyone who came for making it such a great trip. Congratulations to those who achieved milestones during the week including: Nigel for 450 dives, David (Trigger) for 150 dives, Rhonda, Jasmin, Carl & Sarah for 100 dives, Joe, Lauren, Rachel, Jason, James & Sam for 50 dives. Congratulations also to Sam for completing Wreck Speciality and to Jason, Kat, Rhonda, Jasmin & Sam for completing Deep Speciality and Sarah for doing many of her Rescue Diver skills. Well done everyone and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Congratulations to everyone who qualified at Stoney Cove this weekend.  We had a really good weekend, the weather was mixed but the conditions underwater were great.   Everyone did great and we hope you all enjoyed it.  Thank you to the Instructors and Divemasters for your hard work and to Jan & Dickie for doing surface cover all weekend.

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Congratulations to everyone who qualified at Stoney Cove this weekend.  We had a really good weekend and everyone did great and we hope you all enjoyed it.  Thank you to the Instructors and Divemasters for your hard work and to those who did surface cover all weekend.

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Rescue Diver - 25 & 26 May 2019

Congratulations to our new Rescue Divers Claire, Jane & Theo. Another great course with some challenges and some great achievements for everyone.  Well done everyone and big thanks to Paul, David, Fern & Natalie for looking after and challenging everyone all weekend.   

Congratulations to everyone who qualified at Stoney Cove this weekend.  We had a really good weekend and everyone did great and we hope you all enjoyed it.  Thank you to the Instructors and Divemasters for your hard work and to those who did surface cover all weekend.

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Rescue Diver - 11 & 12 May 2019

Congratulations to our new PADI RescueDIvers Jason, Kat, Sam and Lee. They were encouraged and challenged all weekend by the wonderful Instructor-Divemaster Team of Marcus, Trudi, Jim, Fern and Nick; all the candidates made huge progress over their time participating on the course through sheer hard work and determination.  Well done and thank you everyone!

Congratulations to everyone who qualified at Stoney Cove this weekend.  Everyone did great and we hope you all enjoyed it.  Thank you to the Instructors and Divemasters for your hard work and to those who did surface cover all weekend.

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Wow, we had an amazing time in the Red Sea.  We saw some amazing things including sharks, rays, beautiful corals and had a fantastic time snorkelling with dolphins.  Also we had some great achievements during the week; Phil for doing 20 dives, Alex 25 dives, Jasmin 50 dives, Geoff 150 dives, Tim 1,00 dives and Conrad for doing his Boat Diver Speciality.  Many thanks to everyone who came for making it such a great trip and to Mario from Scuba Travel for the amazing photos and to the guides and crew of Hurricane for looking after us so well.

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Wow, what a great weekend up at Stoney Cove in the sunshine!  The water is warming up and getting clearer too so a really nice weekend up there with some great students and staff.   Well done everyone who qualified in a range of courses including Wreck Speciality, Advanced Open Water, Open Water and Drysuit Speciality.   Huge thanks to all the Instructors and Divemasters for your hard work and to Tracy and Shaun for doing surface cover all weekend.  Well done and thank you everyone. Many more weekends to come now... See the website for more dates and let us know if you would like to come along.

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