Hard Hat & Chamber Dive
March 8| £65
The perfect trip for the ‘off season’ – join us for a hard hat and chamber dive. This course provides an opportunity to experience the by-gone era of diving history with participants getting the chance to use antique diving apparatus like the Siebe Gorman Standard Dress, which goes back in time some 120 years and is still in fully functional working order.
The Diver Training College has provided courses for recreational scuba divers for over 35 years. Initially, a BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club) Premier School but now is also a PADI five star and IDC centre offering courses from beginner to instructor.
An associate company CDMS Sub-Surface Engineering Ltd (A Commercial Diving Company) operates from the same commercial location which, creates a professional interface with both recreational and Commercial Diving Techniques and are therefore able to share combined skills offering a unique balance. This has proved a brilliant innovation as it gives the keen sports diver an opportunity to dive in Commercial equipment, which is a total contrast between previously gained skills in their usual recreational domain. This opportunity has also been beneficial in being able to allow those sports divers a further chance to consider a career in the Commercial Diving Industry and trying out the equipment along with simple aptitude tests in the College’s 6M deep training pool allowing the edge on making that potential important decision.
In addition, military and commercial off-shore diving equipment is also available such as the US MK. V, Aquadyne DMC7, AH2 & AH3, Divex Swindells Kirby Morgan KM17b and KM37 also a wide range of full face and band masks are available to try, including KMB10, EXO26 and AGA Divator are a few examples. Course participants are in full contact with the surface during their diving experience through a communication system built into the helmets linked to the latest modern Dive Control Panel. Tasks are available to complete whilst underwater making the dive not only interesting but also providing a challenge too.
The Decompression Chamber elemetraining ciollegent of the course is where participants are given the opportunity to dive to 50m in a controlled environment within our dive chamber. This experience is invaluable should you ever need to be treated in a chamber for decompression sickness and is a “must do” experience for all up and coming novice divers under training. This chamber dive also gives you valuable information about you personally as it shows you how the changes in depth alter your perception and how divers could get themselves into difficulty by diving too deep for too long through not enough forward thinking or preparation. As such a very comprehensive and interesting pre-dive briefing on both activities are provided which are not only interesting but some elements are fun too. Dive computers can be taken into the chamber for general interest and you can also log this as a dive in your logbook