Dykevenemang i Norden under de senaste veckorna

Dykevenemang runt om i landet
Det har varit ett par händelserika veckor i Sverige och resten av Norden de senaste veckorna. Många arrangemang har tagit plats runt om i landet och många fler planerade. PADI var medarrangör av flera av dessa event och här delar vi med oss av några av dessa.

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Den 30 Maj så samlades många dykare och support staff i Nynäshamn och deltog i ett städningsdyk in Nynäshamn. Många företag som NOC Dyk och Marin, ECO Dive, BigBag, Nynäshamns Kommun och andra deltog och sponsrade dagen. Dagen var späckad med dykning, tävlingar och god mat. Inspirerande och kul dag. Tack till alla Project Aware dykare som deltog.

GoPro Presentation
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Många var samlade på Dive Team Lysekil under första helgen i Juni för att lyssna på hur man ska gå tillväga om man är intresserad av att arbeta inom dykning runt om i världen. Tack till Dive Team för organisationen och alla som deltog.

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PADI TecRec organiserade en presentation angående TecRec och hur man går till väga for att organisera och sponsra en expedition. 50 personer kom till Havets Hus i Lysekil för att lyssna och ställa frågor.

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Dykning.net deltog i en kul dag i Köping med musik och tävlingar den 30 Maj. Dykningen fick mycket uppmärksamhet och många visade  intresse av att lära sig dyka.

 

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Många intresserade kom för lyssna och ställa frågor hur man kan göra sin passion till ett jobb.Trevlig kväll på H20 Lund.

 

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Grattis till Martin på Ocean Adventures i Danmark som fick pris för allt han har gjort inom dykindustrin i Danmark de senaste året.

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Missa inte att arrangera en dykdag under Women’s dive day den 18 July 2015. Dyk säkert och Dyk väl. Vi hörs snart.

Jonas Samuelsson
PADI Regional Manager
Sverige och Danmark

Dykningens dag 30 Maj 2015 I Nynäshamn

Som ett led i den ökade miljöpåverkan som sker så genomför ECODIVE AB och NOC DYK & MARIN i samarbete med Project Aware och PADI en miljödag för att visa hur nedskräpningen påverkar våra hamnar och Kustområden samt hur man med enkla medel kan skydda miljön i våra Hamn och Kustområden

thQ2GBIT5SProjektet genomförs på ideel basis med sponsring av tävlings priser ifrån några aktörer inom sportdykarbranschen. I samband med projektet kommer några tävlingsmoment att finnas med fina priser för deltagarna. Självklart finns det även plats för icke dykare att hjälpa till med omhändertagandet av skräp på kajen.

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Ladda mobiltelefonen och delta i selfie tävlingen. DVS ta ett unikt roligt annorlunda kort och ha chansen att vinna ett fint pris i slutet av dagen. Tävlings jury och enväldig domare är PADI och Aware personalen på plats… Korten laddas upp på en FB sida där bedömning och Lottning sedan sker av Project Awares och PADI´s Personal som enväldiga domare. Under dagen organiserar Komunen Kaffe och macka till deltagarna.

Alla är inbjudna att medverka. Anmälan sker till:
www.ecodive.se, www.nocdyk.se, [email protected]

Välkomna tilll Dykningens dag den 30 Maj i Nynäshamn.

 

 

Staff Spotlight: Matt Wenger (Consultant, Training & Quality Management)

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Contact Details:

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 (0) 117 300 7390

A quick bio:

Originally I’m form Zug in Switzerland, I always was the “black sheep” in our family and I knew I not will end up working normal 9-5 jobs. I started traveling the world when I was 19, spent most of my time in the sunny Caribbean. I started working with a small German Dive center where I completed all my PADI courses. After stations in Asia, Maldives I’m back in Europe. Since May 2014 I’m part of the Training and Quality Management Team. My job is it to answer training related questions to our members, additionally we monitor the quality of PADI course thought in the EMEA region. I do love every minute of my job……

When did you first learn to dive?

I started diving when I was 14 years old with my brother in Cyprus. Crazy time if I think back…..My brother surfaced after the 4th dive and asked the instructor why his ears hurt when he descent. The instructor told him “you got to equalize” my brother’s response “didn’t know”

How many dives have you done?

A lot, more than 7000

What is the first bit of dive equipment you bought?

That was a TUSA Mask, I loved it! Until one day a pretty big diver sit on it, the rest is history.

If you could only pack one bit of dive equipment to take with you on a trip what would it be?

Mask, without a doubt

What is your favourite dive site in the UK?

Must be Vobster Quarry (the only one I divedJ)

What is your favourite dive site in the world?

WOW, what a difficult question. That must be either the Cenotes in Mexico or Darwin Arches in the Galapagos.

What song do you currently like to listen to before you go diving?

????????? Who listens to music before diving? I listen to briefings……..

What is your favourite animal underwater?

Eagle Ray

What animal would you love to see on your next dive?

I want to dive with Manatees, which must be awesome.

What dive site is at the top of your to wish list?

Stoney Cove 🙂

What sort of food do you pack in your lunch box to eat between dives?

Red Bull (Breakfast for Champions)

If you could go diving with someone (dead or alive) who would it be?

The Family Guy

Staff Spotlight: Tayi Orri (Consultant, Training and Quality Management)

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Contact Details:

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 (0) 117 300 7234

A quick bio:

The first time I used a mask and a pair of fins was in a swimming pool in Patagonia in 1991 when I was almost two years old. My parents owned a PADI Dive Resort and soon I became a diver. I snorkelled at the sea for the first time when I was 3 years old and I begun to scuba dive in the cold waters of Patagonia with sea lions and dolphins at the age of 10. After becoming a music teacher at the University of Almería in Spain, I became a PADI Instructor and quickly progressed to become an IDC Staff Instructor in 2011. I worked as an IDC Staff Instructor for two years in Spain and last year I worked in the Dominican Republic. I joined PADI in January 2014 as a Training and Quality Management consultant.

When did you first learn to dive?

I did my first dive in Puerto Madryn Argentina, as a kid. But I got certified many years later in Spain.

How many dives have you done?

1000+

What is the first bit of dive equipment you bought?

A shining yellow mask and a wetsuit made to measure! I was so tiny!

If you could only pack one bit of dive equipment to take with you on a trip what would it be? 

My mask!

What is your favourite dive site in the UK?

I have made just two dives in the UK for now. They were in Swanage and I had a great time diving with Almudena Pineiro J. We saw two really nice small rays!

What is your favourite dive site in the world?

I think I need to dive in more places to answer this question, but I love to dive in Almeria (South of Spain). It´s beautiful to dive in the ancient reefs form by the “Posidonia oceánica” (sea grass) and find all kind of hidden creatures in them!

What song do you currently like to listen to before you go diving?

Any happy song!!! I love music!

What is your favourite animal underwater?

Flabellina!!! I love all the mini life! But I also love all kind of rays!

What animal would you love to see on your next dive?

A whale shark! That will be awesome! J

What dive site is at the top of your to wish list?

Maldives, Thailand, Bahamas, Cayman Island, Iceland! I have a really long list!

What sort of food do you pack in your lunch box to eat between dives?

Cribs, chocolate, sandwiches…

If you could go diving with someone (dead or alive) who would it be?

All my family and boyfriend together! We are all divers! 🙂

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Diversnight and cake

Diversnight on the 6th of November 2014

Atlantis Dive CollegeDiversnight is an international night dive, and is all about diving and the social aspect of diving. Groups of divers register their site on diversnight.com and arrange a night dive that includes cake. Cake is one of the key ingredients in Diversnight, as this is what Diversnight once was founded on. Diversnight takes place the first Thursday of November every year. Now, it used to be the first Thursday of December, but in 2010 the Nordic countries experienced a really rough winter and no open water could be found to dive in so the diversnight.com organizers decided to move it one month earlier. The actual dive takes place at the time that matches the year, every year. For 2012, the dive took place at 20:12 (8:12PM) local time. For 2013, it took place at 20:13 (8:13PM) local time, and for 2014 the dive will take place at 20:14 (8:14PM). Get the idea?

How can we partake?

In order to partake in this fantastic, international event, either contact your PADI dive center and ask them to arrange an event or gather your diving friends and register your site! Check the registered sites on diversnight.com to see if your local PADI Dive center has already registered a dive site. Only one person (the organizer of the local event) per dive site needs to register. Each dive shop, or group, will have to keep their own roster of participants.

Some history about the previous Diversnight

2005: 351 divers in Norway.
2006: 889 divers in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
2007: 1859 divers in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Svalbard.
2008: 2183 divers in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Egypt, Indonesia, France, Spain, Faroe Islands and Belgium.
2009: 2749 divers, 218 dive sites and 20 countries
2010: 1700 divers, 175 dive sites and 22 countries
2011: 2577 divers, 196 dive sites and 24 countries
2012: 2322 divers, 231 dive sites and 25 countries
2013: 2113 divers, 167 dive sites and 20 countries
2014: ???

Enjoy the night dive and remember if you never done a night dive before contact your local PADI dive center and they can organize everything you need to complete to participate in this amazing international diving event.