Saturday, 1 April 2017

2017 PADI Divemaster Inernships

Spend the summer becoming a professional PADI Divemaster at Dive-In Larnaca and take the first steps to a career in diving. Whether you are looking for a change in career, a summer in the sun or getting your Divemaster before heading off on your GAP year we can get you there.




Whatever your level of certification (even if you are a complete beginner), we can get you to Divemaster with our unique  programme, all courses, materials, accommodation and minimum 60 dives included in the price.





 Contact us for more details and prices or email larnaca@dive-in.com.cy .

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Dive-In Larnaca Merchandise



Many of you may not be aware that we have a large, well stocked dive shop at Dive-In Larnaca.


From log books to DSMBs, Dive computers to Regulators,, Rebreathers and Zenobia T-Shirts for the customers who have dived with us…..they make the perfect souvenir of you holiday!



T-shirts range from Xtra Small to Triple Extra Large to accommodate everyone. Here are the prices for some of our stock:
  • Zenobia T- Shirts €18.00 
  • Logbooks –  €12.00
  • DSMB - €42.00
  • Reels from €13.50 to €70.00 depending on brand and length
  • Apeks RK3 fins -  €120.00
  • Shearwater Perdix -  €900.00
  • Torches various prices depending on model
  • Apeks XTX50 with XTX40 Occy -  €525.00


We hope you like our dive kit as much as we do! We keep a large amount of stock so please just drop us a line at larnaca@dive-in.com.cy  if there is something you are interested in, or visit our Dive Store for details of more items, or come and visit us in Larnaca. 

We will be happy to help you.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Twinset diving for the first time

By Wes Clayton PADI MSDT

After single tank recreational diving for the past 10 years, I thought it was time to take the plunge into twinset, and where better to do it that at Dive-In Larnaca?
After setting up my equipment the night before I was ready to go on the day.
Sitting on the boat with a bit of anxiety I made the necessary checks and rolled in. Doing a bubble check at 6m Chris and I were ready to go.
First impression of the twinset was that the maneuverability was very different and will take some getting used to but it was fun to practice swimming through some of the archways and windows in the wreck with a different profile.
The ascent also posed a new challenge doing a swap to the stage then using the wing to do a gradual free ascent in the blue to improve my buoyancy in the new rig.
Back on shore I had a debrief with Chris who gave me lots of positive feedback and said my trim was good for the first time on twins.
All in all it was a great experience and I am now looking forward to starting my first Technical course.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Do we still need NDL Tables?

An interesting article written by by Josh Stevenson at Master Divers:

Throughout the history of diving, decompression limits have been calculated using standard No Decompression Limit (NDL) Tables, the first of which were developed in 1908 by John Haldane after several experiments exposing goats to pressure. Since then, tables have been re-developed and re-defined to provide a model for safety limits within diving based on depth and time. There are several different variations based on different decompression research, however recreationally we typically use the quite conservative Recreational Dive Planner (RDP).

NDL Tables act as a mathematical model to predict how much nitrogen our bodies will absorb during a dive based on maximum depth and bottom time. Providing we stay within the parameters of the table, do not approach the limits and follow the rules such as maximum ascent rates, we can theoretically avoid decompression complications whilst diving. However, with technological advances introducing dive computers into mainstream diving, is it still important to use dive tables?

One negative of dive tables is that their NDL limits are based on a square dive profile, assuming we will be descending to our maximum depth at the beginning of the dive and remain at that depth for our planned bottom time. This actually limits our dive time as in reality we rarely stay at our deepest depth for an entire dive, but instead step up throughout the dive to reduce the effects of pressure and extend our useable air. It is possible to plan multi-level dives using dive tables, however this can sometimes be complex to calculate and it still means you are left with a fixed dive plan with strict depths and times. Computers on the other hand periodically calculate your current time and depth throughout a dive and therefore calculate a real-time NDL based on your actual dive. This benefits divers by extending out NDL times by crediting a diver for ascending to a shallower depth at lower pressure, but will also penalise and alert a diver who is approaching their NDL limits.These constant updates allow for more flexible, yet also more controlled and safer diving.

The most basic dive computers will calculate real-time NDL limits based on time and depth, which will then be used to plan surface intervals and future dive limits per individual diver. However more advanced models can also calculate EANx dive limits and oxygen exposure, multiple gases and gas switching adding extra safety to technical diving. Some models even have digital compasses and wireless transmitters calculating real-time air consumption. Not all of these features are necessary on every dive, but each provides a real-time safety parameter that NDL tables cannot.

Due to their benefits, dive computer use has now become so engrained in modern diving that certification organisations such as PADI no longer require instructors to teach NDL tables as part of the Open Water course. But does that mean they are obsolete, or shouldn't be taught? No. Understanding dive tables and NDL limits is a vital part of understanding dive theory, dive planning and diving safety. Without the knowledge and comprehension of decompression theory and NDL limits it is difficult to understand or respect what a dive computer is telling you. Understanding what a dive computer shows is important, but so is understanding why. These principles can be taught without tables, or by demonstrations shown on computers, but the best way to illustrate the functionality of NDL limits is through learning how to use original dive tables.

That is why we will always go through the effort of teaching dive tables to make sure our students fully inderstand how decompression effects diving and how to dive safely within the NDL's. We'd still always recommend diving with computers for the added benefits and safety which current tech and future developments provide, just make sure you understand teh theory and if ever you are without a computer, revert back to the tables. Dive tables will also never run out of batteries!

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Why do eLearning?



What is eLearning ?
eLearning is an online program that lets you complete the knowledge development sections of selected courses online. Most SDI/TDI courses are available online – including the SDI speciality courses and TDI Advanced Nitrox, Decompression Procedures and CCR courses. PADI also offer the theory for their courses online and in particular the Open Water course is especially popular.

TDI Diver


The Advantages of eLearning
1. Come to the dive centre prepared:  As students can do all the theory for the courses before they come to the dive centre, they are better prepared for the in-water work. They can study at their own pace too rather than spending a day in a classroom doing all the theory at once, so they will retain their knowledge better.

2. Maximize their time: Students can fit the studying around their lives, doing a section every now and then and don’t have to spend a hot sunny day of their holiday in the classroom.

3. Maximises knowledge retention. The instructor receives a detailed report of any areas where the student has not fully understood a particular area and so can help the student overcome any problem areas.

With SDI/TDI eLearning you can complete the sections as long as you are online, some PADI courses eg Open Water are available for phones and tablets thus allowing students to be offline whilst studying.

So if you are thinking of either learning to dive or taking a speciality course just get in touch with us at Dive-In Larnaca and we can help you choose the right eLearning package for you.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

3 Reasons to Learn to Dive



If you use your holiday to explore new places – add the underwater world to that list of places to visit:     

Learning to dive is not difficult
Learning to scuba dive is often viewed as being difficult – IT’S NOT  and once you have mastered it you will find it difficult to stop!

You need to find a professional dive centre, instructor and properly maintained diving equipment. You can find all that under 1 roof at Dive-In Larnaca.



Don’t forget to complete the medical form and then sign up for PADI eLearning – so you don’t have to spend days of your holiday in a classroom – do it all before you get here.
Your Instructor will go through all the safety procedures and will be sure you are comfortable with each dive before moving onto the next.

The real ocean will astonish you
The ocean takes up about 71 percent of Earth's space, yet a whopping 95 percent of that ocean is completely unexplored. Scuba diving gives you the opportunity to explore a small part of that underwater world and come face to face with some amazing creatures.

There are also places like Zenobia wreck, one of the best shipwrecks in the world and just 3 minutes boat ride from the Dive-In Larnaca centre and is a magnet divers.



Scuba Diving is Unique
There is nowhere else on earth where you feel weightless and float like you are in space. And whilst only a handful of people will ever go into space, scuba diving is just about available to anyone!

These are just a few of the reasons for learning to dive, the only way to find out the rest is to have a go and learn to dive. So contact us at Dive-In Larnaca for more information.