Gas Technologies to light up Dive Ireland 2019!

Gas Technologies are delighted to be back again at the premier Irish diving event this year.


Whether it be Open Circuit Recreational or Closed Circuit, Mixed Gas Technical CCR, the one thing that is paramount to all divers is access to clean, breathable gas / air.


For over 20 years, Gas Technologies have been supplying market-leading breathing air equipment from IDE, Coltri and Bauer to our customers across the globe.


In 2016, we commenced distribution for the UK and Ireland for the full range of MPS Gas Booster Pumps. MPS are a world leader in the production of high pressure gas production and we are proud to be associated with a company that is passionate about being at the pinnacle in their field.


We have just recently obtained the dealership for the Jaunt range of diving lights, which we launched at the Birmingham dive show with amazing results, and are looking forward to showing some of the range at the Irish Dive Show.


Should the requirement be for a club or for an individual, if you need some information on what’s available out there today, please drop by when you are at the Dive Show, as we would love to have a chat!


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Rubicon Diving for the Nenagh show

Rubicon Diving has been operating for 15 years from its main base in the Marina Rubicon in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote.

Since opening in 2002, we have expanded from one dive centre offering guided recreational dives to the island’s largest dive operation, with three separate dive centres.

All of our dive centres can provide technical and rebreather training as well as recreational diving.


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Rory Golden: Diver, Speaker, Explorer

Rory Golden became the first Irish diver to visit the site of RMS Titanic in August 2000. He was a member of an expedition that recovered 800 artefacts from nearly 4,000 metres. His dive was in a Russian submersible, and he left a memorial plaque on the wreck on behalf of the people of Ireland. He also spotted the main ship’s wheel, which was recovered on the dive.

Returning in August 2005, he left two more memorial plaques from Belfast on the ship. This expedition was broadcast as a documentary, “A Journey to Remember”, on BBC. The trip to the seabed takes two-and-a-half hours, with a total journey time of 12 hours. The submarines have a life support pressure hull of only 2 metres diameter for three, and an operating depth of 6,000 metres. The external pressure at 4,000 metres is 400 Bar, or 6,000 lbs per square inch.

More people have been to outer space than to these ocean depths.

Rory’s talks include: a 15-date UK tour, Titanic – Belfast, the National Museum of Ireland, National Concert Hall Dublin, Belfast City Council, Irish Titanic Historical Society, Belfast Titanic Society, Irish and UK dive shows, National Maritime Museum, National Maritime College of Ireland, schools and colleges, after dinner events, Oceanology International and The Explorers Club.

His presentation includes images from his own trips, but also many unique ones taken by his friend, the late Ralph White, from the 1985 wreck discovery and the first artefact recovery trip in 1987.

MD of Virgin Records Ireland for 15 years, Rory founded his own company, Flagship Scubadiving Ltd, when he left the music industry after 25 years.

He has been involved in diving since 1976, as instructor and commercial diver, as well as PRO for the Irish Underwater Council. His company supplies and services diving and specialised marine equipment to state agencies, such as the Irish Coast Guard, Navy Divers, Civil Defence, Army Ranger Wing, the Garda Water Unit, Inland Fisheries, and Search & Recovery units.

An ambassador for the Titanic100 Cobh 2012 commemoration events, he also spoke at Belfast City Hall on the 100th anniversary of the sinking on April 15th. He is a regular contributor to BBC and RTÉ broadcasting authorities –

He has climbed Mont Blanc and Kilimanjaro, did a tandem freefall parachute jump from 13,500 feet for the ISPCC children’s charity, and set up Ireland’s first inland dive centre in a flooded slate quarry near Nenagh in Portroe, Co Tipperary. He is a regular hiker in Wicklow and Connemara.

In March 2013 he was a member of the Bezos Expedition’s F-1 Engine Recovery Project, which recovered Apollo F-1 rocket engines from 4,200 metres in the North Atlantic, including the centre engine from Apollo 11. The team was awarded a Citation of Merit by the Explorers Club of New York –

Rory is also a Member International of the Explorers Club, vice-Chair of its Great Britain and Ireland Chapter, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society

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“Rory is wonderful to listen to – his passion, enthusiasm and ability to respond dynamically to the unique characteristics of each audience, make the delivery of his subject matter a pleasure to listen to. Charismatic, entertaining and engaging are the understatements of the day. Keep it up, you’re great at it!”

Susan Heaney, Ocean Exploration Manager, Titanic Belfast

“Seascapes attended one of the most memorable events held to commemorate the Titanic. On Thursday evening last you could hear a pin drop – Rory talked without any reference to notes, letting the images on the screen behind him take listeners in the rapt audience on the journey of discovery to the bottom of the Atlantic where the great vessel the Titanic lies at rest.”

Marcus Connaughton, Seascapes, RTÉ Radio 1

“Rory has this remarkable ability to transport his audience, and you find yourself stood on the dock watching RMS Titanic set sail. It doesn’t matter how big or small the venue is, he has a warm storytelling manner that draws you in. Would I hire him as a speaker again? For sure. Rory knows his facts, listens to the brief, tailors his talk to the audience, and judges his timing perfectly.”

Rosemary Lunn, The Underwater Marketing Company

“Rory delivered an unbelievable presentation on the evening and, as required, customised this perfectly to make it relevant to his audience. He spoke about his life events, including his times in the music industry and how these coincided with his adventures to the bottom of the ocean to visit the Titanic and Apollo engines, amongst other things. We found his presentation fascinating, moving and in some places emotional. It was immediately obvious the incredible attention to detail which was put into this event by Rory, not to mention the decades beforehand that come together to allow for such a passionate speech for his audience.”

Brian Dempsey, past President of the IPAV

“I’d like to call out a bunch of thank yous to Rory Golden for his incredible Irish wisdom, which put us on the right track multiple times. Rory also wins the best eye award – nobody could spot faint markings and mentally map twisted, corroded, 90% concealed parts like Rory.”

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and sponsor of the Apollo F-1 Engine Search & Recovery Project


Roots Red Sea exhibition at the dive show


Roots Red Sea will be promoting their Open Ocean project and ‘My Big Blue’ liveabord at Dive Ireland International Expo 2019.



Brand profile: Roots Red Sea is the Red Sea’s most unique dive resort, nestling into a back drop of the mountains and providing direct access to the pristine reefs miles from anywhere.

TripAdvisor granted Roots ‘Hall of Fame’ status after 5 successive years of receiving their top awards based on excellent client reviews.

The resort is described by guests as the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of the better-known operators and daily boat diving. Looking for something different? Roots is the place; you will never look back.

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Brand Profile: Not all liveaboards are the same! Big Blue safaris are tailored to suit the clients – no rigid itineraries, no crowded dive sites, just great service, great diving and a quality boat. Simples!

Talk to Big Blue before you book your liveaboard in the Red Sea.

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Brand Profile: For Universities, Researchers, Interns, Schools, Divers, Volunteers and Conservationists, OOSC are a unique resource centre with myriads of opportunities. Volunteering at Open Ocean Science Centres provides an ideal opportunity to get involved in many aspects of Environmental Conservation and Marine Biology Citizen Science. Divers and non-divers are welcome to join the programme.

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Roots Red Sea is managed by British-owned and run Pharaoh Dive Club, which offers spectacular Red Sea diving for divers who want to enjoy their dives at their own pace, without crowds and with freedom to explore. Pharaoh Dive Club have built their exceptional reputation with the totally relaxed approach to safe diving. It’s your holiday – you do what you want to, when you want to, all under the safe, watchful eye of the Pharaoh team.

Dive Arranmore aboard for the Nenagh show


Welcome to Dive Arranmore Charters, situated off northwest Donegal along Ireland’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way!

During your visit to Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, why not come along and experience one of the many marine activities which we offer on ‘Elsie Jayne’, our charter boat. The Elsie Jayne can be chartered to provide a range of marine-based leisure activities, including diving, wreck diving, sea angling, sea safari trips, seal watching, and our ever popular marine heritage tours.


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Scubapro for the Dive Show

‘Deep down you want the best!’


International dive gear heavyweights Scubapro will be joining us at Dive Ireland International Expo 2019 in Nenagh on March 2nd and 3rd. Click the logo to visit the Scubapro website and find out more.

Aquaholics added to the bill!

PADI Dive Centre – Aquaholics run a 5-Star PADI Dive centre, based in Portstewart, Northern Ireland on the north Irish coast, open six days a week, diving seven days a week. Come and dive with us to discover the underwater world of Northern Ireland. We offer full range of scuba diving course in Northern Ireland.


Aquaholics dive centre

PADI Diving Courses – We provide fully accredited PADI diving courses in Northern Ireland. Whether you want to try scuba diving, become a PADI Master Scuba Diver or Go Pro, let our PADI instructors guide you to your goal.

Dive Shop – Aquaholics Dive Shop is based in Portstewart, Northern Ireland. It stocks a full range of regulators, BCDs, fins, masks, snorkels, wetsuits, drysuits, cylinders and all major brands – Apeks, Beaver, Bowstone, Fourth Element, Go Pro, Halcyon, Oceanic, Scubapro, Sea & Sea, Suunto and Typhoon.

Sea Safaris – Aquaholics boat trips run from Portstewart and Ballycastle and cover the whole of the north coast, the Giant’s Causeway, Rathlin Island, Malin Head and the Scottish Isles. Boat charter and scheduled trips available. Explore Northern Ireland’ s coastline from the sea.


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Scubadive West are coming to Nenagh!

Scubadive West have the experience, the equipment and the ideal location at scenic Renvyle, Co Galway, to get you diving!

The family-run business is operated by brothers Breffni and Cillian Gray. Each have 30 years of diving experience. Their parents, Shane and Olli Gray, started diving in 1963 and established Ireland’s first dive school in 1974. They moved to beautiful Connemara and established Scubadive West in 1992.

We’re looking forward to seeing what Scubadive West will bring to the dive show in Nenagh next March! Click the logo to visit their website.


Dive Ireland welcomes Safari Diving to Nenagh

safari diving lanzarote

Safari Diving Lanzarote is a dive centre located on the beach in Puerto del Carmen.

After having worked as agents for Safari Diving in the UK, Steve and Wendy Hicks became the proud owners of Safari Diving in Puerto Del Carmen on Lanzarote.

Safari Diving is a dive centre committed to a high level of diver safety and quality training.

This award-winning dive centre has been established for over 35 years and are winners of the prestigious ‘Q’ Award, Sports Diver Dive Centre of Year for Europe, Middle East and Africa; and are an Approved Ministry of Defence dive school (one of only 10 dive centres world-wide!).


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Divin’ Dec for the Dive Show!

Donegal scuba diving school and equipment sales & rental specialist Divin’ Dec will be in attendance at the dive show on March 2nd and 3rd.

Run by Declan Burke, Divin’ Dec provides expeditions to some amazing dive sites. The school also provides people with the opportunity of learning how to dive in Ireland’s cleanest waters, with sheltered diving available 365 days of the year. Divin’ Dec also offers a series of advanced and speciality courses

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