Mediterranean diving holidays with Maltaqua

With Ryanair now offering direct flights to Malta from both Dublin and Cork, Malta is sure to be a popular dive destination for the Irish divers in 2019.

Simone from Maltaqua will be on hand at Dive Ireland 2019 to answer any questions you may have about diving in Malta. Many of you may not need an introduction, but if you have never visited the Mediterranean islands of Malta, Maltaqua are a busy third generation family dive centre in the north of the island.

Established in 1969, Maltaqua offers a full range of diving services for beginners to technical divers. They also have their own 36-bed apartment accommodation just 100 metres away from the dive base and can arrange a full package for you, including your diving, accommodation and airport shuttle transfer.

Click the logo to visit the Maltaqua website.

Are you into metal? Did you know that the Maltese islands are known for their wreck diving?
This is the Um El Faroud, a 10,000-ton and 115-meter long oil tanker. Easily accessible from shore, she lies at a depth of between 20 – 34m.
She is one of the more popular dives for advanced level divers, which you can choose to explore as part of Maltaqua’s dive packages.

Given the task to organise a short break dive trip for your club?
Check out these great offers from Maltaqua, available for any 3 or 4 
night break. With direct flights from Dublin as well as Cork, Malta is a great choice!

Donegal’s Mevagh Dive Centre returns for the Show

Mevagh Dive Centre, a 5 Star PADI Scuba Diving Centre based in Donegal, is Ireland’s largest all under one roof. Since 2004, we have been bringing divers from all over Europe and the rest of the world to some of the best wreck diving sites situated off the coast of Ireland. We provide Airport Transfers, Accommodation, as well Diving Equipment Sales, Hire, Servicing, Cylinder Testing.

We offer Scuba Diving Training all-year-round in our state-of-the-art Seawater Swimming Pool, situated on the North West coast of Ireland between Sheephaven Bay and Mulroy Bay, home to some excellent wreck diving in Ireland in some of the clearest waters for diving in Ireland.

 

Training Pool

Mevagh Dive Centre has a 3.7m purpose-built indoor dive pool, which is also suitable for swimming. The pool allows us to offer scuba diving training in a safe, warm environment. We also offer weekly swimming lessons for beginners in our indoor heated swimming pool at Carrigart, Donegal.

Shop and equipment hire

A full range of Scuba Diving and Water Sports equipment is available in our scuba shop. Also, a full range of scuba diving equipment is for hire, along with complete or part kits for hire; this includes cylinders, air, and nitrox to 300 bar.

We also have a Scuba equipment service centre. We can service equipment for all levels of divers.

Rigid Inflatable Boats (Ribs)

We operate two new Ribs – one an 8.6-metre inboard diesel and the other a 6.6-metre with outboard engine. Boats are fully equipped with electronic and safety equipment (i.e. oxygen sets) and are Department of Marine-approved.

Lecture room

Mevagh Dive Centre has a fully-equipped state-of-the-art lecture room with TV, Video, and Overhead Projector, where we can go through the basics of scuba diving, diving equipment and water safety.

Changing facilities

We have male and female changing areas with hot showers. There is also a separate area for washing scuba diving equipment after use.

Wreck diving

Mevagh Dive Centre also facilitates excursions to some of the best wreck dive sites in Europe, including the SS Laurentic, HMS Audacious, HMS Justica and U89 submarine.

Click on the Mevagh Dive Centre logo to visit their website and find out more.

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!

Time for a new dive compressor?

Is it time your club compressor was renewed or would you love to have total independence by having your very own dive compressor?

If the answer to this is “Maybe”, then pop along to see us at Dive Ireland. Full range of Bauer, Coltri & IDE Compressors + MPS Gas Booster Pumps.

“Gas Technologies… When it got to be right!”

Click on the logo to visit their website.

***NEWS JUST IN!***

Following the launch of the new ERGO Range from Coltri this month, Gas Technologies will have the ERGO MCH16 at Dive Ireland for you all to see.

The ultimate in value for money when its comes to a club compressor at an at event price that won’t be found on the internet… for one weekend only!

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.

 

Click on the logo to read more about Rubicon Diving.

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.

 

Click the logo to visit the Dive Arranmore Charters website

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.

NEW SCUBAPRO GEAR AT THE SHOW

Scubapro will be exhibiting their new K2 range of drysuit undergarments, as well as new lights for divers at this year’s Expo in Nenagh.

SCUBAPRO Undergarments K2 – Light, Medium, Extreme

K2 EXTREME

The undergarments of choice for drysuit diving, the new K2 line keeps you warm while diving dry. Sporting a modern eye-catching design, these undergarments are available in three levels of thickness to suit a variety of thermal warmth requirements. They are compatible with all kinds of drysuits.

 

  • Dual fleece material
  • Maximum thermal protection
  • Compatible with trilaminate drysuits
  • Steamer design with compression protection padding on shoulders, chest, knees
  • Storage pockets with zippers
  • Elastic wrist loops and heel straps
  • Men’s model features a front double slider zipper
    Holes on legs can be adapted to Pee-valves
  • MSRP 259,- €

K2 MEDIUM

  • Light Grid plush material
  • Warm and stretchy
  • Compatible with neoprene or trilaminate drysuits
  • Pants and long sleeve tops with side and chest pockets
  • Includes elastic wrist loops on tops and heel straps on pants
  • Unisex (black/white) sizes
  • MSRP 135,- €

K2 LIGHT

  • Warm and stretchy
  • Compatible with neoprene or trilaminate drysuits
  • Pants and long sleeve tops with side and chest pockets
  • Includes elastic wrist loops on tops and heel straps on pants
  • Available in Men (Black/White) and Women Sizes (Black/Caribbean)
  • MSRP 50,- €

Light up your dive – the new lights, 2019

 

 

NOVA 250 – new

 The new Nova 250 is versatile dive light that can be stored in the smallest BCD pocket. It offers three modes: 100% power, 50% power and Flash, plus is equipped with an over- pressure valve to release battery off-gassing, making it the safest small light on the market. Delivering 250 lumens of illumination, the Nova 250 is powered by one CR123A battery (rechargeable or disposable). The CR123A disposable battery features a shelf life of up to 10 years so you don’t have to worry about it if it stays in your BCD pocket over the winter.

 

  • Rugged matte black, blue accents aluminum body offers a stealthy “tech” look
  • Equipped with a Cree XPG LED
  • CCT (correlated color temperature): 4500ºK
  • 250 lumen illumination
  • 2700 lux @1m
  • Burn time: up to 5 hours
  • Three modes: 100% power, 50% power and Flash
  • New push-button switch on the end of the light is easy to activate when wearing gloves
  • Extended light head shroud prevents the light beam from blinding other divers
  • Double O-ring seals ensure watertight integrity
  • Powered by a CR123A battery (not included)
  • Over-pressure valve releases battery off-gassing
  • A depth rating of 150m ensures worry-free lighting in virtually all diving conditions
  • Measures 100mm x 26mm
  • Weight (including batteries): 70g
  • MSRP 69,- €

NOVA 850 / 850 WIDE / 850R / 850R WIDE – new

 The Nova 850 delivers intense illumination, ideal for lighting up the dark spaces and bringing out the vibrant colors on night dives as well as day dives. It is machined from heavy-duty aluminum so is both lightweight and built to last. It’s also easy to use. A 50% mode allows you to increase burn time if you don’t need the full power. For divers looking to brighten their dives, the Nova 850 is the perfect choice.

  • Rugged matte black, blue accents aluminum body offers a stealthy “tech” look while providing lightweight long-term durability
  • Equipped with a Cree XPL LED
  • 850 lumen illumination / 15,000 lux @1m
  • Double O-ring seals ensure watertight integrity
  • Push-button switch on the end of the light is easy to activate, even when wearing gloves
  • Extended light head shroud prevents the light beam from blinding other divers
  • Over-pressure valve releases battery off-gassing – a safety feature not normally found on dive lights at this price point
  • A depth rating of 150m ensures worry-free lighting in virtually all diving conditions.
  • Burn time: up to 2 hours on full power
  • Available as spot version (NOVA 850) with 8° light beam or WIDE version (NOVA 850 WIDE) with 80° beam angle (lower lux)
  • Nova 850 and 850 W can be powered with three disposable or rechargeable C-type batteries (not included)
  • Nova 850R and 850R WIDE is powered by one Xtar Battery 18650
  • Packaged in a reusable semi soft box
  • Measures

Nova 850: 253 x 45 mm

Nova 850 WIDE: 246 x 45 mm

Nova 850R: 161 x 45 mm

Nova 850R WIDE: 153 x 45 mm

Aquaholics added to the bill!

Aquaholics are delighted again to support Dive Ireland and will have some amazing offers at the 2019 show.

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.

 

Click the logo to visit Aquaholics’ website!

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!).

 

Click the logo to visit the website

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

Click on the logo to visit Divin’ Dec’s website