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Here we share our experiences diving and give you a great insight into everything scuba, from equipment reviews, personal accounts on various PADI diving courses, Uk diving adventures – inland & at sea and most of all show you how us Andarkian’s are doing our bit to help promote the oceans health.

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A REAL LIFE MERMAID

My athletic prowess consists of being able to float and sink. And that’s it really! Even when I was a little kid I could dive in the deep end for pennies. My dad taught me to snorkel in the 70’s but it wasn’t until I was 28 (1994) that I learnt to dive

TWENTY YEARS A DIVEMASTER

2022, is my 20th year as a working PADI Divemaster with Andark. Although my love of diving started well over 40 years ago with a try dive in the South of France, like many, life got in the way;

Becoming a Commercial Diver

This two week course was one of the best diving courses I’ve ever done. It was very hard work but each day was different and exciting…

ANDARK SUNDAY DIVE AT WRAYSBURY

A nice 0745 start for our Sunday morning dive trip to Wraysbury… Testing kits for comfort, safety & aese…

PADI Advanced open water Course – A fun filled weekend

When we arrived at Andark Saturday morning, we collected all our kit and equipment that we needed for the course and headed down to Andark Lake. Once we got there, we unloaded the van and put together our gear.

COMPLETING MY PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE

The day started off with getting all required diving equipment to the lake and setting up. Then it was onto all the essential paperwork – and knowledge reviews of course

Andark’s NEW Scholars 2021

WE WELCOME YOU…

Meet Cameron & Jordan our new Andark Scholars who share a short story each about their life in the diving world so far..

Season 2 Ep2: Emma, PADI Regional Mgr on The Community Spirit of Scuba Diving – All In this TOGETHER

We chat to Emma Samuelsson about the rise of female scuba divers, the need for community &…

MY PADI OPEN WATER EXPERIENCE

I am from Brazil and believe it or not, Scuba Diving is not a popular sport over there. We swim, we snorkel, but that’s it. Of course, some places teach you to dive, but I believe they are still growing, and have a lot of developing to do. To be honest, it never crossed my […]

Sophie’s Blog – Week 7

This week I assisted on the PADI Rescue course with instructor Stainton and four students. We practised the rescue skills in the lake then the next day was scenarios. This involved lots of incidents that the students had to work together to resolve including injuries, missing divers, panicked divers, and first aid including CPR. A […]

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About Andark

Andark was formed in 1976 , originally as a diving contractor working on many underwater projects from ship hull surveys to underwater construction and marine salvage. In 1980 we diversified into scuba diver training . Today Andark is one of the country’s biggest leisure diving schools offering a range of world-recognised dive courses.

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