vic-zealFrom walking the beat, to becoming an HSE Commercial Diver.

In Autumn 2008 Vic Zeal walked into the Aquanaut Shop and announced he wanted to learn to dive. Eight years later, he is returning to Aquanaut to talk about his journey to becoming, and experiences of being an HSE Commercial Diver.

Vic is going to share his views of what it takes to become an HSE Commercial Diver, the training he undertook and also some of the fascinating work he gets involved in (within reason of course!!)

vic-zeal-2Join us at The Norbiton and Dragon, 16 Clifton Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6PW from 8pm to hear about Vic’s adventures.

Everyone welcome so please bring friends and fellow club members along.


UK Intro TripGrab your mask and fins and come on down to Portland for the weekend and log some of your first UK dives!

This is a specially constructed weekend for those who want to dip their toe in UK waters for the first time, gain some UK experience or maybe take a nice easy shallow dive for the first dive of the season.
The trips are Instructor accompanied and designed to help you find your fins and gain confidence. They are NOT training weekends and no course teaching will take place on the trip. We are here to help you gain confidence in UK waters. This is your chance to ask questions, learn boat etiquette, try new kit etc. No question is too silly and no request for help or advice will be scowled upon.
The maximum depth on this trip will be 18m. We use a local skipper who is both knowledgeable and supportive. We dive from a RIB which gives us more flexibility and come back to shore between dives, so you only need to bring one tank with you. This trip is not club specific, it is open to anyone with a dive qualification.
Accommodation and breakfast IS INCLUDED in the price and will be at The Royal Breakwater Hotel which is directly opposite the filling station and boat jetty. Most of the rooms are twin rooms. They serve good food and beer in the evening and a hearty breakfast with free parking outside! So, two night’s accommodation (Fri & Sat) and four boat dives and the chance to log your first UK dives on some of the best shallow wrecks on the south coast!
Cost of diving and accommodation (B&B) is £185 for 2 days, all you need is beer and evening meal money and fills. A £75 deposit is required to book a place on the trip. Cancellation Policy: £75 deposit refunded only if place filled. Full payment, so balance of £110 is required 6 weeks before the weekend, non-refundable unless a replacement is found.

Book your place NOW!

Social Night – September 8th – Kit Configurations

August 30, 2016

At our next social night on Thursday September 8th, Alex Griffin from Hell Divers will be talking about scuba kit configurations. He will look at different options for setting up your kit, advantages and disadvantages, from a basic new recreational diver through to a tech set ups and beyond! Everyone is welcome. The talk will […]

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Dive the Farne Islands 1st / 2nd October 2016

August 3, 2016

We are organising a trip to go play with the Seals at the Farne Islands on 1st / 2nd October. At £180 it is also fantastic value for such a special trip. The trip will be suitable for recreational divers of all levels. What is Diving the Farnes Like? The Farnes is one of the […]

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Discover New Diving Destinations 9th June 2016

May 23, 2016

Join Aquanaut on June 9th 2016 at the Albert Pub, Kingston Hill 8pm. Dive Worldwide  Charlie Munns will be joining us to talk about some of the planet’s most unusual dive destinations and how you can actually arrange to investigate them yourself! Dive Worldwide offer tailor made trips to remote and far-flung destinations with liveaboards, resorts, and dive […]

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Limited Edition Suunto D4i Novo

May 20, 2016

For a very short period Suunto have a range of limited edition colours in the D4i Novo range. Orders for the Sakura, Sun and Ocean colours must be placed by 25th May 2016. After this date, these colours will NOT be normal stock items for Suunto Diving UK and their dealers in the UK. Place your […]

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Going the extra 109 miles with Aquanaut

May 9, 2016

Our instructor’s blog (Mike) of their open water weekend teaching ….. “As weekends go, Emily was in for a treat. With the other student cancelled due to an ear infection, her Open Water dives were always going to have a bespoke feel. One student to two instructors intimidating? You will have to ask Emily… The […]

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Dive the Philippines with Aquanaut – 18th March – 1st April 2017

May 4, 2016

Join us on an amazing trip to dive the Philippines – 18 March – 1 April 2017 We have chosen Sardine and Thresher Itinerary …. with some whalesharks guaranteed as a bonus!  Kasai Village Resort, Moalboal & Malapascua Exotic resort, Malapascua Philippines Summary The Sardine and Thresher itinerary is a two-week trip taking you to two of the major dive destinations of the […]

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Unique Chance to Dive the Best of Indonesia

April 19, 2016

We have 1 space available ONLY! – 27th October – 11th November 2017 Amira will take us from south Banda Sea through a series of remote volcanic islands and into the heart of Raja Ampat. Banda Sea offers big drop offs drenched in colourful fans and corals. There’s potential for big fish in these deep […]

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UK Shallow Diving Weekends – Weymouth

April 10, 2016

These trips are ideal for divers who are newly qualified, have never dived in the UK before, or are just wanting some easy, no pressure dives on the shallower wrecks and reefs around Weymouth. The weekend dates scheduled so far are: 30th April – 1st May 18th – 19th June 16th – 17th July We do […]

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