Diving in Spring!

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Sunny and calm, with cool water! 8 degrees Celcius.

Happy

Heading out

After a wild and windy Winter with only occasional diving – at last Spring has arrived and so have the divers! What a great weekend of boat diving and shore diving, with all present enjoying calm seas and good visibility – considering that the most recent storms had only just passed. We dived 4 great sites : Rusheen point, Doonee Beacon, the Julia T and Thany Beg.

Hermit Crab, by Ronan Fahy

Hermit Crab, by Ronan Fahy

 

 

Sea Hare, by Maja Stankovski

Sea Hare, by Maja Stankovski

 

 

 

 

 

Many of the divers also enjoyed our safe, sheltered shore dive – with eel grass beds, a kelpy rocky reef, a shipwreck and a dive tower complete with a resident Lumpsucker!

Lumpsucker, by Ronan Fahy

Lumpsucker, by Ronan Fahy

It is great to see the growing interest in underwater photography and videography, due largely to the new technology in compact action cameras and high quality inexpensive video lights!

We are looking forward to our Photo Rally 15th to 17th April 2016.

Call or email for further information.

+353(0)9543922

info@scubadivewest.com

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PADI Open Water Touch

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PADI have launched a suite of e-Learning courses. They replace the paper manuals and DVD’s. A very interactive way to learn – and good for the environment too!
Here is one of our favourites, the PADI Open Water Touch

Sign up today for Open Water Touch  and choose Scubadive West as your Dive Centre!

For the person whose time is valuable, finish most of the knowledge development at home with the state of the art Open Water Diver TouchTM app for your tablet or phone. Complete the diving course with us over two weekends at our purpose built Dive Centre!

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Scubadive West Gift Vouchers

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Unique Christmas Gift Ideas from Scubadive West

Camera Tray

Camera Tray

Camera Tray

Camera Tray complete with adjustable arms and torch mounts. €99

At last a lightweight camera tray! ideal for your MUVI camera, your GoPro or any compact camera.

Camera tray complete with two adjustable arms and two torch mounts, €99. In stock and available from Scubadive West.

 

D500V Video Light

D500V Video light

D500V Video light

 

D500V Video light

So you’ve got your action camera, maybe it’s a super MUVI camera with waterproof housing rated to 100 metres, maybe it’s another brand, now you want to get high quality footage deeper than 5 metres and the ambient light is not enough.

Introducing the D500V, a compact but powerful 700 lumens video light with 3 output settings, easily managed by push button.

Available in stock at Scubadive West €105.

The ideal stocking filler!

Call 095 43922095 43922 or email us info@scubadivewest.com to order yours now.

 

Mount your D500V Video Light and you can capture all the natural colours underwater!

Ready to dive!

Ready to dive!

See the Videos here!

 

 

 

 

Scubadive West Branded Clothing

New Design Dryblend Fleece.

New Design Dryblend Fleece.

 

Premium quality mens and ladies ‘Dryblend’ fleece hoodies available in a range of sizes and colours.

Ladies and Mens Hoodies available in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large sizes.

Colour options, Red, Pale Grey and Black.

Hoodies €45   Special offer €40.

Call us now at 095 43922095 43922 or email info@scubadivewest.com to place buy.

Size chart.

 

MUVI K2NPNG Action Camera

Lots of extras included, all in a protective case.

Lots of extras included, all in a protective case.

The K2NPNG camera records in full HD 1080p @60FPS, with up to 3 hours of recording time. It comes complete with it’s own waterproof case, rated to 100m depth!

MUVI KNPNG

The K2NPNG camera records in full HD 1080p @60FPS, with up to 3 hours of recording time. It comes complete with it’s own waterproof case, rated to 100m depth! plus lots of accesories, all in a robust carry case.

MUVI waterproof case

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All in price €310

Call us at 095 43922095 43922 or email info@scubadivewest.com for further information and to book a test dive!

Prices valid in 2015.

 

 

Discover Snorkelling Gift Vouchers €30 ea.

Clear water

A great fun experience!

 

 

Discover Scuba Diving Gift Vouchers from €89

Pristine environment

Pristine environment

 

Give the gift of a life changing experience.

Discover Scuba Diving Vouchers available for half-day €89, or full day €140.

Participants may redeem their vouchers anytime within 12 months of issue.

See more Gift Ideas in our Gift Shop

Scubadive West Gift Vouchers are available for any amount and activity!

Boat diving, Shore Diving, Adventure Day Trips, Island Dive Safaris….

Dive Trips on the Wild Atlantic Way, all available as Gift Vouchers!

 

 

Ideal stocking fillers!

Call 095 43922095 43922 or email us info@scubadivewest.com  to order yours now.

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Diving with the MUVI Action Camera

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We have captured great video footage on our Discover Scubadiving programmes, thanks to the MUVI Cameras that we sell here at Scubadive West. Our partners Extreme Xperts have set us up with all of their great products and some demo units too!

MUVI KNPNG

MUVI KNPNG

 

The K2NPNG camera records in full HD 1080p @60FPS, with up to 3 hours of recording time. It comes complete with it’s own waterproof case, rated to 100m depth!

MUVI waterproof case

MUVI waterproof case

The camera is compact and can easily fit in a pocket, or hang from your BCD on a lanyard if you just want to use it casually. (For serious footage at depth, we have great options for adding video lights!) We find it easy to use even with diving gloves on – thanks to the large buttons. The small LCD display on the top of the camera is very informative as it clearly displays whether you are in video or still photo mode, it clearly shows when you are recording, and even has a battery status icons. We love the large, full colour LCD screen on the back of the camera, as you can clearly see what you are recording so you don’t miss any of the action. This screen is detachable, making the camera very versatile for different activities.

Lots of extras included, all in a protective case.

Lots of extras included, all in a protective case.

 

 

MUVI BANNER AD

All in price €325  €320

Call us at 095 43922 or email info@scubadivewest.com for further information and to book a test dive!

Prices valid in 2016.

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It’s night diving season!

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The days are getting shorter, but don’t despair! we can go night diving early in the evening.

It is time to think about a good torch! Also daytime diving in the winter demands a good dive light for diving and après dive!

D550 torch

D550 torch

Introducing the D550, a compact powerful torch, ideal for Irish diving conditions by day and night.

Cree XM-L2(U2) LED.

Magnetic controlled tail switch.

2 brightness levels, one strobe mode.

Max output 720 lumens.

Depth rated to 150 metres.

Comes complete with rechargeable battery, charger, plug adapter, wrist lanyard, hand mount, spare o-rings and secure carry case.

Fully loaded

Price €105.

 

In stock at Scubadive West.

Call 095 43922 or email info@scubadivewest.com to order.

Prices valid in 2015.

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Lights, Cameras, Action!

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So you’ve got your action camera, maybe it’s a super MUVI camera with waterproof housing rated to 100 metres, maybe it’s another brand, now you want to get high quality footage deeper than 5 metres and the ambient light is not enough.

Introducing the D500V, a compact but powerful 700 lumens video light with 3 output settings, easily managed by push button.

D500V Video light

D500V Video light

Available in stock at Scubadive West €105.

The ideal stocking filler!

Call 095 43922 or email us info@scubadivewest.com to order yours now.

Prices valid in 2015.

 

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Camera Tray

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Camera Tray

Camera Tray complete with adjustable arms and torch mounts. €99

At last a lightweight camera tray! ideal for your MUVI camera, your GoPro or any compact camera.

Camera tray complete with two adjustable arms and two torch mounts, €99. In stock and available from Scubadive West.

Mount your D500V Video Light and you can capture all the natural colours underwater!

 

 

Camera tray with D500V Video light.

Camera tray with D500V Video light.

Add one D500V Video Light @ €105.

 

 

Add two D500V Video lights @ €105 each

Ready to dive!

Ready to dive!

Camera tray €99.

Video Light €105 ea.

MUVI Camera €325   €310

BARE 7mm Mitts €46  €31

Call us at 095 43922 or email info@scubadivewest.com to buy now.

Prices valid in 2015.

 

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Scubadive West Photo Rally

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Photo by Pawel Burzynski, 3rd October 2015 at Scubadive West.

Photo by Pawel Burzynski, 3rd October 2015 at Scubadive West.

Scubadive West Photo Rally, Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April 2016

 

How to Enter

The competition is free to enter.  All entries are via our dedicated Competitions website:  go to our Register page for more details. It is going to be a great fun diving weekend!

Only photos taken during the Photo Rally at Scubadive West may be submitted.

The winners will be announced at our Prize Giving Ceremony on Sunday 17th April at 4pm.

We have a very special package available for registered participants; Three days of Unlimited Shore Diving, Air Fills and one Boat Dive during the Photo Rally for just €40. Additional boat dives at just €35.

Also available 4 boat dives with 3 air fills for just €130, for the ardent boat divers!

Please note that this is an amateur photo competition. Anyone who currently sells or has in the past sold their photos is not eligible to enter.
Enforcement of this condition is strictly at the discretion of the competition organisers
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This Year’s Prizes

  Ireland Underwater, Wide Angle Category Prizes 

 1st prize: Set of Fourth Element J2 thermals
2nd prize: Dinner B&B at Maol Reidh Hotel
3rd Prize: €50 Voucher for MUVI  Camera equipment.

Ireland Underwater, Macro Category Prizes

 1st prize: O’Three Gift Voucher for €150 in a cool O’Three Drybag
2nd prize: Dinner for Two at Paddy Coynes Bar & Restaurant.
3rd Prize: Suunto SK8 compass, complete with Bunji Mount.

        Ireland Underwater, Compact Camera Category Prizes

 1st prize: Orcatorch D510 Dive Light
2nd prize: Dinner for 2 at Baywatch Guest House.
3rd Prize: Pebble Mini Mobile Charging pod.

Prizes may vary due to stock available form suppliers.

There will be a FREE RAFFLE for all registered participants with spot prizes and great offers available all weekend!

Scubadive West thanks all of our generous sponsors for their contribution to this competition.

Scubadive West’s 2015 Photography Competition will culminate in a prize-giving ceremony at 4pm in Scubadive West. followed by an informal gathering in the Quaker village of Letterfrack.

The accommodation providers will have special offers available, book now. Letterfrack Lodge provides Luxury accommodation at budget prices, call 095 41222095 41222  www.LetterfrackLodge.com

The Maol Reidh Hotel is offering a special rate of €25 for a delicious 3 course dinner over the weekend. Call the hotel  095 43844 for room rates and special packages. www.MaolReidhHotel.com

Also the popular Baywatch B&B in Tully Cross, call Tony 086 240 9470

Local accommodation listings available on our website too.

Check out the images from our previous Photo Rallys! here

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Suunto & Fourth Element Demo Weekend at Scubadive West.

For our 2015 Test Event, we were delighted to have the guys from SUUNTO Diving UK here again with their full line up of wrist mounted dive computers available to try out on a dive. All the models were very popular, from the great value ZOOP to the High Spec. Hel O2, with some people buying their own unit over the weekend here. Also very popular to try out were the SUUNTO DX and D6I watch computers.
SUUNTO Eon Steel

SUUNTO Eon Steel

The SUUNTO Eon Steel was very popular over the weekend here with its stunningly bright colourful display.

Finn Sub FLY 13D Rescue

Finn Sub FLY 13D Rescue

The finn sub fly 13D is ideal for diving with a single cylinder. During our demo event divers tested out these units with everything from 7 Litre 300 bar cylinders through to 15 litre dual outlet cylinders and found them to be very comfortable and versatile!
FLY 25D. For Twin 18 Litre cylinders!

FLY 25D. For Twin 18 Litre cylinders!

 

For the more advanced divers we had everything up to the fly 25D. Ideal for the twin cylinder technical diver with deep intentions.

Finn Light 3000

Finn Light 3000 Short

 

The full range of finn lghts were available to test dive, from the 750Short to the 3000Long. These dive lights are beautifully made, easy to use and deliver excellent quality light.

 

Exploring with the Finn Light 3000 long

Exploring with the Finn Light 3000 long

 


Plaice all over the place. Photo by Pawel Burzynski.

Plaice all over the place. Photo by Pawel Burzynski.

 

 

Fourth Element were back again this year with their J2, Arctic and Halo 3D range of thermal under suits for all visitors to try out. Also available was their top of the range Argonaut dry suit.

 

Photo by Pawel Burzynski

Photo by Pawel Burzynski

 

 

 

Well done the Winners!

Well done the Winners!

Congratulations to Tomasz Stepien, Maeve Ryan and Norbert Stanislawski who each won a gift bag stuffed with Suunto and Fourth Element goodies!

We are agents for all of the products above and carry a good range in stock.
Contact us now if you would like further information.  09543922
info@scubadivewest.com

Ashore AHOY!

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In The News

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Connemara and Scubadive West feature regularly in magazine articles, for all the right reasons!

Sport diver Cover June 2015

Sport diver Cover June 2015

The latest publication in Sport Diver Magazine’s June 2015 issue, an article ’A Shore Thing’ features some of the best shore dives in the world. The first location? Scubadive West house reef!
It’s great to see Ireland published as a diving destination alongside Gozo, Vanuatu and Bonaire! A great advertisement for diving in Ireland and a timely reminder to Irish divers that you don’t need to go overseas on an expensive dive holiday to get some world class diving!

Scubadive West's House Reef.

Scubadive West’s House Reef.

Call us now at   +353 (0)95 43922 or drop us an email   info@scubadivewest.com to book your diving!

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