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Technical Diver Training at Canary Divers!

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What is Technical Diving?
Why should I do Technical Diving?

Technical diving is essentially where you exceed your NDL (No Decompression Limits) or enter overhead environments such as Caves or Mines. Why? Contradiction to what you may believe technical diving isn't "scary, dark, deep' dives, a good example to use for you will be a dive site many of you will have been to on a Canary Trip, The Mv Karwela Wreck in Gozo! This is a fantastic dive but as you know due to the depth we don't get very long there before having to head back, as a technical diver on this site you could spend a longer amount of time properly exploring the wreck enjoying the dive to its fullest before heading over to the reef to enjoy looking at the fish whilst on your decompression stops, sounds nice eh?

Technical Diving is something that requires gaining substantial experience between each level before moving further and not pushing your limits. Technical diving isn't bounce diving to an arbitrary number to look at a bit of sand for a minute then spend several hours on a line, in fact Canary despise this kind of behaviour as its reckless, dangerous and gives serious misconceptions to what technical diving is. Technical Diving is making some extraordinary dives to fantastic places, along with making the most out of dive sites you already know and love.

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What Courses Do Canary Divers offer?

Canary Divers offer Technical Diver Training from entry level through to full Trimix courses, and with our training partners we can offer all levels of technical training including Rebreather training on lots of popular units such as (Poseidon, VMS, JJ and AP) we can also offer Cave Diver training too!

Where to start? Not sure if Technical Diving is for You?

The Technical Basics and Rescue course is the starting block is a not a technical course as it doesn't allow you any decompression or any depth progression, it does however cover the fundamentals of Technical Diving, from how to set up your equipment, how to plan technical dives, Technical diver skills even rescue procedures in technical diving. At Canary Divers we recommend this course to ANY avid diver, even if your not interested in technical diving this course will improve your diving skill base and we can guarantee you will learn something new that will add to your diving SAFETY. If your not sure if technical diving is for you then this course is perfect and will answer all your questions. the pre-requisites for this course are: You will need to be a qualified Rescue Diver or higher, You will need to be at least 16 Years old and you will need to have a variety of diving experience such as diving in the sea, lakes, good visibility, bad visibility etc. Canary DiversTechnical Diver Training

Getting Technical at Canary Divers

Canary Divers have our very own Technical Diving and Rebreather room at our shop, purpose built for all your technical diving needs! We have a fully kitted out service room with the capability of oxygen cleaning and fully trained technicians on site. With an Active club of Technical Divers you can expect to see Canary and our technical partners running more Technical Trips across the UK and internationally, keep an eye out on the canary page for upcoming events, We have some of the most beautiful dive sites in the UK with having a Technical Qualification you can make the most out of these sites.

Talk to a member of staff about Technical Diving and
Come and Join in the FUN!

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Canary Divers May 2020 Newsletter

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Do You Miss Diving?

Dont Worry Canary Divers are Here for You when this is all over!

Im sure by now you will have all heard about Scuba Sophie (Sophie O'Dea's Fund-raising dive to raise money for the NHS across Lancashire to help battle the Coronavirus Crisis. This has now caught the eye of several news companies including the Lancashire Telegraph! Click below to view the article and please don't for get to donate to this fantastic cause every little bit helps the NHS in this crisis.

Crest CR-4 Dive Computer ONLY £199

This economically priced dive computer has been on test with the Canary Team for the passed 10 Months, after some strenuous testing taking it on dives round the world and weekly training dives we have found this to be an incredible computer. Clear easy to read despite being watch sized, all the functions a recreational diver could need along with an accompanying App that lets you change the settings and logs dives effortlessly! Did we mention its Rechargeable!!! All these top end features for a very economical price! To learn more click the link below.

Canary Shop Remodel coming along nicely! We look forward to having you in store for a coffee and a catch up soon :)

Canary Divers April 2020 Newsletter

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The Coronavirus emergency has caused significant issues across the world. Canary Divers managed to remain open until the Prime Minister announced ‘stay at home’. It is only right that we now support the national strategy to be distant until the virus is beaten. It is sad also that all the inland dive sites have closed for the time being.

Please watch out for an email to announce our reopening, or follow us on Facebook, instagram, Twitter and of course our YouTube channel!

We hope you all stay well in this tough time but look forward to diving with you in the near future.

ovbiously any bookings or courses will be honoured and carried forward.

The latest version of the national magazine, Scuba Diver, contains an article about The Youth Diver Network. Canary Divers is foremost in developing the network and we have our own Youth Membership. Recently our Youth Ambassador, Sophie O'Dea gave a presentation to over 200 students encouraging them to get involved as well.

Pool Sessions continued to be very busy during early March, but of course have now stopped as well As many of you know, many participants come to the shop prior to the pool session so that they can meet their trainer, go through any questions about the theory work, look at equipment and even just socialise with other divers.

We were fully booked for every Thursday night!

obviously all of these will be rearranged when we reopen, so be sure to contact us and book onto the waiting list.

Add a splash of colour into your dive with the Crest CR4 rechargeable dive computer, with a clear LCD screen and Bluetooth connection for effortless dive logging through the app its the perfect recreational dive computer..... Available at Canary Divers for only £199!

The Canary Team have been rigorously testing this computer for the last 9 months, constant use and putting it through its paces we are happy to report no problems at all with a very good feedback from everyone testing, truly a fantastic computer we welcome to the shop.

Canary Divers March 2020 Newsletter

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Canary Divers are proud to announce that we received the award for 15 Years of Outstanding Service to PADI. Kris Fearnley attended a reward ceremony at the Go Dive Show in Coventry. Emily Petley-Jones, who is the Regional Manager for PADI presented a trophy which is shaped like a dive cylinder and is now proudly displayed in the shop.

February 21-23 saw a team of us at the Dive Show in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. We had a great time setting up our stand on the Friday and networking with other trade representatives. We then spent two days talking to entrants and selling all our goods.

Sophie, our Youth Diver Ambassador, spent time interviewing Monty Halls, Andy Torbet, Mark Evans and Jack Snively. She was able to enthuse about diving in general, our club and our training courses.

Pool Sessions started at the beginning of February. We have been so fully booked that last Thursday we had 39 people in the pool! We are now fully booked for every Thursday night until April, with only a few spaces left during April - so get in fast!

We have had all sorts of training take place so far this year. A classroom based course for First Aider and Oxygen Provider, Equipment Specialist and an Advanced Dive Planning Workshop. Of course we also continue to train in Open Water; the picture shows Charlotte gaining her 50th dive as part of her Master Scuba Diver qualification.

We have started to have our social evenings based at the shop cafe. This provides a more social atmosphere for us to look at demonstrations of equipment in a venue we all know well. Last Friday, 6 March, Mares presented some of their new pieces of equipment along with some of their highly successful old reliables. This was a fantastic event full of keen members catching up and exploring the Mares equipment with a special one night only price!

We have events already organised to:

  • 8 Acre Lake - Fun event for all - 29/3/2020
  • Coniston - rescue course and fun weekend - 18/4/2020
  • Vivian Quarry - Fun event for all - 3/5/2020
  • Launching a DSMB workshop at Capernwray - 17/5/2020
  • Maldives Liveaboard - from 23/5/2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Farnes Trip - 24/8/2020 (limited spaces left)
  • Florida Cavern Diving Trip - from 20/9/2020 (limited spaces left)
  • Devil's Bridge Halloween Drift Dive - 31/10/2020
  • Annual Santa Christmas Drift Dive - 20/12/2020

Other events will be added as the year goes on. For further information please go to our Facebook page and follow the link to 'Events'

Christmas Blog 2019

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BRAND NEW! Canary Club has been launched! this is a FREE club membership that offers you real rewards you can spend in store........ how do you earn these rewards....... simple go diving!

there are several levels Century (100 Dives) Bronze (200 Dives) Silver (300 Dives) Gold (500 Dives) and Platinum (1000 Dives) You will receive a FREE certification through SSI and you can earn up to 12% cash back in the format of a voucher to spend in store on ALL your purchases! simply click here to learn more.

2020 Memberships! New feature packed memberships are being launched January 2020! click here to learn more you can even register online!

New Products are being added to our BRAND NEW web store daily! click here to check it out!

Events and courses are now being listed for 2020 click here to view book quick!

Check out the latest Canary product Review with presenter and youth diving ambassador @scuba.sophie

Become a Master Scuba Diver and join the canary wall of fame!

Discover the underwater world! Learn to Scuba Dive with Canary Divers in Blackburn! Learning to Scuba dive has many benefits that lead to a rewarding and life changing experiences. call in store for a coffee and discover what breathing underwater can do for you. We certify through PADI, BSAC, SSI, NASE & NAUI.