A Weekend Of Getting Wrecked

By Simply Diver

Simply Diving’s latest Wreck Diver recruits declared their two days of training “a top weekend” – after beating nearly 1,000 entrants to win the Specialty course in an online competition.

The Divernet competition winners just before Wreck Dive 1

The Divernet competition winners just before Wreck Dive 1, with the Straits of Gibraltar in the background

Dean Soby and Tom Hayden from England were drawn as the winners after correctly answering a divernet.com quiz earlier this year. The prize was a PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course for two people with Simply Diving on Spain’s Costa del Sol, plus a free three-night stay at local hotel the Kris Princesa.

The four dives of the popular PADI course meant the lucky winners got to spend two days diving at world-renowned wreck haven Camp Bay in Gibraltar, learning to map and penetrate a wreck, as well as practice special safe wreck diving habits and study any particular hazards.

“We couldn’t have asked for much more,” said Dean after arriving back in the UK. “The Simply Diving staff members were friendly and helpful, the dive operation was well organsied and we didn’t have to lift a finger!

Dean and Tom above the Royal Navy mooring vessel M482

Dean and Tom above the Royal Navy mooring vessel M482

“We got to dive at some great dive sites and the weather was lovely. Especially well done to Simply Diving on that one! Although I’m not sure about their views on what counts as cold water. One staff member was shivering in water that was only 19 degrees!”

Simply Diving offers year round diving and the full range of PADI courses, but it was the PADI Wreck Specialty that was chosen to offer as the divernet prize. Simon Bell, Simply Diving’s Dive Operations Manager, said: “We knew the Wreck course would be popular, but to have nearly a thousand entries was great. We’ll be offering some more great prizes on divernet again soon, so watch this space!”

 

Dean drops through the deck hatch of the M482 to begin penetration!

Dean drops through the deck hatch of the M482 to begin penetration!

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