Award winning 5*IDC Resort in the South of France

Our next PADI Instructor Development Course starts on March 28th 2015.  Other dates for our Dive Master and Instructor programme for 2015 are now finalised.    

We are very excited to announce a partnership with Indepth Dive College in Phuket, Thailand to run Instructor Courses in January and February of 2015.  The courses will be available in both French and English.    

We are now starting to accept applications for Dive Master Internships for the 2015 season. There are vacancies through May to October.  You get real and solid experience in the dive industry and integrate within our team for six weeks and in return we train you up as a Dive Master.  You will already be PADI Rescue Diver with RYA Powerboat Level 2.  

Diamond Diving’s PADI 5* IDC Resort is based in Golfe Juan, between Antibes and Cannes, a great base for scuba diving in the South of France.  We can cater to all your scuba diving requirements on the Cote d’Azur, including equipment purchase as we run an Aqualung, Apeks and Suunto ProShop. Whether you are a beginner looking for a Discover Scuba Diving experience or a more Advanced Diver looking to gain a further qualifications then we have a variety of scuba diving packages and courses to suit your needs. We run a full GoPro programme including DiveMaster and Instructor training. Choose from a half-day experience to motivate and inspire you to do more, undertake our PADI Open Water Courses that include confined water training, theory done via eLearning and open water dives or enlist on the day long Emergency First Response course. Whatever your requirement, our experienced PADI Instructional team will ensure they deliver a first class service and exceed your expectations. Go on, what are you waiting for…. DIVE IN!!

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1 April 2015

INON Level One Underwater Photography Course

Learn Beginner to Intermediate Underwater Photography at Diamond Diving with INON UK’s Steve Warren

INON UK’s Steve Warren, co-designer of the INON UK Level One Underwater Photography Course, will be teaching the program exclusively at Diamond Diving on the Cote D’Azur in May. Steve will be running two courses, the first on 2nd and 3rd of May and the second on the 4th and 5th. Running the course over two days keeps it laid back and allows plenty of individual attention.

The INON UK Level One Underwater Photography Course is designed to fast track divers with limited experience of photography on land or underwater to early success.  The course provides the knowledge, practical skills and hands – on experience to remove the element of luck from underwater photography and help the diver consistently achieve pleasing pictures. The INON UK Level One Underwater Photography Course recognises that underwater photography is not a diving specialty, but a photographic one. Over six theory sessions, four photo dives and extensive debriefs of each students achievements, Steve will demystify taking pictures under the water. Students will learn wide – angle and close up techniques, how to use flash to achieve even and backscatter free images and a few creative lighting skills as well.

The INON UK Level One Underwater Beginners to Intermediate Underwater Photography Course is the first to be endorsed by a leading manufacturer of underwater camera equipment. This is how Gavin Parsons desribed the course for   “Diver Magazine.’ I’VE BEEN A PHOTOGRAPHER since I was 11 and a professional photographer both on land and under water since 1994. 
I have seen quite a few underwater photography courses for compact camera users, and while I would hate this review to end up sounding like an ad, I believe this is the most professional, intelligent and well thought-out I have come across so far”.

Steve rarely runs Level One Courses himself these days, so this is a rare opportunity to learn from the co-designer. With extensive media credits gained since 1994, including filming underwater for BBC and ITV shows, an extensive back catalogue of magazine articles and project managing a number of dive books, Steve is well regarded in underwater photography circles.  He is a contributing author to Martin Edge’s  ‘The Underwater Photographer’, considered the best manual for underwater photographers and co – founded the “Visions in the Sea’ underwater photography conferences. Steve will be teaching underwater using his trademark radiophones to ensure each student gets plenty of personal coaching during the photo dives. Maximum class size is four.

For more details, please contact Alex Diamond.