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29th March 2017

Ocean Reef, Aqualung Fusion DrySuit, PADI Open Day




On the 13th May we’re running an Open Day plus Evening Social with the opportunity to try two high end aspirational pieces of equipment.  This is on a first come, first served basis.  Boat spaces will be charged €25 as opposed to normal dive rates to cover costs for the day.  Please register your interest as early as possible to avoid disappointment, specifying which product, and morning, afternoon or both.

Firstly we’ll be offering our clients the opportunity to try the Aqualung Fusion Dry-Suit range and secondly one of the full face masks from the Ocean Reef product range, together with the Ocean Reef full face Aria snorkels.

The Fusion Dry Suit range are excellent quality, innovative suits whose stand-out features are lightness, comfort, compactness and flexibility.  For more information about the product range please see:

The advantages of diving with Full Face Masks are significant and include improved vision, comfort, safety, warmth and flexibility.  For more detail about all of these advantages please see :

The total capacity for the day is twelve people trying the Ocean Reef Full Face Masks and eight people trying the Aqualung Fusion DrySuit.  It is possible to do one in the morning and one in the afternoon but not both at the same time.

At the end of the day at around 6.00pm there will be a presentation from Martial Warnier de Wailly, the Regional Manager for PADI in France.  We’re very lucky to have Martial attending and he will be talking about the advantages of the PADI app for tablets and smartphones, Ocean Reef Full Face Mask Specialty and a little bit about the opportunities to become a professional in the PADI system, followed by drinks and an aperitif.  Everyone is welcome for the evening event which will be another opportunity to socialize and get to know new dive buddies.  Feel free to invite keen prospective divers!


10th January 2017

Early 2017 news and dates…

Happy New Year and our very best wishes for a great 2017 to all of you!

This video gives a few reasons to come diving with us this year!



Alex and Noemie are just back from holidays.  We’ve used some of the time in the UK to both complete the Factory Sponsored Ocean Reef Integrated Diving Mask & Communications Specialty Instructor courses.  Having completed an excellent course with Craig Mainprize of Hydroactive in Bedfordshire, one of a handful of Ocean Reef International Training Centres worldwide.


These awesome bits of kit increase comfort, enable in-water communications, massively increase vision and much more!











We’ve just finalised a winter programme of dates for training and fun diving:


Saturday 28th January.  Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty.  €100.

Extend your dive times, reduce surface intervals and take on less Nitrogen during multiday multidive holidays.


18th and 19th February.  Emergency First Response. (Primary and Secondary Care inc Defibrillator and Oxygen)  €150.

Learn hugely important life skills and a pre-requisite for the Rescue Diver Course.


9th April.  EmergencyFirst Response Refresher.  €70.

Refresh and review these hugely important skills


25th and 26th February and 15th and 16th April.  DrySuit Specialty.  €249.

“Come in from the cold”.  Enjoy diving all year round with the right exposure protection!  Ask about our special pack with purchase of a new Aqualung Blizzard suit included.


Finally we have a winter diving programme in place.  The following Sundays.  RDV 10.00am:

January 15th, 22nd, 29th , February 19th, 26th, March 12, 26th.




24th September 2016

2017 PADI Instructor Development Schedule

We are pleased to confirm our Instructor Development Course Schedule for 2017 (all at our base in Golfe Juan except where stated):

Happy candidates and staff before teaching in Open Water

Happy candidates and staff before teaching in Open Water

18th January to 8th February in Oman (includes MSDT and Exam in Muscat)

18th March to 2nd April

20th May to 4th June

28th October to 12th November

25th November to 10th December

Within this schedule we will be conducting Emergency First Response Instructor Courses and Specialty Instructor Training.  Please call or e-mail for a chat and advice on your goals for becoming a PADI Instructor!

All of the courses can be taught in both French and English, or a combination of the two.

14th August 2016

And now for something a little bit different!

And now for something a little bit different:  late August, September and October dive schedule!


And now for something a little bit different!  Due to various requests, and our desire to provide as many motivating and exciting reasons to dive as possible we have put in place the following schedule for September and October (imho the best time of the year to dive on the Cote d’Azur):


Night dives:                                       Thursday 8th, 15th and 22nd September

(€10 supplement over normal per dive price)(RDV 7.30pm)

Ownership of your own lamp is compulsory, we are running a special off on the excellent Alu Solo Black (a very cool matt black “light sabre” to illuminate your underwater adventures), please ask for further information


Deep dives (morning only):        Sunday 28th August, 4/11/25 September and 2 October

(Standard per dive rate)

Reserved for clients with Advanced and Deep Specialty.  Weather allowing we will target sites that we dive less frequently such as Dromadaire to Enfer, Sec A Pierre, Masque, Deux Chariots, Seiche St Pierre Avancee.  Deep Specialty can be organised for those that do not yet have it over these dates.  Another good reason to invest in a lamp!


Island Dive Days:                             Saturday 27th August and Saturday 24th September

(€20 supplement over normal price for two dives plus lunch)

Two dives around Les Iles de Lerins with lunch on St Honorat in between.  We will be organising a group rate to eat a set menu at La Tonnelle restaurant if both days have at least six clients who reserve.


Var Dive Days:                                   Saturday 10th September and Saturday 1st October

(€35 supplement over normal price for two dives plus lunch)

One dive on Les Peniches d’Antheor and one dive on Les Pyramides off L’Ile d’Or.  Stop for lunch at Port de Boulouris in a local restaurant.


All of these dates are subject to the usual conditions regarding weather and we reserve the right to amend dates if necessary for your safety, comfort and enjoyment.  All reservations by first come first served confirmation.  Any cancellations or changes within 72 hours of the date will forfeit one of two dives from their dive pack or a 50% deposit payable up front.

31st January 2016

PADI Award, Discover Rebreather, Dive Against Debris

Diamond Diving wins another PADI Award!

We are very happy to have received an Award from PADI EMEA at the recent Paris Diveshow for our exceptional implication in the diving industry.
Award 2016
A great reward for our work over the past seven years since our first Award as best French newcomer in 2009.  A big thanks to our clients and to the PADI EMEA French team!

Our next Emergency First Response Course is organised for the weekend of the 27th and 28th of February, so if you need or want to learn some extremely useful primary and secondary care skills just e-mail or call.

We will be cleaning up the local dive environment next time on April 17th so let us know if you would like to join in.  A free dive in return for your conservation efforts!

And finally we are organising another “Discover Rebreathers” day on April 30th with our long term partner, Jean-Francois Andre.  We always have excellent feedback on these events.  Maximum eight places and the price is 85 Euros per person.

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