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posted : October 17, 2006 Post subject: new to it!!
Hi my name is Sarah i have only very recently started diving and managed to get my open water certificate on a holiday in egypt. I would love to continue diving so i'm looking for some advice and dive buddies. I live in Northumberland and i'm looking to join a dive club if anyone has any suggestions or recommendations? Also now do i need to look at buying my own gear or do i hire it? Lost on what my next step is so would appreciate any advice given.

posted : October 18, 2006 Post subject: new to it!!
Hi Sarah

Have a look for your local club in the yellow pages. Have a go at a pool training session with them and see what you think. They should make you feel welcome, give you advice, provide the kit and above all make it fun.

If you are near to Sunderland I would recommend Sunderland Scuba Club. I started there and having tried other clubs think they are excellent. We have training sessions each week and normally dive each weekend.

Donít go buying any kit until you have had chance to try some out, a good club will lend you their equipment until you are ready to buy.

Itís not a good idea to try the North Sea until you have had a little more training and only with a reliable dive buddy.

Sign up for your advanced open water and I guarantee you will enjoy yourself.

If you would like to have a chat about diving in the NE feel free to email me back.

Best of luck


posted : October 26, 2006 Post subject: new to it!!
Hi sarah. my name is alistair i live in newcastle like u im newley qual and enjoy the fun of diving, i dive up at beadnell bay quite a bit and am still learning like you. if u wana chat about diving email me at hope to hhear from soon.. happy diving..... chat soon....

scuba chris
posted : October 30, 2006 Post subject: new to it!!
Hi their i run a dive club in the midlands check us out at



posted : November 11, 2006 Post subject: new to it!!
Hi Sarah

Have you managed to get sorted with a club yet!

We will be diving at Capernwray over the next few weekends if your interested give me a call.


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