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A great days training at Wrasybury today, Amy, Richard and Justin are well on their way with their Sports Diver course and David is make good progress with his Ocean Diver.



Try Dive Evening 3rd June 8pm

Do you want to try something different this year? Are you looking for a new challenge? Why not try SCUBA diving.
Seven Seas Divers are looking for new members and will be running Try Dive evening on the 3rd June at Cheam Pool. If you are interested please get in touch. £15 for one hours introduction. Open to all!

Bank holiday Monday

Bank holiday Monday saw the third club RIB outing this year to the SS Pentyrch steamer sunk in 1918 off the coast near Brighton by UBoat UB40.  The trip out was smooth, and 4 of us dived.  Parts of the wreck are still fairly intact and with plenty of life on it, although the vis was a bit low since it's still quite early in the season.  Thanks to Joe for coxing and to Paul S for arranging the trip, all in all an enjoyable day.

Try Dive Evening

Have you ever wanted to learn to scuba dive? Have you learnt to dive abroad but would like to dive more here in the UK? 

7 Seas Divers in the Epsom and Surrounding areas are excited to announce that we are running a Try Dive Experience evening on Monday November the 5th at 8pm at Cheam Leisure Centre if you’d like to experience diving before the BSAC Ocean Diver course. The Ocean Diver course will start late November.

Interested in this course or a Try Dive taster session? Send us a message on Facebook or email us at and we’ll send you more details.


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Dartmouth and Falcon II. April 26th to 28th 2019!

Following on from the high up take of John’s Skin Deep trip I’ve decided to arrange a return to Dartmouth and Falcon II.

This will be 3 days of diving on the Friday 26th, 27th and 28th April.

Cost will be £262 per person for the weekend including accommodation in self catering cottages (same place as last year). This is based on 10 people, however both the accommodation and boat hold 12, but it’s a squeeze at 12 on the boat.

This weekend is for experienced Sports Divers as the diving is in the 30-35m range, if you are currently not at that level but book on please note if you not at the level by the April you will have to sit dives out or find a replacement diver for your place.

Please let me know ASAP.



Saturday 21st July 2018

Saturday 21st July 2018

Another great dive off the club rib (6th week in a row), out of Littlehampton marina, this time on the wreck off the SS Shirala and a drift dive on the nearby Waldrons.

Weather conditions were excellent, light clouds with Sunshine, the surface waters were like a mill pond, with temperatures at the sea bed a barmy 21ºc. Visibility was good at  4m for both dives.

SS Shirala Wreck

A 22m dive, this wreck sank exactly 100 years ago this month. All divers saw a wide range of sea life including large crabs, many types of fish of varying sizes, Conga eels and the one the largest lobsters experienced diver John had ever seen! The crustacean must have been at least 3ft in length and a good 20lbs!! From now on it will be called Zoidberg, Futurama fans will know what I mean!!

The wreck itself is well broken up but the general layout is still discernible with masts, boilers, plating and timberheads all easily locatable. The current was negligible so divers could happily hover above the different parts of the wreck and explore nooks and crannies. When sunk this ship allegedly had diamonds as part of the cargo, but alas no sign of them today!

The Waldrons - Drift Dive

A 12m dive. For the those new to diving a Drift Dive consists of floating just above the sea bed and allowing the current to take you along. Attached to the diver is a DSMB (Delayed Surface Marker Buoy), a long 2 meter bright orange sausage like float, that is on the surface and attached to the diver via a super strong cord so the surface boat can follow the divers as they drift along.

This type of dive is extremely relaxing, its like being on a bus, you just watch the World go by while being totally relaxed, or Zen as Paul calls it.

Again the water visibility was clear and there was lots to see, a huge number of Star fish, many of at least 8 to 10cm in length, large brown crabs, scallops and many other shellfish.

All in all two great dives followed by a pint in the pub (non drivers only!), on the way home to compare notes and update the dive records.

Interested in diving? Want to know more? Why not come along to a ˜Try Dive  in our local swimming pool and see for yourself. Details via the contact page.


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