May 27, 2012

Dive sites

There are many dive enthusiasts and professionals on the internet with their individual websites showing dive locations and POI’s (Points of Interest). What we would like to do is to standardise what is a confusing array of information into one format. We accept we are new to diving so to speak, but we know the things we look for when at a dive site and their importance, nothing like a cuppa after a dive or the use of a public phonebox or nearby houses if there is ever an emergency and the mobile has no reception or a flat battery.

This is why we feel it is important to make the visit to any dive site as easy and enjoyable as possible. We will be using Googlemaps for the top level map, and it is the map system used in the POI Editor for satnavs this is for ease of use digitally more than anything else.

If an ocean bed survey, or maritime map is freely available for the dive site area we will be including this as well, with clearly marked out routes we have taken and danger zones for divers such as current directions, rips, boat traffic at surfacing points as well as SSI’s or areas that are illegal to dive.

May 14, 2012

Welcome to Diving Junkie

Hi world of scuba diving junkies. The site is in the process of going live, I will be making the first proper posts in the next few days.

My name is Phil and last year I was introduced to scuba diving, I learnt in Cornwall in the SW corner of the  UK at various dive sites that I will be posting about as time goes on and adding more as I and my buddy, who also first experienced the world of diving in the last 2 years, dive them.

If you would like to share your experiences then feel free to contact us or join the site as a member, whether you are just starting out or have been diving for years we would love to hear from you.

At present I have had a total of 48 dives, which isn’t a lot but while I am waiting for my wisdom teeth to be taken out I thought I would start this blog with my buddy, Ralph, and we would like to share with you about the corner of the world we dive in and the sites we visit. We see it from the beginners point of view and while we are both trained to the advanced level (can dive to 30m)  we thoroughly enjoy the shallower diving around the Cornish coast where there is plenty to see.