Your body is your most important piece of kit
Cardiac health can affect divers of any age, but our research shows that those most at risk are experienced male divers aged 45 and over.
Fifty divers lost their lives around the UK coast between 2011 and 2015 – and 72% of those divers were aged 45 or over. Evidence suggests that a large number of these fatalities are likely to have been caused by a medical incident not related to diving, such as a heart attack.
That's why the RNLI are encouraging experienced divers to make their cardiac health a priority - and do the necessary checks to ensure they are fit to dive.
Why are we the NATIONAL DIVE CENTRE?
Much work has taken place to keep Stoney Cove at the forefront of diver training and it is recognised as the benchmark for other centres to follow. The Centre includes a heated indoor training pool, superb conference rooms, a fantastic dive store with a vast range of dive gear at very competitive prices and a super public bar and restaurant called Nemos as well as the underwater features.
THE GREAT TREASURE HUNT OF 1963
Meanwhile, did you know there is a history of treasure hunts at Stoney Cove? It all started way back in 1963 and this wonderful Pathé movie tells the story…
THE SINKING OF THE DEFIANT
Great footage of the day the defiant was sunk to be added to the many items to explore on the bed of the Cove.