Mike's London Dive Store Blog

Getting back in the water

Getting Back in the Water: The Countdown has Started!

With the recent government announcements and inland dive sites opening up at the end of March, th...
by Cath Bates 26/02/21
Lavish Dream Diving Destinations!

Lavish Dream Diving Destinations!

While imminent international travel has been scuppered by the dreaded virus, we have had plenty o...
by Cath Bates 19/02/21
Diving & Snorkelling Equipment For Kids

Diving & Snorkelling Equipment For Kids

Sharing the wonder of the underwater world with your children is a hugely pleasurable experience....
by Cath Bates 18/02/21
The New Apeks Luna Torch Range

The New Apeks Luna Torch Range

It is a common myth that you only need a torch for night dives, wreck penetration or low visibili...
by Cath Bates 12/02/21
Can You Dive In A Wetsuit In The UK?

Can You Dive In A Wetsuit In The UK?

Are you actually mad?? As an instructor in Egypt, I wore a dry suit from December through to Apri...
by Cath Bates 05/02/21
Tips For Buying Snorkelling Equipment

Tips For Buying Snorkelling Equipment

Snorkelling is (and should be) classed as a sport all by itself. There are a number of reasons wh...
by Cath Bates 29/01/21
Top 5 UK Snorkelling Experiences

Top 5 UK Snorkelling Experiences

Snorkelling is some of the best fun you can have in UK waters with your clothes (well a wetsuit) ...
by Cath Bates 28/01/21
Apeks - A Brief History

Apeks - A Brief History

Apeks was formed in 1973 in a garage in the north of England by two friends - Ken Smith Ainscough...
by Cath Bates 27/01/21
Fourth Element – A Brief History

Fourth Element – A Brief History

In 1999 after a dive in Sharm el Sheikh, Jim Standing and Paul Strike chewed the fat over a post ...
by Cath Bates 27/01/21
Scubapro MK19 EVO G260 Carbon Black Tech Regulator Review

Scubapro MK19 EVO G260 Carbon Black Tech Regulator Review

The Scubapro MK19 EVO G260 Carbon Black Tech Regulator has quite a long and complicated name but ...
by Tim Harrison 26/01/21
Best Scuba Diving Drysuits 2021

Best Scuba Diving Drysuits 2021

There is a drysuit for every temperature and underwater environment here at Mike’s Dive Store, wh...
by Cath Bates 25/01/21
Dive Forever Logo Design Competition

Logo Design Competition!

Help us design our new logo and win a Scubapro A2 Computer worth £765! To celebrate our new missi...
by Alex Griffin 20/01/21