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Kuwait Mantas get a shout out from Jazeera

July - Aug 2017

Jazeera in flight magazine

Work in progress.....

This is the latest look of the new boat - still a drawing but moving on quickly

For more detailed plans look at the 'new boat' section on the news pages

The boat ride to Qaruh

Bernard relaxing before diving with eagle rays

Fantastic sea life and visibility

The Month of May was not only dolphin Month but sightings of bigger sea life was frequent. Huge adult barracuda's, massive eagle rays and turtles having fun in some of the best conditions seem in years.

Bigger in size and bigger in volume, the fish life has enjoyed the winter and come out in force. With great visibility, from the boat you can see the divers on the bottom. Better vis has brought interesting sightings with cuttlefish seen in groups as big as 6.

Other dive operators reported seeing Whale Sharks at Taylor Rock

Unfortunately there are no photos to share, the location has a ban on phones and cameras for security reasons.

The Thirsty Camel

Curry, Quiz and a Raffle

As the club splashes out on a new boat we needed to secure some funds to help cover the cost. Thankfully we were invited to the Thirsty Camel to promote Scuba diving and to hold a curry and quiz night.

The aim was to raise some money to help put a new dive boat into build. The evening was a resounding success and with help from some amazing raffle prizes we raised just over 3,000 KD.

I would like to say a huge thank you to all those involved prior to and on the night. It was a testament to why the club is what it is today. The generosity of our sponsors was overwhelming with nearly 200 raffle prices to give away. When choosing your next holiday destination spare a thought for the dive centers who helped us achieve such an amazing result this weekend.

A huge thank you to our sponsors on the night.

Your generosity helped us get new and experienced divers in the water.

Give the boat a spring clean!

Clearing out the drainage pipes

First dive of the year

First dive of the year

After a run of windy weekends that had kept us out the water the wind let up and gave us an opportunity.

Although cold, wet and thundering we still had a fun day of sports diver training and a soberingly cold pleasure dive

The noise you can hear in the video is rain and laughter

A rather windy winter has hopefully blown away a few cobwebs and this weekend we had a glimpse of spring.

The water may be a touch cold still but for those itching to go diving we are still taking bookings at the weekend

Weather permitting we will be diving again. 👍👍👍

Latest statistics

Number of dives logged by members and guests of the club

2011 to 2012 - Total 416

2012 to 2013 - Total 628 - Member's median number of dives 7

2013 to 2014 - Total 969 - Member's median number of dives 19

2014 to 2015 - Total 715 - Member's median number of dives 8.5

2015 to 2016 - Total 513 - Member's median number of dives 10

2016 to 2017 - Total 367 - Member's median number of dives 14

Dive briefing

Time for a few more MM's?

Next weekend when the boat goes out it will be November. The air temperature has now dropped down into the 30's and the sea temperature is now a comfortable 29 degrees.

The coming of winter however will not stop us from diving. The dive sites are quieter and the change in season brings a different underwater experience

It seems at the moment its cuttlefish season and being able to experience their underwater display is worth the trip out on the boat.

Getting ready to jump

Summer in Kuwait

The water has been a not so refreshing 34 degrees but its been worth it this summer. Great turtle sightings at all 3 of our main diving locations and divers have experienced some amazing dives with the hungry and friendly cow tail rays.

Training has been happening for ocean diver, sports diver and dive leader so Brain and Tim have been busy each week.

Now as we move into mid august we are starting see some familiar faces return from their summer breaks and it's time to welcome any newcomers who might be tempted by a dive or two in the waters of Kuwait

Mohamed & Brian

Wonderful first dive

Thank You

Our latest trainee Mohamed had a few words to say about his first day diving from the boat with Kuwait Mantas.

Dear divers gang 😊😊😊😊 Thank you so much for those dives yesterday. It was a wonderful day with unforgettable experience. Diving for the first time with a highly experienced diver and a wonderful dive manager was indeed a memorable experience. Also being in the company of such fantastic people and passionate divers added to the experience and gave me courage to complete my first dive. I hope to see you all again on next dives. Thank you all so much. Regards Mohamed

Of course we are delighted Mohamed had such a wonderful experience and this is why the club exists, to allow people to dive in a safe and enjoyable environment. A big thanks again to Brian and Tim for volunteering your time with training and everybody involved with getting the boat out on the water each day..

Dive Leader Training

A big thank you to Brian and Tim who devoted their time taking a number of members through the one day Oxygen Administration course.

11 people attended the session and went away with some important skills that will keep the Mantas diving in a safer environment.

The course covered Basic life support Use of the pocket mask Oxygen and diving incidents and how they benefit from oxygen Casualty assessment The use of oxygen administration equipment.