Thank you to Peter French, from The Island Trust, for coming to see Aquamarine Medicals for his ENG1 Medical. The Island Trust is a charity that provides sailing activities for young people with special needs, disabilities and those experiencing hardship and deprivation. The Island Trust has many year’s experience of providing character-building sailing expeditions for youth groups, schools and colleges. Our highly trained professional sailing staff will ensure that your group’s residential or day sail is a valuable learning experience as well as an exciting and enjoyable voyage. We have extensive experience of working with groups of young people with special educational needs, moderate learning difficulties and challenging behaviour. We coach sailing to young people with both physical and mental disabilities, and our staff are adept in teaching those with visual and hearing impairment.Read More
As we start to see the divers again who were first through for HSE medicals when things opened up last year, this has prompted me to put pen to paper and reflect on the past 12 months. As a doctor, I have been fortunate to continue working. I am not sure how I would have coped with being confined to the house or being furloughed. It has been a tough year for everyone but there has been good stuff as well which I think is good to remember on the rainy days. I thought I would write this as looking back – lots of people have helped us, and where able, we have tried to help other people too. It sounds a bit naff, but keeping an eye out for other folk, rubbing along together in a socially distanced manner and helping others is what is going to help us all get through this.
Thank you to Tom for coming to see Aquamarine Medicals for his HSE Diving Medical and writing this blog about HSE dive training and studying at Plymouth University. The HSE SCUBA course is offered by Plymouth University as part of a degree course, and Plymouth is the only University to offer this as an option. Tom has been through the HSE SCUBA training and is now helping to teach on the course.Read More
Thanks to Dan Smale, from the Marine Biological Association, for coming to see us for his HSE Diving Medical and writing ‘A cry for kelp’ for us. Dan is a marine biologist whose research focusses on understanding how key habitats such as kelp forests and seagrass meadows are affected by environmental changes, including ocean warming and invasive species. His team conduct diving-based fieldwork around the UK and elsewhere to collect valuable information on the ecology of inshore habitats. We hope you enjoy the blog and that Dan’s passion for marine ecosystems comes through!Read More
Thanks to Kieran, from Diving in Depth, for writing this blog for us and coming to see us at Aquamarine Medicals for his HSE Diving Medical. A little bit about Kieran: Kieran is a professional technical diving instructor, with a particular interest in wreck diving and the stories that accompany those wrecks. Kieran has a focus on teaching closed circuit rebreathers (CCR) and open circuit (OC) technical courses, as well as leading trips and expeditions to locations throughout the world. We hope you enjoy this blog and ‘find your fins, and find some positives post Covid-19’.Read More
Tim is the Master of the RRS James Clark Ross, a scientific research vessel for the British Antarctic Survey. In February 2021, the RRS James Clark Ross left Rothera Research Station for her last voyage for BAS. We hope you enjoy Tim’s stories and photographs that give us a glimpse into what it is like to work in one of the most unique and remote places on Earth.Read More