It all started with a beer…….BUT it finished with a pie! Where does time go, so the last two weeks: Congratulations to Mark on becoming a PADI Re Breather & Advanced Re Breather diver, congrats also to Lucy on gaining a PADI Dry Suit & Peak Performance Buoyancy certification at Capernwray. Thanks as always to Chris & Carol for a warming cuppa & a huge thank you to Ann, Neil & Team at the Kings Arms for taking good care of us, plus Seasick for support, bar & otherwise. Homeward bound & it’s congratulations to Ian, Tim, Tracey & Brian on gaining their PADI Enriched Air certifications, see you next year. Our last pool of the year last week!! Welcome Freya a great PADI Discover Scuba Dive, we look forward to starting your PADI Open Water course in 2018, well done, Ian & Debs you are almost ready for the Maldives!! We are not jealous 🙂 MUCH!! Good to see Gracie & Sammy our seals having fun & well dome Daniel on making a Re Breather try dive look easy!! Jan will soon be here & OW you go 🙂 Thank you to the awesome dive team for pushing through 3 foot deep snow to get there. RIGHT KEEP READING!! So it’s party time now, thank you to Rick, Ali & Grace from Hicksons Quality Foods for a fantastic spread of beautiful food and a very special pie (if you need any Christmas Fare, you need to visit them). Thank you DJ Scuba AKA Chris for the music & for letting us rip (I think an alternative description may be in order!!) into some fine classics on the Karaoke, and thank you to Girton Sailing Club for letting us host the event in the clubhouse. DON’T Mention the CHEESE!! No I said Don’t humph!!! Thank you to everyone who came and made it a very special night, I remember Vic whispering in my ear 50 people! There was room for 70!! Well Vic is folding the napkins at the next party!!!! That’s it, have a great week & remember the nights start getting longer 🙂 Thanks Hotch & Vic
Had an absolutely amazing weekend in capernwray with my 12 year old son and his grandad. Vicky and Dan have both been amazing with him and we cannot thank you enough for the support and encouragement you have given him. Jack is thrilled to have qualified this weekend. Thank you once again.
I’m a PADI Instructor!!
I just want to Thankyou both once again for helping to get where I am today. If it wasn’t for you guys teaching me how to dive I would never have this amazing Job’ hope I get to come and dive with you both again soon! PADI OWSI #407000 Specialty Instructor ? almost MSDT now!!
I’ve got the BUG!
Just wanted to say a big thank you for all the excellent training, tips and advice your team gave me on my Open water course. I had an excellent time at Capenwray meeting new people and putting my new skills to the test. Think it’s safe to say I’ve got the diving bug 🙂 you’ll definetly be hearing from me pretty soon about booking the advanced open water course! Thanks again, Kieran.
Hi the Hotches, Just wanted to say thank you for a fab weekend, lovely people & fab company – could you pass on my particular thanks to Carl, Dan H, Chris & Seasick- for their support & of course Vic for getting me through the last bit lol. Looking forward to doing the next course:) Best wishes Jonesy xx
Open Water Nailed!
Well that’s it Open Water diver complete massive thanks to Simon Hotchkin and Victoria Hotchkin and the rest of the team at stellar divers and a big thanks to Bali scuba team what an awesome day cheers everyone.
The DSD course was superb!
Thanks for yesterday the DSD course was superb. Both Helen and Gilly were fantastic and a pleasure to be around (can’t be praised highly enough). I would also like like to come back.
Just want to say a massive thank you to Hotch, Vic and all at Stellar Diving for helping Fiona and myself to become Padi certified open water divers.#amazing
The team at Stellar have been fantastic, they are friendly and patient, we loved every minute. The Maldives at Christmas was beautiful and we both want to do more now so roll on spring and our advanced open water. Thanks again everyone, see you in March.
A Lovely Team
We went diving on holiday and had a bad experience but we wanted to try again. The way stellar have been has been wonderful especially Vic and Sian. Everyone is brilliant, right from the first day we met at the office everyone has been patient and kind. If you want to scuba dive you need to train here, we’ve found our happy place.
You have created something special!
I just wanted to say thank you for a brilliant weekend at Capernwray. At no point did I feel like an outsider, yourselves & everyone in the group made me feel welcome. I was a little apprehensive about the dive but the professional way you looked after us made me feel safe at all times. You have created something special and I wish you every success for the future. Thanks again.
PADI Discover Scuba Dive
Simon, I would like to express how wonderful the experience Grace and I had at your dive centre today and to pass on our thanks to Petra and the two gentleman who made the experience so enjoyable.
From Novice to Pro!
Hi Simon, Just updating you on my progress 🙂 I have 1 more dive to do before I can start my DM, and 11 more to go before it’s completed 🙂 just want to thank you for all the help you gave me at the beginning if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be where I am now, malta is amazing for diving! I’m doing 2/3 dives a day! I love it! Completely filled my dive log, have a new one to start using now 🙂 Dived with tuna last week, it was surreal! I never knew how big they actually were!!
A Fantastic Course
I would like to thank Vic and Hotch and Ian for all your help in such a fun and imformative course. Emergency first responder course has been such an eye opener and given me great confidence. Hope I never have to use it, but feel confident if i have to. Thanks stellar divers
A warm welcome
Hi Hotch & Vic, Just wanted to drop you a line as I didn’t drown to say thank you. From the warm welcome & even a reassuring hug from Hotch on Sunday. The whole experience was so good. Petra, Alice & Dan were all amazing. Everything was explained clearly & all my anxieties floated away from the first underwater breath. I would love for you to let me know what the next step would be.
What a weekend!
Hi Hotch! Just want to say a massive thank you to you, Vic, Lance and Duncan for a fantastic weekend! We loved every minute! So happy we chose to learn with you guys! You’ll definitely be seeing us again! (We’re already looking at the advanced course)
Thanks again! Olie & Leanne
What a trip :-)
“Thank you for a super fantastic dive holiday STELLAR DIVERS of Lincoln – You made us feel so welcome – I couldn’t have asked for a better bunch of people to spend a week on a boat with? And Dolphins/sharks to order – I’m impressed!!! I shall hopefully see you all soon – & sign me up for the next one…”
Absolutely fantastic team
“Couldn’t recommend this club enough, absolutely fantastic team who put everything in to what they do. As a dad of a ten year old beginning her diving training, I’ll be honest I hated the idea, but the whole team put my mind at rest immediately. I couldn’t have asked for a better school or club to teach my little girl. My daughter will be coming to this club for years to come and will be progressing through her training with this fantastic team, thank you so much.”
“I need to drop you a line to thank you because I am amazed at what I have achieved, from being scared of water and now a scuba diver. I’ve just got back off my holidays and had some amazing dives with SHARKS!! it was fantastic, I can’t thank the team at stella enough for their hard work and support. If you want to learn to dive or overcome a fear then these are the ones to do it with”
I loved it
“Thank you Hotch for fitting me in at such short notice, I’ve just received my PADI card and am now ready for my holiday can’t wait to try nitrox for real. Thank you again for getting me on the course I loved it and you made everything so understandable despite my questions!! Thanks see you in 2017.”
First Scuba Dive experience
“Mia thoroughly enjoyed her first Scuba Dive experience today and has talked of nothing since..thank you! She’ll be on the next course ? xx”
“Final two dives today. First hard dive to a cave at 40m, current very strong and end of cave drops to 400m! Second was a coral garden at 18m, will post some pics when I can. It’s always nice when the dive master compliments you on you diving skills compared to some of the other divers. Must be something to do with the training from Simon Hotchkin and Lance Hicks ?”
Lovely to see you
“Hotch/Vic,Thanks so much for today! Was an invaluable refresh for us ahead of Corn Islands next week and also lovely to see you.”
The ways of the diver
“Just done dive 54. I spend most of my time on these dives at the back of the group and I know it’s not the best place too be but I have become fascinated with the amount of diving styles people have and I’m thankful of being trained by one of the best, sorry two of the best, and being a member of a great group. I also find myself looking out for a lot of other divers and keeping an eye on them even thou I know the dive leader is more than capable. I’d like too thank stellar divers for teaching me the ways of the diver and some day I hope too pass these ways on.”