PARTNERS IN DIVING
"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success" - Henry Ford
AP Diving is proud to support the excellent work of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue by supplying and subsidising the cost of the seal rescue bags made from the same materials we use to manufacture our BCD and rebreather ranges.
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) was formed in 1988, when a few like minded divers got together in response to the mass mortality of Harbour seals in the Wash area of East Anglia, to do what they could for the rescue effort.
Since then BDMLR volunteers have been involved in the rescue of many hundreds of seals and have become progressively more involved with the response to stranded cetaceans in the UK.
Every year, BDMLR trains over 400 volunteer Marine Mammal Medics and has 20 whale rescue pontoons located at strategic points throughout the UK, waiting to help stranded whales and dolphins.
BDMLR is a registered charity, number 803438 in England and Wales, and SC039304 in Scotland.
AP Diving is proud to support the Save Our Seas Foundation – a Swiss organisation dedicated to supporting research, education and awareness of the plight of our greatest natural resource.
The Save Our Seas Foundation has been intensively utilising the Inspiration since 1998 and smaller custom units since 2001. The 25 rebreathers we have in operation have provided our team of scientists, researchers and cameramen the invaluable ability to silently observe, research, study and film the natural behaviour of marine animals around the Globe for the last seven years. The new vision integrated electronics, CO2 sensor, dive computer and download software incorporated in the Evolution [Inspiration EVO] now provide our operation even greater flexibility and control over our dives.
Chris Clarke - Executive Director, Save Our Seas Foundation
Sharing the knowledge and encouraging education is important to us. Each year we accept students from Loughborough University’s Industrial Design and Technology Degree course. By coordinating with the University over the years and standardising the software and processes, selected students come to AP for the third year of their degree course well prepared to hit-the-ground-running.
The students get better and better every year. They come to us completely proficient in Pro Engineer and work productively as part of our R&D team almost from the 1st day they arrive
Martin Parker – MD, AP Diving
There's nothing like practical experience to compliment what you learn at University!
Alex Wall, now the Research & Development Manager at AP Diving