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ST ABB's HEAD SCOTLAND

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Well St Abbs in May who would have expected water temp of 6-7 degrees!

A tester on the hands for sure. Excellent Club trip many thanks to Jan for arranging. So many divers we had filled the bunkhouse and two in bed and breakfast at the top of the hill near to the pubs (good planning Kevin!)

Diving in relays everybody had an excellent time despite the cold. Perhaps an early contender for the broken prop award? those of us who braved the weather and decided to stay for the last dive were dropped next to Cathedral rock with instructions to swim around the back of it drop to the seabed and you will two see both arches!

Well nearly all of us folowed the instructions! (Who missed it!?) 

Jan has re-booked to go back in October so if interested let her know and possibly a trip in July to dive Bass Rock.

Matthew is considering diving the Baltic from Poland and we are still looking to firm up a Club dive in September.

 

Plenty going on so stay in touch

Nigel.

ST ABB's HEAD SCOTLAND

Jan is the organiser for this next weekends trip. I think a new Club record for this trip two boats required for 15 divers!

One spare space last I heard can anybody else join us? travel up Friday two days diving and back after diving on Sunday.

It will be an opportunity for new divers to gain Ocean diver qualification dives and for everybody else to try and find cathedral rock (me included)

Photos to follow and details of the next trip!

 

Cheers

 

Nigel

Capenwray Bank Holiday weekend

Still waiting to hear how this week ends diving went in Capenwray. Another Club outing to help the new divers gain experience and push towards qualifications.

Lets hope the water has warmed up some what !

 

Pictures to follow

IBIZA

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Tuesday the 16th April found eight divers at Manchester Airport at 04.00am trying to ensure all equipment reached Ibiza safely through the Ryan Air maze of baggage sizes and weight restrictions without paying hundreds of pounds extra. Did all divers manage to get only 15kgs in the hold bags? Don't be silly this is Salford!

Some magic tricks slight of hand etc saw some gear disappear into hand luggage and amazingly we were off!

Met at the airport by Jeff and Theresa from seahorse divers off to a cracking start, it was red hot and a dive on the day we arrived. Gear checked we settled down to a very comfortable routine of breakfast, short walk in the sun to meet the boat, short ride to the dive centre, out dive, back to pick up full cylinders, back out for a second dive, return to centre, boat back to the pier nearest the hotel and a beer in the afternoon sun. (What more could anybody want?)

Stacey managed to possibly set a new club record as a trainee managing to use four different drysuits over nine dives (Don't mention membrane neck seals!) but must be congratulated for passing her Ocean Diver on the trip and impressing Jeff so much allowing her to dive the caverns under supervision a really impressive achievement.

Many thanks to Graham and Bill for ensuring safe diving, Fred for arranging the trip as ever the unsung hero!

Lets get the next one arranged

Cheers

 

Nigel

PS The trip back via Ryan Air was even more of an ordeal for weight and sizing the hand luggage! You might want to ask Stacey and Bill about that one!

Capenwray

Many thanks to Debbie for arranging this trip the weekend before the Ibiza trip. A Sunday dive (07th April) to Capenwray what could be better than to check equipment before the week away?

FOUR DEGREES!!!

 

Despite this hideous water temp Debbie, Nick Fred Matthew & Jan braved the conditions to enter the water with the other heroes using Capenwray.

One free flow, a very disappointed Nick who wanted to get some more hours underwater, and clearly too cold a conditions to achieve very long.

However the Club Diving up and running!

IBIZA here we come 16th April 2013

Well the promised April 2013 dive is now arranged and planned!

eight booked so far, any more to join us? A new diving area for the Club IBIZA! Many thanks to Fred for arranging and as ever taking the time to check out the diving in advance with the Dive Centre.

The diving looks to be agreat mix of reefs, wrecks and caves (fantastic!!) the dives can be viewed on the dive centre website at  http://www.seahorsedivingibiza.com/

 

Committee meeting Monday agreed we should get our diving calender in order!

I take the criticism!!!! its been a slow start

April (straight after Easter) Capenwray- Graham organising

 May 11th St Abbs Jan organising

May 15th Ocean Diver training starts

June Diving in Wales date to be confirmed (possibly 9/10th)

July looking for an Organiser

August 

September The 'BIG Club' trip 

 

 

 

Red Nose night

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Thanks to all those who remembered to bring their red noses along! Some pre-planning might have helped once we found the noses absorbed water became difficult to keep on!

Camera man failed miserably to get some decent shots but attached the usual suspects.

What shall we do next? 

scooter photos

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SEE OUR FACE BOOK page for the rest of the photos

 

Salford BSAC

Underwater Scooters

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When I said underwater chariot racing on scooters I did not expect what came next!!!!!!!!!

 

Photos from the Baths session

 

 

DIVING

Three new members joined the Committee at the AGM   all keen to dive and help with this years diving.

See seperate blog re Committee aims and objectives for 2013/14

Firstly

Look for Monday nearest the 15th March when we want as many club members as possible to turn up at the pool wearing a red nose!

lets raise some money for charity and get some good photos!

Next event will be chariot racing in the pool using underwater scooters

You really do not want to miss this one!

First weekend after Easter -get the kit wet CAPENWRAY Graham organising

then Fred's trip to SPAIN /GIB places still available

May diving in NORTH WALES probably day trip all welcome

ST ABB's limited space Jan organising

and the Club big one? MALTA currently hot favourite but this could change probably September are you interested or have a better option? let us know

 

More to follow soon 

 

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