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Helllo from the grey haired one! The very Good news is we are now back on track, the baths have re-opened for our old slot on a Monday from 08.00-09.00! Please come down and have a look at the difference! The entrance is now at the bottom on the right hand corner , mixed changing rooms and entry to the pool through the old ladies entrance.

If you have not been swimming or dragged the gear out of storage now is the time before we start booking more trips!

 

Isle of Man coming up this next weekend, Malta arranged for September and St Abbs next month and Anglesey trips in the pipeline. Well St Abbs would have been good this weekend if it had not been blown out! but with the weather improving and English Football Team rubbish bin the football and drag your diving gear out.

Bill Higgin

It is with great sadness that I write to inform any Club Members who have not heard that Bill died yesterday whilst out on the first Club diving trip of the year at Seahouses.

Our thoughts are with Amy and his family at this incredibly sad time.

Alll who remember Bill will know he had enjoyed his diving for well over 20 years with the Club and missed very few trips.

It goes with out saying that we will all miss him terribly.

Isle of Man - 24th - 29th June

Time: 
2010-06-24 09:00
Location: 
Isle of Man - Port St Mary
Event Type: 
Dive trip

The Scuba calender is coming along rather nicely. This ones to the isle of Man with an established outfit. See the link for more detail

http://www.isleofmandivingholidays.com/home.htm

Diving the 25th - the 28th June, travelling the day before and after.

For further information call Graham

Farne Islands 17th - 18th April 2010

Time: 
2010-04-17 08:30
Location: 
Seahouses
Event Type: 
Dive trip

1st one of the season to the Farnes organised byColin.

Diving & staying with Soveriegn as before.

Follow the link for more info.

http://www.sovereigndiving.co.uk/

Photographic Competition

http://www.salfordsac.org.uk

Now that the Diving season approaches and those brave enough to book their first dive in the North Sea in April (mad! - me included) Perhaps we can think about taking some pictures which are worthy of winning Salford Sub Aqua Club's first photographic competition!

Bill and I have recently been to East Cheshire Club to vote on photos they had taken and we were both very impressed at both the quality and enthusiasm of all the divers who took part.

So why not Salford? We have a club camera just ready for action anybody can borrow and with a few simple lessons you might take the winning photograph and even if you do not win I promise you will have a lot of fun trying!

Mystery Dive

The Mystery dive is likely to be suspended until later in the year for a number of reasons (mainly money! I think for us all!after some long discussions) but watch this space I might just be able to resurrect the mystery site if flights become cheaper! We have some excellent dives already planned but it is always great when somebody suggests a new location or something completely different, so get your thinking caps on and lets see what we can find!

Nigel.

St Abbs - 17th & 18th July 2010

Time: 
2010-07-17 08:00
Location: 
St Abbs
Event Type: 
Dive trip

Diving off Wavedancer (one with a Stannah) at St Abbs. Staying with Billy Aitchinson.

Open to all grades.

Click HERE for Divestay Website

The usual costs apply but a deposit of £30.00 will secure your place.

Please see Jan or Graham for more detail

Dive Trip - Malta 14th - 21st September 2010

Time: 
2010-09-14 06:00
Location: 
Malta
Event Type: 
Dive trip

Praise the Lord a Scuba Trip Praise the Lord a Scuba Trip

This is open to All
Cost of flight & accommodation at present is £320/person

We need a deposit of £150.00 each to secure this price. Bring your cheque books this Monday as prices have already moved upward in the last 2 weeks.

Details
Overall estimated Cost including Flight Accommodation & Diving:   £600 - Bargain

Christmas Doo

Time: 
2009-12-05 14:45
Event Type: 
Social

The Christmas bash has now been confirmed for 5th December.

 

 

 

 

 

Details as follows;-

Dine & Disco (not dash) £19.95 per head at The Moorside Grange. 7.00 pm start,

If you wish to book a room, special offer rate is £25.00 per head for B&B on a 2 persons sharing basis.

A deposit of £10.00 is required per ticket and a further deposit of £10.00 per room ASAP.

Room check-in time 3.00 pm check-out 12.00. The Full use of facilities is included..........Check out the link
www.moorsidegrangehotel.com/

For any further information please contact Julia

 

The Big Red Sea Trip

The ‘Best of Wrecks’ with Blue O Two

 Have you seen the Photo’s from Chris? How good are they? Suppose it’s easy when the subject matter is mighty fine.

19 Dives in six days – no mean feat for the Oldies amongst us. Early starts, late finishes & a lack of cheap alcohol made this a tiring trip but worth it.


Lots of scrap metal including the Giannis D, Carnatic, Rosalie Moller, Kingston, Thistlegorm, Dunraven, Numidia, Aida, Salem Express & El Mina with a few reefs & fishes to satisfy all tastes.

Bit of a pain though when the fish get in the way of the wreck, as happened on the Rosalie Moller.

 

"There's a wreck here Somehere"

 

 

 

 

 

The dive guides were not needed for most, only an odd few of our Aquanauts had to be shown where the reef was, and how to follow the line to get back to the boat. I suppose 40 – 50m vis doesn’t matter that much if you are looking the wrong way.

For most the ‘The Brothers’ including the wrecks Aida and Numidia were the highlights of the trip, which funnily enough were where the majority of  ‘indiscretions’ occurred. Whilst I hovered above the back end of the wreck at 40m (the maximum depth according to the Guides) two of our normally reserved Frogmen were spotted ‘Chasing the Dragon’ and having a peek at the prop.

Also disguised amongst the furor of diving it was noted that a prominent member of the group forgot what the ‘out of air’ signal looks like, presuming it was some kind of dodgy Karate chop. Easy mistake, I suppose, when concentrating on your own diving and associated accessories.

                                      "Are you ok? can you breathe?"  

 

On the odd occasion that minor infringements of Blue O Two protocols, (including depth and Diver tag system violations) were carried out; One of our ‘well spoken’ members brought it to the Guides attention, courting favour, we thought, with the blonde one.  Bloody Nice Bloke.!!!!!!!!


Only a small handful of the 22 strong group developed the ‘Red Sea Revenge’ which did little to curb their diving activities and cut into drinking time, although the words "not again" were heard ringing along the Gangway on a few occassions.

Soooo overall a cracking trip and many thanks to Bill for organising the occasion…..The diving season is not yet in a lull and a trip this weekend 17th 18th Oct to St Abbs is looking like a good one but………….Roll on next Year


PS

If you want a link to the Red Sea Photo's from Chris let me know.

 

Also

As the race for the broken prop nears it’s end, all points are being totalled including those gained for the hick-up with a Dry Suit zip at Crapenpay last Sunday 11th Oct 

Ooooooooh the air was blue…..just like the Instructors skin due to the cold water.

Toodlepip

Graham

 

 

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