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Capernwray...........Again

What a lovely day we had, even the weather was kind. Indeed there were eight die hards braving the cool waters of this Northern pit.

First time in a dry suit for one, with Sport Diver stuff for others.

Came across three of our Skin Divers practicing CBL on the first dive, then line laying on the second, where the line need not be followed……… just the cloud of silt... perfect conditions for an exercise of that ilk…………

Brian’s first go in a dry suit went well; his Roly-Poly’s are coming along nicely.

Lanzarote - Sun Sea & dodgy dealings

Well Lanzarote, what's that like?

Following on from Nigel's comments it is ideal for an early season jaunt, some varied life but a dry suit for February is definitely recommended. Only a couple of missed dives from one or two of our longstanding members, not due to sampling too much of the local Grog though.................Perish the thought.

Manta Divers were pretty cool, friendly and easy going. They have a luxury 4.5 metre RIB which we dived from on a few occasions, only trouble was the tubes were coming away from the hull which surprisingly let quite a lot of the Briney in. On one dive, three of our Aquanuats had to leave the sinking vessel to save the remaining crew and passengers. They "rested" in the water until the craft returned from depositing some of the more valuable weight on the quayside.

Dive Trip: North Wales

Time: 
2009-08-09 (All day)
Event Type: 
Dive trip

Shore Dive in North Wales. Either Treaddur Bay or Porth Ysgaden (dependent on wind) Open to all Grades Please contact Graham for Details.

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Dive Trip: Pembroke

Time: 
2009-07-16 (All day)
Location: 
Goodwick Parrog, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
Event Type: 
Dive trip

Dive Trip: Seahouses

Time: 
2009-06-12 (All day)
Event Type: 
Dive trip

Beware of Amorous Seals

Alan Hird has organised a trip to Seahouses. Diving Friday, Saturday & Sunday Approx cost for diving & Accommodation £210. This, as always, excludes Beers, Travel & Food (in that order)

Open to all Grades Please contact Alan for further information.

For details on the Boat etc. follow the link. http://www.sovereigndiving.co.uk/

 

Beware of Amorous Seals   

Lanzarote

The rock steady crew in Lanzarote

Thought I would add a few photos from our recent trip to the Atlantic.

For those who have not been, Lanzarote is a great early season dive destination and although we had a massive debate regarding dry suit or wet suit, I am happy to report I have no regrets at taking a dry suit.

Many thanks to Pete for organising and finding such a good base. All inclusive was the way to go! although used by some more than others!!!  Who missed dives?

Dive Trip : Capernwray

Time: 
2009-03-22 09:00
Location: 
Capernwray
Event Type: 
Dive trip

Fancy a Dip.

Ocean Diver Training - Open Water stuff.

I know it's Mothers Day but you can send Flowers on the Saturday, and to those Mothers; it's your day, you can do what you want.

For times etc. Please contact Graham, Mark or Pete

Improve your skills! New BSAC course

BSAC has recently introduced a combined Automated External Defibrillation (AED) and Advanced Oxygen First Aid (AO2)  for Scuba Diving (See BSAC AED for FAQs). 

Our very own Wayne has become one of the first in the country to pass the new course and with flying colours!   He undertook the course with Blue Lagoon Diving & Leisure under the auspices of the Territorial Army.  Congratulations Wayne

The course is designed to train the general diving public (and non diving public) to recognise signs and symptoms of major Dive accidents. It covers how to provide oxygen to injured scuba divers at the highest possible concentration whilst alerting the relevant local emergency services effectively.

Whoa! Cut up that dry suit?

Is he worth it...?

Dive trip: RVSAC Eyemouth

Time: 
2009-05-16 (All day)
Location: 
Eyemouth, Scotland
Event Type: 
Dive trip

Update:  The place has now been filled.  Contact Jan if you wish to be placed on the reserve list.

Mat, Cat and Mark are already booked on this Ribble Valley Sub Aqua Club trip - one further place has just become available if anyone is interested. 

The diving will be typical Eyemouth/St Abbs and it'sa hard boat trip with a very good operator.

Read the full article for full details.

Marine Quest's 'North Star' boat - a fast Offshore 105 with NEW divers tail lift

In Deep 2009

Time: 
2009-02-22 10:00
Location: 
Park Hall - Charnock Richard
Event Type: 
Other

Dive into Adventure. With new ideas and equipment for you to try and buy, there is no better opportunity for you to browse, try on the latest gear on display and to buy diving equipment, leisure wear, books and accessories. Meet likeminded people with an interest in diving from all the major diving organisations. Expert advice will be available to answer your questions.
Throughout the day you will have the choice to listen speakers on a wide range of dive related topics.

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