27 January 2009
EFR-1st March (Have you checked when yours runs out?)
PADI Rescue -7/8th March
PADI Specialty Week-End - 14/15th March. This weekend includes DEEP(for holiday?), WRECK and DRYSUIT all taking place at Vobster.
PADI A.O.W. -4/5th April. One of the only centres I know that lets you choose what YOU want to do for example Boat, DPV, Drift, Drysuit (would require a pool orientation) Multi-Level and Computer, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Digital Underwater Photography, Search and Recovery, Fish ID, Wreck.
Give Graeme a call at Ocean View if you would like to book anything on offer here and don`t forget OV club members get a discount on ALL courses as well as free air and half price Nitrox.
Just a little poke to all the people that haven't sent me there cheques for £85 for this trip coz we need to book up asap or lose the boat.
Unfortunatley, Gary has had to pull out of this trip due to a surgery so there is 1 space left be quick coz it will go
26 January 2009
So come the merry month of May, Simon & I will be trekking Northwards, close to the old stomping grounds of Geordie-Boy Robbo to see what we can find. The trip has been organised by Sussex Scuba and I think we have snaffled the last two places ....but they might put on extra places if the demand is there! Details on their Web Site.
25 January 2009
Optional Specialties for warm water divers (:-)) :- Wreck, Deep, Night, U/W Nav, Boat, Drift, U/W Naturalist.
If you are interested in taking out this insurance can you please post a comment ASAP.
20 January 2009
Probably lucky then that the 'score' was 'One all ' with MD players having the top score in one set and OV having the top score in the second - well that's the way I'm telling the story anyway! The top two individual scorers were MD players with Ernie topping the personal scoring! Well done Ernie!
A good social evening , thanks to Tracey for organising it (and sorry that you & Sean were unable to make it!) . Everyone was very considerate and some even refused to knock down the pins for fear of hurting the poor little fellows! Very thoughtful!
(Above: Simon wanted evidence that he had stayed on orange juice all night and could still manage a smile whilst acting as family chauffer).
19 January 2009
As usual there will be a limited number of refresher places available free of charge on this course for paid up medics to re-learn their skills and meet up with other medics and get more involved. If you would like to take part in this course as a refresher please phone BDMLR head office on 01825-765546 and ask to book on - your subscription to BDMLR must be up-to-date in order to be a "refresher". If you are interested in learning how to teach the practicals or give the lectures please let us know as we are always interested in teaching this to new people and getting more people involved in running these courses both here and elsewhere in the country.
Trevor Weeks National Co-ordinator
British Divers Marine Life Rescue
Reg Charity 803438
17 January 2009
14 January 2009
Holidays are at Sandals or Beaches Resorts in Jamaica, St Lucia, Antigua, Bahamas or Turks & Caicos. Most of the holidays are shown as 7 nights but you can extend to 14 nights. Various dates through out the year. Luxury accommodation, all inclusive, which includes 2 dives per day and all other activities, sailing etc.
All bookings need to be made by 21st January with only a £300.00 deposit per couple.
We have treated ourselves to 2 weeks in Turks & Caicos in November/December. Whoopie ! ! (Ernie's a bit worried as we have a honeymoon suite)
Fill yer boots and empty your wallet HERE!
12 January 2009
09 January 2009
Secondly thanks to all who came it was nice to see a full room on what is a freezing cold evening -3 when I left my house at 18.45!
Judging by the comments and murmerings everyone enjoyed this evening as much as we did and I'm sure we'd all like Tad to return next year to update us on Meridian Divers progress from this year especially about the deterioration of the wreck.
Once again thanks for a great night
08 January 2009
05 January 2009
04 January 2009
Entry into the sea was all part of an entertaining afternoon, fins, backsides, fins again , gloved hands and backsides rotated in the surf as the cameras rolled - but the last shred of common decency remaining has prevented me using all the shots!
Getting out in the surge for, shall we say chilled dry suit divers, was even more fun than getting in (not!) . So whilst we had five divers there were a few paddlers amongst the support team (who Bless them, also helped a lady diver who was diving with a buddy outside of our organised event). When expedition leader Matt came out he was asked "How was the vis?" With his cold mouth tucked in his hood we think he said "Far Call", probably some sort of technical diving expression. Anyway with divers still struggling with heavy kit the support team did there best by tuckibg into the coffee & choccies (thanks Tracey & Sean).
Congratulations boys on giving it a go on a very gold and grey Newhaven afternoon.