Well, outdoor sports are allowed on March 29th. The dive quarries can open !!!! Hurrah !!!!!
A few of us have already booked our slots at Capernwray. We just need to remember there was limited diving last year and many of us and our kit have been missing the water for a while.
We need to ensure we and our equipment are dive fit.
So have we checked our kit over ? Looked for signs of deterioration and wear. Is our equipment in test ? What about ourselves ? Have we piled on the pounds / Now struggling to run upstairs ? Need to look to get fitter before we get near the water. Starting gently of course !
In the water that means starting with simple dives, ideally pool and then quarry, doing shallow, no deco dives to begin with. Practicing skills and extending our diving slowly and carefully.
We are going to run the BSAC return to diving course. Look out for your invitation
I look forward to seeing you out there and in the water very soon !!!!!!!!
Thanks very much to Rich who gives us the whys and hows for our new defib (AED).
We are all more confident about approaching use of a defib and what it can and cannot do.
We will take ours on all dive trips and training.
If any members want to arrange another session then please get in touch.
I had my first visit to the training quarry (Capernwray) yesterday and it was good. Water was 7 degrees C but felt warmer (Matt’s computer said 8). Surface temperature was 14ish, so very nice. Visibility was OK, not the outstanding of the website ! But I saw two of the big Sturgeon, so very happy.
Time to start booking your open water dates either for training or just to get wet !
Let me know, ideally for rest of month, April and May
We have one new trainee who has already completed Ocean Diver this year from a start in February. He was willing to brave the chilly quarry waters in late March / early April and is now qualified to dive
We have 2 new starters on the Ocean Diver course just completed week 2 in the pool.
The quarries are warming up, so now is the time for open water training.
April 21st we had 8 at the quarry.
We are already scheduled for April 28th with 10 planning to go.