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Diving returns !?!?!

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 !!!!!!!!

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Capernwray after November lockdown

First day open after lockdown. An opportunity to finish some training.

On the surface it’s cold (3 degrees) and grey but under the water a toasty (well almost) 9 degrees. Pity about all the rain ruining the visibility. Very quiet, only 20 cars = 20 divers.

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Christmas weekend and dive

Just had a great weekend at Etland House, Preston Patrick, just off junction 36 M6.

The astute amongst you will have noted that Capernwray is off junction 35 so very convenient for our Saturday dip.

Foreboding weather forecasts all week of snow and ice but in the event travelling up on Friday 14th December was easy going. The surface conditions on Saturday were not warm but nothing like the predicted -6 degree feeling with wind chill or freezing hail. It was more pleasant in the water at 8 degrees. We did have a number of wimps duck out of the diving but 4 hardy souls did have enjoyable dives in peace and quiet.

We felt well deserving of our Christmas dinner on Saturday evening.

And up for a walk in the morning sunshine on Sunday before brunch. A gentle stroll round Grange-over-Sands front in the afternoon walked off the stuffed feeling.

An excellent weekend despite being diving lite and food heavy !




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