Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Oxygen Administration

We held an in-house Oxygen Administration course. All passed so congratulations. This counts towards your Dive Leader qualification. Thanks to those that helped.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Busy busy busy!

I can't believe it's been 5 months since the last blog. This summer we have had trips to Thurlestone, Paignton, Mount Batton Plymouth, Penzance, Lamorna, Torquay and NDAC. Also Cromhall which has been visited lots of times for training. We have introduced 6 people to the open water and had training for Ocean Diver, Sports Diver and Dive Leader levels. Not to mention the number of Try Dives we have completed. Busy times!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

May Bank Holiday

We spent two days in Bovisand and had a quick dive at Brixham on the way back. Lots of diving was done with two of the newer members getting their first dives with us. We also did some boat handling practice and some diver training. Juan completed his Ocean Diver qualification - congratulations!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Pride of Bristol trip to Lundy

Our trip to Lundy on board the Pride of Bristol was a little more exciting than we expected. It started with a wonderful trip down the Avon under the suspension bridge and past historic spots of Bristol. As we moved down the Severn the Force 7 winds caused an agitated sea. So much so that one of the lifeboats thought we had capsized and set itself off! It was later retrieved by the RNLI in Ilfracombe. We were unable to dive but I personally had a great time being allowed to steer the boat part of the way back to Bristol and having a tour of the engine room. Many thanks to the crew.


Sunday, 14 April 2013

Cromhall diving

Our first proper dive day in the UK this year. Fourteen attended of whom eleven intended diving. Only two divers whimped out at the last minute due to the cold water (3°C). Anna was the heroine being the only person in a semidry suit and completing a 20 minute dive!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013


Congratulations to those Ocean and Sports Divers that passed their theory test last night. Next step - open water!

Try Dive Evening

We held a successful Try Dive evening with participants trying out the kit in the pool. They seem to particularly enjoy the "dry"session at the pub afterwards where they could meet some of the members and ask questions.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Fantastic Red Sea Trip

We all had a brilliant time on the Red Sea holiday. Turtles, wrecks and dolphins as well as the beautiful reefs. The pod of dolphins on the last day was the largest we've ever seen with 200 or more swimming around and under the boat. Incredible!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

First Dives of the Season

Four intrepid members braved the cold waters of Cromhall Quarry today. It just goes to prove that you do have to be mad to join us.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013


A great time was had by all who attended the AGM.  Not only did we vote in this year's committee we raised money for the boat fund as well. The best part was Jer's quiz combining questions, ding bats and photos. Next time you are in the pool look out for the boxing gloves!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Courses start

We have started the new year training with both an Ocean Diver and a Sport Diver course running over the next few weeks.