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January 2017 – Rutlish School CCF Try dives

We were again asked by the Rutlish School CCF to give some of their members an opportunity to have a go with scuba kit so we arranged 2 sessions for them on the evenings of 23rd and 30th January 2017

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January 2017 – Oxygen Administration Course

Following on from the course Alan Kennedy ran in October 2016, a further five club members met in the ‘shed’ at the bottom of Alan’s garden on 14th January for the O2 administration course refresher.  As before, all agreed Alan

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November 2016 – Historical Diving Society talk

Michael Fardell from the Historical Diving Society gave a short presentation about the HDS and it work – he was accompanied by Tony Marshall currently treasurer of the HDS but who previously served as vice chairman of the BSAC for 9 years

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October 2016 – Narvik Diving (slideshow presentation)

At this month’s social event, Paul gave a presentation on diving in Narvik.  This included some historical background to the wrecks and some photos of the trip that took place a few years ago.  We also discussed possible trips for

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October 2016 – Oxygen Administration Course

On Saturday 1st October, eight club members met in the ‘shed’ (bit more than just a shed!) at the bottom of Alan’s garden for the O2 administration course. Steve and Kirsten were doing this as part of their Dive Leader

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June 2016 – Free Diving anyone?

Our social evening this month featured a talk by Heather Coutts on Free Diving.  Heather used to be a scuba diver but once she tried free diving she hasn’t put tanks on her back again!   Heather gave a presentation

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March 2016 – Rutlish School CCF Try Dives

On 14 & 21 March we were able to offer some of the members of the Rutlish School CCF an opportunity to try out scuba diving.  With 6 cadets on both nights (plus their commander having a go on the second evening) we think

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March 2016 – Introduction to Oceanography Course

Andrew & Jenny are determined to make sure that their little grey brain cells keep active so attended a weekend course (5/6 March) at the University of East Anglia.  The course was quite intense and covered a large number of

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February 2016 – Dive Planning

This month’s social/info evening was a session on dive planning given by Bryan Stone.  An illustrated talk took us through the main things that need to be considered when planning a dive.  Very useful for anyone looking at doing their Dive

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January 2016 – CPR and AED training

Our first Social/Info evening and Alan Kennedy led us all through a practical hands-on session of CPR and AED use.  This involved understanding when and how to use the AED, and being exhausted after carrying out CPR on ‘Annie’.  If

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