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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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January 2016 – ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Course

Just to do something different, Andrew & I attended an ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Training Course which was held at the City Museum in Portsmouth.   We found out how to search for marine mammals and how to identify the different species.  This

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January 2016 – All change

2016 brings a number of major changes for BUDC.  On 15th December 2015 we met for the last time at Banstead Leisure Centre.  We had found that the pool in the new leisure centre, which we moved to in October, was, as feared, inadequate for

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November 2015 – What no bubbles?

Report by Paul Clunas who got all excited over his first try dive using a rebreather!! First Rebreather Dive – Sunday 22nd November 2015 We have all observed these divers with what looks a vacuum cleaner strapped to their back

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August 2015 – Beach combing rewards

This month has been a good one for Andrew & Jenny beachcombing.  A walk on Climping beach found us coming home with a new bucket (that Andrew rescued from the sea edge) and a bright yellow buoy which Jenny found

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February 2015 – ‘Postcard’ in Scuba Magazine

Following our try dives with the Raven Trust last summer, a photo of one of the sessions appeared in the February edition of Scuba Magazine.  Well done Jac for sending it in.

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July/August 2014 – Raven Housing Trust Try Dives

Over a 3 week period, the Raven Housing Trust had arranged for BUDC to give up to 18 participants the opportunity to experience what it is like to scuba dive.  The first session was 29th July – and 3 teenagers, 1

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July 2014 – Thea’s Reef

I have been interested in doing photography for a while, so we decided to try and arrange for me to go on a photography course so I can learn more about it. I found a course that many people had

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June 2014 – MSC Marine Life Identification Course

Friday 5 June saw me in the car with Sarah, Carl & Thea on our way to Swanage so that Thea and I could do the Marine Conservation Society Marine Identification course over the weekend.  The aim was to refresh my

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March 2014 – New shot made

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