02 Breath Freely

Richard Hoyle Reports:

The day was gloomy, but the mood was sunny on the O2 Administration course we ran this Sunday (6th March). This was a BIG event with at least 22 participants (excluding, but not forgetting, a clutch of long suffering Resus Annies).

The morning started at 08:30, with lectures beginning at 09:00.

The first lecture done, we were all out with the Resus Annies, and everybody seemed to be very competent with their skills. After lunch Tony gave a very memorable demonstration, of what happens if you hold your breath when ascending. Tony’s fantastic model and its shocking finale will be sure to make everybody a little bit more keen on not holding their breath!

After all lectures and practicals finished, the scary written exam was taken, followed by a final examined practical. Everybody passed, everybody worked really hard, and everybody seemed very happy with the day!

Big thanks to those who helped out with the event, and three cheers for Elaine, our Training Officer, for her mega organisational abilities!

(photo: Richard Hoyle)

Trainee Dive Leaders:

Ian Angus, Gieta Elul, Alex Kennedy, Jason Stark, John Phelps,
Rob Knell, and Nick Firth

Taking the O2 Course Refresher:

Nikki Jackson, Matt Jackson, Primo Pini Len Hards, Brian Maskell,
Barry Duplock, Jim Molyneux, Kevan Tulip, and David Nicholson


Elaine Brightman, Paul Feakes, Paul Eyden, Richard Hoyle, and
Tony Porter

Elaine’s Little Helpers:

Adrian Harris, Len Hards, Brian Maskel, Barry Duplock, Jim
Molyneux, Kevan Tulip, and David Nicholson

Also congratulations to Darren Lavell for passing his Sports Diver qualification well done Darren.

Photos below by Barry ‘Badger’ Duplock unless otherwise stated.

Tony and Adrain marking the theory test papers
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