Category: Training reports

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 …

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One would be forgiven in thinking conducting the practical session of the BSAC Boat Handling Course in January to be absolutely bonkers…and looking round at my course mates and instructor on the day…you wouldn’t be far off! Saying that, it …

Boat Handling Course…In WINTER! Read More »

Congratulation to those who completed the O2 Administration course last weekend: Mariusz Izydorek Pete Whelpton Chris Johnson Jayme Fraioli Marina Kilcline Alan Kilcline David Price

Saturday 16 October After lots of emails and organisation, the day of the First Aid for Divers training at the club had almost arrived. I went to bed the night before (admittedly not particularly early) having set 2 alarms to …

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Eight brave (or daft!) club members attended the BSAC Instructor Foundation Course on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November in Hampton. We all know that diving can be quite tiring but, believe me, nothing compares with this weekend! We were …

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When Chris Knight asked me weather I would like to do the Sea Survival course my first thought was: why on earth would I want to do that? I’ve been on loads of boats, I have been diving in all …

Surviving the Sea Survival Course Read More »

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Blimey, that was cold. I am told that it was about eleven degrees in the water, but it seemed colder to me (and I was in a dry-suit). Anyway, we got some training done for Barry, Dorothea, Rory and Alison. Rob …

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A successful days open water training was completed at our favourite inland dive site – Vobster Quay. Thanks to instructors Chris Hunka and Rob Lea and to helpers Sarah Hamlyn, Dean & Kerstie Mitchell for making the day a success …

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A slideshow of photos from last Saturday’s Ocean and Sports Diver training day at Wraysbury. The weather was an interesting mix of sun, hail and midges. For some it was their first open water dive but all emerged smiling if …

Wraysbury Training Day Read More »

Dave Tresidder arranged for the Boat Handling SDC to be run at Kingston & Elmbridge. This handily meant that 15 of us could do the course with the theory lessons held over several Thursday nights at the club with group …

Boat Handling SDC Read More »

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