Category: Training reports

Nice article regarding weighting in the new BSAC website “Safety” section…. We have covered in the past the importance of correct weighting and the ability, and importance, of ditching weight in an emergency. There are, however, times when we add …

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My regular Spring shakedown/training weekend (which used to be at Gildenburgh) will again be held at Vobster Quay in Somerset, over the weekend of 18th and 19th April next year. All members welcome, training requirements will be in liason with …

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You probably heard about the Muslim Fundamentalists in Plymouth over the late May bank holiday on the news, well there were two other Fundamentalists in Plymouth that weekend which the world media didn’t hear about. Ian and Trish Emery were …

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For the past 10 years I had always arranged a shakedown/training weekend at Gildenburgh, usually staying in the luxurious caravans they have down there. However all the facilities at Gildy have now been run down to such an extent that …

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On Saturday March 1st there will be Nitrox Workshop in the morning and an Automated External Defibrillator course in the afternoon. The nirtox workshops are for any qualification Ocean, Sports, Dive Leader, Advanced if they do not already have a …

A Nitrox ticket for FREE! Read More »

Consider developing your diving with one of these South East Region skill development courses for the remainder of 2007. Date Days Course Venue Cost 08/09/2007 2 Boat Handling Newhaven £78 15/09/2007 2 Search and Recovery Crawley £60 15/09/2007 1 Diver …

Skill Development Read More »

Buoyancy control is the single biggest cause of in-water incidents. For some time, an interesting culture within K&E with regards to buoyancy control has existed. Whilst there is no right or wrong way, there are ways that are tried and …

Weighty Issues Read More »

The water was a chilly 8 degrees, and quite clear (to begin with). In between showers we had some sunshine and most of us managed to keep warm.

Rob Lea and myself received a day’s training towards our instructor qualification last weekend at Wraysbury – specifically we undertook the Open Water Instructor Course (OWIC); the next step following the Instructor Foundation Course and about half-way(ish) towards the final …

Two Oiks doin’ an OWIC Read More »

For all trainees and also PADI crossover divers who have not attended OT1 and OT4 Venue Clubhouse Time start around 21:30 to 21:45 Please ensure you arrive promptly and be ready to actively take part Bring your log books (to …

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