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March 2010 Volume 5 Issue 3

Dream Divers is Now a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre
Dream Divers is Now a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre February Club Meeting

In recognition of the recent efforts by all members of our Dream Divers team, in continuing with their professional development of PADI dive professionals, we have now been awarded PADI 5 Star Dive Centre status. We would like to congratulate all our team members for their efforts in helping Dream Divers to achieve this prestigious recognition from PADI. The award of this status will allow Dream Divers to expand the range of courses we are able to offer, helping our students, customers, dive club members and staff members to both pursue their diving interests, whilst expanding their diving knowledge.

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Latest Qualifications PADI Specialty of the Month Club Members Benefits Swimming Pool Sessions Stop Press Dive the Zenobia Wreck


Club Trips Club Events and Trips Calendar

February Club Meeting
Chaired by Gary Yoxall

25th February 2010

Many thanks to all the people that managed to attend this month’s club meeting it was a good turn out with 30 people attending and it was very nice to see some new faces. We currently have 29 members who have paid their subscription for 2010. Dream Divers Club Membership Fees are only £12 per person for the full year and in order to take full advantage of the benefits and discounts available to members; you need to have paid your membership fees in full.

Dream Divers branded merchandise now available including Polo Shirts £12.95 Log Binders £15.95 Mask Strap Covers £8.50

The next club meeting will be on Thursday 25th March 2010
7.30pm onw ard s at the Ring O Bells, Chu rch Street, Sw inton, Rotherham, S64 8EG.

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Latest Qualifications
All the team here at Dream Divers would like to congratulate Alison Smallwood successfully passing not only her PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor exams, but her PADI Specialty Instructor Qualification, during her recent diving trip to Egypt.

Newly qualified PADI OWSI Alison photographed with the other candidates and Chris the examiner

PADI Tec Rec Gas Blender Instructor
Dream Diver's John Smallwood, during his month long diving sabbatical in Egypt, has recently added PADI Tec Gas Blender Instructor, to his already extensive list of professional diving qualifications, along with a collection of PADI Speciality Instructors certifications including: Drift Diver  Boat Diver  DSMB Diver  Equipment Specialist  Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver  Fish Identification
John Smallwood PADI Tec Rec Gas Blender Instructor

So watch this space for details of some new and exciting courses we will be offering to our students, customers and dive club members, which will help to develop your diving education and experience.

PADI Master Scuba Divers
Well done to both Alan and Lesley for successfully completing all the requirements to complete their PADI Master Scuba Diver ratings, which is PADI’s highest recreational diving qualification.
Lesley and Alan Newly Qualified PADI Master Scuba Diver qualification

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PADI Specialty of the Month
This month Dream Divers are again departing from the PADI Specialty of the month, which is Drift Diver, for the same reasons as last month, We will be running this course later on this year, so contact the dive centre today to register your interest. So this month's Dream Divers Specialty of the Month will be the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider (O2 Provider) course.

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PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider
This course will provide you with the essential knowledge, on recognising and providing emergency treatment for diving illnesses that are treatable with the application of emergency oxygen. Taking this course is essential for any diver who wants to become a PADI dive professional, and it is also highly recommended for all divers and those who are regularly around divers. The O2 Provider course teaches important skills, which could make the difference between life and death for a fellow diver, these include:    How to recognise diving illness treatable with emergency oxygen. Equipment Set Up Administering emergency oxygen

It builds upon and reinforces the knowledge covered in both the EFR (Primary and Secondary Care) and Rescue divers courses, proving more in depth training on how to correctly assess the situation, and provide often life saving emergency treatment, whilst the emergency services arrive, which due to the nature of diving, could be sometime in remote diving locations. Number of Dives No Dives. Club Members Price (during March) £55 Normal Price £60

This course can be credited towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver qualification, which is PADI's highest recreational diving qualification Contact the dive centre for more details

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Club Members Benefits
With your club membership you can save many times the low £12 annual fee.

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Discount on the Specialty of the month. 50p off Air and Nitrox fills in our shop. Use of the swimming pool every other Sunday for £5, during the pool sessions, provided you have own equipment.
Green Moray Eel Head On
Photo: John Smallwood

Discount on Items purchased in the Dream Divers Shop

Swimming Pool Sessions

At Chapeltown Swimming Pool

As Dive Club members, you can use the pool for only £5 per person, during our pool sessions, using your own kit, or just £15 per person including rental of full kit.
So whether you just want to refresh your skills, have a piece of new kit to try out or just having that burning desire to get wet.

Call the dive centre to book your place.
7 March 6:30pm to 8:30pm 21st March 5:30pm to 7:30pm 11th April 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Next Sessions

Stop Press Dive the Zenobia Wreck
We have just received a fantastic opportunity for an additional Club trip this year. This is a ten dive package, including a dive of the Zenobia, with @lpha Divers in Larnaca, Cyprus, from only €350 per person, which includes B & B accommodation (flights extra). For more details visit

or contact the Dream Divers Dive Shop

Divers inspecting the Props of Zenobia

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Club Trips
To avoid any disappointment and so we do not have to cancel any of our trips / boats it would be greatly appreciated, if those who are seriously interested would kindly put their names down on the list and pay a £10 deposit.

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Club Events and Trips Calendar
April 2010
Location Dates Trip Details Number of Dives Max. N . Divers Price

Easter Weekend : Saturday 3rd April, Sunday 4th and Monday 5th April Hard-boat Fintan with diver lift and hot refreshments 3 day diving , 2 dives per day 12 divers £112.50

“If you are interested in going on any of these trips, please let us know A.S.A.P. so we can reserve your place”

Only 2 Places Left

May 2010
Location Dates Trip Details Number of Dives Max. N . Divers Price

St Abbs
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th May Hard-boat – Lazy G Diver & hot refreshments 2 day diving , 2 dives per day 24 divers (2 boats) £50

10 Places left

June 2010
Location Dates Trip Details Number of Dives Max. No. Divers Price

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June Hardboat Kitten; including drinks and snacks 2 day diving , 2 dives per day 12 £80

2 Places Left left

2 Places

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Location Dates

July 2010
Farne Islands
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July Hard-boat Glad Tidings; Hot Refreshments 2 day diving , 2 dives per day 20 £80


Trip Details Number of Dives Max. No. Divers Price

7 Places Left

“Some of these trips may not be suitable for all levels of divers so please ask a member of staff for information before you book.”

October 2010
Location Dates Trip Details

Diving Sat 2nd and Sunday 3rd October We Have Now Charted and filled 2 Hard-boats for this trip, so due to the excellent demand for this trip we have now chartered a third hard boat. All boats should have diverlift, and Hot refreshment

Number of Dives Max. No. Divers Price Location Dates Trip Details

2 day diving , 2 dives per day 36 £60

10 Places Left

Sharm El Shiek
Flying out on 21stOctober and returning on 28 October from Birmingham

Divers Around Zenobia Bow -Cyprus
Photo: John Smallwood

We have arranged a choice of hotels for this trip 5 Star – Maritm Jolie Ville Royal Peninsula Hotel and Resort; Half Board £679 4 Star – Grand Sharm Resort, Falcon Naama Star or Maxicana Sarm Resort; Half Board is £529 to £539 These Prices include 20kg luggage and transfers. All Dive Packages are extra more details soon


£100 per person deposit with no credit card surcharges

Close up of Cargo on the wreak of the Thistlegorm - Egypt
Photo John Smallwood

Anyone interested in any other trips for this year please can you contact us to share your ideas.