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Dive Club Newsletter

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April 2011 Volume 6 Issue 04

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We would like to remind all members that diving is a skill that should be regularly practiced, so if you haven’t been diving for a few months, before joining us on a club trip we recommend that you come along to a pool session to practice your basic skills, and if you can come and dive when we are at Capernwray or Stoney Cove as we usually have plenty of active club members, who will enjoy buddying up with you for a day’s diving. If you haven’t been diving for over six months it is recommended that you book a Scuba Review, to run through the essential skills under the expert guidance of a PADI professional. Another important aspect to diver safety is the correct deployment and use of a DSMB, whilst diving in the sea. To help you master this important skill we are running a SMB Specialty course in May. If you are new to Sea Diving in the UK, this course is an essential one,as most dive boat skippers are now insisting that all divers are equipped with an SMB and that it is used by all buddy pairs during their assent on all dives. Whilst we on the topic of diver safety, remember it is important to get your regulators serviced annually, and as club member you receive10% discount on all equipment servicing.

Dive Club Meeting Club Members Benefits Swimming Pool Sessions

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Course Diary Latest Qualifications Club Events and Trips Calendar Club Trips for 2011

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Dive Club Newsletter
Thursday 31st March 2011 Chaired By Mrs Alison Smallwood

Dive Club Meeting

The club trips organised for this year are filling up fast, with some of them having only places on the reserve list available.

So if you are interested in joining us on one of these trips, please pay your £10 deposit before it is too late! Wherever possible to will try to organise an extra boat to accommodate all interested divers, but we need to know as soon as possible the numbers involved so we can make arrangements, unfortunately sometimes this is not possible.
Dive Club membership fees for 2011 are now overdue, if your membership fees are still outstanding could you please pay them ASAP by popping into the dive shop or at the next club meeting.

Next Club Meeting is on Thursday 28th April 2011
7.30pm onwards at the Ring O Bells, Church Street, Swinton, Rotherham, S64 8EG.

Club Members Benefits
With your club membership you can save many times the low £12 annual fee.  Discount on the specialty of the month.

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Now £1 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.

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Members discount on Items purchased in the Dream Divers Shop 10% Discount on regulator and cylinder servicing

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.
Next Sessions

10 April 5:30pm to 7:30pm 8th May 5:30pm to 7:30pm 22nd May 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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Course Diary
All PADI Specialty Courses can be credited towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver qualification, which is PADI's highest recreational diving qualification Contact the dive centre ASAP for more details and to book any of these courses

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To help you plan your diving training we are now going to list the scheduled specialty and other courses, over the next few months.

April 2011
Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Dates and locations: various depending upon your choice of dives. Build upon your PADI Open Water Diver Skills, this course consists of five specialty dives; under the guidance of your PADI Instructor you complete the Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives. These dives boost your confidence to build on the skills you learnt during your open water course. You then choose three additional dives from more than 15 Adventure Dives to complete your course. So if you haven’t already completed the course book your place and start your journey towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.

May 2011
Emergency First Response (EFR) Adult Plus AED and Emergency First Response Infant and Child

Date: Saturday 7th May Location: Dive Centre Cost: £95 each course or as a special offer you can take both courses for only £125. The Emergency First Response (EFR) course is a prerequisite for the PADI Rescue Diver course and it is mandatory that a refresher course is taken every two years to keep your certification and training up to date.
PADI SMB Specialty Course

Date: Saturday 14th May Location: Stoney Cove Cost: £95 Learn the correct methods of deploying and using your SMB during different types of dives and different water conditions. This course is highly recommend for all divers new to sea diving in the UK and abroad as many dive boat skippers now insist divers use them during their diving.
PADI Rescue Diver

Location: Rother Valley Date: TBA Cost: £245 Are you ready to take more responsibility for your diving? This course is hard work but it is a very rewarding one as you get the opportunity to learn and practice the various rescue techniques that might just save the life of a fellow diver! This course is an essential prerequisite for the PADI Master Scuba Diver qualification and the PADI Divemaster course.
Practising Rescue Techniques
Photo: Mrs Sharon Abbott

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June
PADI Deep Diver

Dates: Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June Location: Stoney Cove Cost: £165.00 for four dives Learn safe deep diving techniques, giving you the knowledge and experience to safely dive to the recreational scuba diving maximum depth limit.

July
PADI Boat Diver and PADI Drift Diver

Dates: Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July Location: Farnes Islands Cost: £95 for each course plus the cost of the club trip which is £80 for the weekend. We are running these two specialty courses, during the Dive Club trip to the Farne Islands, and are highly recommended for all qualified divers who have not had any experience of sea diving in the UK.

August
PADI Project Aware and PADI Coral Reef Conservation Specialties

Dates: TBA Location: Dive Centre Costs: £75 each or £130 for both. We will be donating 50% of the course fees for these specialties towards our ProjectAware fundraising efforts. Learn about the environmental issues facing the world’s oceans, what we can do to help save the aquatic environment for future generations to enjoy.

September
PADI Search and Recovery Specialty

Dates: TBA Location: TBA Learn effective underwater search and recover techniques.

October
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty

Dates: TBA Location: TBA Mastering and controlling your buoyancy is a skill, which will improve all aspects of your diving.

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Are you interested in taking any of these courses?
Please contact the dive centre on 01709 525480 ASAP to book.

PADI Night Diver Specialty

Dates: TBA Location: TBA No matter how many times you have dived at a dive site during the day, diving it at night puts a whole new perspective on it, with the chance to observe the different night-time behaviour of the fish, and other aquatic residents.

December
PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty

Dates: TBA Location: Dive Centre Learn all about Diving using Enriched Air (Nitrox), covers the benefits of extended no decompression limits or reduced Nitrogen absorption, but also covers the risks and limits that need to be taken into account when using Enriched air during a dive. This Certification allows you to use Nitrox with an Oxygen content of upto 40%

Other Courses
In addition to the courses listed above we can arrange to run any additional specialty courses you are interested in taking. Also we are continuously running PADI Open Water Diver Courses, so if you have family or friends who want to learn to dive.
Next Available PADI Open Water Diver Course

The classroom theory sessions can be arranged to suit students or you can study this section of the course online using PADI eLearning Materials. Confined Water Training Sessions at Chapeltown Pool: 8th may, 22nd May and 5th June Open Water Sessions: 11th and 12th June at Capernwray

PADI Professional Courses
PADI Divemaster Course

For any suitably qualified divers (minimum of PADI Rescue Diver) wishing to start their journey to becoming a qualified PADI Professional, we are looking for suitable candidates for our PADI Divemaster Internship program; if this is you contact John or Alison for full details.
PADI Assistant Instructor Course

For qualified PADI Divemasters, wishing to take the next step to becoming a fully qualified scuba instructor, we will be starting our next Assistant Instructor course soon, so please contact John or Alison for full details.

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Latest Qualifications
Starting this month we will be listing all qualifications gained by our students in this Newsletter in addition to on the Dream Divers Website and our Facebook page.
Master Scuba Divers

Well done to both Ian Wilson and Claire Southwell for successfully achieving all the requirements in order to earn PADI’s highest recreational diving certification of Master Scuba Diver.

Club Events and Trips Calendar

If you have any other ideas for club trips for next year, please let us know at the next club meeting, so we can organise and book boats etc... This is because we need to book early to ensure that we can have access to the best boats at each destination. If you want to secure a place for next year’s trips you must bring £10 per trip to the meeting otherwise your name cannot be put down to reserve a place. Anyone who pays a deposit and revokes must pay for the trip in full if you do not find anyone to take your place as we have to book and pay for our boats in advance.

Club Trips for 2011 May 2011
Location Dates Trip Details Price Places Left

Brighton
28th. 29th

Diving on hard boat with diver lift, Advanced Divers and above only, with experience of sea diving in the UK essential. £80 for two days diving - 12 Divers FULL

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June 2011
Location Dates Trip Details

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Pembrokeshire
18th – 19th June

Advanced Divers and above only, with experience of sea diving in the UK essential. Hard boat with diver lift takes 12 divers £110 for two days diving - 12 Divers If you have the diving centre’s accommodation then £140 for the trip.

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Places Left

FULL Farne Islands
30th – 31st July

July 2011
Location Dates Trip Details

Glad tidings Hard boat with diver lift 24 divers Suitable for Open Water Divers and Above

Price Places Left

£80 for two days diving - 24 Divers 6 spaces left Flamborough
13th – 14st August

August 2011
Location Dates Trip Details

Project Aware Weekend. We are planning to organise both a beach and an underwater cleanup during this weekend, plus some other activities for the all family.

Price Places Left

September 2011
Location Dates Trip Details

St Abbs
17th - 18th September

£50 for two days diving, Hard boat with Diver Lift, diving with Pete and a Catamaran. Maximum 24 divers. Suitable for Open Water Divers and above. 9 spaces left

Places Left

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Location Dates

October 2011
Egypt
TBA

Trip Details

Due to the excessive cost of flights during the half term school holidays, we are currently investigating what alternative deals, for this club trip are available and we will hope to report our findings at the next club meeting.

Guided Sea Dives
We are now offering guided sea dives for anyone who has not been on a boat before or been in the sea for the price of £25.00 per day for a PADI professional to take you diving. On our trips we will put the names of the Divemasters and Instructors who will be willing to take you on a guided dive and you pay the £25.00 to the Divemaster / instructor direct to contribute towards their trip cost. This will enable you to have peace of mind that you can conduct a buoyancy check and be shown all the fabulous critters underwater.
Photo John D Smallwood