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Dive Club Newsletter

Project AWARE Fundraising BBQ, Raffle and Auction

July 2011 Volume 6 Issue 07

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Project AWARE Fundraising BBQ, Raffle and Auction
Following on from last year’s successful Project AWARE fund raising day, this year, on Saturday 23th July, we are again hosting a family Barbecue, raffle and auction. Start Time: 5pm Your Tickets need to be purchased in advance Adults - £6 Children - £3 Under 4 - Free Tickets will be on sale at the Dive Centre. As in previous years all the proceeds raised during the event will be donated to Project AWARE, to help in their mission of raising awareness about the state of the worldwide aquatic environment and our need to protect it for future generations.


Dive Club Meeting Club Members Benefits Swimming Pool Sessions

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Course Diary Latest Qualifications

Enjoying the Barbecue

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Guided Sea Dives


Club Events and Trips Calendar Club Trips for 2011

Your Help is needed to make this event a success
As in previous years we hope that the auction will again be a major feature of this year’s event. So please search out any unwanted gifts and presents, in a good saleable condition and donate them for auction items or raffle prizes. Please drop off any donations at the dive centre, during our normal opening hours. We all would like to thank you in advance for your generous donations.

Last year’s auction in progress during the Project Day BBQ and Auction


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Thursday 30h June 2011 Chaired By Mr Dave Kidd

Dive Club Meeting

The club trips organised for this year are nearly completely full, with just 4 places remaining on the St Abbs trip in September, so if you are interested in joining us on any of trips with spaces remaining, please pay your £10 deposit before it is too late! At the next meeting it has been suggested that we discuss options for our Christmas party and look at what club trips members would like to book for next year.

Next Club Meeting is on Thursday 28th July 2011
7.30pm onw ard s at the Ring O Bells, Chu rch Street, Sw inton, 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

24 July 5:30pm to 7:30pm 7th August 2011 5:30pm to 7:30pm 21st August 2011 5:30pm to 7:30pm 4th September 6:00pm to 8:00pm


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Course Diary
Are you interested in taking any of these courses?
Please contact the dive centre on 01709 525480 ASAP to book.
To help you plan your diving training we are now going to list the scheduled specialty and other courses, over the next few months.

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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: 24th July, 7th August, 21st August Open Water Sessions: 27th and 28th August.

PADI Project Aware and PADI Coral Reef Conservation Specialties

Dates: To be arranged to suit students Location: Dive Centre Costs: £75 each or £130 for both. Club members price £65 each or £120 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.
PADI Boat Diver and PADI Drift Diver

Dates: Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July Location: Farnes Islands Cost: £95 for each course (Club Members Price £80 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.

PADI Search and Recovery Specialty

Dates: 13th and 14th August Location: Capernwray Cost: £165 (Club Members Price £145) Learn effective underwater search and recover techniques.

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Dry Suit Specialty Diver

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Dates: 14th August Location: Capernwray Cost: £95 for two dives, Club Members Price £80. If you are interested in diving in this country using a Dry Suit advised for your own safety and comfort during your dives. This course teaches you the essential techniques required to safely use a dry suit.
PADI Rescue Diver

Location: Rother Valley Date: Saturday 20th August 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

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty

Dates: TBA Location: TBA Cost: £95 (Club Members Price £80) Mastering and controlling your buoyancy is a skill, which will improve all aspects of your diving.

PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty

Dates: TBA Location: Dive Centre Cost: £95 (Club Members Price £80) 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%

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PADI Night Diver Specialty

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Dates: TBA Location: TBA Cost: £135 (Club Members Price £120) 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.

PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty

Dates: TBA Location: Dive Centre Cost: £95 (Club Members Price £80) 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.

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
PADI Deep Specialty Divers

Congratulations to Louise, Dave, Andy and Neal for completing their PADI Deep Dive Specialty course at Stoney Cove.

PADI Wreck Divers

Congratulations to Dave & Michelle on passing their PADI Wreck Diver course at Stoney Cove.

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

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Club Events and Trips Calendar

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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 July 2011
Location Dates Trip Details

Farne Islands
30th – 31st July

Glad tidings Hard boat with diver lift 20 divers Suitable for Open Water Divers and Above

Price Places Left

£80 for two days diving - 20 Divers Full St Abbs
17th - 18th September

September 2011
Location Dates Trip Details

£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. 4 spaces left Egypt
Flying from Manchester to Marsa Alam on 13th October 2011

Places Left

October 2011
Location Dates Trip Details

Price is changing rapidly staying at Flamenco Beach Resort. Half Board – contact: – 08719 110 202 Dive Package (payable direct to Pharaoh Divers – Book through John or Alison to ensure this special package: £160 includes:
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Alternatively currently has the same holiday listed from £625 per person.

2 days shore diving 3 days boat diving

Reef tax & lunch not included

Unlimited house reef diving