Monday, 31 January 2011

30th January 2011 - Open Water and Marshalled Dive at Vobster Quay

We congratulate Richard on achieving Master Scuba Diver
after completing Digital Underwater Photographer

With mainly experienced divers booked on the January marshalled dive, we opted for Vobster Quay. After we left home in the dark, the views across Salisbury Plan were very nice in the early morning sunshine - arrived earlier than usual and parked close to the water and the refreshment van! Linda continued with the Open Water course, Richard completed his second Speciality of the weekend and the Divemasters brushed up their Dive Marshalling skills by organising and running the Marshalled Dive whilst also getting wet themselves

Visibility can only be described as very good at 10-15m.........most people took advantage of the conditions to explore further and follow some of the new Jesters to the Wheelhouse for instance.

Maybe we should start a Caption competition?

29th January 2011 - Open Water and Specialities @ Wraysbury

Much wind on Thursday from the East meant that visibility under the Lifeboat Station was not really suitable for Open Water training and hence the trip to Wraysbury. First in the car park, shortly joined by everyone else - we split into two groups - cloudy and a chilly wind meant that the water felt somewhat warmer even at 4C. The Specialities group (Dry Suit and Peak Performance Buoyancy) opted to dive at the back of the building aiming for the coach after skills on the platform. The Open Water group headed for the pontoon and a Giant Stride entry watched by a Wraysbury resident.

Visibility was somewhat murky at 2-3m which we hadn't expected......certainly the fingers were tingling as we emerged after 25 minutes.