1) We have been offered 3 spaces on a trip to the Isle of Man next June (10th to 17th) with Coventry BSAC. Two have been taken by Garry and Steve and at the time of going to press there is still one space available but it isn’t likely to be free for long. The trip is suitable for experienced Sport Divers and above, Steve has all the details.
2) We are organising a trip to the Scillies in May which is also suitable for experienced Sport Divers and above. At the moment we have booked five spaces, we’re not booking the whole boat so if you’d like a space you need to be quick. This is on the liveaboard “Loyal Watcher” which departs from Plymouth. Website
3) Next Friday afternoon, October 7th, weather permitting, the van will be going down to Babbacombe for the weekend. This trip is suitable for all members including trainees. Accommodation will be camping or B&B for wimps
We have a quiz champion in our ranks. Dave’s team won first prize in the Asda quiz on Friday night. Our other team, none of whom work for Asda, came a respectable 4th, and were the only ones to identify a photograph of an Asda manager. Dave and his colleagues provided mountains of food and we had an excellent night. Definitely recomended if they repeat this next year.
50m Dry Dive
The dry dive has been postponed until 29th January 2012 as it’s more convenient for us.
Red van trip to Leamington R.S.V.P
BBC presenter Paul Rose will be talking about his lifetime of remarkable adventures at the The Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa on Friday 14th October. Tickets cost £13 online and we’re going to book as a group. If you’d like a ticket please bring £13 next Thursday or get it to me (Cathy) before Friday.
A professional diver, polar explorer, mountaineer and yachtsman, Paul is best known for his BBC documentaries Voyages of Discovery, Oceans and Britain’s Secret Seas. From climbing Antarctica’s most active volcano to retracing the voyages of pioneers Captain Cook and Ferdinand Magellan, Paul’s adventures have taken him all over our planet. He spent 10 years working for the British Antarctic Survey, regularly leads expeditions across the Greenland Icecap and has made some of the most challenging dives in the world.
In Explore, Paul uses behind the scenes stories and footage from his television programmes to inspire the audience with his spirit of adventure and his passion for the environment.
Box Office: 01926 334418
Annual General Meeting 3rd November.
The date for the AGM has been set for Thursday 3rd November. None of the current officers will be standing for re election so it’s time to decide who is willing and able to have a go. All 4 officer positions need filling. In addition we need between 2 and 8 members who will assist in running the club, 6 is ideal. Richard will bring the nomination sheet to the club on Thursday. Nominations and items for the Agenda must be with Richard by 20th October.
|In the chair this week||Dave Cox O’Hara|
|27th October||No Idea|
Dive Show 2011
Stoney Cove is doing a promotion for entry to the dive show. Print the page to be found HERE and take it with you to the show to BOGOF. Two tickets for £10.50. Under 14s get in free.
BSAC’s stand at this year’s DIVE 2011 will be plastic bag free as part of its pledge to minimise its impact on the environment. BSAC, who has just announced a new partnership with Marine Environment charity Plastic Oceans, is currently driving forward its own ‘green pledge’ to reduce its reliance on plastic across the organisation. By creating a ‘no plastic bag zone’ at this year’s Birmingham Dive Show, BSAC is also supporting DIVE 2011 organisers’ move to reduce the number of plastic bags given out over the whole weekend. Visitors to the BSAC stand, in particular the BSAC Shop, are now being encouraged to bring their own reusable bags or rucksacks and show their support for the initiative.
Free lectures for Dive Leader and Advanced Diver trainees
In addition to the main BSAC stand (1650) and the BSAC Pods, we will also be running free Dive Leader and Advanced Diver lectures at the NEC over the show weekend. A range of lectures from the two diver grade training syllabi will be on offer on a pre-bookable basis. Places are subject to availability.