Two trainees taking advantage of our June pool session to learn some practical skills from our Diving Officer, Mike.
Thanks to Nick for running an in-club training course, and congratulations to Francis who is now qualified to dive on nitrox – nicely in time for Porthkerris diving next month.
Checking out the serviced gear and new masks etc in preparation for a special Red Sea trip later in 2019.
Congratulations to Phil who attended the Seasearch Observer course at Kent Wildlife Trust on 27th April, another member now ready to join the team recording seabed habitats and species to help with their conservation and protection.
Thanks to Equipment Officer, Phil, for arranging another batch of cylinder and kit testing to get us all ready for the diving season ahead, and make sure our club cylinder cage at the pool is properly stocked with in-test cylinders.
Thanks to Social Officer, Rob, and to Nick and Maddy for hosting another fantastic Chinese New Year banquet, heralding in the Year of the Pig – not particularly diving-related, but if pigs can fly, maybe they can dive too!
First pool session is on Thursday 17th January. We hope to welcome some new trainees whose New Year resolutions include taking up something new and exciting in 2019!! As usual, we will be meeting at Haslemere Leisure Centre at 8.45 to get into the pool at 9pm on 17th Jan, and then on the first Thursday of every month for the rest of the year. Diving and training plans are being formulated for the year.
Great to welcome try-diver, Megan, to the club’s last pool session of 2018. DO Mike pronounced her a natural, and we look forward to seeing her for some pool training next year. Meanwhile other members practiced rescue skills, with shared air and unconscious diver lifts, and checked out their gear for a Red Sea visit next year!
Very proud of Liz who was awarded top 2018 Seasearcher and Shoresearcher at Sussex Wildlife Trust’s annual social gathering in November.
Six HSAC members are now qualified/refreshed in oxygen administration and emergency diver first aid skills, after a good day with SAA SE region’s instructors in Kent, kindly run by Stefan, Vince and Pat specifically for us.