Kit serviced? Check.
Days getting longer? Check.
Weather improving? Hmmm….
With Winter behind us many Divetech members began getting back into the water between February and April to test kit and ease into the diving year. Some were lucky enough to do their first dives of the year in warm waters (lucky devils) while others braved the slightly cooler waters of East and West Coast Scotland (surely Dunbar and Loch Long are Scotland’s are just as exotic as the Red Sea and the Caribbean?).
Divetech’s first official club dive of the year took place on 17th April with the club RIB heading to Bass Rock for some scenic dives. The visability may not have gin clear but our divers got in and Shaun got a chance to practice his new Boat Handling skills after successfully completing the course at Port Edgar earlier in the year.
May this be the first of many Divetech club dives.
Fancy learning to dive?
Divetech will be running Ocean Diver training this April.
Please get in touch for details.
Want to try before you buy? Why not come along to one of our Try Dives on March 3rd or 10th March.
At last months AGM the new Divetech Committee were voted in. Welcome to:
Ann Dustan as Chair
Alex Haken as DO and Treasurer
Carolyn Wilson as Secretary
Shaun Simpson as Ordinary Member
Hannah Biggs as Ordinary Member
Thank you for all your hard work to the outgoing DO Sarah P, secretary Marco and Chair Hannah.
Thank you to everyone who voted for their favourite photos to go into Divetech’s 2016 calendar.
With Sarah F hard at work constructing the calendar now is the time to place your orders. If you would like to order a calendar or two, or three…please contact Sarah F as soon as possible.
Are you Ocean Diver qualified (or equivalent) and want to develop your skills further?
If so you may be interested in becoming a Sports Diver. Divetech are looking to run Sports Diver training (subject to interest) in 2015. If you are interested please contact Divetech using the contact page. Or if you are a club member please contact Alex directly.
For more information about what Sports Diver involves take a look at the BSAC website: http://www.bsac.com/page.asp?section=3305
Alex, Niall, Gordon and Callum took the club RIB out and dived the Bass rock and Craigleith.
Raining and a bit lumpy in the morning but sunny and calm by the afternoon.
Vis was probably about 5mt
On the Bass we saw Octopus, flatfish, lots of lobsters and a Monkfish. Gordon and Callum saw a seal.