Club News


Ocean Film Festival

posted 18 Mar 2017, 08:34 by MDG Buddy   [ updated 18 Mar 2017, 08:37 ]

The Plaza stage, Stockport
As a group of water-loving people, The Ocean Film Festival  is an outing worthy of our consideration.

 It has some great reviews.

The nearest venue is Stockport Plaza on 7th October. Early bird tickets bought before 18th March cost £11.82

In previous years RYA members have received a 15% discount. Not sure if this is still the case.

The event starts at 19.30hrs, and we shall be booking a table for early dinner at a nearby restaurant at 18.00.
If you would like to join us for dinner, please let Denise know, or sign up on the poster in the club.

March Lecture: Out of air drills (Review)

posted 5 Mar 2017, 05:21 by MDG Buddy   [ updated 18 Mar 2017, 08:25 ]

19th century classroom, Auckland - 0785
Last Friday, in our pool training session we spent an hour looking at our kit configuration and practising out of air drills. 

We found that often a panicking out of air diver may well take the regulator from our mouth rather than the octopus leaving the anxious diver very close to the donor diver and the donor struggling to find the octopus.

We looked at how having a long primary hose that could be donate and a second on a necklace, ready for action was much easier for both the out of air diver, who was breathing the correct mix for the depth but was also at arms length.   

This was followed by our monthly supper in the club. Next month, the lecture will be in the compressor room when we'll review cylinder markings, methods of cylinder filling, principles of blending and gas testing.

On Sunday, in preparation for our Marine Identification course with Sea Search later this month we had 12 lectures on classification and identification of marine creatures.

 Lots of photographs, interactive lectures and some home cooking made the day speed by.

If you think these activities, and similar ones, will enrich your diving please contact us.

Isle of Man Long Weekend

posted 4 Feb 2017, 08:51 by MDG Buddy

Port St Mary, Isle of Man - Bay View Road
Mark has researched and reserved a slot for diving at Port St Mary on the Isle Of Man in August.

Contact Keith if you are interested in joining the weekend. 

Deposit is £50.

Play Your Cards Right: The come back

posted 4 Feb 2017, 07:29 by MDG Buddy   [ updated 4 Feb 2017, 07:29 ]

A studio image of a hand of playing cards. MOD 45148377
The 'Play Your Cards Right' kitty is waiting to be won. 

Colin will be hosting the game again on Friday nights, so come along and try your skills, or luck, at winning.

Tickets still only £1 each.

See you there!

February Lecture: Setting up your dive kit

posted 4 Feb 2017, 07:22 by MDG Buddy   [ updated 4 Feb 2017, 07:22 ]

19th century classroom, Auckland - 0785
 The next training lecture, social swim and hot supper is 10th February 2017.  

This month's lecture will be on setting up your dive kit.  Although there will be club kit available to use; If you have any specific issue with your own kit, please bring it along so that you can practice setting it up ready for your own use.

This month's lecture will take place from 7:30pm in the lecture room at the club.

For those not training, there will be a social swim at the pool from 8pm.

The lecture and social swim will be followed by a hot supper.

Club Meetings

posted 22 Jan 2017, 04:55 by MDG Buddy   [ updated 22 Jan 2017, 04:55 ]

RIA Novosti archive, image #555293 / Michael Kuleshov There will be a club meeting on Wednesday 15th February.  The meeting will be at 7:30pm for a 8:00pm start.

Club meetings present opportunities for the club members to hear reports from the committee members on the state of the club, and any issues. It also creates an opportunity for members to raise any issues or questions they might have.

Please try to attend and input to the running of your club.

The AGM will be held on the evening of Wednesday the 29th March. (7:30 for 8:00 pm)

Again, please enter into your diary and try to attend.

It will follow the normal format with annual reports from committee members, discussion of any areas of interest and the nomination of the new committee for the next year. 

A Nomination form will be posted in the club at the end of February. 

Anyone interested in standing for any posts should enter there name on the form and seek a proposer and seconder from the club membership. 

January Lecture

posted 8 Jan 2017, 03:38 by MDG Buddy   [ updated 22 Jan 2017, 04:59 ]

19th century classroom, Auckland - 0785
 Next training lecture, social swim and hot supper is NEXT FRIDAY 13th January 2017.  

This month's lecture will be on the use of diving knives.  It will take place at Hough End Leisure Centre from 8pm and include practical demonstrations and exercises of using a knife under water.

Those attending should bring SCUBA kit.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Octopush Curry

posted 10 Dec 2016, 05:08 by MDG Buddy   [ updated 10 Dec 2016, 05:08 ]

The annual Octopush Curry  will be on Monday 19th December.  Food will be served from 9:30pm (after Octopush) at the club.  All are welcome, however, priority will be given to those who play Octopush.  Please contact Carl for more information and so that he can get an idea of numbers.

Monthly Lectures in 2017

posted 3 Dec 2016, 05:57 by MDG Buddy


From January 2017 the training lectures, social swim and supper will be on the second Friday of the month, except for April. 
The dates for 2017 are as follows:
  • January 13th
  • February 10th
  • March 10th
  • April 21st
  • May 12th
  • June 9th
  • July 14th
  • August 11th
  • September 8th
  • October 13th
  • November 10th
  • December  8th

Look forward to seeing you all.

Christmas with the Marmalade Band

posted 3 Dec 2016, 05:38 by MDG Buddy   [ updated 3 Dec 2016, 05:38 ]

'It's the season to be jolly and once again to enjoy the Music and singing provided by the ever popular and very talented folk group 'Marmalade'. 

All members, family and friends are welcome to join us for festive singing on Friday 9th December from 8.30pm until late

Mulled wine and mince pies will be provided.

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