Sports Diver 2018

We are running a Sports Diver course in 2018…

Theory sessions begin Wednesday 10th Jan at 7pm at the club. If you don’t already have a sports diver pack (cost: £40) – see Chris and he can arrange.

There will be 6 x 1 hour lectures, and 8 x open water sessions which will be araranged to suit.

We are aiming to complete the course this spring to allow you to enjoy diving with us the rest of the year.

Sports diver is one of the best courses you can do to allow you to enjoy the best of British diving – it will open up almost all of the sites we visit regularly, and you’ll have fun on the course too!

Contact us for further details.

Welcome new members!

East Cornwall Divers would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest members. This year we have had several new members join – some with existing diving qualifications who are new to the area and looking to get out and about diving, and others looking to learn to dive – we look forward to helping you through your training and seeing you out on the boat!

If you know anyone who you think would be interested in coming for a dive or learning to dive, why not invite them down one Wednesday night?

Pool sessions 2016/2017

We have booked two further pool sessions at Whitsand Bay Fort holiday park.

  • Wednesday 2nd November 2016
  • Wednesday 7th December 2016

The pool is booked for 2-hours from 6pm – 8pm each night. After the pool we can retire to the bar/restaurant on-site for our usual weekly social.

All being well we will continue with the pool on the first Wednesday of each month into 2017.

If you know anyone interested in a Try Dive please let us know!

Christmas Party & raffle – confirmed!

This years Christmas Party will be taking place on Saturday 3rd December 2016. As always, our Christmas Party is open to everyone – please bring family, friends, neighbours and anyone else you can think of – the more the merrier!

The party will be a three course meal at 1845 in The Boathouse Cafe, Plymouth, followed, at 2130 by a 2 hour cruise on one of their party boats!

All boats have a  licensed bar and dance floor so please bring your dancing feet! We will also hold a club raffle on the boat; all raffle prizes gratefully accepted.

The cost is £29.95 per person and must be paid in full by 1200 on Monday 10th October.

Jan will be at the club on Wednesday 5th October if you wish to bring cheque or cash, or you can pay by bank transfer – please see Jan for details.

 

The address of the Boathouse Cafe is: 2-5 Commercial Wharf, Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2NX

Christmas party!

It’s time to start planning our annual Christmas party!

Jan has kindly offered to undertake this again and has a few ideas including the Plymouth Aquarium!

Further details to follow but this is always a great chance to let your hair down and bring along friends and family members to socialise with the rest of the club.

Successful Scapa Flow trip!

11 East Cornwall Divers members took the almost 750-mile trip from Cornwall to Orkney to dive the wrecks of Scapa Flow!

We had an excellent week aboard MV Huskyan, staying at the perfectly located Divers Lodge in Stromness.

We met up with another diver to fill the 12th space and had a great week, lots of successful dives, and some good “apres-dive” in the local pubs and restaurants of Stromness.

The non-divers who joined the trip also enjoyed visiting many of the historic sites such as Skara Brae and generally enjoying the scenery and hospitality of Orkney!

So, when do we go back? 🙂

Welcome new members!

East Cornwall Divers would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest members. This year we have had several new members join – some with existing diving qualifications looking to get out and about more regularly, and others looking to learn to dive – we look forward to helping you through your training and seeing you out on the boat!

Kernow Festival 2016

It’s that time of the year again when we need to start collecting names for the Kernow dive festival.

For those who haven’t attended before, this is a weekend in June where lots of clubs, mostly from Cornwall, some from Devon, others from further afield, meet in Penzance – one dive is organised for you in the morning, many people dive again in the afternoon, then everyone heads back to the campsite for a BBQ, some drinks and a party!

All the funds raised go to the DDRC in Plymouth – to date over £22,500 has been raised with over £3000 last year alone.

Diving is often organised on the Sunday morning by individual clubs.

Great opportunity to dive some different sites and socialise with other clubs.

As usual the cost is £25/each, or £7.50/each for just the BBQ for any non-divers. Camping fees are collected seperatley at a special discounted price, usually around £5-6 per person per night.

There are also T-Shirts available at £20

We will not be able to take our boat this year, however this years list of dive site choices is available on the Kernow website:
http://www.kernowdiving.org.uk/kernow-festival-dive-sites

As always, there are sites for all levels from Ocean Divers to mixed gas dives.

If you’re interested, please let Janine or Chris have your name ASAP so that we can return the booking form to the Kernow group.

Kernow Festival 2015

It’s that time of the year again when we need to start collecting names for the Kernow dive festival.

For those who haven’t attended before, this is a weekend in June where lots of clubs, mostly from Cornwall, some from Devon, others from further afield, meet in Penzance – one dive is organised for you in the morning, many people dive again in the afternoon, then everyone heads back to the campsite for a BBQ, some drinks and a party!

All the funds raised go to the DDRC in Plymouth – to date over £22,500 has been raised with over £3000 last year alone.

Diving is often organised on the Sunday morning by individual clubs.

Great opportunity to dive some different sites and socialise with other clubs.

As usual the cost is £25/each, or £7.50/each for just the BBQ for any non-divers.

There are also T-Shirts available at £20

We will be taking our boat down as usual, and this years list of dive site choices is available on the Kernow website here:
http://www.kernowdiving.org.uk/kernow-festival-dive-sites

As always, there are sites for all levels from Ocean Divers to mixed gas dives.

If you’re interested, please let James have your name ASAP so that we can return the booking form to the Kernow group.

Boat update…

The boat has been re-tubed and will be collected and returned to storage at Polbathic shortly.

Trevor is organising a working party for 28th Feb (http://www.eastcornwalldivers.co.uk/event/boat-working-party/) – all available hands appreciated!

Once the boat work is complete we’ll arrange a ‘sea trial’ (check it doesn’t leak!) and get some dives planned!

Not long now…