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Sunday 25th September 2011. NWIDC.

It was another blown out day at the seaside, so it was off to the NWIDC for some therapeutic leisure time. After a confusing phone in, with me not listening to my messages, we finally all knew what was going on. Me, Irfon, Mickey, Peter and Steve met up at 10.00am to dive on the pinnacles, which we were all keen to do. We went as a group of two and three and took a leisurely dip to 50 meters, or was that just me. I was sure there was someone with me, can’t be sure though as narked. I’ll have to put some voodoo gas in next time. Pinnacles were quite impressive and Mickey didn’t disapoint us today, making sure some part of his equipment failed. It was only his pressure gauge, which might have been a tad unnerving at 45 metres, but for Mickey it all seemed to be good fun. He did look very cool in his SBS suit just missing the walther ppk. We were joined at 1.00pm by Emma, Iorwerth, Brett, Nia, and Andrew for a dive of pleasure training and reaquaintance that saw everyone have a wonderful dive and some finished their training, so all in all a good day. Thanks to all who turned up. Kirk

Wednesday 21st September 2011. Vivian Quarry.

Another wild week, weatherwise, so we were wondering if anyone would phone in, as it was clear that the only option was yet another visit to the murk that is presently Vivian Quarry. We needn’t have worried, the present regulars don’t let a bit of bad weather interfere with a dive night. An early 6pm start was necessary to beat the fading light, with four old hands turning out with an almost full complement of the Ocean Divers. Only Pete had the sense to say he’d rather not. Stephen took Emma, with Iorwerth as a not so willing body, to do the CBL, but unfortunately a bust mask clip caused Emma to abort, leaving the others free to play. Irfon led Lowri & Brett for a swim around with SMB deployment to end off, while I took Nia and Steven for the AS ascent & the dreaded mask exercises at 6m, but Steven had the good sense to call it a day when he felt unwell in the water. Nia though overcame all the gremlins to complete the mask removal and replacement at the first attempt without any problem, and then did a couple of well controlled AS ascents, to leave herself only a dive short of qualifying. Meanwhile Mike and his manservent – sorry, assistant – (Andrew), having tired of the murk at the near end, were spotted doing a survey of the wreck that lies to the right of the entry platforms!! Even with the early start it was dark by the time the last of us came out. Everyone made it to the Glyn Twrog, where the number who are into meals gets ever larger, although Mike admited that he enjoyed it more the previous week when he got by on the scraps intended for the doggy bags!! DJ

Sunday 11th September 2011, N W Inland Diving Centre.

There was no chance that we would be able to go out to sea, so there was only one other option open to us. Stay at home and watch Wales get narrowly beaten by South Africa (we were robbed) and then do a puddle jump or two.

Peter and Irfon Opted to do 2, they had a deeper dive on new grounds, just to keep their skills and interests up before they were joined by Mike, Iorwerth, Wyn and Andrew for a shallower affair on familiar grounds. The temperature and vis varied massively between the shallows and at depth, with it being very murky and warm 16°C on the first few meters to being 4°C and gin clear at depth. A good couple of dives, even though it does look like that we will be back sooner rather than later as the high winds do not look like relenting. Irfon.

11/09/11 Pool Night Dates

This autumn’s pool night dates are now on the Club’s notice board. Our first night from 8-9pm on the Wednesday 12th October 2011. Note that there is a Club’ night during the school October half term.

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