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Rob Mason

Sitrep from the Red Sea

Sitrep from the MV Blue Fin somewhere on the Red Sea. Brothers have now been dived in less than ideal conditions – only RobM (aka ‘eyes painted on’) did not see hammerheads. A choppy overnight journey saw us arrive at the site of the Thistlegorm for two superb dives on this wonderful wreck. Then onto

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Capernwray Training Report

A BIG ‘well done’ to both Debbie and Kelly for braving the cold waters of Capernwray to complete their first Ocean Diver Open Water training dives. Mask-clearing is not the most enjoyable skill to practice in 10 degrees! Also thanks to ChrisN and Jim for helping out and supporting the training. A good day enjoyed

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St Abbs 2015 Trip Report

A small team completed the first Barnsley BSAC UK sea dive of the year in St Abbs, Scotland. PaulR, MarkH, Rob, Lauren (with Irene), Ann and Mary met up at Green Ends Gully in Eyemouth on Friday for a shakedown shore dive. Mary completed her first UK sea dive – in a 5mm wetsuit in 8

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Congratulations to PaulR

Congratulations to Paul Richardson on passing his Practical Instructor Exam (PIE) at Stoney Cove last week.  This is excellent news and provides the club with another, much needed, full instructor!

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Cretan Experience

Great diving out in Crete near Elounda. Sea temp around 18 degs in May rising to 24 in Aug. And excellent viz! Marine fauna is sparse, but lots of good critters on hand – Groupers, octopus, nudibranch, barracudas. Recommended – ‘Happy Divers’ or ‘Blue Dolphin’. More photos at http://www.cissp.org.uk/crete-2015/

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Diving North Cave – Sunday 3rd May

Six of us are going to 8 Acre Lake (North Cave) on Sunday for training and practice. Arriving at 9.00ish. If anyone else wants to join us, feel free. Let me know that you are coming. Mark H (email using the club address from the website

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Ellerton Park (Jaws IV)

The three man dive team comprising DaveP, PaulR and RobM tried out the North Yorkshire dive site at Ellerton Caravan Park near Catterick.  Less than a 2 hours drive up the A1, the small and friendly Caravan Park site offers good value at £6 for a days diving with plenty of underwater features to keep

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