Start of Open Water Training

Hi again,

I’m pleased to confirm that we have a number of instructors available for open water training at Capernwray on both 22nd and 23rd April. So, this is an ideal opportunity for both Ocean and Sports Diver trainees to make good progress with their open water training. On both days the instructors will plan to meet at 9am (you’ll have to leave Barnsley by about 7am to get there) when the centre opens and each will aim to complete at least two training dives during the day, possibly three.

Trainees are welcome to come on either or both of the days (there is a Travel Lodge nearby if you want to do both days and avoid too much travelling). However, the days need considerable organisation and coordination to ensure everyone gets the most out of them. So please could you decide which day/s you want to come and let me know as soon as possible and by Tuesday 4th April at the latest. The instructors will then work out the best combinations to ensure everyone gets a fair share. Depending on the demand, we may not be able to accommodate everyone’s wishes so, if you can be flexible when you tell me which day/s you want it will make things easier for all.

In addition to these two days, Rob has offered to run a trip to 8 Acre Lake earlier in April to help all the new drysuit divers to complete the open water part of this training and to make sure they are comfortable in their drysuits before they embark on the more challenging stuff. A quick straw poll of those divers who were there at club last week revealed that the favoured date was Saturday 8th April. Please let me know if you would like to take part in this. Trevor and I will be going.

As always, any qualified divers who wish to join in on training days at Capernwray or 8 Acre Lake are very welcome. As long as you have a buddy you can go off and pleasure dive or you can join the training dives to practice your skills or simply help by ‘bringing up the rear’ to make sure we don’t lose any trainees!!

Let’s hope the weather is kind to us and the water is not tooooo cold.

Ann

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