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07/07/2018 Tango July BSAC 2 AOW
Weymouth
 
Location/Boat: Tango
Cost:  £50 / day for two dives
Co-ordinator:  Paul F
 
Minimum Qualification Level:  AOW
 
Dive Details:
Tango Weekend out of Weymouth, sharing boat with Reading BSAC. Further details from Paul.
 
You will need 2 cylinders or twins as the boat will not return to shore between dives.
 
To book contact Paul or the Dive Organiser to be put in touch if you don't have his details.
 
 
29/06/2018 Swanage Day Trip 1 AOW 10
Swanage
 
Location/Boat:  Swanage Boat Charters ( http://kyarra.com )
Cost:  approx £25 / dive shuttles
Co-ordinator:  Martin
 
Minimum Qualification Level:  AOW
 
Dive Details:
We are going to do a cheeky Friday dive day in Swanage. Planning to dive the Kyarra with ropes off 11:20. Other dives can be under the pier or we could do another shuttle to the Fleur or drift. Dives are all shuttles so you can choose to do as little or as much as you like.
 
Other information:
Parking on the pier as standard.
23/06/2018 Tango - Weymouth 2 AOW 8
Weymouth
 
Location/Boat:  Tango of Weymouth
Cost:  £45 / day for two dives
Deposit: £20
Co-ordinator:  Martin
 
Minimum Qualification Level:  AOW / Sports Diver
 
Dive Details:
Time for our annual dive weekend to Weymouth with Tango. Final dive sites to be agreed upon by the group, but we will aim for one of the favourites and something we've not done for a while. Something along the lines of one day around Portland on the Frognor with 2nd dive Gertrude or drift, and one day on the Benny or Van Opstel with a Scallop drift to finish.
 
To book contact the Orientation Dive Organiser (change text and link as appropriate)
 
Divers need 2 cylinders as the boat will not be returning to shore between dives.
 
If you want to dive but can only do one day of the weekend then let me know.
 
Divers: 
Weekend: Martin, Tom, Antony, Julio
 
Saturday: Nigel S
Sunday: 
 
Unconfirmed: Richard R, Tim S
 
Other information:
 
14/06/2018 Swanage cheeky mid-week dives 1 OW 10
Swanage - Thursday diving
 
Location/Boat:  Swanage Boat Charters (http://kyarra.com/)
Cost:  £25 / dive approx
Co-ordinator:  Martin
 
Minimum Qualification Level:  Open Water 
 
Dive Details:
We are planning on going down to Swanage for the day on 14th June, and diving with Swanage Boat Charters. The intention is to do some shallower dives for those people who've not been in the sea yet this year (but of course this is open to all), so we are looking to do Valentines Tanks and Fleur de lys.
 
Dive ropes off times will be 10:25 and 14:25, cost per dive is dependent on the wreck. Fleur is £24, tanks are £26. These are shuttle dives so you could choose to do one or both.
 
There is still repair work going on to the pier, so we weren't planning to try diving under it this time, but there is still parking on the pier as usual.
 
If you would like to join us then contact the Dive Organiser or simply book with the boat and let us know you are coming!
 
 
 
05/05/2018 Alaunia & Oceana - Eastbourne 1 All cert levels Enquire
Alaunia and Oceana (Drift) from Eastbourne
 
Trip organised by Thames Valley Police dive club.
 
Location/Boat:  Sussex Shipwrecks
Cost:  £50  for two dives
Co-ordinator:  Contact Nora
 
Minimum Qualification Level:  AOW
 
Dive Details:
Sussex shipwrecks from Eastbourne (Sovereign Harbour). Ropes off at a slightly early 6:30am.
Alaunia (14200 ton liner) at 28m - sits up a massive 12m, very impressive dive if the visibility is good.
2nd dive drift over the Oceana - similar depth to seabed. This wreck also stands tall, so if careful you can drift over the wreck, drop in behind it out of the current and work along the side of the wreck before drifting off the end to complete the dive.
 
You will need 2 cylinders or twins as the boat will not return to shore between dives (and there is no accessible fill station in Eastbourne anyway!)
 
To book contact Nora, or if you don't have her details contact the Dive Organiser  to be put in touch.
 
28/04/2018 Tango - Eleanor R 1 AOW 1
Weymouth April Trip
 
Location/Boat:  Tango of Weymouth
Cost:  £50 / day for two dives
Co-ordinator:  Martin
 
Minimum Qualification Level:  AOW
 
Dive Details:
Eleanor R (29m) + Drift in spare spaces on boat. Join us for an easy day's diving from Weymouth.
9am ropes off makes it comfortable to travel down on the day.
 
You will need two cylinders as the boat will not return to shore between dives.
 
To book contact the Orientation Dive Organiser  and they will check for available spaces for you, or contact Tango direct.
 
Other information:
Boat is moored on the Weymouth Quay. Parking in the carpark just down from the boat, tickets for the day can be bought on the boat, ensure you bring some cash.  Eleanor R is fairly broken up but there is normally a lot to see. 2nd dive is likely to be a banks or scallop drift.
23/09/2017 Lymington - White Spirit 1 AOW 12
Lymington
 
Location/Boat:  Wight Spirit - wightspirit.co.uk
Cost:  £47 / day for two dives
Deposit: £10
Co-ordinator:  Martin
 
Minimum Qualification Level:  AOW 
 
Dive Details:
 
To book contact the Dive Organisers
 
Divers will need two cylinders as the boat will not return to shore between dives. 
 
Divers: IanH, TomB
Unconfirmed:
 
Other information:
 
05/08/2017 Tobermory 8 AOW 0
Tobermory
 
Location/Boat:  Lochaline Boat Charters
Cost:  £385 (includes accomodation and air)
Deposit: £90
Co-ordinator:  Orientation Dive Organiser
 
Minimum Qualification Level: Advanced Open Water
 
Dive Details:
Five days diving, with 3 dives per day with Lochaline Boat Charters out of Tobermory.
From the Lochaline website:
"The main benefit in diving out of Tobermory is that it enables a slightly shorter journey to reach the dive sites North and West of the Sound of Mull. Well known dive sites available from Tobermory which are included in our daily charter rates: Hispania, John Preston, Rondo, Thesis, Shuna, Swan , Ardtornish Point, Pennygown Quarry, Tapti, Nevada, General Consul, Aurania, Ardmore Point, Auliston Point, Calve Island, Bo Fascadale,Danny's Buoy, Elizabeth Rock, Loch Sunart and the diving around the Isle of Muck."

We have 7 nights accomodation booked in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull at Bad Dairach House, which is a self-catering holiday house.

The quoted cost covers the accommodation and diving. It does not include travel to and from Scotland or over to the Isle of Mull. We can agree upon sharing travel arrangements once places have been filled.

Air fills are available on the boat (cost not included in package), so you don't need 3 cylinders to be able to do 3 dives per day smiley
 
Further details TBC.
 
To book contact the Orientation Dive Organiser
 
Divers: Jane, Roger, Clare, Ben, Robyn, Liz, Peter, Jim, Clive, AnthonyR
 
Unconfirmed: Antony
 
Other information:
 
22/07/2017 Eastbourne Weekend 2 AOW/AOW+ 12
Eastbourne
 
Location/Boat:  Sussex Shipwrecks - sussexshipwrecks.co.uk
Cost:  £48 / day for two dives (2 days)
Deposit: £20
Co-ordinator:  Martin
 
Minimum Qualification Level:  AOW 
 
Dive Details:
Saturday:
 
Sunday:
 
To book contact the Dive Organisers 
 
Divers will need two cylinders as the boat will not return to shore between dives. 
 
Divers: 
Saturday:
 
Sunday: 
 
Unconfirmed: 
 
Other information:
Gas fills can be provided by the boat but air only - if you have a suitable nitrox blending qualification then you can bring your own O2 or we can organise for the boat to supply it at cost, but you have to do your own mixing.
08/07/2017 St. Abbs and Farne Islands 3 AOW
St. Abbs / Farnes
 
Location/Boat:  Dive St Abbs
Cost:  £177  for two days with two dives per day (inc. accommodation) + Farnes £20 per dive 
Deposit: £40
Co-ordinator:  Jim
 
Minimum Qualification Level:  AOW
 
Dive Details:
Saturday:
 
Sunday:
 
To book contact the Dive Organisers (change text and link as appropriate)
 
Divers will need two cylinders as the boat will not return to shore between dives. 
 
Divers: 
St Abbs: Jim, IanH, TomB, PaulS, SusanS, PeterA, LizA
Farnes: Jim, TomB, PaulS, SusanS, PeterA, LizA
 
Unconfirmed:
 
Other information: Karen (non diver)
B&B included in cost.
24/06/2017 Tango Weekend 2 OW/AOW 7
Weymouth
 
Location/Boat:  Tango - tangoofweymouth.co.uk
Cost:  £47 / day for two dives (2 days)
Deposit: £20
Co-ordinator:  Martin
 
Minimum Qualification Level:  AOW 
 
Dive Details:
Saturday:
 
Sunday:
 
To book contact the Dive Organisers
 
Divers will need two cylinders as the boat will not return to shore between dives. 
 
Divers: 
Saturday: Clive, Ian H, PeterA, LizA, NigelS
 
Sunday: 
 
Unconfirmed:
 
Other information:
 
03/06/2017 Scillies Diving 8 AOW 5
Scilly Isles
 
Location/Boat:  Tiberon, skippered by Dave McBride
Cost:  approx £700 for the week
Co-ordinator:  Sue Mitchell
 
Minimum Qualification Level:  AOW
 
Dive Details:
Sue has booked Tiberon on St Marys and shared the spaces between our club and the BSAC club. Full details available from Sue. Booking is via email to Sue and filling in the sheet posted in the BSAC club house. Please contact the Orientation Dive Organiser if you need to be put in touch with Sue.
 
This is not a club trip, Sue is organising and handling payments herself. Posted here for information only.
 
 
26/05/2017 Pembrokeshire 4 AOW 5
Pembrokeshire
 
Location/Boat:  Overdale - Dive In2 Pembrokeshire
Cost:  £42 / day for two dives (3 days) diving Sat, Sunday, Monday (bank holiday)
Accommodation: 16pppn, "Cowshed" sleeps 10, "Granary" 2-3. (Fri, Sat, Sunday nights)
Co-ordinator:  Jim
 
Minimum Qualification Level:  AOW
 
Dive Details:
 
To book contact the Dive Organiser
 
Divers will need two cylinders as the boat will not return to shore between dives. 
 
Divers: Jim, Clive, PaulS, SusanS,TomB, PeterA, LizA.
 
Unconfirmed: MarkL
 
Other information:
 
08/04/2017 Poole Diving 1 OW/AOW 2
Poole
 
Location/Boat:  Rocket - http://divingpoole.com/
Cost:  £44 / day for two dives
Deposit: £10
Co-ordinator:  Martin
 
Minimum Qualification Level:  OW, but may be run with dives to about 25m (AOW) with agreement of attendees 
 
Dive Details:
 
To book contact the Dive Organiser
 
Divers will need two cylinders as the boat will not return to shore between the dives. 
 
Divers: Jim, Martin, LizA, PeterA, Clive, NigelS, JaneW, KeithP
 
Unconfirmed:
 
Other information:
 
04/03/2017 Winter Warmer 2 OW/AOW 2
Plymouth
 
Location/Boat:  South west diving - from MountBatten Centre
Cost:  £69 for the weekend - four dives
Deposit: £10
Co-ordinator:  Martin
 
Minimum Qualification Level: Open Water 
 
Dive Details:
We've booked to go back to Plymouth for another "Winter Warmer". The sea temperature isn't as high in March, but with an average of 9.5 degrees it is warmer than inlands sites at that time of year and the visibility can be a lot better than later in the year.
 
The deal is £65 for 2 days diving, which includes dives within Plymouth Sound. If the weather is good and the option is available then we can agree as a boat to pay £5 extra per head fuel surcharge to go out to sites such as Scylla or JEL. Last year the weather was great and the sea was flat on our weekend so we got to do that, but it's just down to luck.
 
This can be a great weekend to blow off the winter blues and get back into the water properly.
 
Many of you will have dived with South West Diving previously, so you know the setup - you can stay in the Mountbatten Centre or hotel next door - you only have to load your gear down one pontoon to get to the boats, and air fills are available from the shop next to the Mountbatten Centre only 100m away (and they have trolleys). Everything is within easy reach for a relaxing weekend.
 
To book contact the Dive Organisers 
 
You will need two cylinders as the boat will not be returning to shore between dives
 
Divers: Jim, Martin, Sarah, Clive, Paul, Susan, Julio, Andrew R
 
Unconfirmed: 
 
Other information:
Full weekend booking is recommended as it would be a long way to travel for a day! Accommodation in the Mountbatten Centre is available as B&B for £50 per twin room per night. The hotel next door is normally slightly more. You have the option to travel early Saturday and stay only one night or travel Friday evening. So 2 nights B&B plus the boat is £119 based on 2 sharing.
08/10/2016 Lymington 1 AOW 1

Lymington

Cost:  £47
Deposit: £10
Co-ordinator:  Orientation Dive Organiser
 
Minimum Qualification Level: Advanced Open Water
 
Dive Details:
Details TBC. One day diving with White Spirit out of Lymington. The skipper will advise on good dive sites based upon the season and the weather closer to the time.
 
To book contact the Orientation Dive Organiser
 
Divers will need 2 cylinders as the boat will not return to shore between dives.
 
Divers: Paul, Susan, Peter, Tim, Ian, Tom, Eve, Jim, Martin, Steve, Nigel
 
Unconfirmed: 
 
Other information:
 
 
10/09/2016 Inland day -Vobster 1 All cert levels 10
Inland Day @ Vobster
 
Location:  Vobster
Cost:  Site entry payable on day
Co-ordinator:  Dave Capel
 
Minimum Qualification Level:  All levels
 
Dive Details:
As the season draws to an end, you're probably thinking you need to squeeze a couple more dives in before it gets a bit chilly? Then come and join us at Voster for the day.
Typical Vobster itinerary to include: as many dives as you wish to your choice of depth, interspersed with diving banter, coffee, bacon butties and burgers! (other options are available for the vegetarians and more health conscious among us)
 
Details for Vobster are here: www.vobster.com
 
If you wish to come along, then please contact Dave at capel.dave@btinternet.com to arrange meeting times, car sharing, etc.
 
Divers: Dave C
Unconfirmed: 
 
03/09/2016 SCAPA FLOW - A week to remember 8 AOW/AOW+ 0
SCAPA FLOW SEPTEMBER 2016
 
Location/Boat:  Radiant Queen Charters - MV Huskyan
Cost:  See information below
Co-ordinator:  Pob
Minimum Qualification Level:  AOW/AOW+
 
TRIP IS NOW PROVISIONALLY FULL - WE WILL NOW RUN A RESERVE LIST SO PLEASE SAY IF INTERESTED
 
Consistently rated in lists of the world’s top wreck diving sites The Diving Club Reading are pleased to announce their trip to Scapa Flow 2016.

Located in the Orkney Islands, Scapa Flow was home to the German High Seas Fleet when interned at the end of WW1 and in 1919 over 50 ships were scuttled here by their crews. Many were salvaged over the forthcoming decades and there are now 7 main complete wrecks that are dived.

The sheer size of the battleships is awe inspiring and the trip is planned so as to dive all of the main wrecks, they easily warrant at least two dives each.

We have booked Radiant Queen Charters new boat the MV Huskyan and their excellent 6 bedroomed self-catered apartment a stone’s throw from the quayside (and the nearest pub).

Emily the skipper/owner has unrivalled knowledge of the dive sites having spent many dives guiding people on the wrecks, and her dive briefings are among the best we’ve seen; knowledgeable, accurate, informative and fun. They really do help you get the most from each dive no matter what your dive plan. The lunches she cooks on board are also guaranteed to keep you fully fuelled… YUM !

You DON’T need to be a twinset/sidemount/rebreather/knarly technical diver to dive the Scapa wrecks as most dives will be less than 40m.

You should have however, a minimum qualification to allow you to dive to 40m i.e. PADI Deep speciality along with suitable diving experience.If you are not sure what this implies speak to your friendly dive organiser/previous attendee’s smiley

Naturally for those suitably qualified and experienced there is the opportunity to plan and execute penetration dives within the wrecks and undertake decompression diving.

The diving dates for the trip are September 4th 2016 - September 9th 2016 (arrival at Stromness on the 3rd, depart on the 10th).

The cost of the trip will be £480* per diver.

This includes:

6 days boat diving (2 dives a day) - 7 nights self-catered accommodation - Air Fills - Use of a 15 litre cylinder + weights if required - Tea and coffee on the boat

The cost does NOT include:

Return travel to Stromness - Return Ferry - Evening meals/breakfasts/beer - Lunches on the boat** - Nitrox/Trimix Fills *** - Souvenirs/Sightseeing

* The cost is based on a full charter of 12 divers. If the charter is not filled, the cost of unfilled spaces is to be equally divided between attending divers e.g. If only 10 divers then the cost rises to £576 per diver and so forth.

** Two course lunches are available on board at £6.50 per day for a small lunch, £8.50 for a large. (Sept 2014 prices). Well worth it!

*** Trimix available if requested before the trip.

Usual club booking rules apply:-

The deposit is £240 and your space is only confirmed on payment of the deposit. Note that deposits are non–returnable.

By paying your deposit you are committing to pay the remainder of the trip cost (including any uplift due to unsold spaces) unless we can sell your space on.

The balance payment for the trip will be due in full no later than 14 weeks prior to the trip (i.e. Mid May 2016) and if any uplift is due this will be confirmed at the time.  Any unsold spaces before this date but subsequently sold between then and the trip date would mean you would receive a refund.

Even if you don’t have the qualifications or experience at this moment have a chat to the trip co-ordinator/club members who have been, as this is most definitely the trip to aspire too.

 

This trip is currently exclusive to members of The Diving Club Reading but we will open the trip up to members of ReadingBSAC and other diving clubs.

If you are interested but can’t quite commit just yet, let the organiser know. Definitely want to go? please pay your deposit to secure your space.

Spaces are limited and this trip is only available as an all in one dive/accommodation package and spaces will be limited to divers only.

To book or if you have any questions/queries or need further information please speak to the trip co-ordinator or email on  http://mailto:diveclub@thedivingclub.co.uk

Divers: Paul F, Sue, Russ, Pob, Nora, Susan, Paul S, Lizzie, Jim, Paul C
 
Unconfirmed: Mark/Tim
27/08/2016 Inland day -Vobster 1 All cert levels 10
Inland Day @ Vobster
 
Location:  Vobster
Cost:  Site entry payable on day
Co-ordinator:  Dave Capel
 
Minimum Qualification Level:  All levels
 
Dive Details:
Are you at a loose end on the bank holiday weekend? Feeling the need to get wet? Need to test some kit?
Then we have the perfect solution for you - Dave Capel has kindly offered to coordinate a day at Vobster. This will follow the usual, tried and tested itinerary - i.e. as many dives as you can handle, interspersed with diving banter, coffee, bacon butties and burgers! (other options are available for the vegetarians and more health conscious among us)
 
Details for Vobster are here: www.vobster.com
 
If you wish to come along, then please contact Dave at capel.dave@btinternet.com to arrange meeting times, car sharing, etc.
 
Divers: Dave C
Unconfirmed: 
 
13/08/2016 Eastbourne Liner Weekend 2 AOW/AOW+ 8
Liner Weekend - Eastbourne
 
Cost:  £47 per day
Deposit: £20
Co-ordinator:  Orientation Dive Organiser
 
Minimum Qualification Level: Advanced Open Water
 
Dive Details:
We will be diving the Alaunia and Oceana Liners, both of which are a short hop from Eastbourne. There is a divernet article here about how you could dive both in one day, but we are planning to do one each day over the weekend.
 
There is an option to do 2 slack dives on the liner on each day if people are keen. It only costs £5 per day extra per person, but it does require a ropes off time around 5:30 on the Saturday. The more comfortable option would be to do a wreck and a drift on each day. We can make a final decision nearer the day.
 
To book contact the Orientation Dive Organiser
 
Divers will need 2 cylinders as the boat will not return to shore between dives.
 
Divers: Jim, Richard, Peter, Keith
 
Unconfirmed: Mark
 
Other information:
 
 
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