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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:
 
 
30/07/2016 Littlehampton 2 AOW 2 (Sun)
Littlehampton
 
Location/Boat: Our Joy
Cost:  £52 per day  +£10 fuel surcharge on Saturday
Deposit: £20
Co-ordinator:  Orientation Dive Organiser
 
Minimum Qualification Level: Advanced Open Water 
 
Dive Details:
A repeat attempt at last years Littlehampton trip which was unfortunately cancelled due to weather. We will be aiming to reach the 'Tanks & Dozers' site on the Saturday, which carries a fuel surcharge due to the distance. Sunday will be a wreck and drift. Quite possibly HMS Northcoates as the wreck but this will be confirmed nearer the time.
 
Further details TBC.
 
To book contact the Orientation Dive Organiser 
 
Divers will need 2 cylinders as the boat will not return to shore between dives.
 
Divers: Richard, Paul, Peter, Liz, Jim, Ian, Rick, Roger, Tom (Sat), Eve (Sat), Keith (Sun)
 
Unconfirmed: 
 
Other information:
 
 
17/07/2016 Swanage 1 OW/AOW 5
Swanage
 
Location/Boat:  Divers Down
Cost: Approx £50 for two dives
Deposit: £10
Co-ordinator:  Orientation Dive Organiser
 
Minimum Qualification Level: Open Water 
 
Dive Details:
A day out at Swanage Pier. Dives to be decided by agreement with the people attending, but they will be priced at the standard advertised shuttle prices so exact cost will be determined nearer the time. £50 represents maximum likely cost for 2 shuttles. There is always an option to sneak in an extra dive under the pier too :-)
 
To book contact the Orientation Dive Organiser 
 
Divers: Clive, Tim, Jim, Claire C, Claire W
 
Unconfirmed: Roger & Clare, Paul
 
Other information:
 
02/07/2016 Lundy Seals 2 OW/AOW 0
Lundy Island - Illfracombe
 
Location/Boat: Obsession II
Cost:  £77 per day
Deposit: £40
Co-ordinator:  Orientation Dive Organiser
 
Minimum Qualification Level: Open Water (deeper dives available)
 
Dive Details:
2 days of diving on Obsession II, crossing over to Lundy from Illfracombe each day which takes about an hour, hence the slightly higher cost of this trip due to the boat fuel costs. Exact dives will be decided on the day and with suggestions from the Skipper, Andrew. All of the main dive sites are within a fairly small area within the lee of the island. They generally consist of scenic and seal dives, and if you wish to spend all 4 dives with the seals then this can be possible. Lundy is a marine protected area, meaning nothing can be fished, and this means you can see lots of sea life. Most of the dives are less than 18m, but you can stretch a little below that on the pinnacle dives if you wish.
 
Further details TBC.
 
To book contact the Orientation Dive Organiser
 
Divers will need 2 cylinders as the boat will not return to shore between dives.
 
Divers:  Tim, Pawel, Clive, Roger S, Clare, Jim, Paul, Ian, Russ, Laura & Dave, Roger F
 
Non Diver: Pawel +1, Susan
 
Unconfirmed:
 
Other information:
Recommended accommodation is at the Illfracombe Carlton, which we will reserve rooms for 12 in advance. The main advantage is that this B&B will provide cancellation without loss of deposit up until 2 days before, which is when the skipper will try confirm if the weekend will be going ahead. If you are planning to make your own arrangements then please let us know when you book.
 
Air fills are at the local BSAC club on the Saturday late afternoon, so expect to spend some time on the Saturday getting fills and taking the cylinders back to your cars before heading out for the evening. The BSAC club can only provide air fills, if you require Oxygen fills then please ask for details of the long drive you'll need to do to find some :-)
18/06/2016 Weymouth Weekend 2 AOW 4
Weymouth
 
Location/Boat:  Tango
Cost:  £47 per day
Deposit: £20
Co-ordinator:  Orientation Dive Organiser
 
Minimum Qualification Level: Advanced Open Water
 
Dive Details:
It's time for another weekend of debauchery and diving (well, mostly diving!) in Weymouth. So book your B&B's and join us for some fun in the sun on our ever-popular summer weekend trip.
 
To book contact the Orientation Dive Organiser
 
Divers will need 2 cylinders as the boat will not return to shore between dives.
 
Divers: Richard, Nigel, Peter, Liz, Tim, Tom, Eve, Antony
 
Unconfirmed: 
 
Other information: Phil the skipper will allow us to sleep on the boat for £10pppn (great value so long as you're not looking for luxuries such as en-suites, cooked breakfasts etc)!
 
 
04/06/2016 West Bay Diving 1 AOW 0
West Bay
 
Location/Boat:  Ruby J
Cost:  £52 for two dives
Deposit: £10
Co-ordinator:  Orientation Dive Organiser
 
Minimum Qualification Level: Advanced Open Water
 
Dive Details:
A day diving with a new charter to our club. West Bay diving run the Ruby J  out of West Bay. Likely dive sites are the St Dunstan, HMS Landrail, or Gibel Hamam. Final details TBC, please express a preference if you have one!
 
To book contact the Orientation Dive Organiser
 
Divers will need 2 cylinders as the boat will not return to shore between dives.
 
Divers: Nigel, Sue, Martin, Jim, Keith, Mark, Antony, Julio, Claire C, Claire W
 
Unconfirmed:
 
Other information:
 
Parking: There is some parking on the quay directly in front of the loading area which is marked as being max 3 hours but the boats have an agreement with the Harbour Master / Parking to do a full day. The cost for this is quite high however (£10 last time we checked) and needs to paid into a machine in coins. Other parking is available with a 5 minute walk back to the quay. There is an loading area for dropping kit prior to parking.
29/05/2016 Inland day trip 1 All cert levels Unlimited
Location - NDAC
 
Location:  Chepstow
Cost:  Site entry
Co-ordinator:  Dive organisers
 
Minimum Qualification Level:  All levels
 
Dive Details:
NDAC have kindly just sunk a new trawler in the 25m area for us to play with so it would be rude to not go and have a look.
 
An easy site to get too and plenty to see with a great cafe.
 
Join us for a fun day out.
 
To book contact the Orientation Dive Organiser (change text and link as appropriate)
 
Do the divers needs two cylinders?  No
 
Divers: 
 
 
Other information:
 
13/05/2016 Porthkerris 3 AOW 0
Porthkerris
 
Location/Boat:  Porthkerris Divers
Cost:  £43.25 / day plus accomodation
Deposit: £60
Co-ordinator:  Club Dive Organiser
 
Minimum Qualification Level: Advanced Open Water
 
Dive Details:
Friday to Sunday trip to Porthkerris, offering 3 days of boat diving with 2 dives per day plus the option of as much shore diving as you wish.
 
Unfortunately the Celtic Cat is not available this season, so we have arranged to go on the Kitten. The Kitten is normally only used for short shuttles but in this case it will be used to reach some of the further sites too. Because of this the centre have given us a free place each day so this saving will be split between all and is refelcted above.
 
The BBQ is booked for Saturday night and will cost between 7 and 10 a head. Well worth it for the spread we get.
 
More details to be provided shortly - watch this space!
 
To book contact the Club Dive Organiser
 
Divers will need 2 cylinders as the boat will not return to shore between dives.
 
Divers: Peter, Liz, Clive, Pob, Martin, Sarah, Tim, Tom, Eve, Jim, Richard, Julio
 
Unconfirmed: Sue
 
Accommodation :
Apartments - Peter/Liz, Martin/Sarah,
Log Cabin - Pob, Clive, Tim, Tom, Julio, Eve
 
Other information:

We have booked the following accomodation

 -  Log cabin - 6 people (£40 pppn based on 6), 3 rooms, 2 per room

 -  3 x   2 person apartments.(£40 pppn)

Please indicate preferences for accomodation, or if you wish to organise you own accomodation offsite, when booking your place.

24/04/2016 Inland day trip 1 All cert levels Unlimited
Location - Stoney Cove
 
Location/Boat:  Stoney Cove
Cost:  Entry to site - Approx £17
Co-ordinator:  Club
 
Minimum Qualification Level:   Open Water 
 
Dive Details:
 
Day trip to Stoney for those who havent been before and for the opportunity to get a quick skills refresh/kit check before the season gets into swing.
 
09:00 meet at the coffee/tea hatch.
 
Please contact the dive organisers asap to confirm you are going.
 
To book contact the Orientation Dive Organiser (change text and link as appropriate)
 
Do the divers needs two cylinders?  No
 
Divers: 
Julio, Jim
Pob (Needs lift)
 
 
 
 
 
Other information:
7m ledge, 18m ledge, 36m ledge. Platforms, the Nautilus, under the blockhouse, the Stanegarth, Hydrobox, minis, the galleon and many more things to see and find :-)  :-)
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