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29 November 2011
The Diving Club Newsletter: December 2011 The Diving Club Newsletter: December 2011
By Nigel Stephenson @ 13:10 :: 2044 Views :: 0 Comments :: HBT

Welcome to the December Newsletter

Hello all,

We are fast approaching the festive season and I hope all our members and family have a great Christmas and New Year. Hopefully I will see you before then at one of the 3 activities we have running up to Christmas:

Weds December 7th: Club meeting - Miranda Krestovnikoff Talk. Charvil Village Hall. 6 Volunteers needed.

Sat December 10th: Christmas Party, Zero Degrees, Reading.

Sun December 18th: Scuba Santas, Chepstow.

Social And Club Nights

Miranda Krestovnikoff - With crab Next Meeting

Dec 7th. Note that this is NOT at the Maiden Over. The venue will be Charvil Village Hall, RG10 9TR

A talk by Miranda Krestovnikoff:

‘A Diving Tour of the UK Cost; the wonders of our wrecks and wildlife.

We now have over 90 people attending though I have to add with some disappointment that LESS THAN 1/3 of our members have bought tickets.

Food will be available to order at the event.

If you need tickets and for whatever reason have not been able to get one or can’t yet commit, please email me by replying to this email so I can confirm a place.

We need 6 volunteers to help run the door, refreshments and food order – please reply to this email by Friday if you can help.

Christmas Party Sat Dec 10th

We have the Christmas Party at Zero Degrees, Reading. Would be great to see you there so please contact Rob urgently for details and to reserve a place on

See the Social Calendar for more information and the full social calendar

RDP January Meeting on the 2nd Wednesday, Jan 11th

We will be back at the Maiden Over for a run through of the 2012 Reading Dive Plans. Come along and listen to what each location has to offer and the opportunity to ask the organisers any questions you may have.

February Meeting 1st Wednesday Feb 1st

Photo Competition! Start sorting out your best/funniest/engaging photo’s for the 2012 photo competition. Details of categories and entry procedures will be posted shortly.

More information is available with the full social schedule on the social calendar.

Club Dives

register for Scuba Santas 2011 Sunday December 18th, Chepstow.

This years event will be held at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC), Chepstow. If you’ve never attended before and are looking for a very fun winter dive grab yourself a santa costume and your dive gear and head on over, divers with any level of experience are welcome and you’re sure to meet lots of new diving friends! All in aid of the RNLI. More detail here.

Diving Calendar

Dives are already filling on the 2012 dive schedule.  We have also been working to add OW (18m) and AOW (30m) dives between April and August with suggested destinations including Plymouth, Babbacomb, Swanage and Portsmouth. The Eastbourne Get Wrecked day in July has now been changed to an AOW dive to open it up to more members.

Keep checking the dive calendar as details of the above will be posted over the coming weeks. You may see some dives listed as ‘To Be Confirmed’. We would like your feedback on these dives before we commit so please let Andrew know if you have any thoughts at .

If you have ideas for dives and/or can help organise a dive, why not let Andrew know? He can give lots of guidance and will really appreciate the support!

And finally…

Please support your club by attending as many events and dives as you can. A lot of effort from a few individuals has gone into planning all the dive and social events and we really want to see as many of you there as possible to generate a really great club atmosphere.

Nigel Stephenson

Chairman and Publicity Officer, The Diving Club

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