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09 January 2018
Presentation by Phil Short - Thu 11 Jan
By Eve McIlmoyle @ 20:08 :: 504 Views :: 0 Comments


Dear All Members,

Divestyle and The Pirate Club extend an invitation for our members to join them for: 
A presentation by Phil Short
Thursday 11th January (this Thurday) 7pm to 10pm
Divestyle, Unit A Bridge Farm, Reading Rd, , Arborfield, Reading RG2 9HT
There is a small cost, c£3, to cover the cost of drinks and nibbles.
If anyone would like to go please contact John so he can plan numbers.
Details as posted on Facebook:
The world renowned Phil Short will be coming to the DiveStyle Pirate Club to do one of his amazing talks. Phil has been diving professionally and exploring for over 26 years and has logged over 7000 dives in caves and open water using both open and closed circuit equipment, with over 3000 hours on Rebreather equipment. He started diving in 1990 from a background of dry caving and at first only completed diver training to pass short flooded sections of dry caves.

He then continued his diver training through the PADI system with Course Director Steve Axtell and in 1991 he qualified as a PADI instructor and began teaching full time, working his way up to Master Instructor. During this period Phil continued cave diving and began developing his Technical Diving skills through training with Kevin Gurr and in 1993 was involved in forming one of the first Trimix wreck diving teams in the UK.

He is now one of the UK’s foremost IANTD Instructor Trainer Trainers and the Training director of IANTD UK in addition to being a member of the IANTD HQ Board of Advisors. Having devoted all his free time to developing his Technical skills, Phil began to use them for cave diving, his true passion, on expeditions to Mallorca, France, Spain, Canada, Russia, Greece and Mexico. At the same time, he began teaching first open, then closed circuit, technical and cave diving full time.

Phil has been involved in film projects for ITV, the BBC, Discovery and Channel 4. Subjects have included the M1 submarine, the shipwrecks from the battle of Jutland, ‘Oceans’, and cave diving projects in Spain (‘The Road to Certain Death’), the UK (‘Secret Underground’) and Mexico (‘Curiosity The Cave’). He has also taken part as a closed circuit rebreather diver in several shipwreck search projects in the Western Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico
And a reminder our next Club Night is Weds 7 Feburary, 8.00 p.m with a talk by Roger and Clare Selwyn on their diving trip to Lembeh - a reminder will be sent nearer the date
Look forward to seeing all over the coming months.
The Committee
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