Events

Branch led Open water diving expeditions and instruction courses for 2017

Any precise listing of diving events in and around our shores is fraught with unpredictable weather conditions. The tides we can deal with, the weather has a mind of its own and for safe diving, times and locations of expeditions are adjusted accordingly. Nowadays, last minute communications about planned diving expeditions are made by the Dive Manager via text messaging or wattsapp.

The emphasis is on safe diving. Plan the dive and dive the plan.

This year’s list of events is a broad overview of envisaged expeditions and locations. Otherwise, expeditions will be planned and expedited by experienced Divers in consultation with the diving officer and members’ wish list for dives and locations.

JANUARY:    

Oxygen Administration Course BSAC, Skill Development Course.

 

FEBRUARY:   

Pool training and ad hoc diving if weather permits.

 

MARCH:   

Rescue management course at Port Muck: compulsory for all active divers. Ad hoc diving will be arranged, weather permitting.

 

APRIL:   

Open water diving exams, Ocean diver, Sports diver and Dive Leader etc. = Ad hoc diving will be arranged, weather permitting.

 

MAY:  

The club’s weekend expedition to Burtonport (recommended for Ocean Divers).

 An Inter BSAC Branch expedition to Cork, experienced divers only.

Pool access at the Grove Wellbeing Centre finishes for the summer.

 

JUNE: 

Shore diving expedition to St John’s Point. Co Donegal

Late afternoon and early evening shore diving will be arranged at various locations.

Dive management training: expedition to the wreck of the State of Louisiana.  

The club’s “holiday diving” expedition to Gozo: (commencing 28th June). Non divers and family members most welcome. Members travel and accommodation to be arranged on an individual basis.   

 

JULY:   

Expedition to selected wrecks and reefs in Donegal bay eg., Warren Loc, Shaun Shaun and black reef.

The diving officer will lead an expedition to the deep wrecks off Malin Head.

Late afternoon and early evening shore diving will be arranged at various locations.

 

AUGUST:   

The diving officer will lead a weekend expedition to dive sites off Mullaghmore.

Advanced diver training: The diving officer will lead an expedition to the Copeland Islands, e.g., the wreck of the Karanan plus suitable SD and OD dive sites around the islands.

 

SEPTEMBER:  

Ad hoc diving arrangements by the diving officer.

 

OCTOBER:

Live aboard expedition to Sound of Mull based at Oban (all places filled)

Pool access at the Grove Wellbeing Centre; start of Ocean Diver courses

 

NOVEMBER:   

Continued Ocean Diver training and SDC courses

 

DECEMBER:   

Ocean Diver exams and Xmas party


 

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