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Offline kaz

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03.12 NEWSLETTER
« on: April 02, 2012, 07:20:21 PM »
BUDDY DIVERS NEWSLETTER
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Thank you to those who came to the last meeting nice to see Steve, Dan  and Andrew. Apologies from the JTís as they were away on one of their many jollies, South Africa I think this one was. ;D

It was decided that we will continue with the voucher scheme this year, so you will need to collect you 3 x £5 vouchers from a meeting. Same rules as last year, max 2 vouchers per trip, you cannot exchange for cash, they last 1 year only. Only available to fully paid up members as of 1st Jan 2012, and any new members joining during the year. Some people have already collect these so come to the meeting if you want yours. There must be more members out there who would like some of these lovely vouchers???

The oxygen kit was discussed as we need to amend the set up of it as BOC do not do the oxygen cylinders locally anymore. We have now got a 5lt cylinder which has been cleaned and fitted with an adaptor so we can get O2 at Divers Warehouse when we need it. We are also getting a carrying tube as it is too big for the usual red box.

Diving in 2012 Ė We had some suggestions for where to go and it was decided that booking a full boat is not now viable and we will have to rely on boats that will let you book places. The following trips have now been booked.

Farnes  - were discussed we have booked for 23rd and 24th June 2012 (no joy for changing the date to the week before) Book your own accommodation as usual. 10- 12 places available, BUT we now only have 2 people going so far, Diver 2292 and his best mate Paul. Please let me know asap if you want to go on this trip, so that William can have the other places to let.

Diver 2292 has now booked a trip going from Eyemouth on 21st and 22nd July. We have only 1 place left on this trip and Mick needs £15 deposit from all those who are going and he will collect this asap.

Graham has booked a boat from Anglesey on 11th and 12 August, please see the post on the forum for details of the boat and costs. Let Graham know if you want to go as soon as please.

Bank holidays in 2012 are 6 and 9th April for Easter, 7th May and then 4th and 5th June for Queenís Jubilee and 27th August.

Now the weather is warming up  we need to arrange the shakedown dive for those that need one. Make sure you check your kit after the winter lay off and try any new kit you may have bought. End March, Beginning of April was discussed at the last meeting, I donít know if anybody went?? No post saying how marvellous it was on the Forum??

We also need ideas for more dives and maybe some weekends away shore or lake diving to keep the cost down. Given the way people are dropping  out of the boat dive trips, these cheaper dives may be the best thing for people? Lets get something organised at the April meeting.

How about a Spring fling, BBQ, DVD night or something of that nature? Curry maybe. No Karen A, no nuns, no singing, I suppose it could be fancy dress?

JT has said that although he is fully booked holiday wise this year, he is looking at a Red Sea liveaboard for May/June 2013 and would like to gauge the interest in the before he starts looking into  boats and costs etc. Anyone up for this????

Anybody looking for buddies please check the forum regularly for requests.  Donít forget to post some of your pictures or short video clips onto the media page on the forum. Please add any photos from your trips and a few details of what you got up to.


SEE YOU AT THE NEXT MEETING ON THURSDAY 5th April PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND

Offline jtdivingdude

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Re: 03.12 NEWSLETTER
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 09:11:18 PM »
Hi Kaz
cant make the april meeting, i will be away, however the 5ltr oxy tank is full, tested, and adapter on
the club 15ltr tank failed its test but 2 12ltr got thro for another 2 .5 year
will be at the may meet defo
jon
ps, did Mike dump the old oxy tank at leeds depot?
always dive deep and long

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Re: 03.12 NEWSLETTER
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 11:09:55 PM »
Hiya, I wont be able to make it to the meeting on Thursday - unfortunately I'll be working in to the small hours of Friday - will hopefully make it in May

JT - I'm interested in a red sea trip next year - keep me in the loop

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Re: 03.12 NEWSLETTER
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 10:58:45 PM »
no prob graham
kaz maybe you need to bin the farnes trip cos theres only 2 going!!
jon
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Re: 03.12 NEWSLETTER
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 10:05:51 PM »
If there is only me and OG for the farnes trip then call it off

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Re: 03.12 NEWSLETTER
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012, 05:22:13 PM »
hi all
sorry i cant make this months meeting as ive got to go into bradford for work

 

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