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« on: February 27, 2012, 08:02:21 PM »

Thank you to those who came to the last meeting, apologies from Graham and Karen A

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.

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 – 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, we have 3 people going so far, Stu W, 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 Queen’s 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. We still need a date for this one.

We also need ideas for more dives and maybe some weekends away shore or lake diving to keep the cost down? Let us know if you where you want to go and try and get some costs if you can. The top 3 at the moment are Red Sea, North Berwick and St Abbs/Eyemouth. We will try and arrange something else at the meeting depending on what people want to do.

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????
If not this trip then Mike and Kaz are looking at some warm water diving later this year, if anybody else is interested in making up a small party. Not sure where yet, maybe Red Sea, Maldives etc etc.

Anybody looking for buddies please check the forum regularly for requests. Mick Diver 2292 and Simon M are still diving through the winter and looking for buddies. Don’t 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.



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