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This has been a curious year for diving; for me, I won’t get into the Channel until August because all previously booked weekends have been blown out. By August we should all be dive fit and relaxed in the water but the weather has limited opportunities for many of us. I make this point because it’s easy to get on a boat this month in a spell of bright weather and forget that a first dive in August is just as challenging as one in April or May. However benign the weather it’s still UK water and we need to be prepared to deal with difficulties.
We’ve a lot of new members going through varying stages of training and I’d really like to thank all the instructors for all the work they’ve put into this. I’d also like to ask the assistant and club instructors to make an effort to get fully qualified and take the pressure off the small group who always take the responsibility of training.
Hopefully we’ll get clear enough weather for the next couple of months so we can get in the water more regularly. While I’m on that theme can I ask all dive managers to get the logs into me please, I know there are several weekends outstanding and I don’t want to be faced with a mountain of dive sheets to input to my spreadsheet all at once.