I’m sure with great regret Pat Gibbon is having to give up diving because of continuing health issues,
hence the sale of this gear.
Please get in touch with Pat about anything you are interested in.
If you have any problems opening the PDF then let me know and I will send you a second version as just an email.
Southampton on 24 March:
For those who have signed up to this, a reminder….and for those who have not, an opportunity to do so.
The RYA runs a one day Sea Survival course. Speaking to people who have done the course, it is good fun, and you learn things that could save your life. The programme on BBC 2 the other Sunday got me thinking about what happens if you fall in….The 1 day course is run in Southampton on 24 March.
The cost is £60 fotr the day, including certification.
Details about the course are below. Complete the booking form “Sea Survival” on Google Docs, if you want to do the course, or let me know. Payment is due ASAP after booking. Please email me (email@example.com), or send a message, and I will send the bank account details.
A one-day course for anyone going to sea, providing an understanding of how to use the safety equipment on board your boat.
A genuine lifesaver
Cruising is one of the safest leisure sporting activities, and 99.9% of those afloat will never use their liferaft. However, if you are part of the unlucky 0.1% your chances of survival will be greatly increased if you understand how to use the equipment and how to help yourself.
It is a well-proven fact that, in the event of an emergency at sea, people with training are more likely to survive.
An important part of the course is a practical session in a swimming pool. Experience first hand the problems of entering an uncooperative liferaft and assisting others while fully kitted out in wet weather gear and a lifejacket.
Course topics include:
• liferafts and the equipment they contain
• survival techniques
• the design of lifejackets
• medical aspects of sea survival
• search and rescue techniques
A diver has been located and rescued from a shipping lane in the English Channel.
According to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the male diver was spotted on the surface alone in the north-eastern lane of the Dover Strait yesterday afternoon.
The sighting was made by a passing ship, which alerted Dover Coastguard. Twenty minutes after the call, the dive boat involved in the incident realised that one of its divers was not surfacing as planned and made its own emergency call.
However, by this time the RAF Rescue helicopter from Wattisham and the RNLI lifeboats from Walmer and Dover were already on their way. Dover Coastguard also broadcast a warning to all vessels in the area.
A merchant ship, the Edenborg, spotted the diver and was able to slow and stand by until the Walmer lifeboat arrived and retrieved the diver from the sea.
The diver was returned to his dive boat, which made its way back to Dover Harbour.
The MCA added that it was “unaware that a dive was taking place in our area”. Divers should “make the Coastguard aware of their plans at the start of a dive operation for their own safety”.
For more information:http://www.divernet.com/home_diving_news/1284540/diver_recovered_from_busy_shipping_lane.html