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Dive Club Newsletter

June 2010 Volume 5 Issue 6

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Project AWARE Weekend


PADI Specialty of the Month


May Club Meeting Club Members Benefits Swimming Pool Sessions Club Trips


Club Events and Trips Calendar

Earlier this year Dream Divers became Project AWARE official partners, with this came a commitment help project our aquatic environment, by passing on a knowledge of environmental awareness matters, helping to educate divers together with other users of both fresh and sea water, the shoreline and beaches, that are important to help and protect these areas together with the animals and plants which inhabit them, by behaving in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner. So as a first step we have arrange our first Project AWARE Weekend on the Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of August this year. During which we will have loads of different events and activities for all the family, divers and non-divers alike, including:  Saturday  Free Children’s Project AWARE Course  PADI Project AWARE Specialty Course  Barbeque, Action and Raffle  Sunday  Underwater Children’s Egg and Spoon Relay Race Plus we have many more activities, which we have yet to finalise and add to the schedule for the weekend. Children’s Project AWARE Course

A fun time packed full of information and activities to inspire and educate the future guardians of our planet about the importance of the bio-diversity of the underwater and inter-tidal realms, where the loss of a single species can totally upset an entire eco-system. PADI Project AWARE Specialty Course Dream Divers branded merchandise now available including Polo Shirts £12.95 Log Binders £15.95 Mask Strap Covers £8.50

So the rest of us don’t feel left out we are running the PADI Project AWARE Specialty Course, at a special price of £65 (50% of this fee will be donated to Project AWARE UK), so book your place now to ensure that you have the knowledge to become an environmentally aware diver doing your bit to protect the underwater world so future generations can also enjoy it’s splendour and majesty. Please visit the PADI Project AWARE Specialty Course page ( on the Dream Divers Website for full details of this course, which can count towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver Certification.

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PADI Specialty of the Month Peak Performance Buoyancy As you gain experience as a diver one of the most important skills you can master is control of your buoyancy throughout the dive, this is an important skill which is taught and practiced right from the start in your Open Water course, and then improved upon in the Advanced Open Water course. This Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course, expands upon the knowledge and skills previously learnt, giving you not only the knowledge and experience to totally master and control your buoyancy, but the chance to practice and master these important skills in a fun and challenging way, under the expert guidance of a PADI Instructor. Whilst excellent buoyancy control is an asset to any diver, extending both the enjoyment and safety of your dives, it is an essential technique for divers who enjoy underwater photography and filming underwater videos to be in total command of their buoyancy and positioning in the water. Enabling you to have the opportunity to position yourself and the camera in such a way, so that an ordinary snapshot becomes an outstanding photograph or piece of video footage that you want to share, not just with your fellow divers but with all your friends and family as well.

Napoleon Wrasse Photo: Ian Wilson

This course includes the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy manual together with two dives where you learn:  How to correctly weight and trim yourself  Effortlessly descend and ascend  Cause no harm to marine life or organisms  Fine tune your buoyancy and streamlining, thus making your dives less taxing and easier. Number of Dives 2

Wolf Fish - St Abbs

Club Members Price (during June) £80

Normal Price

Photo: John Smallwood

This course can be credited towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver qualification, which is PADI's highest recreational diving qualification Contact the dive centre for more details


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Dive Club Newsletter May Club Meeting

27th May 2010

Chaired by Alison Smallwood Many thanks to all the people that managed to attend this month’s club meeting we still had a good turn out with over 26 members turning out, considering that many of our members had already gone on holiday or where about to travel in the next 24 hours or so. Have a great spring bank holiday and we look forwarding to hearing about your hols at next month’s meeting. We now have 46 members who have paid their subscription for 2010. Dream Divers Club Membership Fees are only £12 per person for the full year and in order to take full advantage of the benefits and discounts available to Seal in Kelp Beds – Farne Islands members; you need to have paid your membership fees in full.

Photo: John Smallwood


The next club meeting will be on Thursday 24 June 2010 7.30pm onw ard s at the Ring O Bells, Chu rch Street, Sw inton, Rotherham, S64 8EG.

Club Members Benefits With your club membership you can save many times the low £12 annual fee.

Discount on the Specialty of the month.

50p off Air and Nitrox fills in our shop.

Use of the swimming pool every other Sunday for £5, during the pool sessions, provided you

Stingray in Flight Photo: John Smallwood

have own equipment.

 Discount on Items purchased in the Dream Divers Shop Swimming Pool Sessions At Chapeltown Swimming Pool

As Dive Club members, you can use the pool for only £5 per person, during our pool sessions, using your own kit, or just £15 per person including rental of full kit. So whether you just want to refresh your skills, have a piece of new kit to try out or just having that burning desire to get wet.

Call the dive centre to book your place. th

Next Sessions

13 June 5:30pm to 7:30pm 27th June 5:30pm to 7:30pm 11th July 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Club Trips To avoid any disappointment and so we do not have to cancel any of our trips / boats it would be greatly appreciated, if those who are seriously interested would kindly put their names down on the list and pay a £10 deposit.

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Club Events and Trips Calendar June 2010 Location Dates Trip Details Number of Dives o

Max. N . Divers Price

Cornwall Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June Hardboat Kitten; including drinks and snacks 2 day diving , 2 dives per day 12 £80

We have now paid the full amount for the hire of this boat! Can you please pay any outstanding Amount ASAP

July 2010 Location Dates Trip Details Number of Dives o

Max. N . Divers Price

Farne Islands Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July Hard-boat Glad Tidings; Hot Refreshments

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2 day diving , 2 dives per day 20 £80

August 2010 Location Dates Trip Details

Dream Divers Dive Shop / Chapeltown Swimming Pool 14th August - 15th August

Project AWARE Weekend – loads of fun activities for the whole family.

October 2010 Location Dates Trip Details

Eyemouth Diving Sat 2nd and Sunday 3rd October We Have Now Charted and filled 2 Hard-boats for this trip, so due to the excellent demand for this trip we have now chartered a third hard boat. All boats should have diverlift, and Hot refreshment

Number of Dives Max. No. Divers Price Location Dates Trip Details Price

2 day diving , 2 dives per day 36

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Sharm El Shiek 21st October - 28th October

Please Ask at the dive shop / club meetings £100 per person deposit with no credit card surcharges

If you have any ideas for club trips for next year, please let us know at the next club meeting, so we can organise and book boats etc... This is because we need to book early to ensure that we can have access to the best boats at each destination.

June 2010 Newsletter  

This is the June 2010 Issue of the Dream Divers Newsletter, which covers the announcement of our Project AWARE weekend in August, News of ou...