Members from Newbury Scuba Diving Club had a great day at Cromhall Dive Centre on Sunday 2nd Sept practicing diver rescue techniques. We had seven trainees (six Sports Diver and one Dive Leader) and seven instructors to run the exercises in the water. Sarah was also on hand to demonstrate the best CPR and Oxygen administration techniques during the lunch break.
Conditions were excellent and the sun shone all day, the water temperature was a balmy 20 degrees C and even the vis was good (well to start with anyway!).
The shallow shelving beach at Cromhall is excellent for rescue exercises and everyone had many goes at rescue and recovery.
Matt explaining to Billy and Mike the exercise. Somehow Roger (left) managed to pick up what looks like a 20 litre cylinder and Mike won first prize for the oldest wetsuit on the beach!
Cathy working with Simon showing Roger and Richard her BCD controls
Four go off in search of the legendary ‘Agnosphitys cromhallensis’ dinosaur remains that were discovered at the quarry
All smiles before the rescue breaths commence!
Roger’s turn to get his own back on Richard
The day was rounded off by a BBQ courtesy of Johno, Cathy and Sarah
A great way to finish off a very productive training day.
Many thanks to; Richard, Sarah, Roger, Billy, Johno, Cathy, Matt, Simon, Sylvie, Mike, Ben, Aimee, Doug and Andrew for making it a really fun day.