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First Scuba Olympics a great success

The inaugural Newbury Scuba Diving Club ‘Scuba Olympics’ event was held at Mary Hare school pool in November to the sounds of much laughter and the occasional shout of “cheating”. The event was the brainchild of Andy who had put a lot of work into preparing the underwater ‘Its a knockout’ type events. The three…
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NSDC Red Sea Adventure 2019

Saturday 26th October 2019 dawned a typical grey, damp and breezy Autumn morning in the UK, but this did not dampen the spirits of the 18 members (including a few family and friends) of Newbury Scuba Diving Club as they arrived at Gatwick. As in a few hours time they would be arriving at Hurghada,…
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Johno and Cathy’s Arctic adventure. Part 2 Greenland

Our home for the next week would be the “Hondius” of the 170 passengers on board there were 7 crazy divers of 5 different nationalities being looked after by Henrik and Catherine. After a day of steaming north we finally arrived at Scorseby Sund on the south eastern corner of Greenland. It was now time…
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Johno and Cathy’s Arctic adventure. Part 1 Iceland

Well, like all good adventures it seemed like a good idea at the time. We are not warm water pretty reef type divers so we decided it was time for a cold water destination. September found us getting on a plane and heading north to Iceland. When people think about diving in Iceland they always…
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Scapa 2019 blog – Part Three

Read the concluding part of the blog from members of Newbury Scuba Diving Club who spent a week diving in Scapa Flow Thursday 13.06.19 Ian’s undersuit is now dry, Kev’s nuts are on and tight, Jonathan’s reel is present and accounted for, so all ready to go……SMS König König is the class name ship for…
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Scapa 2019 part 2

Read this second blog from Members of Newbury Scuba Diving Club who spent a week diving in Scapa Flow. Tuesday 11.06.19 Jonathan managed to break two buddies, one before he even got into the water, the second before we got to the bottom of the shot, nice one Jon!! Kevin managed to lose his nuts…
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Scapa 2019 – Part 1

Members of Newbury Scuba Diving Club spent a week diving from the Valhalla liveaboard in Scapa Flow. Saturday 08.06.19 The fun started before we even arrived with a beautiful drive to the ferry through the North of Scotland, along open winding roads, through picturesque little villages and looking out across the ocean. We all managed…
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Two new ADI’s share their views

Assistant Diving Instructors, a Year on We are excited to have two new active Assistant Diving Instructors (ADIs) in our club following Sylvie and Simon’s completion of the BSAC Instructor Foundation Course (IFC) last year.  The ability to provide instruction within the club is critical, as the future of our club (and ability to dive…
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Diving Bikini by Cathy and Johno

After hitting a rather large birthday milestone we decided it was time to go on an equally large dive trip, so off to Bikini we went (eventually after a cancellation but that’s another story). Bikini is one of the remotest places you can dive, our 3 day journey took us to Hawaii via San Francisco,…
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St Lucia 2019 by Richard & Sarah

We did 7 dives in St Lucia, over 4 days. Diving was all inclusive so a huge saving. The boat is modern and all the kit in great condition, and the whole thing well run and managed. Sea temperatures were 26 but quickly cooled at depth, so a 3 mm shorty needed, but no gloves…
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