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Midlands Dive Chamber October 50M Dry Dive

6th October 2016  –  6:30pm
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Limited Places cost £45.

This is a brilliant experience for all divers who want to find out what it’s like to go to 50 meters (and not even have to get wet!) You will get the opportunity to consider the physiological and psychological issues of going to depth with the experienced dive chamber staff. You will also learn about how hyperbaric chambers work. A really informative, enjoyable evening. (We usually go for a bite to eat afterwards!)

Dry diving is exactly as it sounds. A hyperbaric chamber is the perfect environment to test a diver’s ability at depth, but in a safe and water-free environment. For the 50m dive:

The divers fill in a self-declaration medical form. Any questions ticked YES must be covered by a having Dive Medical clearance from a doctor.

  • Doctor’s clearance form (these can be done at MDC with enough notice).
  • Divers change into scrubs (provided).
  • After a briefing, divers (maximum of 10) enter the chamber accompanied by an MDC supervisor.
  • The chamber is compressed to 50m.
  • After maximum bottom time is reached, decompression begins.
  • Divers decompress on a 100% oxygen.
  • On coming out of the chamber there will be a post-dive briefing and time for questions and logbook stamping.Please remember that like a wet dive, a dry dive does carry a risk of DCI, although an extremely minimal one as the environment is carefully controlled. Please report any abnormal symptoms immediately.

 

Blue Planet Shark Dive – FULLY BOOKED

8 October 2016

Blue Planet Aquarium Shark Dive. The cost includes the entry fee, all day at the Aquarium, as well as the shark dive.

A guaranteed shark encounter dive for qualified divers.  Crystal clear waters provide you with an underwater Caribbean experience without leaving the UK!!

  • This course is open to divers qualified with a minimum of PADI Open Water, BSAC Ocean Diver or  equivalent diving body certification.
  • You need to be 16 years old or older
  • Divers must have logged a dive within six months prior to their dive date.

Club members who did this last year are still talking about what a wonderful experience they had!

Cost: £145. There are 10 places.

Please note: the cost of this experience does not include use of Blue Planet Aquarium Diving Equipment.

If you wish to hire your kit from Scuba School please contact Daz.

Any Questions: trips@scubaschool.org.uk

 

Birmingham Dive Show

22 – 23 October 2016

The Dive Show at the NEC! Start saving for loads of bargains!
http://www.diveshows.co.uk/

Halloween FrIgHt NiGhT at Warwick Castle & Dungeons – FULLY BOOKED

25 October 2016 – Warwick Castle

Cost:
£18pp – booked 5+ days in advance
£20pp – booked 1-4 days in advance
£25.20 – bought at the door
Book your ticket here.

We do this every year and it’s a blast.
There is more than the Dungeons which they will announce closer to the time.
The Castle Dungeon dates back to 1345, when Warwick was gripped by the plague. Through the 7 rooms, brave souls get to meet characters such as a torturer with an unhealthy passion for implements used for torture, the Castle cook who delights in using ‘interesting’ ingredients and the judge waiting to sentence the accused to a lifetime in the dark and dank dungeons. Our newest room, The Witches of Warwick, where the morbid history of Moll Bloxham, an accused witch in the 1700’s is retold. Beware of the waiting terror when the lights go out…

What’s the story?

This exciting 50 minute walk through experience brings together live actors, shows and spectacular special effects that will send chills down your spine. The Castle Dungeon is an interactive, participative experience that should only be visited by the bravest of people and those with the strongest stomachs. Therefore we recommend that this attraction is unsuitable for children under the age of 10 years old.

Did you know?
During the mid-18th century, the English justice system was one of the harshest with a total of 220 offences punishable by the death penalty. Even minor offences often resulted in a untimely death.

Club Trip to Capernwray Dive centre, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 1AD

15th and 16th April 2017

Come and join us diving at this lovely inland fresh water site, a great place for both newly qualified divers and those of you who are more experienced.  (We will be running a PADI Open Water Diver Course and  PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course)

 

Rough Runner, Oxfordshire

14th May 2017

This is a club event to raise money for the charity Scuba Stars.  To get more information about the event click here to go to the web page. It should be fun, tough and you will get dirty. You don’t need to be a supper fit bod, some of us are planning to do the course at a more sedate walking pace, or you can join the running crew and really go for it! Please have a chat with Fiona or Jane at the Dive Centre if you’re interested.

Fun Run or Walk

4th June

The Fun Run or Walk is an 8.5 mile run for Deptherapy and will take place in Sutton Coldfield.
Deptherapy is an amazing chairty that helps members of the armed forces who have suffered physical or mental trauma fighting for our country to Scuba dive.
Please join us, or sponsor some of the runners/walkers.  Ask Jane for more details.

 

 

Scuba School at Drayton Manor Theme Park

24th June

Join us for a family Fun Day Out at Drayton Manor Theme Park.
Club Deal:  Normal tickets are £39. Scuba School has managed a discount to get the tickets for £19 each.
Contact Jane Cooper on 01527-852-555

Capenwray Diving & Blackpool Fair Weekend

26th – 28th Aug, 2017

Come and join us diving at this lovely inland fresh water site, a great place for both newly qualified divers and those of you who are more experienced.
If you have never been to Capenwray it’s well worth a visit. We will be travelling up on Friday 25th Aug.

SEPTEMBER 2017

 

Babbacombe Bay and Brixham Bay

15th to 19th September 2017

Babbacombe Bay and Brixham Bay are two of our wonderful coastal dive sites, if you wish to find out detailed information about the dive sites click on the links (there are many other web sites you could explore too, these are just two we’ve picked) to read about the scuba diving and look at the pics. Our club weekend will include diving (!), a BBQ (weather permitting) with people usually camping or B&B (many drive down on the Friday and return on the Monday) but you can tailor the weekend to suit your commitments. Please contact the Dive Centre to let us know if you’re able to join us for this lovely, relaxing, sociable weekend.

 

Ten Pin Bowling & Curry

29th Sep from 7:30

Join us at the PSL Bowling on the Pershore Road in Birmingham (B30-2YB) for a fun evening out with bowling and curry.

OCTOBER 2017

 

Midlands Diving Chamber

19th October at 6:30pm

Cost £45 per person – Limited spaces

We are once again visiting the Midlands Diving Chamber in Rugby for a 50m Dry dive. Rugby St Cross Hospital, Barby Road, CV22 5DS Rugby, Warwickshire.

This is a brilliant experience for all divers who want to find out what it’s like to go to 50 meters (and not even have to get wet!) You will get the opportunity to consider the physiological and psychological issues of going to depth with the experienced dive chamber staff. You will also learn about how hyperbaric chambers work. A really informative, enjoyable evening. (We usually go for a bite to eat afterwards!)

Dry diving is exactly as it sounds. A hyperbaric chamber is the perfect environment to test a diver’s ability at depth, but in a safe and water-free environment. For the 50m dive:

The divers fill in a self-declaration medical form. Any questions ticked YES must be covered by a having Dive Medical clearance from a doctor.

  • Doctor’s clearance form (these can be done at MDC with enough notice).
  • Divers change into scrubs (provided).
  • After a briefing, divers (maximum of 10) enter the chamber accompanied by an MDC supervisor.
  • The chamber is compressed to 50m.
  • After maximum bottom time is reached, decompression begins.
  • Divers decompress on a 100% oxygen.
  • On coming out of the chamber there will be a post-dive briefing and time for questions and logbook stamping.Please remember that like a wet dive, a dry dive does carry a risk of DCI, although an extremely minimal one as the environment is carefully controlled. Please report any abnormal symptoms immediately.

 

Birmingham Dive Show

21 & 22 October

Start saving the pennies to gain the pounds at the Birmingham Dive Show this year. Always great bargains to be had!
Please wear your purple Scuba School polo shirts please – it might get us on television again this year!
* Get your tickets from sites like Groupon for a discount!

 

Blue Planet Aquarium – FULL

7th October 2017

Cost: £150 (+4% PayPal cost). There are 10 places

Location: Chester, Elsmereport

Blue Planet Aquarium Shark Dive. The cost includes the entry fee, all day at the Aquarium, as well as the shark dive.

A guaranteed shark encounter dive for qualified divers.  Crystal clear waters provide you with an underwater Caribbean experience without leaving the UK!!

  • This course is open to divers qualified with a minimum of PADI Open Water, BSAC Ocean Diver or  equivalent diving body certification.
  • You need to be 16 years old or older
  • Divers must have logged a dive within six months prior to their dive date.

Club members who did this last year are still talking about what a wonderful experience they had!

Please note: the cost of this experience does not include use of Blue Planet Aquarium Diving Equipment.

If you wish to hire your kit from Scuba School please contact Daz.

Any Questions: trips@scubaschool.org.uk

 

The Farnes Isles – FULL

28th and 29th October 2017

Farnes 2017Cost: £135 (+4% paypal cost), includes free air diving

The Farnes consist of almost 30 small islands and rock outcrops lying between 2 and 4 miles off the Northumberland coast. They are split into two main groups separated by a stretch of water known as Staple Sound.

Whether you prefer a shallow dive or are prepared to delve that little bit deeper, there’s something to suit everyone out at the Farnes.

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to visit the Farne Islands, you will already be aware that in the height of the breeding season, it is home to a deafening plethora of nesting seabirds such as terns, puffins, guillemots, shags, eider ducks and kittiwakes. You may also have seen grey seals lounging on the rocks at low tide, but follow them as they dive underwater and a whole other world opens up to you including numerous wrecks, which litter the seabed.

NOVEMBER 2017

 

The Annual Fireworks Show

November 2017 – Date & Time to be announced!

at a Secret Location TBC near the time for Club Members/Family Friends. (Fireworks worth over £5000)

 

Blue Planet Aquarium

18 November 2017
Cost £150

Scuba School is visiting Blue Planet Aquarium to dive with Sharks!
Location: Chester, Elsmereport

 

July

30th June / 1st July – Club dive at Swanage Pier in Dorset. Weekend away camping or B&B. Great for new divers. Explore beneath the pier and experience some great marine life in shallows TBC – July – South Coast: Club members to choose North, South, East or West?

27th / 30th July – Club trip to The Farne Islands. An opportunity to dive with seals and meet puffins. Based at Seahouses in Northumberland. Diving from a boat.
Cost: £150.00 which includes free air fills. B&B Hotel for Accommodation see Jane/Fiona, This event fills quickly so make sure that you book well in advance.

August

TBC Aug – PADI Shark Diving Speciality at the Blue Planet Aquarium in Chester, Elsmereport. Diving with sharks. Only 8 places available. Learn all about diving with sharks on this full day course. All kit is provided by Blue planet. Lunch is provided as well as a dive with the sharks and the PADI Shark Speciality Certification Card. Cost: £255.00

11th Aug – Trip out for the Dive Teens, Daz & Dave are taking out the teenagers of the club on trips around the UK, fancy going then see Daz n Dave Trips:

TBC Aug – Babbacombe Bay & Brixham Bay : B&B, Long weekend. Great for new divers, Nice shallow dives.

24th /27th Aug Bank Holiday: Club members to choose North, South, East or West?

September

1st Sep – Trip out for the Dive Teens, Daz n Dave are taking out the teenagers of the club on trips around the UK, fancy going then see Daz n Dave Trips:

14th/17th Sep – Club diving weekend trip at Lundy Islands. There will be 2 days diving and an opportunity to experience great marine life. There will also be seals to interact with so make sure that you bring your camera! Only 10 places available. Bristol channel charters £165.00

29th Sep – Ten Pin Bowling & Curry afterwards. Venue: Acocks Green Bowling Time: 7.30 pm. start (Top Prizes to be won: fastest bowler, overall winner and gutter king)

October

Diving in the Maldives!

1 SPACE BECAME AVAILABLE!
Scuba School is organising a trip to the Maldives in October 2018.

7 or 14 night itinerary: Maldives – Sachika Liveaboard

Saturday 13 October 2018 to Monday 22 October 2018 (7 night) or
Saturday 20 October 2018 to Monday 29 October 2018 (7 night) or
Saturday 13 October 2018 to Monday 29 October 2018 (14 night)

To book this trip please contact John directly on 020 7644 8252 or at john@thescubaplace.co.uk!
For more information visit: http://bit.ly/2vSnhIr

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE!
14 night itinerary: Maldives – Sachika Liveaboard and Kuredu 

Saturday 20 October 2018 to Monday 5 November 2018 (14 night)
For more information visit: http://bit.ly/2fNbIzq

27th/28th Oct – The Farne Islands. An opportunity to dive with seals. Based at Seahouses in Northumberland. Diving from a boat. Cost: £150.00. which includes free air fills. Accommodation: B&B Hotel. for Accommodation see Jane/Fiona This event fills quickly so make sure that you book well in advance.