News from 2017:
Freedivers try Scuba: It was a pleasure to welcome five members of the Notanx free diving club to a try dive at the Kingfisher on 29th November. Unsurprisingly, they all seemed to take to it very well and used hardly any air at all! A fun evening and we look forward to further collaboration between our clubs in the future.
Freediving: Having seen an appeal for new members by a Colchester based free diving group, Graham Pearce got in touch and six of our members went along to Colchester Leisure World on Monday 20th November to find out what it's all about. We were made to feel really welcome by the group - especially by its director Ollie Welton - who took us through techniques and games for relaxing our breathing and clearing our minds in order to get the most out of each lungful. This was followed by time in the fitness pool, practicing lengths underwater (helped by huge fins in some cases!) and other activities designed to promote relaxation and confidence underwater.
A huge thanks to Ollie and the rest of the group for an enjoyable and challenging evening. The group is part of the Notanx Free Dive club (notanx.com) and meet every Monday evening at 8.30pm.
New forms and templates: Some useful forms and templates have been added to this site - see here.
Club AGM: This year's AGM was held at The Hare Inn, Long Melford on November 1st. A new committee was voted in - see who's who here.
October's dry night was held at the Hare Inn, Long Melford. Paul Colley, chairman of the British Society of Underwater Photographers and director of pcuw photography ltd , gave a fascinating and informative talk on his techniques, experiences and conservation work around the world. Check out these websites for some stunning images and useful tips.
Our thanks go to British Divers Marine Rescue, who gave an entertaining and informative talk to the club at the August dry night.
New dive site: Graham Pearce has spotted a dive site which the club may not have tried before. Dosthill Quarry is the oldest national inland dive site and is near Tamworth near Birmingham. Let Graham know if you're interested in giving it a try. Their website has been added to the Useful Info link page.