Canary Divers March 2020 Newsletter

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Canary Divers are proud to announce that we received the award for 15 Years of Outstanding Service to PADI. Kris Fearnley attended a reward ceremony at the Go Dive Show in Coventry. Emily Petley-Jones, who is the Regional Manager for PADI presented a trophy which is shaped like a dive cylinder and is now proudly displayed in the shop.

February 21-23 saw a team of us at the Dive Show in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. We had a great time setting up our stand on the Friday and networking with other trade representatives. We then spent two days talking to entrants and selling all our goods.

Sophie, our Youth Diver Ambassador, spent time interviewing Monty Halls, Andy Torbet, Mark Evans and Jack Snively. She was able to enthuse about diving in general, our club and our training courses.

Pool Sessions started at the beginning of February. We have been so fully booked that last Thursday we had 39 people in the pool! We are now fully booked for every Thursday night until April, with only a few spaces left during April - so get in fast!

We have had all sorts of training take place so far this year. A classroom based course for First Aider and Oxygen Provider, Equipment Specialist and an Advanced Dive Planning Workshop. Of course we also continue to train in Open Water; the picture shows Charlotte gaining her 50th dive as part of her Master Scuba Diver qualification.

We have started to have our social evenings based at the shop cafe. This provides a more social atmosphere for us to look at demonstrations of equipment in a venue we all know well. Last Friday, 6 March, Mares presented some of their new pieces of equipment along with some of their highly successful old reliables. This was a fantastic event full of keen members catching up and exploring the Mares equipment with a special one night only price!

We have events already organised to:

  • 8 Acre Lake - Fun event for all - 29/3/2020
  • Coniston - rescue course and fun weekend - 18/4/2020
  • Vivian Quarry - Fun event for all - 3/5/2020
  • Launching a DSMB workshop at Capernwray - 17/5/2020
  • Maldives Liveaboard - from 23/5/2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Farnes Trip - 24/8/2020 (limited spaces left)
  • Florida Cavern Diving Trip - from 20/9/2020 (limited spaces left)
  • Devil's Bridge Halloween Drift Dive - 31/10/2020
  • Annual Santa Christmas Drift Dive - 20/12/2020

Other events will be added as the year goes on. For further information please go to our Facebook page and follow the link to 'Events'