2009 - 10 Annual Report

This year the DO is challenging the club to make 1000 dives before the next Dinner Dance (in early 2011).

Things got off to a good start in Weymouth at the beginning of the year with 71 dives and after the Anglesey trip we were over 10% of the way there at 121. Then we had three more great weekends in Weymouth on Gemini II taking us up to 174 thanks to the lots of work by skippers and divers. The week in Weymouth was a bit of a disaster weather wise, but still 83 dives got done and with the Pirate event river clearance a few more took us up once more to 301. After some more Weymouth diving and the Isle of Mann trip we were at 410 - over 1/3 of the way there!Three days later a training weekend in Weymouth added another 16 to the total taking it to 426.

The September training event at Burton Bradstock added 21 to the total and the sports sign off day on Gemini II another 15 taking us up to 462. The Alex project weekend added another 27 dives to raise it to a monster score of 490 - more than 3 of the previous 4 years. But.... this isn't the end of the season! A dive expedition to Scapa Flow generated 67 more dives Raising the total to 557 - more even than the previous record year and the mass dive at Swanage Pier in October clocked up an impressive 33 dives to a total of 590. A trip to NDAC, a prop recovery dive in Weymouth and a last minute club trip to the Red Sea pushed us up to 616.

Come the New year 3 hardy soles dived in Hinksey lake getting us to 619 and then the Red Sea reef cleanup expedition clocked up 70 more bringing us up to 689. 4 bold souls risked the chilly depths of Vobster Quay to make 8 more taking us to 697 nearly up to 700.....

Finally in March a hardy bunch headed off to Cromhall Quarry to do some dive leader rescue exercises and racked up another 12 dives taking us over the barrier to 709.  Not bad at all!

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Breakdown so far:

Date
Place
# dives
Total
11th-12th April
Weymouth, Training
44 dives
44
3rd May
Weymouth
23 dives
67
16th May
Dive Fest (Pentewan)
4 dives
71
23rd-25th May
Anglesey
50 dives
121
31st May
Weymouth
22 dives
143
13th-14th June
Weymouth
17 dives
160
4th-5th July
Weymouth
14 dives
174
11th-12th July
Weymouth, Training
34 dives
208
19th July
NDAC Chepstow
6 dives
214
25th July
Pirate Event
4 dives
218
25th-31st July
Expedition Weymouth
83 dives
301
6th August
Stoney
16 dives
317
9th August
Stoney
18 dives
335
13th-14th August
Isle of Man
75 dives
410
22nd-23rd August
Training weekend
16 dives
426
12th-13th September
Burton Bradstock
36 dives
462
25th-26th September
Alex Project
28 dives
490
3rd-10th October
Scapa Expedition
67 dives
557
18th October
Swanage Pier
33 dives
590
28th November
Sharm el Sheikh
10 dives
600
5th December
NDAC Chepstow
12 Dives
612
12th December
Weymouth prop recovery
4 dives
616
1st January 2010
New Year's Day
3 dives
619
8th-15th January 2010
Redsea Reef cleanup
70 dives
689
18th February 2010
Vobster Quay
8 dives
697
7th March 2010
Cromhall quarry
12 dives
709

 

Graph showing number of sives done through the year

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