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!




Breakdown so far:

DatePlace# divesTotal
11th-12th AprilWeymouth, Training44 dives44
3rd MayWeymouth23 dives67
16th MayDive Fest (Pentewan)4 dives71
23rd-25th MayAnglesey50 dives121
31st MayWeymouth22 dives143
13th-14th JuneWeymouth17 dives160
4th-5th JulyWeymouth14 dives174
11th-12th JulyWeymouth, Training34 dives208
19th JulyNDAC Chepstow6 dives214
25th JulyPirate Event4 dives218
25th-31st JulyExpedition Weymouth83 dives301
6th AugustStoney16 dives317
9th AugustStoney18 dives335
13th-14th AugustIsle of Man75 dives410
22nd-23rd AugustTraining weekend16 dives426
12th-13th SeptemberBurton Bradstock36 dives462
25th-26th SeptemberAlex Project28 dives490
3rd-10th OctoberScapa Expedition67 dives557
18th OctoberSwanage Pier33 dives590
28th NovemberSharm el Sheikh10 dives600
5th DecemberNDAC Chepstow12 Dives612
12th December Weymouth prop recovery4 dives616
1st January 2010New Year’s Day3 dives619
8th-15th January 2010Redsea Reef cleanup70 dives689
18th February 2010Vobster Quay8 dives697
7th March 2010Cromhall quarry12 dives709


Graph showing number of sives done through the year