Costs of Open Water Snorkelling from Naiad for 2011

naiad-snorkelingTo cover the cost of fuel and any maintenance overheads, the cost of snorkeling in open water from Naiad are as follows:

£5 per person for each open water snorkel dive from Naiad.

£5 per person for each shore based snorkel dive where Naiad is used as safety cover.

Shore based snorkel dives with shore cover are free.

All cost are to be paid to the Snorkel Dive Leader at the end of the event.

Costs are reviewed on an annual basis.

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Oxford BSAC provides safety boats for Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta

Blenheim-Palace-Junior-RegaOn 11th June 2011, Blenheim Palace hosted the 2011 Junior Regatta. Oxford BSAC provided two of its boats and crew for the event. Both Isis, the small diving boat and Naiad, the Sport England Lottery grant funded snorkeling RIB were kept active throughout the day.

One boat was used to cover the starting line, while the second boat followed alongside each race in case any of the children fell overboard.

It is great to help out on days like these that would not be able to take place without safety cover. It also gave Oxford BSAC chance to have a stand at the busy event, meeting many people who already have an interest in water sports.

Thanks to Annie, our chief fundraiser who ran a treasure hunt offering a try-dive as first prize and a lolly game for the children.

Last summer Oxford BSAC helped out at a Multiple Sclerosis Pirate Day, where money was raised for the charity by people dressing up and walking the plank into the River Thames. Divers swept the river bed the day before for dangerous objects and provided safety boat cover on the day.

A big thank you to everyone who helped.

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Naiad and the Sport England Story

A year ago, Debbie White, who was the current snorkel officer together with John Waterhouse, now the club’s regional snorkel advisor and another couple of members, decided to further develop snorkelling within the branch, for existing and new members by expanding our instructor base and improving our open water snorkelling capabilities.

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