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Start of Open Water training and preparation for it

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Hi All,

I have fixed two dates to start the Open Water training for this year. For Sports Divers we are offering the 23rd and/or 24th April and for Ocean Divers the 14th and/or 15th May. Both weekends will be at Capernwray and
the decision as to whether we do one or two days on each occasion will depend on your take-up.

To help with my planning please could trainees and any other qualified divers who want to come for experience/ as support, email me to let me know that you are interested in attending either of these weekends and if you want Saturday, Sunday or if you could make either/both.

In preparation, this coming Tuesday I’m including the start of drysuit training which is theory only initially. I already have Devin, Will, Steve B and Tony on my list…is anyone else interested?

Also, could any SD trainees who have not yet done the rescue skills lesson in the pool let me know today or tomorrow if they can make this coming Tuesday as if there are more takers I will include another session of this.

OD trainees, it will be a bit cold in the water in May but hopefully the sun will be shining on us which makes life a little more pleasant! At the start of your open water training we recommend that you manage with a 7mm wetsuit hired from Capernwray. This is because adding the complication of diving with a drysuit could make things very difficult for you. If you are concerned about the cold then it may be better for you to continue practicing in the pool and wait until the next open water opportunity. This is totally your choice.

I’ll put together a full plan for next Tuesday and send it out on Sunday as usual….don’t forget to reply to this email if you want to be included in the drysuit or rescue skills sessions.


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