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Capernwray Diving Centre, Lancaster , England, United Kingdom
September 16, 2020 | 18:46
Dive 1113 Pleasure dive with Rachael, Richard, Kris, the couple of new open water students and Joe. I couldn’t be bothered setting up my BCD 😂🤣 so I continued with the Mares wing. The plan was to drop down onto and through the plane, swim towards the wall and ascend up towards the diving bell. Then make a decision at the diving bell, dependent upon air consumption, as to where we went to next. We entered on the right hand side again and dropped down onto the plane then worked our way to the back of the plane and swam through it to the front door. Joe went first followed by me then everyone else. As I cam out of the plane I went to the nose to watch everyone else exit the plane. Once everyone had exited I turned to start our journey towards the wall and had a quick glance behind to see Joe ascending, we also appeared to be missing another diver so I assumed that Joe had gone up to see what was happening. In the meantime, we were hanging around the nose of the plane when a knobhead decided that he wanted to drop down to the end of the nose with a tape measure knocking one of the new divers out of the way. Rachael took a bit of umbridge at that and pushed the knobhead out of the way of our new diver. After a little while everyone had regrouped at the nose of the plane and we continued to the diving bell. Once there, we decided that we’d go and have a closer look at the Podsnap which we did and spent a little time there before one of the new divers reached their air limits so we followed the same route out as on the first dive. Another nice little dive enjoyed by all.... More
Dive Type
Scuba
Max. Depth
16.9 m
Duration
00:36:00
100
Eccleston Delph, Eccleston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
September 13, 2020 | 13:22
Dive 1111 Pleasure dive with Richard and Rachael after the rescue diver course. Richard hadn’t been to the “dark side” of the Delph 😂🤣 before so we decided that we’d go for a visit. Due to the location of our vehicles we decided to enter on the beach and surface swim around the edge to the descent point. Once near the location we checked and descended, where look would have it, there was one of the ropeways below us 😂🤣. We descended onto the rope then followed it until we reached a platform (don’t think that I’ve been there before 😂🤣). From the platform we worked our way around to the cruiser where I decided to see how deep I could get 😊. The light wasn’t very good at this depth 😂🤣 so Richard decided not to follow me down (apparently he squeezed a little harder onto Rachael hand 😂🤣). Once we’d explored the cruiser we mover on around the ropeway top the personnel carrier and did a little exploration of that. We then moved on round to the transit van. It was too early to exit the dive so we worked our way around the wall and came across the swim through which we decided to go through (don’t remember going through that before either). Once threw he swim through I decided to throw a little panic into the mix and decided to surface and exit the water to see how Richard responded. Unfortunately I wasn’t quick enough and by the time I’d exited the water and started to make my way back to the vehicles all I could hear was Richard shouting “I can see you running away” 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣. Richard and Rachel worked their way out of the water and we had a bit of a debrief. A good days diving was had by all 😊.... More
Dive Type
Scuba
Max. Depth
19 m
Duration
00:31:00
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Eccleston Delph, Eccleston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
September 12, 2020 | 09:42
Richards rescue diver course day 1, Rachael assisting. As on previous recent rescue diver courses we started the course at the Delph due to the availability of the beach area making it easy for the logistics of running the course. The day covered the following exercises: self-rescue review, rescue exercise 1 (tired diver), rescue exercise 2 (panicked diver), rescue exercise 3 (response from shore or boat), rescue exercise 4 (distressed diver underwater) , rescue exercise 5 (missing diver), rescue exercise 6 (surfacing the unresponsive diver), rescue exercise 7 (unresponsive diver at the surface) and rescue exercise 8 (exiting the unresponsive diver). Richard having completed the Emergency Oxygen Provider speciality course the previous Thursday had already completed the elements of rescue exercise 9 (first aid for pressure-related injuries and oxygen administration).This left just rescue exercise 10 (response from shore / boat to unresponsive (nonbreathing) diver at the surface) and the scenarios to complete on his next day at the Delph. Richard took well to the new skills hence the reason why we were able to complete so many of the exercises in one day, this plus the fact that there was only Richard on the course meant for a very efficient and effective days learning. We will go over some of the exercises again before commencing the scenarios just to ensure knowledge retainment 😊. A very good days diving at the Delph and the visibility was quite acceptable 😊. Due to the nature of the rescue diver course, the dive time is an amalgamation of the individual exercise times.... More
Dive Type
Scuba
Max. Depth
7.2 m
Duration
00:32:00
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Dive Type
Scuba
Max. Depth
10 m
Duration
00:45:00
000
Dive Type
Scuba
Max. Depth
22 m
Duration
00:20:00
000
Capernwray Diving Centre, Lancaster , England, United Kingdom
September 16, 2020 | 16:22
Dive 1112 Pleasure dive with Rachael, Richard, Kris and a couple of new open water students Kris completed last week. Kris asked if I wanted to use his Mares wing so I thought why not 😊. Before everyone else had arrived, Rachael, Richard and myself had discussed going to the sump and locating Darth Vader on the way then trying to find the cannon. Once everyone else had arrived it was agreed that we would stick with that as our dive plan. We kitted up and decided to enter the water on the right hand side for an easier time. Once everyone was settled in the water we descended down the slope then followed the wall around to our left. I completely forgot that I was supposed to be using the wing for buoyancy and started off using my drysuit as usual 😂🤣. It took me a little while to realise this and to swap to the wing 😂🤣. Once swapped I found it very strange using the wing as the main buoyancy device as it’s not something that I’m used to, I did get used to it eventually though. Although there’s nothing wrong with the wing I did find the lack of storage on it very strange and don’t think that this type of arrangement would suit sea diving due to the lack of storage. Anyway, continuing with the dive we navigated to the sump, did the obligatory computer in the silt to get the deepest depth possible then started our journey towards the cannon. Richard and Rachael must have set their compasses up near a metal object as they set off it totally the wrong direction 😂🤣. I decided to lead them back to the Podsnap so we could at least have a look at something 😂🤣. Once we’d investigated the Podsnap, one of the new divers indicated that he was running low on air so we made our way back towards the African Queen and then up towards the base of the 2m platform for our safety stop. Once completed we ascended and exited the water. It was quite a good dive but the water is getting a little colder now so I’m glad that I put on my hood, though it’s not quite gloves temperature yet 😊. ... More
Dive Type
Scuba
Max. Depth
20.6 m
Duration
00:37:00
000
Eccleston Delph, Eccleston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
September 13, 2020 | 09:42
Dive 1110 Richards rescue diver course day 2, Rachael assisting underwater and, on the surface, Fi assisting on the surface. We went over some of the exercises from yesterday and carried out rescue exercise 10 (response from shore / boat to unresponsive (nonbreathing) diver at the surface). After a debrief on the exercises carried out today and a recap of the exercises carried out the previous day, we briefed the scenarios. We carried out scenario 1, with Rachael acting as the missing diver, using the circular search which was ideal for the conditions in the search area. During the search the line must have become snagged onto something because it felt like Richard had indicated found diver, which wasn’t the case, however the search pattern was re-commenced from Richards position and he successfully found Rachael and proceeded to carry out the buoyant lift to the surface, this was in a calm orderly manner. Once at the surface we headed to the shore to ditch our weights and put on weight belts for the 2nd scenario, which was carried out successfully. Richard has now completed all elements required for the rescue diver speciality, well done Richard 😊.... More
Dive Type
Scuba
Max. Depth
7.2 m
Duration
00:20:00
000
Dive Type
Scuba
Max. Depth
26.6 m
Avg. Depth
13.2 m
Duration
00:37:00
100