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Rescue Skills Refresher Part 1: BLS

December 11th, 2019

Mid Herts Divers club night at Hatfield Swim Centre saw a Basic Life Support refresher for members. The event was well attended and a good opportunity for members to brush up on these essential skills. Mark and Clive took us through the essentials of Basic Life Support, BLS using a couple of club resuscitation manikins for Cardiac Compressions and Rescue Breaths. Part the way through, the "Annie" ...

New MHD Member

December 8th, 2019

Darius attended MHD for a try dive in early December. He was very keen to get back in the water following an unsatisfactory try dive elsewhere and his perseverance paid off. Following our usual try dive format we began in standing depth with kitting up and equipment familiarisation. Inflating BC and surface finning on backs was followed by descending, weight check and adjusting buoyancy to hover....

Mid Week Diving at Stoney Cove

November 27th, 2019

Planned diving at Stoney didn't look very good, with rain, traffic jams on the M1, diversions near Lutterworth taking us 45-50 minutes longer than normal to get there from Hertfordshire. When we got there, the car park was suspiciously empty even for a mid week day with only one other pair of divers parked up. There were about 10-12 open water swimmers down by the quayside, so Trevor and I decid...

Roped Diver Operations at Mid Herts Divers

November 27th, 2019

A great night with Trevor Miller giving us a talk and practical session on Roped Diver operations. Roped Diver operations are mainly used when diving under ice but also in low visibility searches where the diver underwater needs to be diving solo. Roped Diver operations strictly are not diving "solo" as the underwater diver's buddy is the tender on the surface responsible for the whole operation....

Line Laying and Surveying Day at Arlesey

November 19th, 2019

Following on from the very successful August Bank Holiday BBQ and installation of 6m platform, members of Mid Herts Divers took some time out to lay line from the new 6m platform, the 9m platform to the well head by the huts. This new bright blue polypropylene rope replaced the old orange rope between these points that had been down probably 25 years. We then continued with the new rope from the w...