News from the club

Sea Safety: Lifejackets & Liferafts

December 15th, 2008

Wednesday&nbsp;17th December&nbsp; Monks Walk School, Welwyn Garden City <BR> NO SCUBA GEAR REQUIRED Please bring swim-wear, a towel and a T-shirt <BR> 1930 - 1935 :&nbsp; Mid Herts update 1935 - 2015 :&nbsp; Classroom presentation (room&nbsp;B100 in&nbsp;Babbage Block) &nbsp; Intro Lifejackets&nbsp;including fitting, features and maintenance<BR> Liferafts&nbsp;including types, launching an...

I.C.E - "In Case of Emergency"

December 15th, 2008

We all carry our mobile phones with names &amp; numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends. If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact p...

Thanks to Phil Porter

November 24th, 2008

The committee and club members would like to extend their thanks to&nbsp;Phil Porter for the kind donation of a brand new&nbsp;two-piece wetsuit. The availability of a new "small/medium" suit will definitely help training and newly qualified club divers get into the water sooner. Thanks&nbsp;Phil !

Mid Herts Divers deliver Bert to his new home

November 17th, 2008

On Sunday 16th November, a crack team of hardened British divers took Bert, the Mid Herts Divers gnome to his new home at the National Diving and Activity Centre, Chepstow. Although the weather and diving conditions seemed set to suspend operations, following a sustaining lunch of chips and curry, the hardy team led by Pete "Pistol" Hodkins successfully deployed Bert to his new watery home. During...

Digital Photography Tutorial 1 - Colour correcting underwater images

November 14th, 2008

Everyone who takes digital photos without a powerful strobe or a red filter will have taken shots that look like the 1st image on the right.&nbsp; This is the effect of light travelling through water. In fresh water, light generally loses most of it’s red and some blue leaving images greenish. In salt water, light loses most of it’s red and some green, resulting in images that look very bl...