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Thanks to Phil Porter

November 24th, 2008

The committee and club members would like to extend their thanks to Phil Porter for the kind donation of a brand new 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 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.  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...

New Series on BBC2 - "Oceans"

November 9th, 2008

A new 8 part series called "Oceans" starts on Wednesday 13th November. A Series revealing the hidden stories of the deep as a team of four marine experts voyage across the globe to explore our planet's last true wilderness - its oceans. Over a year, Paul Rose, Philippe Cousteau Jr, Dr Lucy Blue and Tooni Mahto explore how a unique ocean paradise, home to the greatest variety of whales and dolphins...

** 2009 Club Holiday to Malta & Gozo **

November 7th, 2008

HOT NEWS - 2009 club holiday to Malta and Gozo!! When? - Wednesday 16th - Wed 23rd September  Where? - Staying in the St Paul's Bay area, with easy access to sites in Malta, Gozo and Comino Who? - Open to all club members and families (see minimum diving qualification below) Diving? - 6 full days independent diving at the best shore diving sites in Malta and Gozo. Sites will&nbs...