News from the club

SOLAS Delayed SMB stickers

February 8th, 2009

We bought a small number of these about a year ago and they seem to have worked very well, so as demonstrated at the AGM, we are proposing to put an order together for some more. As the stickers weigh very little, we can reduce the per-sticker cost by having only one lot of Post & Packaging. Anyone interested in buying some through the club, please let Clive Murphy have your order by the end o...

1st Black Belt from Buoyancy & Trim Workshop

January 31st, 2009

Congratulations to Rosey for becoming the first Mid Herts Divers members to achieve the black belt standard at the Buoyancy & Trim Workshop on Saturday 31st January. Having done the classroom sessions, Rosey, Mike Page and Clive ventured out for an early morning start at Stoney to complete the practical dives for the newly launched BSAC Buoyancy & Trim Workshop. Although the progno...

**Mid Herts AGM - Wed 4 Feb 09**

January 30th, 2009

All, The Mid Herts Divers Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at Monks Walk School on Wed 4 Feb 09, 1930-2030hrs. The proposed agenda is as follows: Acceptance of minutes of 2008 AGM Reports from the outgoing Committee. Election of incoming Committee (Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Diving Officer, Training Officer, Equipment Officer, Social Secretary) Any Other Business Plea...

**First Hard Boat Dive of Season** - Wightdiver, Portsmouth, Sat 11 Apr 09

January 25th, 2009

Make the most of the long weekend with a day’s diving (2 dives) from the well equipped Wightdiver. Open to Sports Diver grade and above with ropes-off at a relaxed 10:30. Dive 1 - Shirala (25m) A small liner, carrying a cargo of Elephant tusks when sunk by UB 57 in 1918. The wreck is sitting 8m proud at a depth of 25m with large portion of the hull recognisable. One of Divernet’s top 100 dives...

Extreme ironers break record in underwater feat!

January 12th, 2009

An 'extreme ironer' - one of 86 divers who claimed the record for the most number of people ironing underwater at the same time. The world record was previously held by an Australian team at over 70 divers. The feat took place at the National Diving and Activity Centre, Chepstow, Wales.