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sheelagh
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PostSubject: Capernwray - 13th Feb 2011   Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:15 pm




these pictures have been edited in and added by Smudge

A Busy Training Day at Capers

It was a wet dull day today at Capers. But there were smiles all round with 2 students doing open water dives towards their qualification.

Correct me if I am wrong but Tim completed dives 1-3 under the guidance of Rob (legendary) and Killa (the legend) with Ange and Skies assisting as tDMs, obviously completing more of their training at the same time to be DMs. I was not involved in their group so perhaps they will fill in the details themselves. Unfortunately Killa (legend) had some wet dry gloves and did have to sit out their 3rd dive, being 'relegated' to shore cover - sorry I meant 'promoted' to shore cover.

In my group Smudge led, Allie was our excellent student, I buddied her and Andy tagged along to make sure Mrs W came to no harm.
Dive 1 involved a gentle decent to Shergar and a return back up the slope. Allie did well with her bouyancy and skills.
After a quick hour out, Allie being a bit chilled we got back in quickly to complete her 4th dive this weekend. This time a giant stride entry, left turn to the boats along that side, African Queen/Gypsy Moth area.
Allie was a little anxious about the depths she was reaching, made deeper by a calculated drop of a reel to make her go even lower.

Well done to Allie for being such a great student
She has also completed her exams today and just has a few pool skills to do on Friday to complete

Dive 3
Yes there was a 3rd dive for 2 of us. Leaving Mrs W to do her quizzes and exam Mr W and I did a 3rd dive for ourselves.
I think Rob was tempted but he had work to do with Tim.

This was a gentle relaxing dive to the Orca, a potter around and inside that boat, then a slow return to the training area by the horses, still only about 22 mins in, too early to finish, I had a look over the edge, 3 side mount divers were going down to the right side of the plane. Interesting to watch. So being so close we had to drop down to the tail section, then a quick swim under/through/along the plane, then to the container with rig on top. From here, over the road to the back wall of the quarry, vis quite good there. Turned left and finned along the wall at 16m, went over the sump, vis all stirred up here so we did not go deeper here to add to that, continuing until we reached the slope to go up to the platforms where we usually do our 5m safety stop. After that we noticed that we had reached 57 minutes so of course had to stay in until 60 mins was up. A great dive, one of my better ones in Capers, 120 bar used over the 60 mins, 5 degrees, max depth 18m.

Sorry - no photos today




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PostSubject: Re: Capernwray - 13th Feb 2011   Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:00 am

I agree, was a great day, by best open water day of the year so far. Thanks to Ange's top tips on dry suit fitting I managed two dives without any leakage which meant two things.
1) Was warm enough on both dives to not be focusing on the cold and be focussing on the dive much more (did over 1hr on dive1 which tells you a lot).
2) I was happy to climb in for a second dive as I warmed through properly after dive 1.

Tim made life easy for us TDM's by blitzing his first O/W dives (all 3 of them), it was my first time in this situation, so much to learn at my end. Had loads of fun playing with the fishes at the end of dive 2, never had a cuddle with a trout before (feel free to add rude puns in here).

Good day!

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PostSubject: Capernwray - 13th Feb 2011   Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:17 pm

Another Good days diving if not for windy and rainy weather.

Out helping Rob with Tim on his Open water dives. As the others have posted we had some good dives. Thanks to my super dry wet left hand gloves!!! affraid affraid i did one dive and shore cover for the other.

The following pics of Tim are from the first dive -

Fin Pivots!!
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PostSubject: Re: Capernwray - 13th Feb 2011   Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:22 pm

Excellent pics and well done to you Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Capernwray - 13th Feb 2011   Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:37 pm

A good day for students!

As said, was with the group with Tim. I did shore cover for the first dive covering both groups. With the briefings from both instructors managed to follow both groups throughout their dives even though the started off on opposite sides and went in opposite directions. Thanks for the lending of hat and gloves, would have completely frozen without them Very Happy The wind and rain made trying to keep the paperwork ledgable a nightmare!!

Second dive I was lucky enough to sheep dog with Rob, John and Tim. Was a good dive with good skills on Tims behalf- well done. A little jaunt down from the jetty to the horses and back. I was definitely warmer in the water than out Embarassed

Glad the neck seal tip worked John, listening to and questioning buddies can gain knowledge unobtainable from books! Especially those with dumpy necks Surprised
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PostSubject: Re: Capernwray - 13th Feb 2011   Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:48 pm

Pic 6 looks like I am about to give tim some early valentine loving!

Dumpy neck???

Dumpy neck???



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PostSubject: Re: Capernwray - 13th Feb 2011   Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:38 am

Don't worry John, I have the dumpy neck syndrome too
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