I hope this post finds you safe and well.
It’s been a few months since we last delivered any technical diver training, and in that time a lot of things have changed. Like most divers, we are eager to get back in the water delivering training.
August 2020 Schedule
At the time of writing, diver training is being allowed at some of the inland dive sites, but not all. With that in mind we have tentatively scheduled in the following courses for August. This will depend on the appropriate venue being open for diver training.
IANTD Advanced Nitrox CCR Diver – VMS RedBare
Provisionally Scheduled for the 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th August at Stoney Cove, although all those days will not be used.
IANTD Side Mount Diver
Provisionally Schedule for the 29th and 30th August at Stoney Cove.
Trimix Training for 2020.
As most of you will have seen, the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) in Chepstow have made the difficult decision not to reopen for the rest of 2020. We can fully understand the rational behind this decision, and wish them all the best for the future.
This has produced consequences for our Trimix Training plans for 2020. For any training program requiring dives deeper than 36m , we would have normally headed to the NDAC.
While there are other inland sites available in the UK where deeper depths are available, none are really viable from a logistics and / or Health & Safety aspect.
That now means if you are looking for Trimix level training, the only realistic option will be to complete this off-shore. Most divers would agree they would much rather be diving a shipwreck than a quarry, even on a course. However it will obviously have budget consequences and divers should plan accordingly.