Archive for September, 2011
Here are some pictures of the recently laid concrete on our new and improved slipway – all 35 cubic metres of it!
This will form the foundations of the new entry and exit point for divers wishing to get wetter quicker!
The works shall continue over the next few weeks once the initial base of concrete has set. Follow the NDAC for an update on works!
You may have spotted that the NDAC news pages now have a Google Plus One Buton
Click the +1 button to give something your public stamp of approval. Then, if you want to share right away, add a comment and send it to the right circles on Google+.
The next time your friends and contacts search on Google, they could see your +1. You’ll help them find the best stuff on the web – and you might just start up another conversation!
For further information about Google Plus One, see the video below
Interested or curious about GUE but never had the opportunity to see what the fuss is about or ask questions from people that will give you straight answers. Maybe you just fancy a cheap day’s instruction to sort out that frog kick or find out what the hell is going on with your buoyancy?
Then this day is for you.
Not only will you have a great laugh, you will receive guidance on your diving skills, video feedback and tips on how to improve, and an insight into the GUE style of diving, without having to make a heavy investment in time or money. This day is scheduled for the 29th October at The National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC).
The event will be for already qualified recreational or technical divers who are interested or curious about GUE but haven’t attended an event like this before. It doesn’t matter if you wear a single tank or a twinset, whether you use a BCD or a wing. It doesn’t matter who trained you or how. We will create a friendly environment where people feel free to ask whatever questions like they like, and to watch demonstrations of the skills we teach, and even get some video feedback and advice on their own skills – without being bombarded with loads of GUE people.
We will be covering the following
• Discussion – The Origins and Goals of GUE
• Discussion – The strengths and techniques of Buoyancy Control
• Dive 1 – Demonstration of Trim and buoyancy control
• Dive 1 – practice and video of trim and buoyancy control with in water feedback
• Dive 1 – Ascent with stops practice
• Discussion and hands-on – Kit Configuration
• Discussion – Why team diving?
• Dive 2 – SMB Demonstration
• Dive 2 – Valve Drill Demonstration
• Dive 2 – Ascent with stops practice
• Video Feedback for all divers
Organising several of these events throughout the year costs a significant amount of time and money. Nonetheless, Garf feels it important that these events continue to be run as non-profit. So the small registration feee is there to encourage those who sign up to turn up, and also to cover some of the direct costs of organising the event. Other than these direct costs, all proceeds from the event will go to the RNLI.
To attend this event, all you need to do is register at DiveDIR. To register you will need to make your £25 payment through paypal. If anyone is not happy with this, please contact Garf and he will provide you with alternatives.
The day will kick off at 0845 promptly, and we will wrap up around 5pm. If anyone needs accommodation, Garf recommends the Wigwams on site at The National Diving & Activity Centre. The day will be run by Gareth (Garf) Burrows with James Sanderson. They will also have a few people around for HSE purposes, including video / safety divers.
These events are always a great laugh, and people seem to get a lot out of them. Here’s what they have said in the past…
A day’s education from two GUE instructors for £25?
whether you were interested in GUE or not a lot of people
must be kicking themselves for missing this
I realised two things in the first hour. Firstly, the bar set
by GUE standards is like nothing I have experienced before.
Secondly these guys do not preach – but they are incredibly
well trained to teach
As a single tank diver, I expected to feel like an alien,
but was welcomed to the crowd. Forget about the fact
it was a GUE day. It was just a bunch of divers enjoying
We hope to see you there. If anyone has any questions, please contact garf at gue.com
It’s not long now until the 2011 Extreme Underwater Ironing Event. You have until the 17th September to register for the event.
The 2011 Extreme Underwater Ironing Event
In 2009 UK divers broke the world record for the most number of divers ironing underwater at the same time raising over £14,000 for the RNLI.
128 scuba divers braved the freezing winter temperatures, to attempt to break the world record, previously held by the Australians, for the most number of divers ironing at the same time underwater.
Two years later, the event is back! On Saturday 1st October 2011 we will attempt to break our record, whilst raising money for three very worthy charities:
Registration is open for the event by completing the online registration form >.
Once registered a deposit of £10 made payable to ‘NDAC Ltd’ will need to be sent to:
Applications must be received two weeks prior to the event. Please write your name and postcode on the back of the cheque. You can recover your deposit from your sponsorship money.
If you have already registered we look forward to seeing you and hope you are getting lots of sponsorship for our three charities. You can download more sponsorship forms here>.
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Irons & Boards
We have found this SupaHome Wooden Top Ironing Board for only £8.21