Great weekends diving at NDAC Chepstow in preparation for the next club trip to Scapa Flow in August (well not quite as Capernwray in June is first!)
Preparation: What preparation and why NDAC Chepstow?
Well in Scapa Flow, a few of the team are diving Twinsets in a technical configuration, something that they do not do or have done regularly as you tend to see us on single cylinders as that is the industry 'standard' for recreational diving.
Twinsets setup in a "Technical Setup" require practise and for Scapa Flow time at depth to get our bodies use to Nitrogen loading - all part of our own personal development as you never stop learning and every day is a learning curve even for those of us who have been diving for many years.
Why Not Stoney? After all it is nearer... Well lets say Why not NDAC Chepstow?
There are lots of diving options for Advanced Open water divers and above, for our open water divers a great day can also be had. So just because we talk about technical and technical dive preparation the site is well setup for ALL recreational diving so why not join us next time?
We at Dive Rutland are committed to serving all needs of divers and pride ourselves as taking the time and approach to make reasonable accommodations for any known conditions.
This includes becoming HSA instructors, Ocean Reef Full face mask instructors, bettering our understanding of SEN needs and how to accommodate them.
We believe that diving is for everyone and are pleased to announce we are now a PADI adaptive techniques dive centre with Tracey leading adaptive training as we have always done.
Well, this school homework was a little different and its that impressive from one of our younger divers with their permission we are sharing it.. Its really poignant and shows real maturity.. There is hope for our oceans yet!
So, what is this homework that has us all going wow...
To create a cushion or wall hanging that represents the beach
Lets generalise now.. I bet most would have instantly gone to a happy place with ice-creams, sandcastles, buckets, spades and happiness.
Well as we know divers always look at the world a bit differently well Thomas immediately thought of the plastic waste that he has seen both in and around the water. Dragging his family along on a rainy night for a walk against debris at the nearby Rutland Water, he produced this piece.
A harrowing piece that tells a story to those that take the time to look, consider, and feel. Thomas’ plea to protect what you love moves beyond the pristine beach, but in to the ocean itself.
We’ve seen Blue Planet, heard what is at risk, so now we need to answer a child’s plea. Make better decisions and clean up after yourself, keep our ocean cleans and save our precious planet.
Art Teacher not impressed but personally I love it, so our congratulations go to Thomas for "Thinking outside the box" and producing something that has a very clear message.
In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught. ~ Baba Dioum, 1968 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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