Vista El Mar - Newsletter 4 (October 2007)

Hi Vista El Mar students friends and newcomers.

Congratulations go this month to Sharon and Andy Brierley for compleating there Open Water course, in what was a very murky Gildenburg lake !!!!!!


Well we have now 10 people booked in for the Gran Caneria trip for the first week of December. If there is anyone still wanting to go, you need to let us know as soon as possible. The costs are £204.44 per person all in, and the diving is 25 euros a dive all kit included.
We are looking to go to Belgium to the world's deepest tank called Nemo 33, 33 degrees and 33 meters deep in January 2008. We will go down to Ashford and get the Eurostar on the Friday night have a B&B. Dive the tank on Saturday, possibly 2 dives and return sat afternoon. I have to confirm prices etc. once I have numbers, so if your interested get in touch.
Egypt in Febuary, Huggada, shore based, not live aboard, for the half term. At the moment there are about 4 people interested if we can get the numbers up to about 8 we again can get some reasonable prices, it will be around the £350 mark per person and the diving will be additional.
In April / March there is an aquarium near Manchester called The Blue Planet that will let you dive in their shark tank!!!! Fancy that? Well again I need numbers we have to have at least 8, we can do it one of two ways you can do the full shark awareness course that results in a P.A.D.I. spaciality card, this takes the whole day with classroom stuff in the morning or just a dive with the sharks, the full day is around £200 and the shark dive is about £100, again let me know.
May. Malta first weekend in May, over the bank holiday weekend, from Friday to the Wednesday, this years trip was great, fully enjoyed by all who went. The costs based on this year will approximatly be £130 for the flight, £10 per night for the accomadation and around 20 euros a dive including kit. This trip is filling up fast with 6 people already confirmed to go.


Open water starting the second or third week in October, just waiting on confirmations. Also there will be a Nitrox course running and an Emergencey first response course. This is the First Aid, CPR course needed for the rescue course. If you would like to be included please get in touch.


There are a few of us going up to Gildenburg for a dive, probably be the second weekend in October. Also there will be a pool day on that weekend at Bircham Newton again. Same as usual £20 per head, again let me know if you want to attend, or indeed if you would like to do a taster session.
Finally would anyone like to get together for a Christmas meal? A couple of people have asked so if we can get a few together we will go for it.

Thats all for now, remember you as divers should hold insurance. Stay safe