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28th November 2016 - 50th Annual General Meeting Croy-Tech BSAC 187

The 50th Annual General Meeting of Croy-Tech took place on Monday 28th November. The Chair opened the meeting and the individual Committee Reports were given. The customary Raffle took place and the Committee for 2017 was decided.

The presentation of the Awards for 2015/2016 took place.

"Dave Thorpe Memorial Shield" was presented to our youngest member Matthew Taylor for his committment to training and achievements over the past season.

"Diver of the Year" trophy was once again presented to joint winners Ray Painter and Dave Stacey.

"Member of the Year" trophy was awarded to Dave Kibble for his devotion to Training.

"Gotchaa Award" was not presented this year, due to no worthy candidate.Refreshments were provided by Daniel Golberg as the Croy-Tech Cafe.

 

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2016 Dive Season 

September through to November various dives took place at Buckland, Kent and Vobster Quay, Somerset.                            

Croy-Tech 3 went out on Sunday 30th October, and 4 member's dived the Steam Trawler. On the way back a shallow dive of 9M was had by all on the Marina Wall.

The weather was fine and the viz. good. A selection of pictures are shown below.

 

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13th August 2016 - 50th Anniversary Barbe
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A celebration of Croy-Tech's 50th Anniversary took place at the annual BBQ at Ashley & Ann's. Although several members were unable to attend, those who did enjoyed a very warm welcome, perfect weather and a very pleasant day. We thank Ashley & Ann for their hospitality.

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17th & 24th July 2016 - Trainee First Open Water Dives
Our young (14 years old)  member Matthew who has been in training for several months, took his first Open Water Dives on the above dates. The Dives took place at Buckland Lake in Kent.
His very first dive lasted 26 minutes and he went to a maximum depth of 7.5 metres.
His second dive on 24th July lasted 39 minutes, maximum depth 7.3 metres.
The Instructor recorded that on both occassions he was at ease and enjoying the experience.

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13th to 16th June 2016 - Farne Islands Club Holiday

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This annual holiday to the Farne Islands is always very popular. Unfortunately, this year the surface weather was miserable, low cloud, sea mist, drizzle etc. However, the below surface conditions were extremely good, with the viz. between 8 & 10 metres, on most dives.

A total of 62 dives took place over the 4 days, the sites included: The Coryton, Blue Caps, Northern Hares, Little Harcar,  Longstone and Big Harcar. Due to weather conditions they were unable to dive the Brittania or the Somali this year.

The visability was exceptional and the wildlife wonderful as usual. The 3rd picture above shows a first for our club seeing and photographing an Octopus, very colourful.

Although the water temperature was chilly, (no cold) at  between 8 & 11 degrees, the dive times were quite good ranging from 35 to 60 minutes. Depths ranged between 9 and 25 metres. 

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5th June 2016 - Buckland Lake       

As weather conditions offshore were not very good, a few dived in Buckland Lake, in preparation for the Farne Islans Dive trip the following week.

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June & July 2016 - Several more Try Dives 

Croy-Tech have recruited 2 new member's as a result of these Try Dives, both of whom are now in Training.

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16th May 2016 - Try Dives 
Another  group of Try Dives, this time a family of 4.

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9th May 2016 - Try Dives - Biggin Hill Air Cadets                                                                                             

Once again we hosted a group of 7 Air Cadets for Try Dives, this is a regular event and they always seem to enjoy the session.

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8th May 2016 - Pentyrch 

6 Member's went out in CT3 to dive this popular wreck. Although the weather was fairly hot, 24-26 degrees, the wind was force 3 south easterly.The duration of the dives was between 35 - 40 minutes, visibility poor. Maximum depths achieved 25.4 m.

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1st May 2016 - Brighton Marina
Preparing for the new season, a couple of member's spent some time securing a row of  floats to the pontoon at the Marina. This was a necessary exercise in order to maintain the bump strip of Croy-Tech 3. It was hoped that the boat would go out for the first Dive trip of the season, next week.

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March 6th & 13th, April 10th, 17th & 24th & May 2nd - Buckland Lake Reserve
 
Diving has continued throughout the winter at Buckland Lake. Several member's have dived enjoying water temperatures of between 6 & 10 degrees. ( Chilly). The visibility has on some occasions been as much as 10-15 metres. 
A Double Decker Bus has recently been submerged and makes for a different wreck to dive.
Due to lots of hard work by Tony & Janine there have been great changes and vast improvements to this venue, and it does make for an ideal site for trainees.
Croy-Tech currently has 3 trainees that hopefully will try this lake out very soon for their first Open Water Dives. Buckland Lake Reserve offers Non-Divers a chance to see some great wildlife, birds,ducks and frogs. There is a very pleasant walk around the lake to take in all the wild species. There is also a cafe at the end near the Fishery.

 

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6th February 2016 - Annual Club Meal 
There was quite a crowd of us who enjoyed the Annual Club Meal at the Coombe Lodge. The usual Raffle did not take place, this time and has been postponed until Easter Weekend. Everyone enjoyed the evening.

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31st January 2016 - Buckland Lake 
Three divers went in today and had 47 minutes, water temp was 7 degrees. Maximum depths 14 Metres.

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24th January 2016 - Buckland Lake
A group of 6 divers went in today, they each had dives of between 50 & 55 minutes. Water temp 8 degrees once again. Maximum depths achieved 14 metres.

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17th January 2016 - Buckland Lake  
Four divers took part today, they had 55 minutes at maximum depth of 10 metres, the water temp. 8 degrees a little warmer than on January 1st!

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1st January 2016 - Buckland Lake Dive

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The traditional New Years Day dive took place at Buckland Lake.
(see Southern Scuba website for details).

5 Divers took the plunge into what appeared to be record visability, some 10 metres according to several divers. The water temperature was pretty good also at 10 degrees. The weather remained dry although there was quite a fair breeze. Everyone enjoyed their dives which lasted between 48 & 55 minutes. The day ended with a hot cuppa and some seasonal cakes!

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Last updated 17th September 2017