A great but busy week. It started in the Lake district diving in Coniston Water, we did a day of rescue skills reviews and it was great. We then escalated this to Hodge Close quarry and mines where we ran several rescue scenarios and simulations.
I spent two nights camping in Turners Hall campsite, a remote but beautiful location in the middle of the Lake District. In the evening myself and Dan Higgins headed off to Dalegarth river bridge to dive the gorge below it. This was crystal clear waters – single cylinder setup and in a shorty. It was definitely fresh, but a really nice dive.
This was followed with a day finishing off a mixed gas trimix course that we held in Wastwater. This was a great day with a max depth of 60mtr – clear waters, but very dark. After finishing the Trimix course, I headed home. On the Thursday I got up and had an early start where I headed to West Wales to do some work on my dive boat Scavenger.
That evening I headed off to Milton Keynes to deliver a commercial first aid course. That was a good day helping develop contractors working on the Network Rail line from Bicester to Bletchley. I then had a lovely evening with my Partner Laura at our local Indian Restaurant.
The weekend saw me at Vobster Quay delivering a BSAC decompression procedures course to two students, and providing instructor training to a BSAC regional coach. An excellent weekend of diver development and progression.
All in all a good week.