Hidden Depths Dive Club - Pool Skills & Curry Evenings
Exclusive to Hidden Depths Dive Club Members, our pool skill development dives will be run by Greg, with focus on a different topic each session. The dive takes place at Thornbury Leisure Centre from 7:30pm and is open to all Club Members, regardless of certification level or experience. We will begin with a dive briefing and time to prepare kit, and will spend an hour in the water. After the dive, we will debrief at the pool, before heading into Thornbury village for a curry evening (when local restrictions allow).
Spaces are limited to 6 participants per evening, and booking is essential. Scuba kit is available to hire for the dive, and must be reserved in advance. The fee for each session is £20 including pool entrance and the use of a club cylinder & weights. Full scuba kit hire can be provided for an additional £5 per person.
- 4th March 2021 - Skills Refresher
Kick start the 2021 dive season with a personalised skill refresher session alongside fellow club members. Great for those who may have been taking a little bit of a winter break from open water diving, or just want to tune up a little. We will cover all the basic scuba skills to make sure you’re comfortable and confident in the water, and will be happy to cover any additional skills as requested. This will make sure you’re fresh and ready to enjoy all the club dives planned for the next year.
- 29th April 2021 - DSMB Skills
The ability to safely and confidently deploy a delayed surface marker buoy is one of the most important skills for a diver, especially one participating in boat dives around the coast. For this session we will practice with many different styles of DSMB, as well as giving you the chance to try both reels and spools, all in a 3m deep dive pool. This will be a really useful evening if you wish to improve your technique with your own DSMB, or as a chance to ‘try before you buy’!
- 24th June 2021 - Advanced Buoyancy & Streamlining
As divers we know buoyancy is hardest in shallow water, so what better place to be put through a buoyancy workshop than in a swimming pool!? Come and perfect your hovering in the pool, before tackling our buoyancy gym and obstacle course. If you really fancy a challenge, why not turn up in your drysuit for the ultimate test!
- 19th August 2021 - Finning Techniques
We can all move through the water, but how effective is our finning technique? Come along to this finning workshop, and not only practice different techniques for moving forward through the water, but also try out more advanced techniques such as back finning and helicopter turns. This is certainly a challenging evening, but will be a lot of fun and will really improve your movement in the water.
- 14th October 2021 - Advanced Communication & Signals
For the last pool skill session of 2021 we’re going to focus on communication and signals. This will cover everything from torch communications and light signals to more advanced hand signals and numbers. We will even try communicating to a diver in a ‘black out’, which will really challenge your buddy skills.