Holidays and dive excursions make all the training worthwhile:
We get to dive in a variety of waters locally, nationally and abroad, and also get to know each other a whole lot better, and have lots of laughs!
Whilst we have an Expeditions Officer, we encourage all members to play an active role in instigating and planning these trips; after all, when you progress to Dive Leader training, it’s part of the course. It also means you have an input as to where you’d like to go, and to plan it for when you’re available too.
If you think you’d like to do this, just let us know – other members will be glad to help and support with the planning.
Recently we have been for day trips to various sites off the North Norfolk coast, various wreck sites a few miles out of Lowestoft, Gt Yarmouth and Sea Palling and further afield to The Farne Islands to dive with the seals and alos to the Dorset coast. We also treat ourselves to warmer climes from time to time by planning slightly longer trips abroad, previous trips have have included, Lanzarote, Malta and Egypt.
These trips are open to all, and space permitting, partners can join us, whether they dive or not. You will be emailed of any upcoming trips, so please do watch your email, and respond as soon as you’re able, advising the organiser whether or not you’ll be able to come along. A quick response helps enormously with planning.
What do we do socially?
Well . . . generally on a Tuesday evening after our pool session, we will pop to the Norman Warrior for a quick drink and a chat with some of our former members (who, despite having retired from the club, still regularly meet up on a Tuesday night). It’s normally just a quick drink, but it’s a good opportunity to find out what other members have been up to and to discuss the kind of diving you’d like to do, what kit you should buy, and just a little more about your fellow members. There’s always the odd yarn or two, aswell!
We also have a Socials Officer who tries to ensure there is something available for everyone. On the list of ‘things to do’ is a Curry Night, drinks in Oulton Broad, Fish and Chips and Rounders on the beach, and the annual Christmas Dinner.
Partners/family are frequently invited too, but if you’re not sure, just ask!
Our Socials Officer is very keen to know what it is you’d like to do, so if you have any ideas, please pass them on.