January Club Night was held at DD HQ on Saturday 24th January. In usual tradition, people brough along a bottle and some nibbles. Reference materials for the upcoming trips was available.
February saw an early season check out dive and an SSI Advanced Adventurer course at Chepstow.
06.03.2015 - our first social ofUNDCQAAX 2015 was a curry night at the Taste of India in Ash Vale where everyone was eagerly talking about the upcoming dive season and the trips they were going to be on. With Pembrokeshire only a couple of months away and Malta and Lanzarote being booked, spirits were high.
28-29th - Deep and Wreck courses at Chepstow were run this weekend. At a stunning location, the weather was good and course completed successfully.
April - Our Mulberries trip and early season shakedown dive was unfortunately blown out but we will be looking to dive this beautiful site later in the year.
May - Pembrokeshire - Diving with West Wales Dive Company and Dive Pembrokeshire, we had a stunning weekend of diving off Skomer Island out of Milford Haven harbour in the hard boat and from Martins Haven in a rib. With 22 divers and 2 non divers staying in local converted barns, there was also time for exploring the local area. Evening entertainment included a bbq at the barns and a meal at a local restaurant in Milford Haven. A very successful trip which we will be running again in August 2016.
Opening of Dive Centre at The Quays, Mytchett. Luckily the weather was good for our opening event where we had a bbq, games and colouring for the children and lots of chat. In the evening, we moved to Farnborough Bowl for a couple of games and to continue the celebrations.
June - Wreck, M2 out of Weymouth
Malta - Staying at three different hotels in Mellieha, the weather was good and the diving was even better for our 4 night stay.
July - Swanage, Nitrox and Advanced Open Water
August - Annual DD BBQ at DD HQ and Wakeboarding/Donutting with Quayside, Mytchett.
Open Water and Advanced Open Water
Lanzarote - Back to Costa Teguise to dive with Peter Monk at Calipso Diving, new dive sites were on the menu for our week long stay. Once again, Lanzarote delivered stunning diving at both the old and new sites and Diving Dreams were honoured to be asked to feedback on a new boat charter Peter was looking to use out of Puerto Del Carmen harbour.
September - West Bay - Aelonian Sky followed by a drift dive collecting scallops with West Bay Diving. Excellent dive and fishing trip with plenty of fresh scallops for dinner.
Two rescue courses were run this month, Nitrox
October - Open Water, 50 metre Chepstow, Wreck and Advanced Open Water
November - Deep and Wreck Chepstow, Social 28th November - meal and Malta trip planning
December - 5th December Santa Dive
Christmas Party -12th December at Hampshire Court Hotel, Basingstoke