Events

Christmas 2019

7:30pm Saturday 30 November

Babinondas, 598 Green Lanes, Palmers Green N13 5RY

Limited spaces - please contact jean@northlondonscuba.co.uk

This is a Greek restaurant and the meal will be a traditional meze.

The price is £24.50, this is for the meze, fruit for dessert, tea or coffee and includes service. You will need to purchase your own drinks on the night.

If you would like to join us, and bring your friends and family, please let me know as soon as possible and pay your money into the club account.

Sort code 09-01-55

Account no 85948704

Reference: XMAS [your surname]

http://www.babinondas.net/

Dry Dive - London Whipps Cross Hospital

5 SPACES REMAINING

Saturday, 1 February 2020

10:00am to 3:00pm

London Whipps Cross Hospital – Hyperbaric Chamber

https://www.londonhyperbaric.com/dry-dives/

Cost: £40 (no certification)

Cost with PADI Dry Diving Chamber Awareness Specialty: £65

Maximum spaces: 16 – so first come, first served.

Contact for booking: ian.culley@northlondonscuba.co.uk

What is a Dry Dive?

Dry diving is a fun and safe way to experience nitrogen narcosis at 40m for the first time. A recompression chamber is the perfect environment to test a diver’s ability at depth and simulate the diving experience in a safe and water-free environment. Tasks are performed by the divers to test the level of their impairment caused by narcosis. These are great fun and show how surprisingly difficult it is to carry out simple tasks at 40m. You also sound like Donald Duck when you talk which is absolutely hilarious – or is it the narcosis?

A dry dive in the recompression chamber can prepare a diver mentally for what can happen underwater. Dry diving is designed to familiarise divers to the hyperbaric facilities available, the procedures, knowledge, problems and hazards associated with a recompression chamber.

Optionally, you can earn a PADI specialty certification – PADI Chamber Awareness Specialty which will contribute towards the PADI Master Scuba Diver qualification.

End of Year Club Dive

Stoney Cove - Sunday 29th December

9:00am to 12:00pm

Lunch at The Mill on the Soar afterwards

Site entry: £22 non-members, £15 Dive-Log Members

A fun dive in chilly water - a dry suit is an absolute must, followed by lunch at The Mill on the Soar.

Contact Ian to so we have an idea of numbers andJean for booking

ian.culley@northlondonscuba.co.uk

Y40 and Venice - March 2020

Friday 20 March to Sunday 22 March.

We are organising a trip to Y40 – a 41 metre deep pool located about 40 miles from Venice, Italy.

This is a great social weekend to one of the world’s most beautiful locations with some diving. It’s a great trip for non-diving partners and divers alike. We did a trial run for it in March this year and had a great time – see Facebook photos.

Y40 was until recently the world’s deepest indoor pool (there is now a deeper one in Poland – but it’s not Venice 😉). The pool is filled with heated thermal spring water to a balmy 32-34 degs C. There are snacks and a café on site, as well as viewing into the pool area. The pool itself has a 10 metre section with artificial caves, tunnels and pipes for divers to explore.

North London Scuba Club Committee will manage the Y40 booking process. We will need a deposit payment up front of £35 to secure the Y40 booking.

Total estimated cost of trip: £230

Outline itinerary

  • Early Friday morning flight from London Luton to Venice Marco Polo arriving lunch time
  • Taxi to 4* hotel in Mestre (approx. 35 mins)
  • Lunch at local Pizerria
  • Train to Y40
  • Dive at Y40 18:00 to 19:00
  • Return to Mestre
  • Dinner at local Pizzeria / hotel
  • Saturday – Venice
  • Sunday morning /early lunch in Venice
  • Check in at Venice Marco Polo by 15:00
  • Return to London Luton airport arrive 17:45

Contact Ian for more details with regard to timings, flights and hotel recommendations

ian.culley@northlondonscuba.co.uk