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New season going well.

Sorry for the absence, it has been a very busy time. The season got off to a good start with a 12 man dive team going down to the Undive Fest.  Since 2011 we have supported the Dive Festival down in Pentuin Sands, Cornwall, but unfortunately this year it was cancelled...

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Easter Holidays

Once all of the Easter Eggs have been eaten, the Easter holiday period has worked out to be a very busy one for us.  The last two Tuesday nights have been busy with many young people taking the opportunity to dive, having no school the following day.  This included a...

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South Africa 18 by Claire Dillow

As Kevin and I are merely Divemaster trainees we have been given the most envious job of letting you all know how the Orca trip went recently.  There were 11 of us in total with 10 diving.  The first part was six days diving in two places; Aliwal Shoal then Protea...

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International Women’s Day

Historically diving was a male dominated activity but more recently more and more women have joined the ranks.  With a staff of over 30 volunteers, and a third of them being women, this shows a big increase from when I started over 20 years ago.  I have often come...

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Looking ahead to the new season.

One of the problems we have is students do not look after the equipment they use, as it is not theirs, so we have to constantly maintain and repair it. This is something that is familiar to all divers.  The temptation of putting off servicing equipment for a little...

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Moving Forward

We have used the winter months to start some building work in the dive centre.  Within the near future both classrooms will be finished, as will the new service centre.  This will be located at the back of the centre, on the ground floor, and finally a new fire exit...

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Blue Moon Blog

It’s been two weeks since our last blog from Kanina highlighting the work of the Manta Ray Trust. The start of the year has been busy with lots of enquiries from Scout groups, Army & Air Cadets and individuals. We are well on the way to giving all those who want a...

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The Start of a New Year.

Over the Christmas period we have been busy renovating the dive centre.   We have put up a new plasterboard ceiling in the equipment area and built 3 stud walls with fire doors and new fire exits to adhere to fire regulations.  Although this is necessary work, it was...

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Thank You

I would like to start off by wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of Orca’s many staff members. Although most students connect with their Instructors and sometimes Dive Masters, there is a...

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