Schull, June bank holiday 2014

As you may already know, we are planning to head down to the lovely West Cork village of Schull for the June Bank Holiday weekend this year (30 May – 2 June) as is pretty much tradition at this stage. The boat diving down that direction is superb and if possible the shore diving as good if not better (at least on its day) and it has the craic to match. As is the usual case, this weekend is open to everyone from Trainee up.

If this sounds like a good way to spend yet another weekend away with the dive club, then get in touch with me to let me know you are interested (with all the usual info). However, because it is one of the busiest weekends of the year in the area , I’d like to get a €50 deposit from you to secure a spot. This is somewhat out of my hands as the people who own the house/s I’m looking at want money ASAP and €50 will get at least two nights paid and out of the way sooner rather than later.

Deposits should be paid directly to the PE Office in Ferry Lodge (pink marker on this map), where there’s a sign-up sheet.

Sound good?Any problems/questions or anything like that, drop me an email!

AGM, Friday 16 May

Early warning: we’re holding our AGM on Friday 16 May. Save the date! We’ll be electing a new committee, reviewing the year so far, and discussing our plans for the future.

Venue, time, and agenda are all to be decided; more details will follow as they’re decided.

Equipment Inventory (Your club needs you!)

Hi everyone!

Each year we do an inventory of all our club equipment so that we know what state everything is in and what we need to replace/repair.

This years inventory is on at the cages this Thursday April 10th at 6pm sharp. I need as many people as possible to come along to help out. That means you!

I will arrange some pizza and drinks vouchers for anyone who helps out. So we can have a bit of a social in the Fran Well when we’re done. If you don’t help out you don’t get pizza!

Please send me an email to confirm you are coming (

See you Thursday!

Easter Dive weekend in Valentia

Hi all,

We’re going to head to Valentia from the 18th to 21st of April for the Easter bank holiday weekend.

As usual this weekend is open to everyone, but places will be limited (the boat can only take so many and we can only do so many trips out per day) so I’ll sign people up on a first come first served basis.

If you’re planning to come down I need you to give me the following information:

-What night(s) you intend to stay (Fri/Sat/Sun).
-If you need a lift.
-If you are driving, how many passengers you can take.
-If you’re a trainee, how many dives you’ve done.

Costs should be pretty much the same as a normal dive weekend. I haven’t finalised these figures, so they are subject to change, but as a rough estimate:

-€25 pp/night for accommodation.
-€10 pp/day for food.
-€10 per dive for boat dives (depends on how much fuel we use).

Any questions, give me a shout at: