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News from Caversham Park Aquanauts (CPA)
the friendliest scuba diving club in Reading.

INTRODUCTION
Welcome to this issue of CPA news - your monthly link to the CPA diving community and your dive club.

CPA at Plymouth

CPA has had a busy season of great diving, and we hope to bring you more stories and information about our current activities in the coming months. During the winter we are planning to do more pool and open water training, including rescue skills and refreshers. If you have not been along to the club for a while now is a great time to come back and get in shape, refresh your skills and learn something new.

David JerramDO goes deeper with his rebreather

DO David Jerram took a week out to train with the world renown Rich Stevenson of Deep Blue, and completed his Module 2 and 3 rebreather training at depths to 85m....
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Training News

We round up the training schedule for club training and regional training, including:

  • Club Diver Open Water
  • Training Dive Leader Lectures and Lifts
  • Diver First Aid

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2008 Hardboat Dive Calendar
CPA have an active program of hard boat dives planned for 2008. To book onto these events please contact the named organised or come along to the club to reserve your place.

Destination Date Organiser
Plymouth - Hardboat Weekend June 2008 Martin Taplin / Steve Howes
Cornwall Weekend TBC Bill Harrington
Ireland Week TBC Bill Harrington
Red Sea Liveaboard week 6th September 2008 David Jerram

CPA have a complete set of rib dates planned for the best tides. Ad-hoc diving days on good weather weekends will be made available to club members and notification will be by email or through discussion at the club sessions.


Cookham Regatta Safety BoatCookham Safety Boat 2007

Members of CPA rased £350 for the club by attending the Cookham Regatta as safety boat crew. On the morning of September 1st Andy hitched the Humber to his 4x4 and together with the day's crew (Martin Taplin, Richard Butterworth, Andy Hepburn and David J) set off to the scout camp at Longridge for a launch.

The crew and boat all performed really well - and the Humber has blessed us with good behaviour since... >> More


CPA are going to the Red Sea in 2008 aboard an excellent hardboat provided by Tony Backhurst Scuba.

We have organised a live-aboard trip from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh in 2008, during early ~September. We will be using the Tornado marine fleet (Winner of the "Best Liveaboard of the Year Award" for 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 as voted by readers of "Diver Magazine").

Typhoon Boat

Members of CPA are being invited to a weeks diving in the red sea in 2008.
David Jerram is organising this trip - and bookings are now going fast... >> Learn more


AGM 2007AGM Results...
CPA held it's Annual General Meeting on 13th November

This years AGM proved to be the most relaxed in many year, with little or no argument and a good report from each of the existing committee members. The meeting was opened by Chairman Glyn Fox with a good summary of the diving season in 2007.

The end of the evening saw a great deal of fun in the form of the annual awards ceremony. This year the formal awards were a close run thing, with multiple votes for the Aquanaut and Mick Mercado trophies...

Read the full report here... >> Learn more


Dates for your diary

SAA National Diving Officer Conference December 2007
Calshot Activity Centre, Calshot Spit, Fawley, Southampton, SO45 1BR Saturday 8th December 2007 >> More

SAA 2008 AGM
Staverton Park Hotel, Daventry, Northamptonshire on
Saturday 19th April 2008 >> More

Dive Show March 2008
LIDS 2008 8-9 March 2008 Excel, London

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