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August 30, 2016

 

Hi Everyone,

 

Last Sunday some SCDC divers were very lucky to experience one of the best dive days you can have in Hong Kong with exceptional conditions, Blue Water, well around 15 metres viz and 27 degree warm water, although with a deep thermocline. The trip went out to Victor Rock and One Foot Rock. The location itself is really exposed and conditions therefore are also challenging due to pretty strong currents around the rocks. We saw big lobsters, sting rays, big butterfly fish, emperor angel fish, jacks, small barracuda and the usual suspects as well as a beautiful coral reef boasting yellow, orange and pink colors. Navigation was sometimes critical due to the partly strong currents but everyone eventually made it back to the boat, some of the divers with the help of our master snorkeler Andy N jumping to aid into the wild waves to collect those that had drifted off a tiny little bit... :-) Don't forget to check our website's gallery and facebook page as well for pictures.The Club Social Dinner at Ning Po Restaurant last Saturday was also a great success with over 20 members enjoying each other's company and a great variety of Shanghainese specialties. Big thanks to the ladies who organized the dinner and arranged for a tasty mix of dishes for everyone.Here are our up-dates for this week: Dive Camp on Nov 12th and 13th Latest Dive Schedule - New Club Dive ex Sai Kung on Saturday Sep 24th Dive Camp on November 12th and 13thThis year's SCDC Dive Camp is planned for the 12th November weekend. We'll head out with the boat on Saturday morning, do some dives, then head to a beach, set up our tents with expectedly substantial amounts of food and booze to be absorbed, stay overnight and next morning head back to the boat with possibly some more dives if we don't suffer from a hangover... ;-) Please contact Mike Belshaw mikebelshaw@hotmail.com , if you want to be part of this event. To get an idea what the SCDC dive camps of the last years looked like, have a glance on our website gallery too and stay tuned for further up-dates...Latest Dive Schedule New Club Dive ex Sai Kung on Saturday Sep 24th !!!With the great help of our member Alex we found another boat we can rent for club dives leaving from Sai Kung.At the same time we also received increased requests from members to arrange Saturday dives as well due to family and other commitments on Sundays. Of course we always want to make everyone happy and consider everyone's wishes, so here you go: Saturday Sep 24th it is!!! :-) Below is the up-dated further schedule for September:Departure Date DM BoatABC Sunday Sep 11th Mike Belshaw Island Junks mikebelshaw@hotmail.com Sai Kung Saturday Sep 24th Mike Belshaw New Boat(Tso Wo Hang) mikebelshaw@hotmail.com Tai Po Sunday Sep 25th Mark Kelly Small Boat markkelly00@gmail.com Please notify your relevant DM with your name, mobile number, number of tanks you'd like and your diver grade if you want to join any of the Dives.See you on Thursday at ABC!

Dive Camp on November 12th and 13th

This year's SCDC Dive Camp is planned for the 12th November weekend. We'll head out with the boat on Saturday morning, do some dives, then head to a beach, set up our tents with expectedly substantial amounts of food and booze to be absorbed, stay overnight and next morning head back to the boat with possibly some more dives if we don't suffer from a hangover... ;-) The theme of this year's dive camp is yet to be decided, but please already mark it in your calendar so you can join in - great fun guaranteed!! Stay tuned for further up-dates...

To get an idea what the SCDC dive camps of the last years looked like, have a glance on our website gallery too :-)


Latest Dive Schedule

New Club Dive ex Sai Kung on Saturday Sep 24th !!!

With the great help of our member Alex we found another boat we can rent for club dives leaving from Sai Kung.

At the same time we also received increased requests from members to arrange Saturday dives as well due to family and other commitments on Sundays. Of course we always want to make everyone happy and consider everyone's wishes, so here you go: Saturday Sep 24th it is!!! :-)  Make sure to secure your spot on this boat asap with DM Mike Belshaw.

Below is the up-dated further schedule:

Departure           Date                                   DM                                    Boat
ABC                     Sunday Aug 28th          Alex Grioni                               Kidusi (BOAT IS FULL)

Pak Sha Wan    Sunday Sep 04th           TBC                                         PAYG, boat tbc
                                                                
ABC                    Sunday Sep 11th           Mike Belshaw                          Island Junks 
                                                                     mikebelshaw@hotmail.com
 
Sai Kung            Saturday Sep 24th        Mike Belshaw                          New Boat
(Tso Wo Hang)                                          mikebelshaw@hotmail.com
 
ABC                    Sunday Sep 25th           Mark Kelly                                Seaworld
                                                                      markkelly00@gmail.com 

Please notify your relevant DM with your name, mobile number, number of tanks you'd like and your diver grade if you want to join any of the Dives.


See you on Thursday at ABC!
 

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  • It is Club policy that all divers must carry a DSMB on Club dives.

  • Anyone whose name is on the list at 10:30pm on Thursday evening prior to the dive will be charged the boat fee and for any tanks/equipment they have ordered.

  • All divers must also have their proof of qualification and dive log with them for possible inspection by the DM in order to be able to dive.

  • It is Club policy that we must have fun!

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