BSAC South Scotland Regional Training, Loch Fyne.13th October 2012

The South Scotland Regional training day held by Fyne Divers at the Loch Fyne Tea rooms was held on Saturday. Lack of pictures today.

Kim, Neil and John had a marathon session working on the Sports diver rescue drills benefiting from a fresh training perspective and being put through their paces by Edward. They reported a long, challenging lesson from which they took away numerous ideas and techniques. Luckily the water was still warm enough to prevent them getting cold though I would suggest the amount of energy expended would have kept them warm. This particular lesson covered the rescue and BLS elements one of the most important parts of our diving skills. Always worth updating these skills, even just practicing them in an open water environment where encumbered by equipment things never go smoothly.

Maureen was working with Robert, practicing her buoyancy control, again benefiting from a fresh approach from a highly experienced instructor. Mo reported progress and has a few drills to practice to get even better.

Steve was working with Andrew, a mature student from Glasgow University on buoyancy and trim, providing two very successful lessons that resulted in the removal of 4kg from Andrew’s belt. That, in my book, is a result!

Fred was working with Chris on buoyancy and trim, practicing a few drills and exercises and repeating at different depths before successfully deploying an SMB in mid water.

That was it, another enjoyable training day run by Edward and Robert at the Tea Rooms. Always good to catch up with old friends and it was a pleasure to see Nick, James and Callum, who we knew from Dundee attending as wells as regulars like James and Paul. Looking forward to the November session already.

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