We arrived at the club at 7.30 and headed up to the bar to be greeted by a sea of faces both familiar and new. Wednesday night is club night but as this was the last Wednesday of the month it was presentation night so all those new and improved divers would be presented with their certs and rewarded with first dibs on the buffet!
We charged our glasses and waited for the remaining divers to emerge from the pool (free use on a Wednesday evening for club members!) and the call was given to take our seats in the large classroom ready for the ceremony to begin.
It was a busy night with a mixture of achievements and locations they had been completed in. A few of the courses were completed during some of the Ocean View organised club trips abroad.
Graeme and Carl started the roll call, congratulating each diver and giving them their cert cards which was accompanied by general banter and applause from the audience
Formalities completed the buffet was declared open and everyone tucked in and returned to the bar for further refreshment. The conversation quickly returned to the usual ‘where have you been’, ‘where are you going’ and lots of discussion about new shiny bits of kit!
Another great club evening!
Well done everyone!