Dive Club Evening Dives
Experience some local wrecks, drift and pier dives, there’s a lot to see out there.
We have the summer schedule from Channel Diver.
New Season starting soon.
As we said in the last newsletter, we are having a shake up this year with our evening dives, the dives will no longer just be on a Thursday evening, in previous years this limited us to a fair few drift dives because of the tide times. Now there is nothing wrong with gentle drift dives, if you are a new diver, going in the sea for the first time, they are a great intro to UK diving.
But we know most of you want a bit more variety, so we are very excited to give you the new dates from Channel Diver, which are mainly local wreck dives, BUT please be aware of the depths of the wrecks, ensure you have the depth allowance on your training to make the dives safely. Anything below 18m will require at least your PADI Advanced certification, or equivalent from other training agencies.
We will be going out of Brighton Marina onboard the lovely and spacious Channel Diver, with skipper Steve, and Caroline. This is a lovely big boat with everything you could need, including the all important and much loved lift at the back of the boat for easy exits out of the water.
The boat goes with a minimum of 6 divers, but can carry a maximum of 12 divers.
Make sure you have your own DSMB and Reel
NO DSMB….. NO DIVE.
Please note: the ropes away time is when the boat leaves the marina, make sure you are there in plenty of time to park up and get yourself and your kit onto the boat. The tides wait for no one, if you are late, the boat will have to go.
DATES and PRICES
These are the dates for June, July and August,
with Wreck name, Max depths and ropes away time.
Wednesday 23rd – Drift Dive 6.30pm away
And, new for 2023, we have sliding scale of costs. So the more divers go, the better for everyone:
up to 8 divers £50pp
10 divers £45pp
12 divers £40pp
IF YOU BOOK A SPACE, YOU NEED TO TURN UP
IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT ANY LONGER, YOU NEED TO EITHER:
FIND A REPLACEMENT DIVER
OR YOU NEED TO PAY FOR THE SPACE
TO SECURE YOUR SPACE WE WILL NEED your Credit Card details to be held securely at the dive centre to ensure we don’t have to cancel the whole dive if someone cannot make it but doesn’t find a replacement diver, (we will forward the details to the boat to take payment if you are a no show).
Please drop into the centre before hand to secure your space, or if you live too far away, call us up and give us card details to hold. You can then pay the skipper on the day of the dive, If you don’t turn up, we will pay the skipper for your space.
IF YOU CANNOT GO, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO FILL YOUR SPACE, WE CANNOT GIVE REFUNDS AS THE BOAT WILL HAVE HELD THE BOOKING FOR US.
Also if you dropping out means that the minimum number of divers is not 6, then the other divers would lose out, which is not fun for anyone.
The above does not apply if the weather stops the boat from going out, the skipper makes the final call, always with safety of divers being the most important factor.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THIS BEFORE RESERVING A SPACE
DROP IN or CALL US TO BOOK YOUR SPACE
Channel Diving other dates
We cannot book the boat on weekends for you, however please go onto the Channel Diving website, look at the schedule and see if there are dives you want to book onto directly with the boat. Please make sure you are booking dives you are trained to do in regards to depthe and certification and experience.
For all Local Charters, YOU MUST have your own D.S.M.B and Reel for these dives.
Regular Charters are run by several boats locally
Please contact the Skippers for further information or visit their website as below:
Channel Diver – Skipper Steve Johnson
Aquanaut Diver Charters – Skipper Graham Norton
Also if you join the Ocean View Diving Club and come along to a Club Night, which are on Wednesdays, you are highly likely to meet divers planning their own dive trips who are looking for others to join them.