2020 was a challenging year for members, who faced the prospect of no or little diving due to the Covid pandemic. Despite the restrictions we did manage to keep in touch with regular Zoom quiz events during the first lockdown. Training also continued via Zoom meetings and several new and established members passed their theory exams.
The lifting of lockdown during the summer meant we could resume diving and training and several members are well on their way to achieving their qualification.
A couple of members managed to dive abroad (in Malta) but most diving took place in the UK – on the south coast. Numbers were restricted on boats so spaces were at a premium. We managed another cracking trip to the Lizard Peninsular, Cornwall, where the sun shone brightly, the wind ceased blowing and the visibility underwater was at its best. Finding accommodation was a bit of a nightmare as everyone and his dog seemed to be holidaying in Cornwall. The pub called Jacob’s Ladder lived up to its name with 111 steps to climb to reach the accommodation! 2021 is looking more promising and we’ve a trip to Mull planned for July as well as other locations on the south coast. The diving promises to be fantastic as usual and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for good weather.
Carol, Training Manager