50th Anniversary – Cromhall (Jun 2008)

by Laurence.

7th June, 2008: The aim was to do 50 dives at least, in one day at Cromhall Quarry, and possibly get a few of our dormant divers wet again.

The Chairman Pete Davies setting up the score board whilst our younger members are getting ready to go. The "A Flag" is just about to be hoisted in case there is any shipping nearby.

The Chairman Pete setting up the score board whilst our younger members are getting ready to go. The “A Flag” is just about to be hoisted in case there is any shipping nearby.

 

 

 

 

 

2 down, 48 to go - Neil and Duncan kitting up on the tyre.

2 down, 48 to go – Neil and Duncan kitting up on the tyre.

Entertainment included an exciting underwater treasure hunt and .. lots of diving !

Sally and Terry - come on, heave! Mandy doing dive logs, and Mary keeping an overview on her organisation!

Sally and Terry – come on, heave! Mandy doing dive logs, and Mary keeping an overview on her organisation!

Cyril and Stewart with er, birthday cake? Look at all those divers in the background - poor old newts!

Cyril and Stewart with er, birthday cake? Look at all those divers in the background – poor old newts!

Duncan and Neil return, smiling - the weather helped, just a bit.

Duncan and Neil return, smiling – the weather helped, just a bit.

John and Duncan coming back, looking ecstatic after such an interesting dive.

John and Duncan coming back, looking ecstatic after such an interesting dive.

Tim and Nigel. - a first for Nigel?

Tim and Nigel. – a first for Nigel?

50 up !

50 up !

We achieved the 50 dives and lots of smiling divers emerged from the deep (well 14 m) and into the sunshine.

Bubbles

Bubbles

There was a barbeque in the evening by our Club specialist.

Many hands make er, barby work. Our resident expert Big H adding his magic.

Many hands make er, barby work.
Our resident expert Big H adding his magic.

 

  • Congratulations to The BASAC for 50 years of diving since formation.
  • Thanks to all who helped to make this event so successful.
  • Well done to all those returning divers, who found that their dry suits had not shrunk during years of dryness, as much as at first thought.
  • Thanks to Pete for his very interesting speech and tales of dives-of-old.
  • Thanks to Mark and Bob for their ‘photos.
  • Thanks to Simon and Maggie for letting us use their water.
  • And thanks to Mary (Entertainments Officer) for organising us all and for arranging such wonderful weather.
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