A picture of our brand new trailer for SP 312. It’s basically a clone of the old one but with the crucial difference that it’s galvanised and painted rather than held together by rust. It should keep us going for a lot of years provided we take care of it. Once again massive thanks to Joff for getting the job done.
It would have been nice to report the first dive with the new trailer on Friday but although one was posted (Ajman Glory), in the end too many people were away / travelling / moving loved ones to airports / ill etc etc and we had to call off. The holiday season will disrupt things as it usually does but we’ll try and get something away over the period.
Some news of former members:
Malcolm Parker, presumably in the throes of moving, uncovered a piece of diving equipment that was popular in the days before running water and electricity (well not quite but before Facebook and Twitter). The photo is attached. Malcolm’s comment: Just look at this - the air line feed is broken, it's only 35 years old they don't make them to last do they.
We also had a message from John Lewis:
Just a quick note to wish you and all of 406 a merry Christmas and to let you know how much I enjoy the newsletters and seeing the photos.
Its a slightly different lifestyle here in Alaska but I have very fond memories of the Club from the mid seventies when it was on the Beach in Ajman and then at the old airport.
I met my wife Vicki there in 1977 and we are still happily married.
All the best to you and the Club.
Many of you will have seen the “Trucial States Sub-Aqua Club” plaque that is hanging in the Dive Bar (see attached for those that haven’t). It was John who retrieved the plaque from the wreckage of the original club in Ajman and was kind enough to send it to us from his home in Alaska. I don’t know how much diving he does these days but I’m guessing that Alaskan waters in December need more than a set of overalls for maximum comfort if such a thing is even possible. Happy Christmas John!
And on that note, BSAC 406 would like to wish all its friends and members (past and present) a very happy Christmas
Ian Hussey and Dive Club writers.