No diving again last Friday. We had a boat load ready to go but the weather was decidedly changeable and no-one fancied taking chances after the events of two weeks ago. As it turned out we would probably been OK as Friday turned out to be the lull between two storms but we can all have 20/20 hindsight and the viz would have been rubbish anyway.
Next Friday, the intention is to go over to the east coast, the idea being to do some of the open water lessons with our trainees. There will be a camp-out on the Thursday night although we’ll try and arrange something for those that can’t make it until Friday. Remember Thursday is a holiday in the UAE thanks to the Prophet’s birthday. Full details will be sorted out on Tuesday.
The artifact list was updated with the various comments we have received. These were very helpful indeed and I would like to thank Geoff Taylor, Mike Anthony, Brian Lugg, David De Marneffe, Brian King, Janette Elphinstone and Harry Adamson who all contributed useful information. As you will see there are still gaps. In particular I would love to know the origin of the bell that hangs over the bar heralding a round of drinks from time to time.
Ian Hussey and guest writers.