Luckily, our alarm
system worked well and we were able to
contact the emergency services in time
to avoid the fire spreading to the Dive
Centre. It could have been so much worse
and we have been very lucky really.
Upon closer inspection in daylight, it
was clear the smoke had done quite a bit
of damage (not to mention the smell)!
However, the next morning an SOS went
out on Facebook and within a few hours,
club members were turning up with cloths
and cleaning products at the ready to
start what was have been appropriately
termed ‘the big BAD Clean Up’.
As you probably know, Bolton Area Divers
is an integral part of many of our
lives. As well as a place of training,
it is a great social place where people
share their stories and experiences.
Seeing so many people willing to give up
their free time to clean and help out
means so much – thank you to all who
came down to help.
In true Bolton Area Diver’s style, we
won’t let this stop us! Already, we have
alternative classrooms and kit for
students, so the training continues! We
had a busy weekend at Capernwray last
weekend, around 20 Open Water students
tomorrow evening in our new classroom
and a full Advanced Open Water course in
Cornwall at the weekend J
The club dives are also continuing as
planned, so the interruption to BAD has
been minimal. It is business as usual!
Our plan is over the next few weeks, we
will be having some work carried out.
This may mean we have to close our doors
for a few days but we will let everyone
know in advance if this happens.
Over the next few weeks, you will
probably see new stock appearing on our
shelves and new paint on the walls! You
will probably also see lots of cleaning
still going on too!
In the meantime, I would like to thank
everyone for their support and remind
everyone, we are open for business so
please pop in. You may even get Faz to
make you a brew!
our three new PADI Open Water Scuba
Instructors Paul, Andy and Jo.
Well what can I say besides Paul and
Andy had it easy! Well, they did
compared to Jo! Read on!
Paul and Andy did a cracking job of
passing their Instructor Exams in Malta
at the beginning of May. Weather was
calm, sun was out and the IE, as usual,
ran like clockwork. You can see how easy
it was as Andy had time to have his make
up done by Shereen!
Jo qualified in Tenerife at the end of
May. The sun may have been out but it
was very windy, 2m waves and big surge!
Because of this the IE had to be swapped
and changed hourly to cope with the