Dive Socials

Updates and information about the socials events run by NHDC

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September's Social


Dive Social - Sea Shepherd - 6th September 2018 September sees NHDC return to Macclesfield Rugby Club where we will be joined by Sea Shepherd! We are so excited to be joined by this amazing marine conservation organisation, we really can't wait! Preceded by the regular news & updates, we will be hearing all about the valuable work this organisation does. Join us and your favorite dive buddy's from 19:30 on Thursday 6th September for what promises to be a truly entertaining and engaging evening out. Contact Us If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us or call in to the dive centre. facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Go...

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August's Social


August's Dive Social - Barbecue - 08/08/2018 Image (C) Mr Tony Gilbert. Reproduced with kind permission August sees NHDC return to Capernwray for the annual Barbecue!   To keep things simple, we're only asking for confirmation of meal requests ahead of the date so we can let the catering team know how much to bring in! Payment for food to be made to NHDC by 05/08/18. We will issue you with a BBQ meal voucher to redeem on the day. Usual site entry fees to be paid on the gate. Gear rental will be available from NHDC at a discounted rate; please ask the NHDC team for details. Why not join us for a dip, a social and a bite to eat? See you on 8th August from 10am!...

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July's Dive Social


July's Dive Social - Free Diving - 5th July 2018 This month we will be joined by Steve Millard, one of the UK's leading freediving instructors. Learn hints & tips or just gain an insight on the joy of freediving and how breathing techniques can help on scuba dives. As ever, we'll be starting the evening from 20:00 with news & updates from NHDC. The bar will open from 19:30 so plenty of time to chat with your favourite dive buddies before the fun really begins! See you on the 5th July at Macc Rugby Club. Contact Us If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us or call in to the dive centre. facebook Twitter Instagram Yo...

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June's dive Social


June's Dive Social - Happy Holiday! - 7th June 2018 June's social promises to be an exciting affair! Along with all the latest NHDC news, we will hear all about diving in the Solomon Islands & Papua New guinea and why we should all go! Info on other holiday destinations will be available on request as we're joined by our friends from BlueOTwo.  Where would you like your diving to take you? Get chatting with your dive buddies and get set for a trip of a lifetime! We'll be meeting at the usual time & place - Macc Rugby Club from 19:30. Contact Us If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us or call in to the dive centre. fac...

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May's Dive Social


May's Dive Social - Maritime Archaeology with Historic England - 3rd May 2018 Image: A diver surveying the exposed wreck of the 'Invincible'.  © Michael Pitts and Pascoe Archaeology Services. This month we are delighted to be joined by Alison James from Historic England. Here's a snippet of what she plans to tell us about... There are currently 53 wreck sites in England with statutory designations under the Protection of Wrecks Act (1973). They are of the highest significance and help to define our nation and tell our story. They range from Bronze-Age cargo scatters through to 20th-century submarines and include a diverse range of site types in between. This talk will ex...

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April's Dive Social


April's Dive Social - Twin Talks - 'Diver Safety is no Accident' and Exploration  - 5th April 2018 Image Courtesy of Nick Clifford - yes that is him! We all love diving, so what could be better than a presentation from not 1 but two members of the NHDC team? With 2 short talks on offer, this evening is bound to be double the fun! Our (almost) Dive Master, Nick, will be informing us all on the joy of cavern & cave diving with stories of his education and adventures in locations including Mexico.  Those of us reef dwellers look forward to be educated and our horizons expanded! This will be preceded by long time Instructor Phil Wood, presenting 'Diver Safety is No Acc...

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March's Dive Social


March's Dive Social - RNLI - 01/03/18 This month we will be joined by the RNLI! We are delighted to welcome Ken Oakes to our next dive social. He will be informing us on all matters RNLI, including their background, the work they do and help they have given to divers, plus more besides.  Talks from this wonderful charity are always entertaining and educational so don't miss your chance to find out all about them! While these socials are usually free to enter, we will be asking to voluntary donations, so bring your pennies too! Looking forward to seeing you all on the 1st March at Macclesfield Rugby Club by 20:00. Contact Us If you have any questions or require fur...

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February's Dive Social


February's Dive Social - James Sanderson of GUE - 01/02/2018 It looks like an exciting year in store for NHDC during 2018!  Kick start the year's amazing social diary with the first of our Dive Socials. On February 1st we will be joined by our guest speaker from GUE, James Sanderson. Want to find out what GUE stands for (you can cheat by checking out our Facebook post but where's the fun in that)? Eager to catch up on the latest news and up-coming events at NHDC? Then make it a date! We make a return to the usual time & place, so we'll see you all at Macc Rugby Club from 20:00! Contact Us If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us...

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November's Dive Social event!


November Social - Suunto! - 02/11/2017 Want to learn a little lore about what makes Suunto gauges and dive computers market leaders? Want to find out how to get the most from your computer or just want to know about possible new and exciting products coming your way? Then November's Dive Social is for you! As well as the usual fun, news and updates from NHDC, we will be joined by our friendly local member of the Suunto team. We've seen a sneak review of what's to come and it will be brilliant - just in time for Christmas too! See you all at Macc Rugby Club from 20:00! Please note, this will be the last to be held at Macclesfield Rugby Club this year Contact Us If y...

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Dry Dive


Dry Dive - Wirral Hyperbaric Chamber - 26/11/2017 New date for your diary! November 26th! Seeing as it will be getting cold outside and a little dark in the evenings, we've got something to help spread some winter cheer - a Dry Dive! We will heading over to the Hyperbaric Chamber on the Wirral to learn about what they do when they're not treating divers, as well as how they look after those suffering decompression illness.  We will then have the chance of going on a 'dry dive' to 40 metres - bring your log books and dive computers - it will count as a dive! You will also need to bring warm clothing (woolly bears, hats, gloves, etc for reasons that may surprise you (but you'll ...

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October Social


Dive Social - Team Experiences - 05/10/2017 October's Social promises something special! Based on previous requests, members of the NHDC team will be sharing some of their experiences; from diving the Farnes last weekend (plenty of seal action to report!) to working at overseas dive centres and diving at various destinations we have planned for 2018! Stop by Macclesfield Rugby Club at the usual time (20:00) next week to find out the good, the bad and the somewhere in between. Contact Us If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us or call in to the dive centre. facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Google+ dribbble

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Dive Social - September


Dive Social - September- 07/09/2017 This month's social will see us return to Macclesfield Rugby club to catch up on all the latest news and events on offer from NHDC. No guest speaker this time, so it's your chance to let us know what you want from us! What would you like to do and where you want to go during 2018 and beyond?! We have one or 2 ideas to run by you - Maldives, Caribbean, Ireland, Portugal... - so why not add to our list of destinations and get your name down for those we already have in mind! See you all from 20:00 on Thursday the 7th September! Contact Us If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us or call in to the div...

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Dive Social - August - 09/08/2017


Dive Social - August - 09/08/2017 It's that time of year again! It's Dive Social Barbecue time! Once again NHDC will be heading to Capernwray for the annual NHDC Barbecue on the 9th August.  Entrance will be the usual £12 with food costing £14. Non-divers can get in for free! We will be issuing entrance and meal tokens, so please let us know if you'd like to join us. Gates open at 10:00, closing again at 21:00, with food served from 19:30, so there will be plenty of time to dive and socialise with your favourite group of buddies! Gear can be rented from NHDC for the day (usual Ts & Cs apply) but please let us know in advance so we can make sure we have what you need...

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Dive Society News Update


Dive Society Update Change This post is an update for the change to the way the dive society news is going to be presented. The old page is still available here, however all future updates are going to be in the form of posts to the NHDC blog, and are available under News → Society. The old page will be available through this page as well. Thank you for your understanding.

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