Cove, November 6th - 7th
So, to close the season off while the going
is still pretty decent, we’re rocking up to Stoney Cove on
the weekend of November 6th – 7th for an all-comers, dive-all-you-like,
red, hot and blue weekend. We’ll be having a few newbies down
there finishing off AOWs, Aidan's James Bondesque DPV Spectacular,
some other courses and of course a fair sprinkling of the regulars
telling the pretty girls stretchers about their recent, though unfortunately
un-witnessed, in-water heroics. If you want to know more about the
last Stoney trip we did, have a look HERE.
And for those of you not interested in diving, there’s a well
dishy picture of our Mel on that link too.
Accomodation is sorted and done, don't forget
to get the money to me ASAP. If you're not sure which B&B you're
at then give me a call. If you're having problems finding it on
the night I suggest following the map link below and/ or calling
the B&B directly.
good number of us are staying in:
The Dive Inn
57 Hinckley Road
Stoney (01455 273313)
LE9 4LL (MAP
Some are staying
15 Clint Hill Drive
Stoney (01455 272362)
LE9 4DB (MAP
And those only
staying Saturday are at:
Billington Rd East
Elmsthorpe (01455 843 417)
LE9 7SB (MAP
I will try and book us all a table either
at the Bluebell or at the Moon, depending on who has room for us
all. You're all invited so rock up with your best mood and winningest
smile on. For more details give me a call.
There’s a bunch of information on
directions, opening times and all that jazz. They’ve got a shop
on the water where you can get air fills and they’ll hire out
tanks if you call on the Friday before. The Man doesn’t do Nitrox
on weekends though, go figure. The quarry opens at 7am. There is a
shop by the water's edge for those of you who need little bits and
pieces and they do air fills, though no NitrOx. There are also heated
changing rooms for the soft Southerners amongst you. The average water
temperature at 20m in November is 14c.
There's plenty to see down there, ehem, including the
Wessex helicopter and the famous Stanegarth.
Experience shows that it takes about two to
three hours to get to Stoney from central London on a Friday evening;
directions are here.
I’m not an instructor
and this isn’t a DLL trip, there’s going to be no official
instruction or supervision or anything of the sort from either me
or DLL unless you are with a qualified instructor on a course, so
dive within your own limits and to your own plan, you’re responsible