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Posts Tagged ‘Vobster’

Advanced Open Water

Preparing for our annual family trip to the South of France started early. Getting Ryan and Scott qualified as PADI Advanced Open Water divers was vital for us to get the most of our time at Collioure, a sleepy French fishing village on the Cote Vermeille.

So last weekend the boys donned their wetsuits in anger only to find that growth spurts matter: Scott got Ryan’s old suit and I’m left dipping in my pocket for a suit that is likely to last just one season. Read the rest of this entry »

Vobster

Now, I’m not into inland sites: the sea is far more interesting, has tides, life and real wrecks. But it has to be said: inland sites fulfil a real need. They are good for very basic training. And Vobster is really well organised, had good variety, lots of interesting stuff and, importantly, good depth.

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Rescue Diver

I thought I knew a lot about rescue.

I’d spent hours in the pool on my BSAC training and plenty of time on training dives practicing lifts, towing etc. But things have moved on mightily since the early eighties!

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