Training

Typical Pool night

            

Boat Handling Sept

3 new Boat Handlers for driving the RHIB.

Well Done

Anne P Thistles Newest Diver Coxn

Our very own Chair Anne P qualifies as a Diver Coxn.

Well Done Anne.

Thistle Divers newest & Youngest Ocean Diver

Congratulations to Thistle Divers newest & youngest O/D
Marshall Laing

Very well done to Marshall on achieving this. Roll on Sports Diver. It’s time to just go out and do some fun diving😁

Scout Try Dive March

‘Thistlers’ showing team work….. 👌👏

It was extremely busy at pool last night…..
Christina was busy renewing membership for club…. and preparing certificates for scouts.
Andy taking the cash.

John showing video footage from St Kildas
We also had the pleasure to have 32nd Glasgow (1st Kirkintilloch) Scouts for try dives.
Heather and Stephen scout leaders with 9 explores came along, had safety brief from Rob, then into pool with instructors 5 at a time for 30mins each.
Leader, Stephen, participated in try dive also.
It was a successful night with big thanks to everyone:-
Kilsyth pool attendants,
kit setting up/ supplying on loan….
Donald, Audrey, Debi, Andy, Marc and Summer.
Alistair and Marshall who also helped with kitting up and also our in pool life guards!
Thank to all our instructors for their patience in instruction, and finally to each of our 10 explores for displaying first class discipline and eager enthusiasm.

My sincere apologies if I have missed thanking anyone that added to the success.

Training Day March

The weather may have been dreich (until we were ready to leave)!! but the TD spirits were on good form today for our quarterly training day. Well done to everyone for coming along and Congratulations to a certain young man for completing his Dive Leader qualification and to Debbie Kiers for getting Ocean Diver 1 and 2 signed off and to all our other dive colleagues who came along to practice their skills and especially nice to see Mary back in the water. Thanks to Audrey and Linzi who helped keep everyone fed. Lastly thank you to our Instructors and to Ciaran who took photos and was our Assistant Dive Manager for the day. Donald couldn’t wait to photo bomb the picture! :-)) A good day was had by all. We did our good deed as a dive club by cleaning up the area around the lay-by as it was covered in litter (nothing to do with us). We ended our day in the Green Kettle with cake, coffee and hot chocolate…and lots of chat about our Easter trip to Plockton and Lochcarron.

   

Typical Night at the Pool 20th Feb

Just a Typical night at the pool, plenty of training and practicing of skills. Everyone wanting to be ready for the training day coming soon.

Pool Entry         Training

Our Newest Advanced Instructor

Hi Folks,

 

I would like to welcome our newest Advanced Instructor at Thistle Divers. Our very own Chairperson, Anne Peck.

Anne Peck

Congratulations on such an Epic achievement, very well done from all your Dive Buddies.

Training Days Loch Long Sept 2016

Training Days in Loch Long.

Several weekends with training happening for different diver grades

Week1

Marshall Laing‘s training dives with Martin P myself & Mary Archer our shore maiden.
well done Marshall on getting 1/2 signed off

marshal

Week2

Craig, Angus doing Ocean Diver Training. Ally doing drysuit orientation. Joined by GUSAC just to make the party bigger.

ally

Regional Boat Handling Course

Hi,

So Thistle divers supported the South Scotland’s Regional Boat Handling Course, we had 2 Instructors on the course and 1 member participating (Andy Gibson). Martin Paterson Assisted on the course and is now a qualified BH Instructor, just in time for Thistles own courses starting to run, (dates imminent). The Theory session was held at St Andrews University, room courtesy of the St Andrews University Students. Thistle Divers also provided our RHIB for the in-water day held at South Queensferry on the Firth of Forth.

Weather was good, to good for boat handling, choppier weather is always welcome. Three of the students have completed the course and dates will be arranged to finish off the other students.

BH Course         BH Andy

BH Course group & Andy gaining access to Boat Shed.