So, we are now well into May and as the post title suggests its been another busy month. Summer is almost here the evenings are getting longer and the temperature is rising. The wildlife at the lake seems very happy with lots of babies being spotted, a very cute baby Grebe had his first outing on the lake with his very proud mum over the weekend. There is also a family of Coots with several balls of fluff swimming frantically to keep up with Mum and Dad. The tadpoles are starting to change into little frogs so yes, Summer is well on the way! The lake temperature is just under 16 degrees so warming up nicely.
We have had several Bank Holidays close together and all of you have been making the most of the extra time off work! Over Easter we had our Annual Easter Egg Hunt, the divers search and recovery skills were excellent and all but 2 of the Underwater Eggs were found. Congratulations to everyone who won prizes in the Underwater hunt, the raffle and also well done to all the kids who took part in our Easter Bunny Hunt. Together you all helped to raise a grand total of £145.57 for Project Aware a great achievement for a very worth while charity.
We have seen many new swimmers coming in for inductions and on Wednesday 28th May swim club starts, every Wednesday evening we are open until 9pm and swimmers of all abilities are welcome to come along. Nemes Nutters Swim Club doesn’t have a membership fee and is open to anyone who has had a swim induction with us. There will be a free hints & tips coaching session at around 6:30pm we will also have trade evenings and a chance to try before you buy and maybe the odd BBQ if the weather is kind to us. All this is included in your normal £5 swim fee. Its a great social evening and a chance to make new friends.
From June we will be extending our opening hours and stay open until 9pm on Tuesday evenings as well, please book if you plan on coming in.
Our Monthly social events have been very popular and its great to see you all with your clothes on for a change! (Instead of wetsuits, drysuits and swimming costumes, whatever were you thinking!!) We have been asked by many people is we run a club and the answer is we do everything a club does without charging you a membership fee and there is no politics or AGM to attend, with us its all about having fun and you are welcome to join in as much or as little as you like. Every month we organise a social event, we went Dog Racing in March, it was School Disco time in April and this month we have organised a Brewery Tour, Beer Tasting and Meal at Shepherds Neame Brewery in Faversham. There are still a few spaces but you will need to be quick, tickets are £28.50, this includes a meal, beer tasting and tour (soft drink option available for the non-drinkers and drivers!). Why not bring your friends and family everyone is welcome!
We have just returned from a great week in Southern Egypt, Brothers, Dadilus, Elphinstone. We were fortunate that the Hammerheads were around and one of the highlights of the trip was a group of 5 Hammerheads swimming by us. We also had a very playful Manta who decided to stay and do a few graceful flips and turns with the divers. A great trip, many photos have been posted on our Facebook group page and more will appear on our Flickr site shortly.
Looking ahead we have a fabulous opportunity to spend a week on a Liveaboard in the Northern Red Sea with Photography expert Duxy! This trip is selling very fast as an added bonus we have also convinced Duxy to come to the lake on 20th June for a photography day, he will explain camera setup and share some hints and tips so you can be prepared for the trip. This day is FREE to everyone who books on the November trip… contact us for full details but don’t delay offers like this don’t come along very often!
We are now taking bookings for our South Africa Adventure in November 2015. This 2 week trip will blow your socks off, diving with some of most awesome creatures, cage diving with Great Whites, spend time with playful seals, dolphins, mantas, whales, turtles and not forgetting all the amazing land based activities, like kayaking across a lake full of hippos or watching huge turtles lay their eggs on the beach, walking with penguins and of course there’s the Safari included… we wont go on about it, we know this is the ultimate trip of a lifetime. Already over half full if you want further details let us know and we can send you an itinerary.
SPECIAL OFFERS FOR MAY/JUNE
OFFER 1 This one is for the swimmers, have you every wanted to try scuba diving? Well, book a Discover Scuba Course with us before the end of June and bring a friend for FREE. This offer is open to everyone who has done a swim induction with us, just mention BLOG OFFER next time your at the lake and we can get you booked in.
OFFER 2 Book a PADI Open Water Course before the end of June, mention BLOG OFFER and get a Project Aware Course completely FREE
On-going offer ask us how you can get your Advanced Open Water Qualification FREE
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If you love the water you have come to the right place, hope to see you all soon.
Dave & Paula x