|Clovelly Pool 13-07-08|
My son Jeff has been asking me to take him for a try dive for a while.
I had to cancel this a few weeks ago due to illness. I chose Clovelly Pool
as it is sheltered and entry and exit are easy. And at a max depth of a
bit over 6m quite good for try dives. Conditions were good, the water was
clear and water temp a pleasant winter's 17oC
. I put all the gear together and explained the basics to Jeff -
breathing, reg clearing, BCD inflation and deflation. We slipped into the
water and I got Jeff to breathe from his reg. At first he felt that he
could not get enough air but after a few minutes of snorkelling around using the
reg he got the hang of it. So down we went. Jeff got the hang of
adjusting his buoyancy and off he went. I would swear that he had done it
before. He did have trouble with the mask I had lent him, it kept leaking.
After showing him to how to clear it (which he mastered easily) it became
evident that it was just going to keep leaking. So we surfaced, talk a bit
and I gave him my mask. This worked well. So after just under an
hour of diving we surfaced and Jeff still had 50 bar left. A great effort
and well done to him.
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