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Aylesbury Ducks Diver & Trainee of the Year awards 2016 announced at AGM

Mar 14, 2017   //   by DucksAdmin   //   News  //  No Comments

At the Aylesbury Ducks Sub Aqua Club AGM on March 8th 2017, two awards were presented. The award for Trainees of the year 2016 was jointly awarded to both Steve Hewitt & David Orton and the award for Diver of the Year 2016 was jointly awarded to Andy Bedwell and Stephen Haycock.

Aylesbury Ducks training success is published in the BSAC Scuba magazine!

Dec 21, 2016   //   by DucksAdmin   //   News  //  No Comments

We have a great shot in the ‘postcards’ section on the current Scuba magazine!
Aylesbury Ducks Scuba Club in Scuba magazine!

Congratulations to David Orton and Steve Hewitt on qualifying as a BSAC Sports Divers!

Oct 31, 2016   //   by DucksAdmin   //   News  //  No Comments

Congratulations to David Orton & Steve Hewitt on completing & passing their BSAC Sports Diver qualification

Steve & Dave completed all of the open water elements of the Sports Diver course including their dive lead at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) Chepstow over the weekend of October 15th & 16th. Having already completed their theory lessons and passed their exam, this was their final hurdle.
Dave Orton also completed his depth progression to 35m.

Well done to both.


Congratulations to Stephen Haycock and Andy Bedwell on qualifying as a BSAC Dive Leaders!

Oct 31, 2016   //   by DucksAdmin   //   News  //  No Comments

Congratulations to Andy Bedwell & Stephen Haycock on passing their BSAC Dive Leader qualification earlier in October! 🙂

Andy & Steve have been working on their Dive Leader qualification, completing the open water elements of the course at NDAC under the instruction of Dean Hall, Training Officer. They then completed a weekend of Dive Management under the watchful eye of Paul Worsley, Dive Officer. The last hurdle was a nerve wracking exam, which both passed and then completed their depth progression to 50 metres on October 16th.

Having already completed the Instructor Foundation Course, both Andy and Steve can now assist with training other club members, and are both planning on completing the Open Water Instructors Course early next year.

Well done to both.


Congratulations to Antonia Field on qualifying as a BSAC Ocean Diver!

Dec 4, 2015   //   by DucksAdmin   //   News  //  No Comments


Congratulations to Antonia Field on completing & passing her BSAC Ocean Diver qualification.

Antonia completed the final part of her OD course, her dive lead on a very wet, windy and miserable Saturday at NDAC Chepstow.

Steve Haycock, under the supervision of Dean Hall, conducted the demonstration dive lead, then budded with Antonia and reviewed her dive lead. This was her first time diving in a quarry, as she had completed the rest of her Ocean Diver open water dives and exercises down at Weymouth under the instruction of Paul Worsley, the club Diving Officer. Well done Antonia.

1st December 2015

Congratulations to our latest Sports Diver

Aug 4, 2015   //   by DucksAdmin   //   News  //  No Comments

July 2015

Congratulations to Steve Mulroy on completing and passing his Sports Diver qualification. He completed the course in style with a final arduous push at NDAC Chepstow on July 25th under the instruction of Dean Hall. Steve completed all his open water lifts, tows and dive lead plus a final dive of the day to get his 25m depth progression and to have a bit of fun following a 5am start.


Well done Steve! 🙂

The Ducks rise to the Life Saver Award challenge!

Aug 4, 2015   //   by DucksAdmin   //   News  //  No Comments

June 2015

At the beginning on the year 8 Ducks members signed up to do the BSAC life saver course. Under the training and guidance of Liz Youens and Dean Hall and with support from Paul Worsley DO, and Clive Puddifoot, BSAC Southern Regional Coach, 6 club members have qualified and 2 are in the final stages.

Andy Bedwell, Dan Bedwell, Steve Haycock, Graham Howard, Steve Mulroy & Ken Riddiford qualified as Live Savers in June

Dave Orton and Steve Hewitt will also be qualifying shortly.

This will mean that most of the clubs Ocean Divers and all the clubs Sports Divers and above are qualified BSAC Life Savers.

Well Done Gents.

2014 AGM

Jan 13, 2014   //   by DucksAdmin   //   News  //  No Comments

Hello Folks – just a reminder that our AGM is this Thursday 18th January at 8pm. Venue is Russ’s house – please see the email for details.

Aylesbury Ducks Christmas Dinner – 7pm, Saturday 7th December

Oct 10, 2013   //   by DucksAdmin   //   News  //  No Comments

Hello Folks, I know it’s only October, but….

Ho Ho Ho… Merry Christmas!
You and your other halves are all invited to our Christmas Dinner at the Broad Leys on Wendover Road, on Saturday 7th December at 6:30 for 7. I’ve booked a table for around 25 people (we have 10 already), at £23.95 per person for 3 courses. Please have a look at the attached menu, and If you want to come along I’ll need the deposit of £10 per head within a week, and your choices for dinner.
Please drop me a line to confirm and either see me next Tuesday at the pool or pub to pay the deposit, or you can do a bank transfer to the Ducks account.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Season’s greetings,

Congratulations to our Newly Qualified Ocean Divers!

Oct 8, 2013   //   by DucksAdmin   //   News  //  No Comments

Steve Haycock, Steve Hewitt, Hannah Walker, and Stewart Mann (L-R) have just all qualified as Ocean Divers. Congratulations to all….

PS – sorry about the photos!