Dear all

As you may well know NORFED is in its 60th year and as your club and some members played a big part in either, hiring equipment or expertise, perhaps taking part in the annual “Windive” activities, joined in one of the many ADG “Advanced Diving Group” meets or been part of the very many dives NORFED organised. were you one of the intrepid (144) divers who met at Blackpool Airport to fly to the Isle of Man for a day’s diving for the grand total of 58- shillings and no limit on diving equipment, this was in May 1965?

Well, we’ve moved on and our looking forward to the 2019 season and have many events and dives being planned, which will including Photogrommetry and Technical diving also 2019 conference and dinner later in the year. Would YOU have any ideas that you would like to bring up?

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The NORFED Conference – Dinner – AGM/Open-Forum

Saturday 3rd Sunday 4th November 2018

Venue: The Heath Cottage Hotel

Dewsbury West Yorkshire, WF12 8ET

Conference 1pm – 4-30 pm

Have you, like me, admired and envied, those wonderful shots on Blue Planet, taken under the Antarctic ice and have you considered what it would be like to dive beyond the normal limits of compressed air.

Would you like to hear first-hand from the experts who can tell you?

Phil Alberts 15 months spent on the Antarctic Survey Team will give you a clearer idea. Phil will be speaking about his experiences of diving in Antarctica.

Peter Routledge will be talking about developments in deep diving for the amateur. What is Technical diving and is it for me? 

Technical diving can conjure up a stereotypical image of overly complicated and difficult diving for danger addicts. Well, times are a changing. For those wanting the challenge and adventure of extending their limits underwater, technical diving could be for you.

Gordon Longworth Never mind what the ‘old uns’ in the club say, see for yourself what it was really like to dive in the 50’s and 60’s with a film from Gordon and members of the East Lanc’s Sub Aqua Club, they made them tough back then.

HMS Royal Oak was one of five Revenge-class battleships built for the Royal Navy during the First World War. Launched in 1914 and completed in 1916, Royal Oak first saw combat at the Battle of Jutland as part of the Grand Fleet.

Watch Peter Rowlands moving film telling, in detail, the story of HMS Royal Oak, the events that led up to the sinking, eyewitness accounts of the young sailors aboard and what she looks like now, including the moving ceremony of unfurling the White Ensign.

Ken Crow Measure your photographic skills and ambitions against the results of the NORFED Annual Photographic Competition.

All this and you can still be home in time to take your partner out!

Or you could stay for:

 The Annual Dinner, Awards and presentations.

6-30 for 7 pm sit down

All our Guest Speaker’s work was formally recognised when former British Sub-Aqua Club  (BSAC) Chairman Phil Harrison was awarded an MBE in the 2011 New Year’s Honours List. Phil was honoured for his longstanding services to BSAC, both as Chairman and as Vice President. This was the first recognition of an individual for services to BSAC through the Honours List since the Club was formed in 1953.

 Sunday 10 am A.G.M. & Open Forum

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the future of NORFED going into 2019 and beyond.

  • The diving calendar for 2019
  • The election of the Committee – Responsibilities and roles.

The open forum at which we invite anyone along to discuss ways of making diving more satisfying at all levels of the sport.  We invite you to look beyond your own club, and using your own experiences, to help prevent any further decline in the sport, and to see it start to grow again.  YOUR INPUT IS VERY IMPORTANT

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