Congratulations Kate!

Congratulations to our newest diver, Kate Inman! Kate has completed her Ocean Diver training with flying colours, despite all the challenges of COVID. An enthusiastic trainee from the start, she was awarded the club’s Novice of the Year award last year, and is planning on making full use of her…

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Mince pie diving in the time of Covid

Underwater Christmas tree

Like most diving arrangements this year our Annual Mince Pie Dive Day on December 18th hung in the balance until the preceding few days. However the Covid regulations in force on the day worked in our favour. Stoney was in Tier 3, we were in Tier 3, and we didn’t…

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Scilly—a dive trip without dives!

Organising a dive trip to the Isles of Scilly is always a challenging task, but even more so when you have to contend with a global pandemic! No worries, Team Stratford rose to the challenge, and spurred on by the drive of Andy Bacon we managed to find ways to…

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Lundy Trip August 2020

Following our delayed departure, by several months, there was much excitement to be returning to this little rock in the middle of the Bristol Channel. Armed with sense of humour, and the ability to change and do things differently, we finally got there, despite sitting on the M5 flyover in…

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Double celebration in Greece

Two long term club members both celebrated their 1500th dive within weeks of each other. This was totally coincidental as Sally does most of her diving in Britain whilst Hilary now does all her diving abroad, but they regularly chalk up around the same number of dives each year. They…

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Farne Islands 2020

Seven Stratford Divers had the most fantastic time diving around the Farne Islands this July. The accursed Covid situation had threatened to scupper the trip but thankfully we and the Dive Centre were able to manoeuvre safely through the restrictions and the trip went ahead successfully. The only downside was…

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Back to the pool

In the pool

Hooray! After a long lockdown absence we’ll finally be getting back to the pool this Thursday, August 6th. They’ll be a few differences though, and some new ways to get used to as we work out how to socially distance. Here’s what you need to know… The basics You should…

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