Dive Festival raises £3,200 for Diving Diseases Research Centre
On Saturday 20 October 2012, divers from the Kernow Diving Federation
visited the Diving Diseases Research Centre (DDRC) in Plymouth to present a
cheque for £3,200 to the charity (see attached photograph). This money was
raised at this year's Kernow Dive Festival, held in Penzance over the weekend
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of 16-17 June 2012, and attended by some 100 divers from all over SW England.
This is the 10th year the festival has been running and so far a total £16,500
has been raised, with all the monies going to support the work of DDRC.
Whilst the weather curtailed the diving this year, there was a BBQ party on the
Saturday night, together with a raffle and an auction, with prizes being
donated by the various clubs attending, together with generous support from AP
Valves, Fourth Element, Mares, Suunto, Nigel and Emma Hodge (Wave Chieftain,
Falmouth diving boat), and Skinners Brewery who helped with the beer.
Kernow Diving Federation is made up of the following British
Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) branches in Cornwall and Devon: Budehaven Sub Aqua Club,
Duchy Divers, East Cornwall Divers, Ilfracombe & N Devon Sub Aqua Club, Mid
Cornwall Divers, Newquay & District, Padstow Sub Aqua Club, Peninsula Sub
Aqua Club, Penzance, Plymouth Sound, Tolgus Sub Aqua Club, Totnes BSAC and
Seahawk Sub Aqua Club (RNAS Culdrose). More details of the weekend, and of the
Kernow Federation of dive clubs, can be found at their website
Planning for next year's Dive Festival is already underway
and it will take place over the weekend of 15-16 June 2013. Totnes BSAC
is a local diving club diving in South Devon and beyond and welcoming new
members. For more info see (www.totnes-bsac.co.uk).