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Saturday 22 September 2018

Busy time for Sub Aqua Club

Members of Dundalk Sub Aqua Search and Recovery help a new recruit with their diving gear
Members of Dundalk Sub Aqua Search and Recovery help a new recruit with their diving gear
Newrecruits Ann McCarthy, Catherine Whately, Orla McBride, Nessa Duggan, Sorcha Brophy, Carol Callan, Stephan Crosby and Adian Burns

Margaret Roddy

The winter months have been busy for Dundalk Sub Aqua club as new recruits completed their trainees and advanced members qualified as search and recovery divers.

Dean Fergus, Sandra Woods and Alan Rayburn joined the club's very active Search and Recovery Unit which is on call and always ready to respond to calls for the recovery of missing persons from waters around the North East region. It is open to all members to volunteer for this role and the club has around fifteen Search and Recovery divers. All qualified Search and Recovery divers are required to train regularly in the use of specialised equipment.

The new recruits in the club have just finished their training. Ann McCarthy, Catherine Whately, Orla McBride, Nessa Duggan, Sorcha Brophy,

Carol Callan, Stephan Crosby, Aidan Burns and Amanda Nero attended weekly lectures in the clubhouse and practical sessions in the pool over the last twelve weeks.

The next step is a club outing for the first open water dive in Donegal Bay scheduled for mid March.

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