Dive Ireland 2009

Dive Ireland 2009 will take place in the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney, Dublin on the 7th and 8th of March 2009. It promises to be the biggest dive show Ireland has ever hosted. Exhibitors from all walks of diving life will be presenting their wares at the show so make sure you come along to pick up a bargain before the dive seasons gets into full swing!  


More details & website to follow

pool sessions

we had 21 people in the pool on tuesday night which was a good turn out. pool tests are on going’ there is still a couple of weeks left in the pool to get ready for the dive season.hope to see you at the pool .david

RNLI Galway Fundraising Event – Morris Minor raffle

 Morris Minor to be raffled in aid of Galway RNLI

Kind Hearted Families donate Morris Minor to the RNLI in the hope that lives can be saved at sea

The website www.turbo.ie is dedicated to the memory of Margaret Kilgarriff and Paul Tonge, a young couple who died tragically in a ferry disaster off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia on January 19th 1996.

Margaret and Paul had taken a year sabbatical to go travel and see the world in 1994. On the return leg of their adventure they decided to visit Indonesia when the tragic accident occurred.Paul had started to renovate an old Morris Minor and had left the car in the garage for repair. Paul adored his Morris Minor and they both went to every possible Vintage Rally around the country meeting other car enthusiasts.

Paul’s family have kindly donated his Morris Minor to the Lifeboats in the hope that by raising money through this raffle more lives will be saved at sea.The car has been completely overhauled and refurbished back to its original glory by Charles Wares Morris Minor Centre, including new engine and completely lovingly restored original features. Before and after pictures are available for viewing on www.turbo.ie.

The car is being raffled on www.turbo.ie and proceeds from the raffle will go the lifeboat station at Galway which was established over 13 years ago because of the increasing number of search and rescue incidents in the city area. The families hope that funds raised from this raffle will go towards maintaining the RNLI service in Galway to ensure that no other family will suffer the loss that the Kilgarriff and Tonge families have.

To win this fantastically restored Morris Minor please log onto www.turbo.ie today and buy your ticket for only 25euro.  The last day for purchase of tickets is 7th February, so please hurry up and buy your tickets now as all monies raised will go to the Galway RNLI.

For more information please contact Pat Lavelle on 087 1350041 or email admin@turbo.ie

CFT Re affilition

Should the Club renew its affiliation with CFT? Re-Compression Chamber availability is yet in question once again


Trip to Nemo in Brussels


Auginish Dive Club members are planning to take a trip to Brussel to visit Nemo33: This is something worth checking out as a Group Dive Club outing, Flights direct from Shannon to Brussels for 50E return approx. If there is some interest then why not get away for some weekend??  Let me know…

dive pool

1st Dive of 2009

Kilkee:  Dive location: Inner Diamonds: M ax depth 20M: Dive time 36 minutes.  Water Temperature 10degrees.

Thanks to Auginnish dive Club for allowing me to Boat dive them. Silly me forgot to bring gloves, but thankfully, I did not need them. I was surprised as I have dived in colder temperatures later in the year where gloves were a God send. Vis was about 6m and Wrasse, pollock, a big lobster and shrimp were spotted in the gully’s through out the dive.  I had to go shoppinbg for rock to add weight to compensate for my new warm snug wolly bear, overall though a lovely dive for the time of year.  Laughing 

I felt a bit sorry for Locky as the introduction of Brandy and Baileys on New years eve night in the “Dog” encouraged him to miss his breakfast and be the Coxswain for our dive, and no locky, I was not cold… Hee Hee….

Happy 2009 to all!!! 


1st Dive of 2009 for Limerick Sub Aqua

Thanks to Aughinnish Dive Club for allowing me to jump on their boat: Conditions were favorable for diving: Winds south Easterly and Low tide at 2pm. I was in the water at 1.45 and silly me, forgot to bring Gloves. As it was, I was surprised and relieved that, I did not need them, I had a good wolly bear and I found that the water temperature about 9degrees and My hands easily managed it without freezing. Visibility was about 6meters, great considering time of year, Shrimp, lobster, pollock and a few ballan Wrasse were spotted during the course of the dive.  I had to go shopping for rock to add weight to compensate for the new wolly bear, but all in all a nice 20m 30min dive near the diamonds.