Our new mooring in Kilkee.

We’ll all remember Sat the 21st of March for the day that Ireland’s rugby team won their 2nd Grand Slam since 1948 and for Bernard Dunn’s gutsy performance in becoming the WBA super bantamweight world champion. But for some of us it was also the day we put a permanent mooring in Kilkee.

It all started with Richard Roche saying “Hey Maurice how about getting a mooring in Kilkee”, Brian Kearney mentioned that we had a mooring way back but since none of us can use a compass we decided to put a new one in the bay. So off we went Dave Ryan, Johnny Hasset and Richard to Herberts for some brainstorming and after 2 years and many hangovers they hatched a plan to get someone else to do it. 

From Kilkee Mooring Project

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Drinks – Myles Breen March 27th

Am i right in reading the posting that says we are on for a few next Friday night 27 th March in Myles Breen. Richard

Seven divers rescued off of Georges Head Kilkee

 

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/eyaucwqleygb/

14/03/2009 – 14:20:14
Seven divers have been rescued after they went missing off the coast of Co. Clare.

The alarm was raised just after 1pm this afternoon when the divers failed to surface at the designated time.

A major search operation was launched involving the Kilkee Marine Rescue Service, the coastguard helicopter and the Aer Corps.

The divers were located a short time later – one is suffering from hypothermia, but the others are in good health.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/eyaucwqleygb/

Cyprus Dive Photo Competition

 “Aphrodite” the Cyprus Experience Competition

Larnaka, Cyprus June 1-6, 2009

 Calling all adventure seekers, the opportunity of a lifetime awaits you in Cyprus! David Pilosof, renowned underwater photographer has created a diving competition with a difference. “Aphrodite” the Cyprus Experience Competition combines diving with high tech photography in a bid to win fantastic cash prizes. This subterranean competition will take place in Cyprus, Larnaka from June 1st to 6th 2009.   The competition is open to all photographers, amateurs and professionals alike. It is a shoot out competition, meaning that photographs have to be taken in Cyprus during the 3 days of June 2nd – 4th 2009. Categories and Prizes include: 2,000 euro: First prize for the amateurs category.  2,000 euro: Best Singular entry live in the Zenobia wreck. 3,000 euro: Best 5 images for environmental and conservation advertising campaigns. 4,000 euro: Best video clip promoting Cyprus and the Zenobia wreck. 4,000 euro: Best 5 fashion and nudes images. This prize also includes a fantastic 3-week diving trip for two to Papua New Guinea with Walindi, Loloata Resorts and Aboard Febrina. Furthermore the lucky winner will receive round trip air tickets to Singapore/Papua/Singapore courtesy of Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority. 5,000 euro: Mayor of Larnaka Prize for the best 5 images of the Zenobia wreck. The Cyprus Tourism Organisation is a proud sponsor of the “Aphrodite” Underwater Photography Competition. “The Cyprus Tourism Organisation allows us to run this prestigious competition where underwater photographers have the chance to win cash prizes. I am proud to invite you all to Cyprus to take part in the competition and perhaps win the jackpot” says Pilosof. The Competition’s main events will take place at Larnaka City. Special offers for accommodations at the Livadhiotis City Hotel in Larnaka are available through the web site: www.aphroditecyprus.com For Further information about the competition’s rules, hotel accommodation and dive packages, please email David Pilosof at info@aphroditecyprus.com   

Media Contact:Elaine HickeyCyprus Tourism Organisation71 Lower Leeson StreetDublin 2Ireland Tel: (+353) 662 9269Fax: (+353) 662 9270E: elainectodub@eircom.net

Ebay not selling any knives including dive knives

All knives except the kitchen variety are being removed from EBAY from this date. This means you will only be able to purchase these essential diver safety items through a Dive store at the full retail price, as there will be no EBAY competition. This carte blanche ban has been brought about by EBAY USA not controlling and allowing a couple of US sellers to sell stealth knives and other inappropriate weapons on the UK site. This caused a ”Knee jerk” reaction by EBAY after a BBC Watchdog program to ban all except kitchen knives…which as we know is what a very high percentage of these horrific crimes are committed with since they are so cheap and easily available …not expensive diving knives!  If you are thinking of buying a dive knife, you have until 7th to purchase on EBAY!