Hook Sub Aqua Club News

Jan 30 2014 Posted by Office Administraton

On Wednesday 4th of December, Ray Furlong and Dearbhla Walsh from the Hook Sub Aqua Club recorded a radio interview with Orla Rappel for Beat FM for the Sunday Grill. Beat FM is a radio station based in the South East that broadcasts to Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford, Carlow and Tipperary. The interview was recorded at on Wednesday afternoon to be broadcast on Beat FM on Sunday 8th of December. Orla Rappel presents the Sunday Grill, which gives a round-up of news and activity in the South East. Having arrived at the radio station, no time was wasted in getting Dearbhla and Ray set up in the studio with Orla. They discussed the Hook Sacs trips to Egypt, Kilkee and Cork. They also talked about the up and coming ‘try a dive event, the South East Dive Rally and Divathon. The response to the broadcast was very positive and successful in promoting the Hook Sub Aqua Club and diving more people in the South East.

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Christmas Swim 2013

 St. Stephens Day only means one thing to the Hook Sub Aqua Club, the annual Christmas Swim! Thursday December 26th at 12 noon, 25 brave members and non- members jumped, dived and stepped into the cold waters of Slade Harbour with great enthusiasm. Most participants took the plunge in just a swim suit while others dress in their best festive costumes, including an elf and a Christmas fairy!

There were a large number of supporters including family and friends, who came to watch and donate generously to a good cause. Funds raised from this years’ swim will go to search and rescue equipment. This equipment is vital to ensure the safety of divers assisting the emergency services in searching for those lost at sea.

Following the swim everybody was invited back to the Sub Aqua Clubs clubhouse. Here hot drinks and refreshments were served. The swimmers were able to thaw out with a well-deserved hot shower. Templers Inn generously supplied soup to all those who took the plunge.

Those who participated in the event enjoyed the experience, with many already interested in participating next year! The Hook Sub Aqua Club would like to thank all those who sponsored the event.