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2016 Mid Year Updates

Updated pages include: Club Competition Records,  2015 Club Championship Results, The Pucko Award

Progressive Club results for 2016

Some photos Simon has gathered from 2015:

Check out these Noob Spero’s podcasts with Sans Souci Dophins members Simon Trippe & Ian Puckeridge

NSP:001 Simon Trippe Australian Spearfishing Academy Instructor

NSP:030 Ian Puckeridge, Australian Spearfishing Champion

 

 

Safety Message from Greece

Foivos Diakogiannis
Foivos Diakogiannis

One of our members and champion freediver Foivos Diakogiannis wanted to share this message with all.

Greetings from Greece! I hope you are all great and enjoying top times in Sydney.

Today I found these sad news for one of our fellow divers which I need to share with you.
http://www.southcoastregister.com.au/story/2331924/diver-airlifted-to-canberra-in-induced-coma-photos-and-video/?cs=203

I am very happy that I just read that the diver is recovering and he is ok!

Unfortunately the articles does not give many information on the event. He was found unconscious in 12m depth (at the bottom). 99.99% this was a black out with no safety dive buddy.

Definition of safety diver/dive buddy: One who watches a diver throughout all of the divers dive, i.e. never looses sight/information on where the diver is. A guy that is fishing 5/10m away from another diver and does not pay attention during a dive, is a great mate, but not a safety diver.

From experience I have from freediving competitions it is most likely (probable) that what happened to him happened either at the surface or very close to the surface. Then the diver being unconscious descended (maybe too many weights, or he lost air and became negative in terms of buoyancy) . After that, somebody found him – we don’t know how much time passed until he was found.
It is unlikely that there was a dive buddy watching him throughout his dive and lost him during the dive. If this was the case the dive buddy / safety diver would find him immediately and would only need to keep his head out of the surface and he would start breathing again on his own.
Once the black out happens, the diver stays unconscious and does not breath for a very short period of time (about a minute?) After that as a reflex he starts having contractions that result – if underwater – water into the lungs from which point and on recovery becomes very difficult.

Now the majority of you guys have start having hi-tech diving equipment that allows you to stay longer and dive deeper into the water. I would please like to ask you to consider – at least for competitions – to have a dive buddy system. Otherwise I am afraid we may start having more often dive accidents – I hope we’ll never EVER see one ever again!!! – related to breathhold black outs. Diving in a competition without a safety diver is something like driving a racing car without a seat belt. And I am sure nobody wants to drive a racing car without a seat belt.

Lot’s o love from Greece guys!
Foivos

North Coast Social Trip – March 2014

Ben's Spanish Mackerel
Ben’s Spanish Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel
Spanish Mackerel

A few of the guys headed up the North coast of NSW in March. Here is the report from Ben Lake.

Jeffro, Marty and I drove up to the North Coast on Thursday night. Jeffro managed to safely navigate us out the bar in the shiny red Seydel each morning (on a low tide) under some challenging conditions and we dove Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Jeffro's Spanish Mackerel & Gold Spot
Jeffro’s Spanish Mackerel & Gold Spot

Overall the conditions were good with surprisingly few boats out at the islands and viso up to about 20 metres in parts.

We all managed a new species on the trip: Jeffro – Gold Spot Wrasse, Marty – Spanish Mac and Bluebar, Ben – Cobia. There were good numbers of Spanish around and we managed 14 over the three days. We all got visual on Wahoo a couple of times but we didn’t manage to boat one (lessons learned by Marty and Ben). Jeffro said it’s not his fault he didn’t shoot one as ‘we spooked the school taking pot shots’…. Marty and I say they must have been bigger than we realised!

It was a shame that more of you couldn’t make it up, but I’d encourage you to try and make the effort to get a crew and boat together and go.

Jeffro and Marty's Spanish Mackerel
Jeffro and Marty’s Spanish Mackerel

2014 – Committee, Calendar, Social Events, Competition

Our final & Annual General Meeting of 2013 congratulated the committee on a great year. The Dolphins still hold the Alliman Shield thanks to a 3 all draw with St George but since we had the shield in 2012 we keep it this year.

Evan Leeson - Club Champion 2013, from left Rex Oxgood (2nd ever club champ), John Black (3rd club champ, multiple state and Australian Champion), Fred Nann (first club champion, first president, first life member), Bill Richmond (foundation member and our first secretary)
Evan Leeson – Club Champion 2013, from left Rex Oxgood (2nd ever club champ), John Black (3rd club champ, multiple state and Australian Champion), Fred Nann (first club champion, first president, first life member), Bill Richmond (foundation member and our first secretary)

The 2013 Club Championship results are finalised and congratulations goes to Evan Leeson taking out the Club Championship just barely in front of the 2013 Alliman Champion and club runner up Derrick Oscar Cruz.

The Dolphins 60th Birthday party was a truly awesome event with some amazing people coming along from previous club generations. There will be a separate post on that soon with some photos and video of the day. There are plenty of shirts and stubbie holders for sale which will be available at the club meetings or just contact the new merchandise officer Ben Bayfield.

The 2014 Committee was voted in and is already working hard on various things. First on the list is the Social Events for the year. Allot of thought has been put into this to get to the right places when fish and weather is likely to be in favour so do your best to get time off or a pass from the boss to get to these events.

SSD 2014 Calendar

High on the list of priorities in the social events is pairing up newer divers with veterans to pass on knowledge and experience. This has proven in the past to build membership numbers and earn us competition wins. You can see all the events for the year on our Google Calendar. Simon Trippe has made a nice one page Calendar if you prefer.

We now have a Dolphins Instagram account for sharing photos on your smart phones and a Twitter account if you prefer getting news that way.

Here is a couple of the photos from the presentation and some highlights from the year.

Aaron Puckeridge – 2013 Most Species
Emanuel Bova – 2013 Largest Rock Blackfish, 2013 Alliman Shield Four Man Team
2013 State Titles
Geoff Buchanon – International Freediving and Spearfishing News Sailfish cover
Aaron Puckeridge – Pending World Record Green Jobfish 17kg or 34.5lb

Dolphins 60th Birthday Party 1953 – 2013

logo-white-back-groundYou are invited to attend the Sans Souci Dolphins 60th Birthday Party. Everyone welcome. Dolphins old and new, families, other club & non club spearos.

Cost: Adults $40 on the day. $30 pay in advance. Kids Free. Family day, with a Jumping Castle, Face Painting. You pay for your own drinks at the bar, however the dolphins will supply some beer, wine and waters but be early.

When: Saturday December 14th 11am to late.
Sunday recovery breakfast BBQ. Bring a tent or caravan if you wish to camp the night. Plenty of room.

Basic Itinerary: 11am – 4pm Jumping Castle
12:30pm – Lunch is served – seafood, souvlakis, sausages for kids, salads, etc
1pm – 3pm – Face Painting
2pm – Introduction for speeches
5pm – 6pm – Dinner – Lamb on a spit
Party till late

Where: South Sydney Amateur Fishing Association club-house Cnr Macquarie and Hastings Avenue, Chifley NSW 2036

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  • Gourmet Seafood lunch, throughout the day by Master Chef Ali
  • Presentations and speakers throughout the day (Wade Koolis, Fred Nann, John Black & Vic Stringfellow)
  • Meet your old and new Dolphin club mates
  • Bring your photo albums and old magazines
  • Dolphins merchandise and 60th Anniversary tee shirts available

Deposit money via direct deposit. Bank details:
Account name: Sans Souci Dolphins
BSB #: 112-879
Account #: 032 791 337
Please make sure you include your names in the deposit.
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RSVP (include one or both days attending) [email protected], [email protected]