What’s happening at Dozzi?
Quite a lot has been happening recently, and there’s more to come soon!
Newest Addition to Dosthill Quarry
An ex-West Midlands Fire Service, 20-seater Jetstream aircraft, carefully fitted with eyebolts, and escape holes, to enable divers to safely practice their wreck-penetration technique. Sitting in less than 18 metres and available to all certified divers.
Check-In and Air
There’s a new checking in system and air fill prices to make the process a lot smoother. Divers with Dosthill Quarry or Gildenburgh Water member cards must present their cards on arrival to claim the reduced member entry fee.
The car park has been cleaned, and is better organised so we can fit more vehicles in without any spillover onto Church Road.
The catering van is impeccably clean, and the menu has had a makeover with tasty food, competitive prices and more choice!!
There is a 40ft container on site which has now been fitted for male and female changing rooms. They have been well used in recent weeks with the intermittent rain.
Site vegetation and hedges have all been trimmed back to gain more space, and masses of litter have been collected.
Breathing Air Facilities
We’ve got a new compressor which is much quieter and more reliable, so we have been able to cut down on waiting time for air fills. The filling butt has been thoroughly cleaned, and by filling in water divers are getting maximal fills. We have installed an additional filter just before the charging hoses to double filter the air from the compressors and banks, so we are now delivering “clean air” to a much higher quality than is required by the British Standard for compressed breathing air.
The security fencing has been reinforced, with razor wire installed top and bottom and anti-vandal paint applied, with the result that we have not had a break in at the site since.
We’ve protected the lake during bad weather by installing 2 water traps and land drains to divert and filter surface rain water.
New Gates … and lots of Painting
The ricketty tubular gate from Church Road into the car park has been replaced by twin steel gates, and much of the site has been painted an eco-friendly green.