Ghost Fishing UK is a registered UK charity that is made up of volunteers who are trying to remove lost fishing equipment that continues to kill our marine life, and encourage other divers to assist by reporting lost fishing gear they see when on their dives.

On 8-9 February, the Ghost Fishing UK team is running a fundraising Winter Warmer at NDAC – and you are invited to have a go at what it takes to be a Ghost Fishing diver.

Tickets are £30, and include a hog roast on the Saturday evening, guest speakers and a Q&A forum, half-price diving entry to NDAC (£9 per diver per day), video screenings, bar, band, raffle, auction, competitions and fundraisers, and ‘try ghost fishing’ workshops, but hurry, there are only 24 workshop spaces available.

Workshops will include but not necessarily be limited to, basic skills and teamwork required for Ghost Fishing dives, equipment considerations for Ghost Fishing dives, and in-water demonstrations/hand’s-on workshops for surveying and recovering Ghost Gear.

If you would like to attend a workshop, then you must meet the following criteria:

You have not have attended an underwater workshop with Ghost Fishing UK before.

You must have purchased a 2020 Ghost Fishing UK Winter Warmer ticket @£30 per person.

Minimum scuba qualification: Sports Diver/Rescue Diver or equivalent.

Nitrox certification.

Minimum 50 logged dives.

Drysuits only. Adequate thermal protection for cold surface temps/6 degree C water.

Own scuba equipment, fully serviceable and in good working order.

Open Circuit only. No rebreathers.

Medically fit to dive and able to sign self-declaration of fitness for the event.

Turn up and dive. These sessions are run by volunteers – please respect this. If you are unable to attend for any reason after you have applied, you must let the team know with as much notice as possible.

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