Thanks Pitlamp. I was on the verge of joining a particular club, but have since been in contact with another that seems like a much better option.I did meet a CDG bod earlier this year at my local puddle so I could have a chat with him before taking things any further. I'd require some new kit and time spent in OW using it, so crawling through sumps will not be happening any time soon.Also, I'm really enjoying the dry stuff & looking forward to getting stuck into some more serious ropework etc, so will be quite content with that for the foreseeable future.
I just noticed this topic is from a few years back; how are you getting on Tribal Chestnut?Just to add a little more detail to Paul's comment; he's right that the CDG is normally reluctant to accept folk with no real caving experience immediately as members. But this has nothing to do with any perceived elitism which is sometimes suggested. It's basic common sense, which has evolved from vast experience since the CDG was formed 75 years ago.CDG members recognise that many divers from an O/W background are highly skilled, very motivated and have a lot to offer. The Group is always willing to advise on how to work towards a position where folk become ready to join. We would rather engage with aspirant members in a spirit of helpfulness, rather than hear bad news.
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