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    Treasure Hunt in the pool

    Our DO organised this week a treasure hunt in the pool - a series of clues based on the Ocean Diver syllabus - with the answers leading to a final answer (take the first letter of the seventh answer, fourth letter of the sixth etc to get the final answer). It was great fun and pretty well the whole club took part - we are getting better at breaking up the weeks during winter when we are unable to do things outside.

    What do other clubs do to break up the winter?
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    As our clubs are fairly close possibly we should organise an inter club pool sports evening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by N Bailey View Post
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    As our clubs are fairly close possibly we should organise an inter club pool sports evening?
    Not a problem at all. The club I am in is actually Ashbourne, rather than Belper. Which club are you in?
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    How do you do a treasure hunt in a pool? I'd normally expect a treasure hunt to include clues to help locations where the next clue is hidden, but it's difficult to hide things in a tiled pool space where you can see all 4 corners of it.

    Or do you put several items in to hide the clues behind with some of them being red herrings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickpicks View Post
    How do you do a treasure hunt in a pool? I'd normally expect a treasure hunt to include clues to help locations where the next clue is hidden, but it's difficult to hide things in a tiled pool space where you can see all 4 corners of it.

    Or do you put several items in to hide the clues behind with some of them being red herrings?
    Well the key to it is having to answer questions - our questions were all from the Ocean Diver syllabus so should, in theory, be answerable by all qualified members. The format for our hunt was to get the precise word that the DO used to answer the questions so when asked, say, about the forces applied to a diver when positively buoyant the answer we needed was “upthrust” rather than “lift” as the last part of the hunt was to take the fourth letter from question 7, first letter from question 6 etc to get the final answer. As far as being able to see the markers in the pool with the questions on firstly there were twelve questions and people didn’t necessarily put them back in the same place once they had answered the question so there was a hunt for the clues and secondly this was Ashbourne pool and good visibility is not guaranteed!
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