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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 35 No 5. March 29, 1972



We went on a successful trip for new members at Island Bay on Sunday. Some members were without wet suits so the two club suits were shared around and all got a dive. Visibility was not at its best, but this is one of the windiest months of the year.

Club scuba divers carried out a second stage in the laying of an artificial reef in the harbour on Friday last week. If you are interested, and would like to help please ring the Secretary John McCoy 838284 during working hours. The reef is showing an accumulation in marine plants and animals, and is producing a shelter for a fish population.

Those who could not attend the A.G.M. will find any important notices will be posted on the club notice board on the first floor of the Student Association Building, or you will be informed through the next newsletter.

The prospects of diving during this winter look good. Cook Strait temperatures change only a few degrees, and the wind will tend to calm down. We are planning fortnightly dives for both scuba and snorkel but this will depend upon the weather, examinations, etc.

You may have seen last weeks Gallery programme on the Poor Knights issue, if so then you can understand our dismay over the prospects of possible damage to the environment through pollution