The latest news of G.B.D. Calamari

Stichting ANEMOON

Foundation ANEMOON ANEMOON is a foundation that conducts research on marine (and freshwater) life using a big group of volunteers, including divers, who register their observations. One of their primary goals is following the changes in our ecosystems and finding out the best way to protect them. In the past Calamari has already worked together with ANEMOON where we provided them with data of our sightings during dives. In recent years however the contact has become less active. That is why this year we are going to try to bring new life to the relationship between Calamari and foundation...

Training has started again!!

Hopefully, you all had a great summer holiday! The academic year has started again, and that means that the WAS has opened again. We are allowed to train again at our normal times (Monday from 8:45 PM and Thursday from 6:00 PM), but the rules and measures we had before the holiday will mostly remain. This also means that we will be working with a registration system for each training. As before, you must register on the site at least 24 hours before the start of the training.

Message from the underwaterhockeycommission

Upcoming year the UWH-committee is looking for a new member. Are you enthusiastic about underwater hockey and would you like to organize various workshops at schools and set up a plan for an underwaterhockey tournament in Groningen? We want you!Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak6b9c8079f39e0c30fa59fe40b718862e').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy6b9c8079f39e0c30fa59fe40b718862e =...

Diving after relaxations & renting club equipment

We have been allowed to dive outside for a little while, of course always subjected to the current NOB and RIVM guidelines. It is also possible to rent club material again. You must request this in advance from the Materials Commissioner, in order to assign you a dive set. This set will be hung separately in the hok for 72 hours after use. For the current rules of G.B.D. Calamari regarding the course and equipment usage rules, I would like to refer you to the protocol.

KEI-week Sports market 2020

Calamari will be present at the online version of the yearly sports market during the Keiweek. Are you interested in our association, and do you have burning questions, or do you just want to know more?  Make sure to go online during our Q&A session on august the 14th at 13.30. The link to the Q&A platform will be made available on the website as soon as possible.

First certifications of the season obtained!

When the corona virus forced us to put a halt to the open water course in the swimming pool in April, we did not expect to issue any diving certificates this season. Fortunately, we were able to re-enter the pool in June and in July the first open water course dives were done in the Veenmeer. With a lot of effort, enthusiasm, and the help of our lovely instructors, a few members who started the open water course last year have obtained their diving certificate. Congratulations!

Kanoo Clinic

After a long time of meeting fellow members online, we finally saw each other again!  Because it was still difficult to organize something diving-related for a big group due to the Corona-measures, the activity commission decided to at least do something water-related. So on the 4th of July, we did a Kanoo clinic at the Groninger Kanoo Association with 28 Calamarians. Everyone was happy to finally do something in real life again! Both the weather conditions and our Kanoo skills really made it possible to get in touch with the water again! Thanks to all the participants for this great day!

Lustrum ACLO

Because of the Coronavirus, the anniversary week of the ACLO has been moved to May 2021. Still, in order not to let the anniversary just go by, they hold an online anniversary day on June the 27th. This day will consist of a relay race, comparable to the online Batavierenrace, a sporty bingo and the day will end with a pub quiz. It's a free, sporty and fun event with great prizes. So plenty of reasons to put a team together and sign up! You can sign up via the following link:  

Protocol for responsible use of the swimming pool

We are allowed to use the swimming pool again, although under strict conditions. A protocol has been drawn up which contains all the rules to which we have to comply. The protocol is available on the website, and can be found under the menu button "Download". This part of the website is only visible if you are logged in. The protocol is available in English and Dutch. By changing the language of the website in the top right corner, you can find the protocol in the respective language.

Picture contest

Take a super creative picture with the calamari sticker in it! Check the agenda for more info (Link). The image above is for inspiration.