Reading through the forum posts it seems that there are a number of members who dive reasonably regularly with each other. This may be because of their location or preferred dive spots. Maybe they even get on well (not that they would necessarily agree with each other or admit to this). As one of the bigger problems for new divers is finding someone to dive with, building up a list of people in their area who they can call upon when the opportunity arises is pretty important if they want to continue or to improve. Whilst the forum does offer the option of adding your location I don't see a way to search the members list based on region or area. Would this not help members organise themselves? I see a lot of posts for dive meets in the South but nothing for anywhere else. Foreign trips excluded I'm based near Manchester, which is in the midlands in case anyone is confused. Newcastle, wonderful place that it is, is North. I don't see regular dive groups getting together in these areas. Seems strange.