Blue Planet Live (Mar ‘19)

After two hugely successful TV series Blue Planet is coming back to TV & this time it’s live! The time could not be more right with increasing concern and building awareness of the fragility of our marine ecosystem this series can only help to achieve the necessary crescendo of support to make those in charge…

Plastic Pollution (Feb ’19)

We’ve covered this a couple of times over the last few years but its’ a subject that continues to need serious focus if progress is to be made on the issue of plastic waste The government has (finally!) launched a consultation on a proposed Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for England, Wales & Northern Ireland to…

SCUBA Diving 2015 Possibilities

Diving in 2019

All our diving in 2019 as it happened. Sunday 14th April: Cromhall Dive Centre – Training (Sue, Tim, Chris H, Dave, Sophie, Harley, Claire, Luke) A really good training day for the new students with Sue, Tim and Chris Haddock as instructors for the first dives for Dave, Sophie and Harley, and Claire and Luke helping out as well…

First Dive Show (Jan ’19)

Over 4 years into this diving malarkey & not been to a dive show – what’s wrong with me? Perhaps that’s the reason I still have some disposable income? Seriously though, with any kit you could wish for available online along with an endless selection of dive trip organisers who needs to physically go to…

New Dive Video series (Dec ’18)

The first of a series of new dive video releases of club dives from the last few years is now available on our Dive Videos page. This one harkens back to the Plymouth  Winter Warmer of November 2016 where we explored 3 wrecks and a reef during our adventures. The first is of the dive…

Plymouth – WW18 (Nov ’18)

With a 9am ropes off it was a very early start from Bristol (for Plymouth) for the 8 hardy souls laughing in the face of the weather gods and trusting their fate in the great sport of UK Diving! The whole party was at the berth TopGun (our ‘chariot’ for the weekend) occupied outside Aquanauts…

SCUBA Seychelles (Sep ’18)

By John: A group of 13 club members and guests of the club went to the Seychelles for about 11 days of diving with Big Blue Divers; the main group went to Mahé, the largest of the islands in the northeast of the nation while others stayed longer and saw Praslin and other islands. There…

Bovisand Break (Sep ’18)

A suggestion from Sue back in the first part of the year & here we are – tempus fugit & all that! Traffic from Bristol was easy though the contrast to the twisty little roads at the end down to Discovery Divers at Fort Bovisand was a bit of a challenge! Sue & Geoff had…

SCUBA Books II (Sep 2018)

Its’ been over 2 years since I last looked at SCUBA books so time for an update on recent acquisitions in this area. Before that if you haven’t read the original article from February 2016 then it might be worth taking a look. I’ve just reread it & the opinions expressed then still hold true…

Porthkerris Paddle (Sep ’18)

A week since the last diving excursion (late August Bank Holiday) so time for the next adventure! A return (as promised!) to Porthkerris where despite the weather we’d had a solid weekends’ diving with Porthkerris Divers at Porthkerris down on the Lizard in deepest darkest Cornwall. Our party was John & Jan (who went down…