Christmas Party (Dec 2006)

by Jo. 21st July, 2006: This years Christmas party will be at the Thistle Hotel, Bristol. This will be a Dinner Show: Snow, cheeky elves, disco, festive menu and the fantastic Raymond and Mr Timkins. Starters: Plated selection of hors d’oeuvres Chicken liver parfait, smoked salmon blini and roast vegetable and ricotta tarte Mains: Roast…

Pool Zones (Nov 2006)

by Tim. 20th November, 2006: POOL Zones – We had a gathering of instructors the other evening and amongst other things we discussed how best to make use of our pool. While the main reason we have a pool is to provide for diver training, without other pool users there to boost our numbers it would not be financially…

AGM (Oct 2006)

by Tim. As our newly appointed secretary (Jo) put it the AGM this year was indeed a real treat. I can honestly say it was the most enjoyable one I have ever attended, and I have attended quite a few. Not just because of the copious supplies of top quality free wine and buffet kindly provided by…

Dive On – Dive Show (Oct 2006)

by Jo Belcher. 25th September, 2006: DIVE 2006, starts on Saturday 14th October 2006 at the NEC Birmingham. Doors open at 9.30am and close at 6.00pm. On Sunday, doors open at 9.30am and close at 5.00pm. Tickets cost £7.50 if booked in advance or £10.50 on the door. www.diveshows.co.uk If you’re looking for a travel buddy…

Photographic Competition (Aug 2006)

by Pete. 19th August, 2006: As announced many months ago, this years photographic competition is up and running, the standard of received entries so far is as high as last year. The four categories are: 1. Humour 2. People 3. Diving trips Above water. 4. Underwater scenes. Preliminary judging will be on the web site as…

New Inland Dive Centre (Jun 2006)

by Sue. 9th June, 2006: Now is your chance to be one of the first divers to explore the facilities both above and below water at  your nearest and newest Inland Dive Centre –Cromhall Quarry!  Only 10 minutes from Junction 14 on the M5 and very easy to get to, we have been told that visibility has…

Training (May 2006)

by Paul. 23rd May, 2006 : In summary, I’m talking about Sport Diver Training, Instructor Foundation Courses, and requested SDCs (DPM, PRM, S&R, MarineID, Nitrox [again!], Rescue First Aid, First Aid for Divers). If you’re NOT interested in any of the above, look away now! Sport Diver: I’ve had a request to run Sport Diver, if anyone…

Skill Development Courses (Mar 2006)

by Lee. 19th March, 2006 : BSAC has a number of Skill Development Courses of which, we can run a significant number within our branch (or get the required instructors in to run the course). Boat Handling (last run 2005) Diver Cox (last run 2005) Chartwork and Positional Fixing GMDSS (VHF marine radio/ General Maritime Distress Signalling…

Anyone interested in a Nitrox course? (Mar 2006)

by Paul. 7th March, 2006 : I’ve been approached by a couple of members asking about Nitrox. Nitrox involves breathing oxygen enriched gases to extend your dive time, or as an increased safety margin (if diving with an air computer).  The good news is that we can now run the course within the club at…