Cylinder inspection sanity (May ’17)

Great news!, some of you will have been aware of the potential introduction of annual inspection of Cylinders, well it looks like the lobbying from the dive industry has worked and the current 30 month schedule will remain in place From BSAC: “We have some great news for divers in the UK…after months of lobbying…

Facebook page launched (Apr ’17)

Hey! we’ve started a facebook page to get the word out about the club and its activities We’re hopeful it’ll encourage contributions from members & non-members alike and complement the website with more immediate discussions & posts We’ll be posting links to the website dive reports as well as pictures from dive trips, social events…

Congratulations! (Jan ’17)

Congratulations to Zoë who braved a 5 degree dip in Cromhall this morning and very successfully completed her first open water dive. Until today it’s been a bit of a frustrating start to the 2017 dive season. Zoe’s first dive should have been last weekend and at Brixham, but the wind direction and strength meant…

Plastic Pollution (Feb 2017)

29th Jan 2016: We first highlighted this issue last April but it hasn’t gone away. There are 16 million plastic bottles thrown away every day only half of which are recycled so it isn’t surprising many end up on our beaches & in the sea. Here’s your chance to get your voice heard by signing…

Dive Show (Feb ’17)

UK Diving’s 1st major event of the year is on the horizon! Time to grab the chance to check out some of the latest kit, attend a talk or two & chat with fellow enthusiasts. Oceans Festival featuring the London International Dive Show 2017 is organised by DIVER Group and being held over four days –…

New Social Evening starts well (Jan ’17)

As you may be aware we have just started a new club social meeting on the first Wednesday of every month, the first of which happened last night. We were slightly wrong footed as the Sports Bar is currently having a refit so we had instead to hold it in the skittles bar, but that…

Coming Home (Oct 2016)

This article could have been headed “You really should have been there” because what happened last night at the club will never, and can never, happen again. Steve and I were sat in the bar, John had just left, when a couple of people walked in and asked if we were anything to do with…

Dive Show (Oct 2016)

UK Diving’s 2nd major event of the year is almost upon us! Hopefully you’ve all gotten some good diving in so far this year (and of course it’s not over yet!) but no harm in planning for the future so here’s your chance to refresh some kit and explore the possibilities for 2017, that’s not…

BSAC Diving Conference (Oct 2016)

The 2016 BSAC Diving Conference is being held on Saturday 22nd October at the NEC, Birmingham. The conference is your chance to hear about the latest thoughts & discussions on diving and BSAC in general. Every year the conference hosts significant guests in the world of diving and this year is not exception:- Dr. Neal…

Wrecks – A New View (June 2016)

If you’re planning a dive, one of the key tasks is thorough research of the site and in the case of a wreck of the specific objects to be explored; you might refer to various diving books (particularly the Diver Guide series) for descriptions & occasionally the odd black & white photo of what the…