AGM (Nov 2017)

6th November, 2017 : The club AGM was held at BAWA this evening. Our Chairman, Pete reviewed the year past where once again the club was doing a good mixture of UK and also foreign diving with excursions to Porthkerris, the Isle of Man and Indonesia among others. Recruitment and training were going well and an attendance at…

Try Dives with a difference!

Our club attended both days of the South Gloucestershire show this year as related in the report – take a gander if you missed it! Our ingenuity in trying to bring the try-dive experience of breathing underwater to the middle of a field seems to have caught the interest of BSACs’ official magazine SCUBA as evidenced…

Dive Show (Oct ’17)

UK Diving’s 2nd major event of the year is on the horizon! Grab the chance to check out the latest kit, attend a talk or two & chat with fellow enthusiasts. The Birmingham Dive Show (DIVE) 2017 is organised by DIVER Group and is being held over the weekend of the 21st/22nd October at the…

South Gloucestershire Show (Aug ’17)

A brief summary of this past weekend’s display at the South Glos Show;.  We had quite a big area for the Alpha, a paddling pool, display of dive kit and a table loaded with BSAC materials We had small artesian divers, cover the Queen’s nose (we had 1 winner!!), and various other activities that the…

A load of boules (Aug ’17)

With the South Gloucestershire Show nearly upon us we wanted a fairly simple and straightforward event for the August Social Evening and so it was decided to have a game of Boules up at BAWA. I knew I had a set somewhere but wasn’t sure where they were, so put out a request for others…

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 –…