Cylinder testing: is it a hydro or a visual?

Cylinder testing: is it a hydro or a visual? IDEST remind all the cylinder testing regulations which have been made over the last few years, while also confirming protocol for when a cylinder passes its visual test due date. When a cylinder comes into a test centre and it has…

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Post Lockdown Dive

Stoney Cove

First Post Lockdown Dive of 2021 It seems forever since we were allowed to roam relatively freely and enjoy the sport we love. Fortunately we are back taking that first post lockdown dive of 2021 at Stoney Cove. A great deal of credit has to go to Stoney Cove, the…

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SS Rosalie Weybourne Norfolk

Weybourne

SS Rosalie Weybourne Norfolk SS Rosalie DEPTH….8Mtrs TYPE… COLLIER DIMENSIONS…. LENGTH 114.6Mtrs   BEAM 15.6Mtrs   DRAUGHT 7.3Mtrs TONNAGE…4248 GROSS CARGO… IN BALLAST BUILT… 1914 BY W. GREY & CO, WEST HARTLEPOOL OWNERS AT TIME OF LOSS… NEW RUPPERA STEAM SHIPPING COMPANY ENGINE TYPE… TRIPLE EXPANSION, SINGLE SHAFT BOILERS… 2x SCOTCH TYPE…

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Avoiding Decompression Illness DCI

Avoiding DCI (or how not to spend the week in the pot’) Thought it was time to delve back into the archives and see what was being cirulated by members. This is a a short run down on DCI (Decompression Illness) and how to avoid it. This is from Gareth…

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Stoney Cove after Lockdown

Lockdown

Stoney Cove after Lockdown Wednesday 17th June.  Day one at Stoney Cove.  Don’t know how long Stoney was effected by the lockdown, but if the footballers can claim 100 days for dramatic effect, then so can I… So on day one after 100 days of lockdown, Nick & I were…

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BSAC Swimming Pool Guidance on activities

swimming pool

BSAC Swimming Pool Guidance The use of swimming pools is a key component for diver training in the UK. Now is the time to look ahead and plan for the easing of restrictions to allow access to facilities. Over the last few weeks, BSAC has been working closely with Swim…

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Decompression Sickness a personal experience

Hyperbaric Chamber for DCI Treatment

Decompression Sickness The following was written by an Instructor who, at first hand, had the unfortunate experience of a “Bend” and Decompression Sickness. As a Open Water Scuba Instructor, I know that anxiety and stress are things to look out for in my students, not just specifically about the diving…

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Equipment Focus – The Snorkel

snorkel

Equipment Focus – The Snorkel The humble snorkel is often a discarded piece of kit by divers and considered a very simple bit of equipment. In it’s basic ‘J’ shape that certainly isn’t difficult to believe but there is actually quite a lot involved with designing and developing a snorkel,…

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Historic Diving and Diving Equipment

Historic Diving and Diving Equipment Kevin Patience is a member of the Historical Diving Association. He will be giving a presenting on the history of diving and diving equipment. It will be in The One Leisure Café on Sunday 15th December 2019 Commencing at 1930 to 2030 All members are…

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Rob Howard on Plymouth

Rob Howard

Rob’s Sept Plymouth summary Rob Howard – Equipment Officer Rob has been a member of SISAC for a number of years and is an active member. New members look to Rob to provide serviced equipment during training and for rental after training. 07/09/19 HMS Scylla My dive Buddy was Gareth…

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