Recent Qualifications

Recent Qualifications at SISAC Nicky Hawkins Nicky Hawkins has successful completed his BSAC Sports Diver qualifications on 26 July 2020 and will now go on to do his depth progressions post qualification to 35 metres Due to Covid 19 restrictions the certificate had to be done without members of 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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Phased Return to Safe Diving Activities

BSAC publishes guidance for a phased return to safe diving activities BSAC has released guidance to help members and the wider diving community prepare for a safe return to diving. A new website section – Safe Return to Diving – is now live on bsac.com. Working with other stakeholders including…

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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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Twinset Skill Developement Course 2020 SISAC BSAC 0833

twinset

Twinset Skill Developement Course 2020 I am sure there quiet a few divers out there, I was one, who decided twin cylinders were for them and kitted up. Having watched others who use twins sort of got a grasp of how to dive them. Oh so little did I know.…

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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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Photography of Stoney Cove late 2019

Photograhy at Stoney Cove

Photography of Stoney Cove late 2019 Diving first started here around 1960 and as the sport gained popularity Stoney Cove was developed into the amazing underwater adventure park it is today. Much work has taken place to keep Stoney Cove at the forefront of diver training and it is recognised…

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