New Ocean Diver at SISAC

Stuart McKenzie

New Ocean Diver at SISAC We would like to congratulate Stuart McKenzie for completing his Ocean Diver course. Well done. Part of his training as a New Ocean Diver the club included the Dry Suit Skill Development Course so he is ready for the cooler waters of Guildenburg and Stoney…


Blue Duck Photography

Blue Duck Photography Taking photographs underwater is seen by many to be a daunting subject. Potentially expensive and difficult to understand. It’s no wonder that people are often put off before they’ve even given it a chance, believing that the route to good underwater photography means that they need to…


DCS Decompression Sickness, Caisson Disease or ‘the bends”

Hyperbaric Chamber for DCI Treatment

Decompression Sickness, Caisson Disease or ‘the bends’   An update regarding DCS popped into my in box a few days ago from DDRC which reminded of a situation experienced by a fellow diver. We teach the effects of DCS and the symptoms however it is not until you read or…


What’s New at SISAC June 2018

June 2018

What’s New at SISAC June 2018 Having not received any content for this post I have been delayed in updating. A note to the Instructors, past and present members, if you want to get involved then contact the Training Officer and he will be grateful of your assistance. The site…


SISAC Swanage Dive Trip – 19-20 May 2018

Swanage Pier

SISAC Swanage Dive Trip – 19/20 May 18 Venue – Divers Down Swanage Pier, Swanage Dorset Accommodation John Holmes and myself were booked in to the Swanage Auberge Bunk House run by Pete Sedgwick ( / The accommodation was clean, comfortable and included supplies for breakfast in a separate…


SISAC Plymouth Discovery Divers – 28/29 April 2018-05-05

Plymouth Discovery Divers

Plymouth Discovery Divers Fort Bovisand Plymouth   Plymouth Discovery Divers is a favourite with the club and always provides good diving and atmosphere. Club divers attending this trip was Gareth, Robert, John, Bezz and Robin. There was a good mix of levels and equipment and qualifications. Including an Advanced Diver…


What’s new with SISAC April 2018

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What’s New with SISAC April 2018 Now the current committee is half way through our annual seat I wish to update on whats new with SISAC, the future and reflect on 2017. As you may have noticed there has been some changes to the website. Launched in December 2017. There…


Half Term Try Dive Sessions at One Leisure St Ives


Half Term Try Dive Taster Session Date: February 2018 Location: The One Leisure Centre St Ives Cambridgeshire   SISAC, (St Ives Sub Aqua Club),  was asked by the One Leisure if we could put on some Half Term Try Dive Taster Sessions for children during the half term break. We…


Nitrox Introduction

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NITROX INTRODUCTION – Gareth Leyshon Reaching back to 1999 and pulling an article from club news, Buoyant Lift, an article written by Gareth Leyshon. Although the use of Nitrox does not eliminate DCI it does reduce the risk. There are a number of suitable SDC (Skill Development Courses) which not only improve…


Rebreather Diving – SISAC 0833


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Rebreather Diving Rebreather divers are a more common sight at dive locations than in previous years. If you’ve been diving recently you will have noticed just how many divers are using a rebreather. From the rather rare item of a few years ago to the plethora of types and…