Sound of Mull Dive Expedition

Pelican Sound of Mull

Or “The Last Gasp” of 2020 The Sound of Mull, or “Last Gasp”, October 2020, is the last trip SISAC ran in 2020. The last opportunity for a diving before the season ends due to deteriorating weather. This was a last gasp attempt to get some diving after the disruption…

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SISAC Member of the Year Award – Winners

Member of the Year Award

The SISAC Member of the Year Award is one of a number of awards presented to branch embers annually. More information on the awards can be found in the SISAC Awards and Trophies article. 2020 xx 2019 John Holmes 2018 Robin Norman 2017 Paul Young 2016 Robert Balcombe 2015 Anna…

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SISAC Diver of the Year Award – Winners

Diver of the Year Award

The SISAC Diver of the Year Award is one of a number of awards presented to branch members annually. More information on the awards can be found in the SISAC awards and Trophies article. The Diver of the year award is a brass divers helmet mounted on a marble block.…

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SISAC Photography Award – Winners

The SISAC photography award is one of a number of awards presented to branch members annually. More information on the awards can be found in the SISAC Awards and Trophies article. The photography award is an etching of a diver mounted in a Brass Porthole which sits in a teak…

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SISAC Awards and Trophies

Diver of the Year Award

The St Ives Sub Aqua club has three SISAC Awards and Trophies, these are, the Diver of the Year, the Member of the Year and the Photography Award. They are awarded annually, normally at the Christmas party. Diver of the Year The first of the SISAC Awards and Trophies is…

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Mary Rose is a carrack-type warship of the English Tudor navy

mary rose

Mary Rose Visit I have for sometime wanted to visit the Mary Rose which is now housed at the Portsmouth Dockyard in a purpose built museum.  On Sunday 15 March 2015, Sarah and I visited the dockyards, in particular the Mary Rose Exhibition, but also the Victory and the Victory…

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Which Dive Computer should I buy?

Which Dive Computer should I buy? A question which comes up time and time again, Which Dive Computer should I buy? Having just qualified as an Ocean Diver, which computer should I buy. Should I buy the same as my instructor? Instructors are told to lead by example. Students are…

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Cold Water Diving

COLD WATER DIVING (WINTER DIVING) Several recommendations regarding safe Cold Water Diving during winter. Don’t leave the regulators in the car overnight. Ideally, don’t leave cylinders in the cold overnight either. Keep regulators dry prior to use. (Use good air – dry). When testing kit before entering the water, don’t…

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