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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BSAC 833 AGM – 1 NOV 20 AT 7.30PM

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An important date and time for all your diaries: Sunday 1 Nov 20 online (Zoom link to follow), for the Club’s Annual General Meeting, at which we vote in all of the Club’s committee members. These are the Chairman; the Diving Officer; the Training Officer; The Equipment Officer; the Treasurer…

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Plymouth September 2020

nicholas HMS scylla plymouth

By Rob Salmon – Rob is a new member of the club and recently qualified as an Ocean diver. Photos by Gareth Leyshon and Ruby Wood. I’d been looking forward to the Plymouth dive trip since I booked onto it in February. This was my first ever dive trip as…

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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

Sally Charter

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

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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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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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