Stoney Cove after 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…


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…


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 Working with other stakeholders including…


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…


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

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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…


Do you fancy diving the Sound of Mull in 2021?

The Sound of Mull is famous for the quality and quantity of its diving. There are a great number of fantastic wrecks to explore in the Sound, all within a short ride from either Lochaline or Oban. In this area, most wrecks are in tidal positions and covered in life,…


Snorkel diver course February – March 2020

Snorkel diver course February – March 2020 This weekend has seen 3 snorkellers completing the Snorkel diver course in the pool  with their final assessment scenarios, which included instructing their buddy in SEEDS with an exercise that included various type of water entry and exit recovering an object from the…


Twinset Skill Developement Course 2020 SISAC BSAC 0833


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.…


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…


Qualified BSAC Divers in 2019

Alex Barrett

Qualified BSAC Divers in 2019 We saw a number of newly Qualified BSAC Divers through 2019 and also some divers from other agencies join and crossover to BSAC. Compared to previous history St Ives Sub Aqua Club in 2019 has been very sucessful at attracting new members. Some who are…