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…


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,…


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…


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…


Equipment Focus – The 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,…


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…


SISAC Qualified Divers in 2019


SISAC Qualified Divers in 2019 SISAC are keen to spread the word of SCUBA Diving, the personal pleasures it brings and the challenges some face. The result, we think, are happy students and dedicated members of SISAC. This year we have qualified and certified 13 members to Ocean Diver and…


Historic Diving and Diving Equipment

Historic Diving and Diving Equipment Kevin Patience is a member of the Historical Diving Association. He will be giving a presenting on the history of diving and diving equipment. It will be in The One Leisure Café on Sunday 15th December 2019 Commencing at 1930 to 2030 All members are…


Rob Howard on Plymouth

Rob Howard

Rob’s Sept Plymouth summary Rob Howard – Equipment Officer Rob has been a member of SISAC for a number of years and is an active member. New members look to Rob to provide serviced equipment during training and for rental after training. 07/09/19 HMS Scylla My dive Buddy was Gareth…