The Handover of BSAC Presidency from HRH Prince Charles to HRH Prince William

On Wednesday 9th of July I attended the BSAC presidency handover in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William. I was given this great opportunity to represent my club, Oxford BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club) and promote snorkelling.

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Snorkel Trips Summer 2014

Babbacombe sealTwo snorkellers watch a seal at Babbacombe

Date

Location Plan

Saturday 25th July

Babbacombe, Devon Snorkel lessons afternoon, hopefully look for seals early evening
Sunday 17th August                   Studland Bay  Lessons and fun snorkel

Sunday 24th August

Lulworth Cove Joint snorkel and scuba trip
September TBC

For more information please contact Debbie White

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Kimmeridge Snorkel and Beachcomber Trip Report June 2014

Saturday 21st June 2014 was a glorious day, just perfect for snorkelling. With high tide due just after lunch, it meant a leisurely start with everyone meeting on the beach at Kimmeridge around 11.30am. While lunch was being eaten I talked the snorkellers through their first advanced theory lesson, touching on risk asessement. Getting the snorkellers, especially those new to open water to talk about what is invloved in doing a risk assessment is the best way to make them think about their conduct and actions in and around the water.

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Kimmeridge June 2014

21st June 2014

Saturday 21st June 2014 was a glorious day, just perfect for snorkelling. With high tide due just after lunch, it meant a leisurely start with everyone meeting on the beach at Kimmeridge around 11.30am. While lunch was being eaten I talked the snorkellers through their first advanced theory lesson, touching on risk asessement. Getting the snorkellers, especially those new to open water to talk about what is invloved in doing a risk assessment is the best way to make them think about their conduct and actions in and around the water.

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Swanage Snorkel Trip and BSAC 60th Celebrations

BSAC Diamond Jubilee celebrations

Sunday 8th September 2013

Well done to all those that came to Lulworth yesterday and a big thanks to those who helped out and parents who drove and hung out on the beach all day.

Now that’s history here’s the next one.

The plan for Sunday 8th September has changed slightly (for the better as I don’t have to get up so early)…

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Revised Snorkel Trips Summer 2013

Penzance with Charles Hood

Sat 29th June

Kimmeridge

Saturday 6th July

Beachcomber for those not going to Torquay
Snorkel trail

Torquay

Sat 27th July – 2nd Aug

To include Advanced snorkel diver lessons
A trip snorkelling with the wild swimming club
The new Beachcomber course

Lulworth / Stairhole

Sunday 1st Sept.

Swanage pier

Sunday 8th Sept 9.30am
60th celebration with photo
(60 snorkellers in the water)

More details to follow

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BSAC Snorkel Lifesaver / Advanced Snorkel Lifesaver

Oxford Snorkelling team can now offer both the BSAC snorkel lifesaver award and the advanced snorkel life saver award.

Course overview for snorkel lifesaver award

The Snorkel Lifesaver Award is obtained by passing an examination which comprises two sections – a dry theoretical and practical test and a wet practical test.

In summary, the candidates will be required to:

  • Answer questions on respiration, circulation, lifesaving and relevant first aid/Basic Life Support
  • Demonstrate Rescue Breaths and Chest Compression
  • Demonstrate the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrest
  • Demonstrate the action for vomit, and the recovery position
  • Perform a rope throwing rescue
  • Perform a buoyant aid rescue and tow
  • Perform a 25m rescue and tow of a snorkeller, with RB in the water
  • Support an unconscious casualty at the surface

Entry Level

Current member of the BSAC. 
Minimum qualification of Snorkel Diver or Ocean Diver.
Snorkel Divers who wish to take this Award will require additional training for the theory knowledge and Basic Life Support skills not included in their previous training

There will be a £10 fee for this skills development course.

Course overview for advanced snorkel lifesaver award

The Advanced Snorkel lifesaver Award is obtained by passing an examination which comprises a short question and answer theory test and a wet practical test. In summary the candidates will be required to:

  • Answer questions on relevant first aid, exhaustion and hypothermia
  • Carry out a rope throw rescue
  • Carry out a buoyant aid rescue and tow
  • Carry out a 100m rescue and tow (including RBs) of a snorkel diver.

Entry Level

Current member of the BSAC.
Minimum qualification of Advanced Snorkel Diver or Sports Diver.
Previous attendance at the BSAC Practical Rescue Management and First Aid for Divers SDCs is strongly recommended.

There will be a £10 fee for this skills development course.

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