Some photos from the early May Bank holiday trip, diving from Castletown and Kimmeridge.
Here are some photos from our joint trip to Porthkerris with the university club, OUUEG. This was an early season trip, over Easter.
Excellent conditions on a beautiful November day made for a worthwhile trip to the Dorset coast.
On the day we managed to dive the wrecks of the British Inventor – mostly just twisted metal but with lots of life and often conger eels (although none spotted on this occasion). Later we dived the Black Hawk, with some divers lucky to see a thornback ray. There was even some time for some rescue training. Overall with decent visibility and pleasant water and air temperatures for the time of year it was an enjoyable day.
These photos were taken during a day’s snorkelling on the Isle of Wight, at Shanklin. You can also read the full report from snorkelling at Shanklin.
A few photos from our July 2012 expedition on club boat Endeavour diving around the wrecks and reefs of the Isle of Wight. Report to follow…
Photos from the shake-down weekend: familiarising ourselves with the new boat; slow-speed manouvres; testing the ladder; and a few cheeky dives.
You can also read a report from the weekend.
In January 2012 some club members went to the Red Sea to dive the Northern Wrecks and Reefs itinery with operator BlueOTwo. It is a less crowded time of year on account of the temperature and being outside school holidays but it’s still a great time to go as you can see from these photos. This itinery is a good one, covering the famous wreck of the Thistelgorm plus many others and some fantastic reefs. It’s so good we’ve already booked to do it all again in 2013.
In an effort to get clubs in BSAC’s Southern Region to talk to eachother and maybe collaborate a bit more we held a stand at the London International Dive Show 2012. As part of the British Isles Experience we were round the corner from all the other BSAC pods, but next to the bar and a try-dive pool, so we had a lot of interest:
- divers wanting to join clubs all over the region (and beyond) – we gave contact details of clubs if we had them
- clubs wanting to talk about issues they were facing
- people wanting to share good ideas
This is one of the most valuable experiences I’ve had so far with our club. I think we genuinely helped some people, and picked up lots of good ideas ourselves. We might pick up a few new members because of it (which is always nice) but I think a lot of clubs in the region will too, and that can’t be bad.
Thanks to Terry from Southampton Solent Uni SAC for helping on Saturday and all the members of Oxford branch who did stints over the weekend. We all thought that a large multi-club stand was a really valuable way of exhibiting at the dive show. Maybe again next year? 😉
Photos from various dive clubs throughout the region (gallery used at the London International Dive Show 2012).
More information about the region’s dive clubs (including how to find yours!).