Plymouth – our new back yard!

As I write it is July 2018 and we have already had some fantastic diving in Plymouth. We are loving the new location for our diving activities (we now have our hard boat Endeavour moored there). It may be a bit further to drive to than our previous mooring in Weymouth, but the quality of diving plus more favourable tides are making it seem like a great decision up to now.

Here are a few of my own photos (I’ll add more from others as I get them) to whet your appetite. Please leave your comments below.

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Alien Encounters in Cornwall

This Easter 2015 we headed down to cornwall to dive the beautiful wrecks and reefs there in clear (but cold) water. Nart, Stuart, Kerrie, Chris, Steve, Alex, Nick and Ritchie dived from the beach in Porthkerris, from the hardboat Celtic Kitten and from OUUEG’s RIB ‘Seahorse’. On one dive on the Volnay we found something a bit strange – Aliens infest our marine heritage !

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The Great Oxford Heap of Scrap Challenge

1st January 2015: Hinksey Lake, Lake Street, Oxford, 10 am

For years the good (and sometime bad) people of olde Oxford Towne have been disposing of their ferrous, and non ferrous waste by dumping it into the old reservoir of Hinksey Lake. Here at Oxford BSAC we regard it as a sacred duty to recover all that unique historic trash and save it from piling up so deep that the lake become a swamp. We think we’ve got rather good at recovering old scrap bicycles, motorbikes and the occasional pedalo from our lake and thus our challenge.

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Dive Schedule 2015

We welcome BSAC divers to join us, space permitting, on our dive boat Endeavour (for insurance reasons we cannot host non-BSAC divers: although if you join either our branch, another branch or BSAC Direct you can dive with us). Below are our planned dives for 2015, departing from Weymouth marina (except the IOW trip in July). If you are interested in joining a dive please use the link to contact the relevant dive manager who will be able to give you more information / reserve you a spot on the boat.

Regarding depths: most days there will be one deeper dive and one shallower dive. So if you only want to do the shallower dive then that may be possible (subject to space on the boat). Contact the dive manager to find out if they are happy with this.

We are also planning expeditions outside of Weymouth – details of those will be posted on the website in due course (currently weeks in Plymouth in Devon, Porthkerris in Cornwall and a Red Sea liveaboard are planned).


pdf copy of the diveplan from the meeting of the 29th Jan

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Scouts Try-a-Dive Sessions

Taster Sessions for Scouts Planned for Autumn & Winter

Oxford Branch has reserved a number of evenings in the next few months for Scouts in the Oxfordshire area to come and try Scuba Diving.

These “mini Try-a-Dive” sessions allow Scouts to have a go with Scuba equipment in our pool with an instructor. Rather than the usual price, as these are mini sessions, the price is reduced to £10 per person. Numbers are limited to 12 scouts per evening.

If you are interested in attending, then please get in touch with our Try-a-Dive Co-ordinator. All dates are Friday Evenings and are based at our training pool at Radley College.


 4th October 2013   
 11th October 2013  33rd Kidlington 
 1st November 2013   
 8th November 2013  33rd Kidlington 
 10th January 2014  1st Standlake & Cokethorpe  
 14th February 2014  1st Standlake & Cokethorpe  
 14th March 2014  1st Stendlake & Cokethorpe  
 11th April 2014



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