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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The Beachcomber Course

Oxford Snorkellers 6th – 7th July Kimmeridge, Dorset

The idea was to make the day at Kimmeridge a family day out, so that all of the people attending, especially those not snorkelling, were involved. The tide was out around midday and armed with the beachcomber packs, identification books and nets we headed in to the rockpools and shallow water around The Flats. Immediately there were squeals of ‘come and look at this’, ‘come and take a photo’. Very quickly we spotted small wrasse, dragonets, shrimps, limpets (which were boring, apparently) and tiny crabs.
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Proposed Snorkel Trips – Summer 2013

Hinksey Lake         

Sun 28th April         


Sat 18th and Sun 19th May


(with Charles Hood)        

Sat 8th June [Trip Full]  


Sunday 30th June

Studland Bay

Sunday 7th July


Sat 27th July – 2nd Aug

Lulworth / Stairhole

Sunday 1st Sept.

More details to follow


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Snorkel Instructors Training Course

18th and 19th February 2012

This is a two day course with both practical and theory sessions.

The practical sessions will take place at Westminster College just outside Oxford and the theory sessions will be held at our clubhouse off the Abingdon Road, Oxford.

The course is open to snorkel divers or equivalent, aged 16 years and over, who are BSAC members.

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Local business donates snorkelling kits

During April, Oxford BSAC, held a try dive and try snorkel day at Hinksey swimming pool in Oxford.Donated snorkeling kit

With over 100 free try dives and try snorkels taking place throughout the day, the club quickly realised how in need of new equipment they were.

Upon hearing this, a local business (who wished to remain anonymous) came to the rescue and donated £400 of snorkelling kits to the club.

Throughout the year Oxford BSAC has a number of Try-snorkel nights, inviting local community groups to come and have a go at snorkelling. Some of these evenings attract up to 18 snorkellers in the pool at the same time so donations like these are gratefully received.

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