Several members and guests were in the water for our final pool session of 2017, perfecting mask clearance, buoyancy control and rescue lifts.
Congratulations to Liz who has just been signed off as a Seasearch Observer Diver after completing some great qualifying Seasearch forms from five of her dives during the 2017 season – including this day back in August when she, Francis and Bryony joined Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Seasearch survey dives off Eastbourne.
On our Thursday Club gathering at the end of November Bryony gave a presentation on Seasearch as a great way to add extra interest and purpose to any dive – by recording the wildlife and contributing towards its protection.
A convivial curry as the club’s latest social, with Darren and Mandy reappearing after their exciting travels!
Congratulations to David, awarded HSAC’s ‘Member of the Year’ award at our AGM for all his work on the boat engines throughout the year. Churt Club’s hall was a great venue for reviewing the year’s diving activity – from Eastbourne to the Isles of Scilly – and lining up the committee and looking forward to 2018.
What a glorious day for a trip to Swanage to dive on the Valentine Tanks and the Fleur de Lys from the comfortable Divers Down cat.
The Divers Down hardboat is booked out of Swanage for Saturday 28th October, cameras and kit ready, and everyone is keeping fingers crossed for fine weather to allow us out from their base on the picturesque pier to two of Swanage’s lovely dive sites.
A lovely evening with three try divers at a pool session on 12th October – all progressing swiftly through some buoyancy skills and generally appearing to enjoy their underwater experience. Time afterwards for a social pint at the Mill Tavern.
A beautifully sunny October day for a gentle dive under the pier at Swanage, water still a balmy 16oC, and plenty of fish and crabs to see around the pier legs.
HSAC will be at The Edge on August Bank Holiday Monday 12-4pm offering everyone a go with a SCUBA diving regulator, sticking your head in a barrel of water (what kind of sea creatures might you see?!). You can also climb aboard one of our dive boats to sit at the helm and find out what kind of kit you need on a club dive boat.
Francis, Liz and Bryony joined Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Seasearch dives out of Eastbourne, surveying on a mussel bed and a rocky reef in the Beachy Head East recommended Marine Conservation Zone. Great dives, followed by tea and cakes back at the marina while filling out the forms!