Rescue training

Lots of practice rescues in the early 2018 pool training sessions – part of the progression from open water diver to the SAA Club Diver qualification.

Winter gatherings

Churt Club makes a lovely meeting place for us on a Thursday evening when we’re not at the pool – warm, comfy chairs, great value beer and a friendly welcome from behind the bar!

December pool session

Several members and guests were in the water for our final pool session of 2017, perfecting mask clearance, buoyancy control and rescue lifts.

Seasearch Diver

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.

November curry

A convivial curry as the club’s latest social, with Darren and Mandy reappearing after their exciting travels!

2017 Member of the Year

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.

Swanage 28 Oct 2017

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.

Swanage before 2017’s winter weather sets in?

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.

First breaths under the water

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.