An intrepid few members braved one of the coldest December evenings to construct a gazebo within the boatshed to hold the heat around us for some winter gatherings and lectures while the Churt Club remains closed on Thursdays. Tested with beers and mince pies, and now looking forward to the new year’s programme with enthusiasm.
Sussex Wildlife Trust’s dive on the Mixon Hole in July, one of a series of Seasearch survey dives some HSAC members are supporting over the summer, collecting data to help with conservation projects to protect marine wildlife. Hot sunshine, flat calm sea and great visibility to see the amazing near vertical clay wall of the Mixon Hole.
Bright sunshine, great vis and a lovely dive on the Bembridge ledges on Saturday 11th June for six members out on the club boat from Eastney. A beautiful rocky reef with boulders and overhangs harbouring an undulate ray, bib, wrasse and a few spiny spider crabs among the abundance of sponges, seasquirts, anemones and hydroids. Unfortunately, the wind picked up in the afternoon so the planned dive on the Louis will have to wait for another day.