Cosy boatshed?

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.  

Final 2022 Pool Session

Good to be in the pool in December while it’s too cold to venture out into the sea.  A good refresher session and a pint afterwards to welcome Josh.  

Diver Rescue

Back to zoom for the first of the Club Diver lectures in October, with plans to complete the rest of the series over the winter months.  

Fleur de Lys and the Old Mussel Bed

Wonderful mid September trip to Swanage with bountiful bib and wrasse on the pretty Fleur de Lys followed by a gentle drift on the old mussel beds where some saw undulate ray, others tiny anemone shrimp and black tar sponge!  Topped off with cheesy chips, overall a brilliant day.  

September Rescues

In at the deep end for some practice rescue lifts – always good to get into the water, even just the pool!  

Test run for Eagle

Great to see Eagle back out on the water again at the end of July – launched from Eastney along with Cobra – on a test run after all the work recently carried out on her and her engine!   

Seasearching The Mixon Hole

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. 

July pool session

Back to the pool for some refreshing of skills for our three newest members just joined – welcome!  

June zoom

A return to the virtual on a Thursday evening, planning the forthcoming pool sessions and dives and getting an update on the boats. 

Diving the Bembridge Ledges

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.