Cream teas for boatshed workers

Scones, clotted cream and jam for all those that spent a pleasant Saturday afternoon at the boatshed, just before all the 2018 Guy Fawkes fireworks kicked off. Cobra’s hull is now gleaming once more and the floor looking spotless – well, a lot cleaner!

Last of the summer sun

Fine Saturday in October to be out on the Outer Mulberry off Selsey in the company of cuttlefish and tompot blennies.

Perfect day for a . . . . . team challenge

The mid-summer sun was shining, the water was flat and seven of us were off to sea on Cobra, out from her summer mooring in Portsmouth. Demonstration of fine teamwork when the broken fuel line needed a quick remedy – a hose protector is a handy bit of kit for more than just a demand valve!

Diving the Camswan, in 2018 – 101 years after she sank

Great day out on flat calm seas and lovely diving on this shallow and sheltered wreck, ideal for several members getting back into the water after a bit of a gap. The Camswan was a 100m long British steamer who went down on her maiden voyage in 1917 following a collision with another ship off the Isle of Wight.

All up in the air in May

Two groups of members tried their hand at flying a spitfire at the Spitfire simulator experience in Sussex – amazing to be immersed in the cockpit of this iconic plane! Thanks to Rob for organising a very different activity!

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.