2021 – 9th May and HSAC was at last in the sea! Great day had by all at Swanage, after a week of uncertainty as the forecast alternated between wild and diveable. Plenty of spiny spider crabs, cuttlefish, conger eel and blenny greeted the divers. Nicely rounded off at the cafe on the pier with a fresh seafood basket, with chips!
A hardy band of members were set to dip their toes into the chilly water in April but strong winds blew in from the east and the trip to Swanage was postponed to May. Fingers crossed the weather will be kinder next time.
March 2021 and Nick kicked off the series of Dive Leader lectures – well attended by members wanting to qualify as well as others building knowledge or refreshing memories! Good chat about when we might be able to go diving again . . . . . .
Thoughtful discussions for our Thursday zoom meeting about practical training priorities for the year ahead, as soon as restrictions allow.
AGM – and a review of 2020. It started so normally with pool sessions, socials and committee meetings in the pub, then became a series of Zooms, social and instructional, and included a few dives in the summer . . . . a sense that we made the best we could of last year, stayed together and shared a good number of laughs in spite of the challenges. Now all keenly preparing for a better year ahead.
All set for the Club’s AGM – our 50th AGM, but the first ever to be held over Zoom!
We enter our 50th Anniversary Year after a year like no other, and with a deal of uncertainty remaining about the year ahead of us. But we will be hoping and planning for a summer of diving and a fitting celebration of our Club’s long history. Who remembers those ABLJs and wetsuits?
November 19th and the committee gathered again on zoom for decisions on the AGM and planning for the year ahead with hopes of some good diving.
Diving in a lake in September where the temperature and visibility plummeted into darkness at around 4m deep, but it was a wonderfully sunny day and just great to be out diving with friends again!
Masked up, spaced out, and out on a boat again – to dive the Outer Mulberry off Selsey Bill. Even the less-than-great vis didn’t dampen the mood!