In at the deep end for some practice rescue lifts – always good to get into the water, even just the pool!
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!
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.
Back to the pool for some refreshing of skills for our three newest members just joined – welcome!
A return to the virtual on a Thursday evening, planning the forthcoming pool sessions and dives and getting an update on the boats.
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.
The sun shone brightly for Cobra’s first trip out on the water this year with Tim, David, Michael and Nick. Serviced engine and clean blue hull and she skimmed across the water. Thanks to Mike and Tim for taking her back down to the coast for the summer.
A pleasant May evening at the boatshed finishing Eagle’s engine service and giving her a bit of a clean, before relaxing with a beer.
Successful day of boat maintenance, and a plentiful barbecue to keep everyone happy, and Cobra is now ready to be taken to the coast on May 1st. Some of the team had already left before we remembered to take a photo! Great to meet a prospective new member too – warm welcome to Nigel!
Thanks to Nick for hosting a great social evening featuring pizzas and broad-ranging discussions about the club boats, training, membership and an active season of dives ahead, particularly after our bigger boat, Cobra, goes to the coast on 1st May.