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Dive Report Plymouth – September 2019

Had a great days diving from our rib. First was a dive on the Rosehill a collier that was torpedoed in WW1, viz was great with lots of life around the boilers and engine. Didn’t make it to the gun on the stern so will have come back to dive it again soon.

Second dive was on the Mew Stone Ledges, a series of gullies on the western side of the Mew Stone, one of the highlights was the cuttlefish followed us around for most of the dive.

We finished off with a bit of boat handling practice in the Plymouth Sound. Big thanks to poor old Chris who organized the trip, skippered the boat but couldn’t...

Porthkerris – August 2019

Over the bank holiday weekend 13 divers, 1 non diver, 2 kids and a dog descended on Porthkerris for a long weekend of Rib and shore diving.

Day 1: The weather was against us so the boat only managed to get out once but rest of us still managed to have a great shore dive swimming amongst all the gullies and rocky outcrops just a short swim from the beach

Day 2: The wind and changed direction so the boat went out 3 times. I had two great wreck dives one on the Volney and another on the Mohegan, both are heavily broken up but there was loads of life on both of them.

Day 3: With the weather sti...

CSAC Goes To Egypt

7 Divers spent a fantastic week diving in the red sea with Blue o Two. Had a great week of diving some of the best wrecks and reefs the Red Sea has to offer. We started the week diving Ras Mohammad marine park before heading North to the Thistlegorm wreck. The Thistlegorm is one of the top wreck diving locations in the world. The world war 2 cargo ship was carrying troop supplies. Whilst at anchorage the wreck was found by Axis bombers which scored a hit on the ship. The bomb exploded near the artillery store which caused a chain reaction with the force of the explosion and light seen from man...

Ceilidh sponsored by Pieminister #LittleActsofPieness

Lots of fun! Lots of dancing!

Open to anyone family, friends and children.

Clifton Sub-Aqua Club (CSAC) a branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) are organising a Ceilidh. CSAC is a friendly dive club based in Bristol. We are a volunteer club by our members for our members, training divers of all grades from our entry level, ocean diver all the way up to instructor level with the BSAC. We are hoping to raise some money for new equipment so we can train more divers in the future, widening participation!

Pieminster have kindly donated us 50 of their pies (which we will be serving with mash a...

CSAC Goes to Orkney (and almost Shetland) 2018

Members of CSAC have just returned from their bi-annual pilgrimage to Orkney. They went up with plans to dive the German High Seas Fleet that was scuttled in Scapa Flow nearly one hundred years ago as well as exploring the many wrecks and reefs around the Isles. There were also plans to push on up to Shetland but the sea refused to comply.

Sea swell notwithstanding, we enjoyed fantastic weather, even breaking out the shorts and slapping on the sunscreen on a couple of occasions! There were also chances to take in the local surroundings when we moored up on the various islands that make up Orkn...

World War One Historic Wrecks and Battleships

Clifton has just come back from a weeks diving the historic World War One German High Seas Fleet wrecks at Scapa Flow, in the Orkneys, Scotland. On June 21st 1919 Rear Admiral Ludwig von Reuter mistakenly got the message that the British were to re engage the Germans after the Armistice in the previous year. The German high seas fleet had been interned in Scapa Flow since that time. Believing the British wanted to capture the fleet Reuter gave the command to scuttle the entire fleet and 52 ships sank to the seabed, the greatest loss of shipping in a single day. Most of the wrecks have been ext...

Winner of the BSoUP Splash in Competition

Over August bank holiday British Society of Under Water Photographers have their annual splash in competition. Anyone can enter but the photo must be taken over that weekend. Clifton had a trip seal diving in the Farne Islands. Vicky one of our budding underwater photographers came out as one of the national winners! Huge congratulations and well done.

Sports Diver Training

So far this season we have been working through and training people to get their next SCUBA diving qualification the BSAC Sports Diver. I'm pleased to say that several of our trainees managed to finish off that qualification last weekend in a diving quarry close to Bristol, Cromhall Quarry.

Sports diver is a great qualification open to all, already qualified divers and teaches divers with a basic qualification the essential skills to become a competent safe diver, rescue training and able to lead their own dives. Being a club we teach qualifications from the British Sub-Aqua Club but Sports Di...

CSAC goes to the Eddystone Lighthouse!

After an excellent start to the season with some fantastic weather we topped the diving off with a trip out to the Eddystone reef and lighthouse. The weekend was a mixture of SCUBA diving training and fun diving. Some members travelled from Brsitol for the SCUBA diving whilst the rest camped in Plymouth. The reef itself is 10 nautical miles offshore which is a long way out. The badger the new club diving RIB made the journey without missing a beat in just over 30 minutes! The visibility was fantastic and every rock face was covered in Jewel anemones and soft corals. After the dive ee flew back...

Badger upgrade and 1st sea diving trip of 2017

Our new in 2016 club RIB has had a safety upgrade in preparation for 2017. SCUBA diving can now be supervised safely with the knowledge that Badger has navigation lights and a radar reflector!!

We also took the boat from Bristol down to Portland harbour for some SCUBA diving and training in the sea. Well done to all that came as we had some challenging winter conditions but topped it off with a great meal where the Burgers went down a treat.

Heres to many more great SCUBA diving trips on dive boat Badger in 2017!!