ChairmanInitially trained to dive leader level with the Sub Aqua Association with Southend Penguins in 2001. Joined Chelmsford BSAC when that club folded. I enjoy most forms of diving but a particular fondness for wreck diving. I joined CSAC a few years ago when I moved to the South West because I had the chance to work with Avon and Somerset Police and look after the underwater search team’s medical needs. I enjoy training having been encouraged to finish off my Open Water Instructor qualification and have particularly enjoyed learning to dive from the club RHIB as this is the first club that I have belonged to with its own boat. As diving officer I have overall responsibility for safety on club dives and for diving practices within the club.
TreasurerI started thinking about learning diving in Indonesia in 2017 so I naturally started looking after a club when I arrived in Bristol in 2018. As a French foreigner, I thought it would be difficult for me to start this new experience, and then I met CSAC. I have no experience with any clubs before but I can tell here people are really friendly, atmosphere so relaxed and my progress as young diver has grown incredibly fast as I’m heading to sport diver this year. So far, joining the club has allowed me to dive in both cold and warm waters, day or night but also qualify in boat handling hence allowing me to delve into this new world of fish language, history of wrecks and science of navigation. As treasurer for the club, my responsibility is to make sure that we can afford all these brilliant projects.
Diving OfficerI learnt to dive with Kingston University Sub Aqua Club back in 2001 where I discovered I had a real fascination with all things under water. I enjoy all types of diving, especially exploring the many shipwrecks scattered all around the UK coast. As a relatively new member of CS-AC and I have been struck by how friendly everyone has been and how I have been instantly made to feel right at home.
Minutes SecretaryI learned to dive through CSAC and am now a Sports Diver although recently my dive kit seems to be doing more diving than me! I keep the club’s website, mailing list, facebook group, and really anything technology related in smooth working order.
Honourable Membership SecretaryI am a longstanding member of CSAC, I enjoy instructing, my favourite diving is anywhere especially remote islands no-one else has heard of and especially Scotland. The Membership Secretary is the Club’s main contact point with the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC), so I am responsible for maintaining the club membership list, ensuring everyone’s subscriptions are up to date and that everyone has a valid medical.
WebmasterI learnt to dive whilst living out in Australia, and upon returning didn't want to stop, despite the colder water! Upon starting a new job I found one of my colleages was a CSAC member so joined to do my sports diver qualification and have now completed my IFC so am an assistant instructor. I am now looking forward to lots more UK diving! On the committee my responsibility is this website.