After a fantastic weekend of SCUBA diving and training in Portland we succesfully Christened the new boat with its first trip home behind a tow truck!! Fortunatley the boat is fine not so sure about Chris and Julia's car though...
Rachael did fantastically well to get her ocean diver training finished off in Vobster today. She has worked really hard to get things finished and is already book on some of our club dive trips in the summer!
Well done Rachael!
Rick Ayrton is the publisher of a brand new blog at O'Three. Its great news that a club members photos are good enough to go on the O'Three website. Just goes to show we do have some photogenic diving as most of Rick's pictures of from dives in and around the UK! Rick has been taking photos when diving around the UK and as the current club President is a regular CSAC club member.
Check the blog out here.
The members guide has been updated and is available in the members area.
Included is the updated club rules and I would urge you all to have a read of them as there are some important updates.
The guide also mentions safe diving practices and that booklet is available on the BSAC website here.
The last dive planning meeting was a great chance for a recap on chart work, voyage planning and tidal curves. I think all those that came enjoyed either learning some new skills or having a refresher on those already learnt.
We have also got even more diving in the calendar now, thanks to everyone thats volunteering to run a trip this summer. We have almost got every other weekend with a trip on it at the moment!
Well done to Bethany and Chelsie who did their very first SCUBA diving open water dives. They have been busy doing their training in the swimming pool in Bristol alongside lectures at The Orchard pub.
The weather was great, mainly sunny and the water is starting to warm up too. May we have many more great dives. Well done guys a good start to your diving careers!!
David has recently passed his Theory Instructor Exam (TIE) which is fantastic news and great to see one of our members moving through the ranks as an instructor!
Good to see that despite his new qualification he still looks great when teaching the trainees how to don a dry suit.
Approaching the new diving season (With our first sea trip of 2016 less than 3 weeks away!!) we had an update on the new BSAC in water rescue guidance. We also took the oportunity to refresh basic life support skills and oxygen kit use.
Look out for the next diving forum next month which will be featuring Kirsty Andrews' photography and strobes workshop. Dates TBC
CSACers had the monthly dose of Friday night social festivities at the legendary Christmas Steps pub in the arts quarter of the same name. Most had food which was fantastic, certainly I was nearly beat by the most gigantic burger Ive had for a little while!! That might be because of the scotch egg starter though...
Really great to see so many dive club members there especially in the so called 'quieter' time of the year for SCUBA divers!
In all a great night out, good beer, good food and a great way start 2016 for our diving club!
Thanks to social sec Vicky for organising and bring on the next...
I would like to announce the 2016 Gangsters & Molls CSAC Annual Dinner!
All info on the flyers attached (See photo)
However a few pertinent points- It’s to be on Fri 19th Feb Venue is La Grotta; 9 Union St, Bristol BS1 2DD. This is a cosy Italian Restaurant with a bar and disco downstairs. Theme is Gangsters and Molls; so ladies grab your feather boas and gentlemen your machine guns!!
We’re hoping to run a slideshow of pics about CSAC’s 2015 years so if willing to share all your best Photos please get in touch!
Also we are running the music, so unless you want Vicky's party mix all night (alth...