Attached are the notes from Chris our DO from the 2015 Diving conference. There is also a comprehensive report from BSAC here. [embeddoc url="http://cs-ac.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Notes-from-the-DOC-2015-from-NEC.docx" viewer="microsoft"]
CSAC divers were involved in a World Record breaking dive on 13th December 2015 at Vobster Quay dive centre. The not so chilly December morning saw 188 SCUBA diving Santas jump in the water to break the previous record set 2 years ago.
The excellent fund raising event raises money for both he RNLI and Somerset Air Ambulance.
The Vobster Dive centre is located near Bristol so our Bristol Dive Club was able to send 8 of our club members out there for the successful record breaking attempt. A fantastic way to round of 2015's diving calendar.
A group of club members have just come back from a week diving the Northern Wrecks itinerary in the Red Sea, Egypt. They had a great time diving classic wrecks such as the Thistelgorm, Salem Express, Carnetic and the Dunraven.
Join us for the upcoming FNS at the Bristol German Beer Market in Broadmead. We will be there for some mulled wine, steins and a Sausage from 7pm. Afterwards the plan is to head to BrewDog. All welcome!
6 of us had a fantastic weekend in Pembrokeshire diving around Skomer Island marine reserve staying a launching from Broad Haven. Day 1 consisted of a failed attempt to locate the wreck of the MV Lucy. After trying all the best surface search techniques we gave up to dive Rye Rocks instead. This was a great back up!! The Scenic drop offs to over 35m were hive of marine life activity. All watched on by some friendly seals. The second dive consisted of the Garland Stone. Again a fantastic scenic dive with drop offs to over 40m. The pinnacle that we were dropped in on whilst initially been quite ...
We are looking forward to our next shout on Friday 11th September exploring the hostelries of King Street. Starting in the Old Duke at 8pm we will then move to the Llandogger Trow for 9pm, then the famous Royal Navy Volunteer for 10pm and lastly the Beer Emporium for 11pm.
All are welcome, members or not and a good night is promised! Come and join us at any of the locations, or message email@example.com to let us know you're coming.
An article on diving by a club member on HMS Manchester was published recently in the November issue of DIVER magazine.
HMS Manchester was scuttled in 1942 after she had been hit twice by Italian torpedo boats off the Tunisian coast while part of Operation Pedastal - the support convey bound for Malta. However, the decision of Captain Drew to scuttle the ship remains controversial to this day. Although three of her four engines were out of action and she has list to starboard, her guns were still working. Captain Drew was court-martialled for his actions although it could be argued that man...