Diver Training

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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...

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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...

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CSAC Running an BSAC Advanced Diver Course

Clifton SAC will be running a BSAC Advanced diver course in conjucntion with the South West region. The details of this and all of BSACs regionally organised courses are available on the BSAC website under thier new 'training days' site.

The advanced diver course is designed to give divers the ability to plan and conduct SCUBA diving expeditions to remote and unknown sites from a variety of different diving platforms including member run boats such as our own diving RIB, Badger. The course will be run over 4 months and details are available on our calendar page..

Information about the new BSAC...

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Another fully qualified ocean diver!

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!

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Dive Planning and Chart Work

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!

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Dry Suit Lesson by our new Theory Instructor!

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.

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Rescue Refresher and Diving Forum

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