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Cave Diving Talk

Connor Roe gave an excellent talk on a cave diving expedition to Cueva de la Peña Colorada, Oaxaca, Mexico this evening at the Nova Scotia pub.

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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...

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Photos from 'In at the deep end'

On the 25th of January, Peter Shore spoke to us about his experiences working as a Navy clearance diver in the 1950s. The event was well attended by members from both CSAC and other Bristol dive clubs.

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Join us for "In at the deep end", a talk by 1950s Navy diver Peter Shore

Upstairs at the Orchard Inn at 8pm on Wed 25th January, Peter Shore will be coming along to give us a talk about his experiences, training and working as a Navy (mine) clearance diver in the 1950s.

The talk will cover:- the diving equipment of that era, Navy training, serving in the Suez crisis and the Korean war and many anecdotes!

So if you want to find about about 2 man piloted mini submarines, pioneering re-breathers (and everything else) then don't miss this.

It should be an interesting evening so please come along.

See flyer attached. £5 at the door. Directions to the Orchard Inn are ava...

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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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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

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Friday Night Shout - January 2016

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...

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CSAC Annual Dinner 19th February

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...

Diving Conference 2015

Attached are the notes from Chris our DO from the 2015 Diving conference. There is also a comprehensive report from BSAC here. [embeddoc url="" viewer="microsoft"]

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Festive Friday Night Shout - Bristol German Market 11th December

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!