Saturday morning was overcast but dry with gentle wind that could bite. We mustered on the Ballycastle slip around 9:30. The sea was flat calm with hardly a wave and the promised a good day ahead lay ahead. The day improved when Louise had a requested played for the club on the radio; however I was listening to the wrong station and didn’t hear it
We had 9 divers in all and the plan was for 8 to dive the Drake and after a suitable surface interval 4 to dive the Lochgarry.Continue Reading Diver Manger Report Saturday 5th March 2011
Saturday morning dawned calm and misty unlike the evening before with its high winds and heavy rain. There were some concerns about the heavy mist as we travelled along the Coast Road but by the time we assembled at the slip in Ballylumford it had all but disappeared. The sea was a bit lumpy out of the protection of Larne Lough but as the wind was dropping the trip didn’t have too many white knuckle minutesContinue Reading Diving Report Saturday 19th February 2011
Club dive on Saturday this week was to the outer lees wreck in Strangford Lough.
Conditions were better than expected with little wind at the dive site. Visibility was also better than expected after all the recent rain which meant there was of course more too see. Sightings included crabs, sponges, scallops and a Lobster spotted by Francis however no photographic evidence was produced!
My dive time was around 45 mins but my hands were feeling the cold, I'll have to get some thicker gloves. All divers enjoyed the dive and rounded the day off with a well-earned visit to the Cuan Fish and Chip shop
Thanks to everyone who came along and hope to see you all next week for another great dive
What can I say! It really doesn't get much better than this!
We arrived around 09:30 with two boats and 10 divers to find a calm sea with a lazy swell.
The first dive was off Instrahull Island where we dived the gully. The vis was an excellent 15 metres.
We were joined by seals playing and found the portholes which are embedded in the rocks.
Having spent around 40 min here we were off to find U861.
Francis has announced dates for the Dive Leader course being run at Lisburn Sub Aqua Club. These are shown below. Lectures start at 19:30 and last approximately 1 hour
|25th January||The Role of the Dive Leader - Jonathan McBride|
|1st February||Basic Life Support (BLS)|
|8th February||Oxygen & Diving Incidents|
|15th February||Casualty Assessment|
|22nd February||Oxygen Administration Equipment & Practice|
|1st March||Dive Planning|
|8th March||Rescue Management Part 1 and Helecopter Operations|
|15th March||Rescue Management Part 2|
|22nd March||The Role of the Dive Manager - Brian McIlroy|
|29th March||Theory Test|
|05 February 2011||Diver Cox Assessment|
|12/13 Feb 2011||Underwater Photography|
|13 February 2011||Sports/Dive Leader Training|
|26 February 2011||Diver Cox Assessment|
|05/06 Mar 2011||Chartwork & Position Fixing|
|13 March 2011||Instuctor Prep|
|16/17 Apr 2011||Buoyancy & Trim Workshop|
|21/22 May 2011||Accelerated decompression Procedures|
|4/5/6 Jun 2011||Closed Circuit Rebreather|
|11 June 2011||Dive Planning & Management|
Looking to broaden your diving horizons in 2011? Then visit the BSAC website and check out Events 2011, the brand new digital guide to all your BSAC Skill Development and Instructor Training courses for the coming year. If you want any more information on courses ask Francis our Training Officer. You can find the digital guide at www.bsac.com/events2011
For anyone that didn't make it on Sat it was one of the most interesting dives I've had on the Alastor.
We went down the line and navigated up the galley, past the bath and dropped down onto the lower deck. Here we were making our way past the second hold towards the winch when I stopped dead. Either I was snagged or someone had grabbed hold of my foot. I turned round expecting to see Francis's mischievous face only to be confronted by a huge Seal. I started laughing which unfortunately scarred him off.Continue Reading Come play with me!
The weather couldn’t have been better, the sun shone, the water was calm and the viz was even pretty good so all in all it was a great start to our training weekend at Barholm in Portaferry.Continue Reading Barholm Training weekend Oct 2010
The next Sports Diver training programme starts with lectures in the Clubrooms on the following dates:
2 November Sports Diving
9 November Diver Rescue
16 November Equipment and Techniques
23 November Deeper Diving
30 November Deeper Diving
7 December Breathing Gas Planning and System
14 December Going Diving
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