West Bay – May 2023

During the Early May Bank holiday we had a wonderful time at the West Bay, Dorset.  The dive was organised by our diving officer Aidan Fewster. It was a very long drive for me from Central Milton Keynes to Bridport and guessed what I was the first to check in at the Parkdean Caravan Park (because I have retired) & … Read More

Outboard Engine Maintenance Course

On 12th Feb nine of us headed down to Southampton to take a 1 day course in outboard engine maintenance. Many thanks to our Equipment Officer Tobias for suggesting and organising this! BACKGROUND Historically our old engines were looked after by Nigel and Keith. Their stellar efforts meant that we got 20 odd years of life out of the things … Read More

Swanage May 2022

Swanage was my first club dive trip since my long awaited Ocean Diver qualification, which was prolonged by a year and half due to the lockdowns. I got my gear ready weeks in advance, excited for my first UK dive. Alex picked me up and we headed out to Dorset on one of the sunniest weekends of the year. Whilst … Read More

West Bay trip report – April 2022

Our trip to West Bay started for me with a road trip Friday afternoon with Nathan Piper in the club Land Rover to pick up the RIB boat from the depot. Leaving London around lunchtime and arriving in West Bay late afternoon.  West Bay is a quaint little British fishing village with a modern dose of tourism. Consisting of a … Read More

Weymouth 2021

In the middle of June, I joined the club for the first time to go diving in Weymouth. To me, it was a bitof miracle that the trip worked out, because I had only recently joined the club (think five days ago),the only equipment I owned were a mask and fins and I had no mode of transportation.But in my … Read More

Porthkerris Trip Report

28th – 31st August 2020 A group of nine divers headed down to Cornwall to spend the August bank holiday diving at the superb Porthkerris dive centre. The Bear Grylls wannabe member of the group opted for sleeping in his car at the Porthkerris campsite itself. The rest of the group stayed at Holifield Hostel in Gweek, which provided ideal, … Read More

St Abbs Trip Report

I’ve stated my interest on this trip ever since it was announced during the dive meeting sometime last year. And, after the drudgery of the recent lock-down due to the pandemic and a recent bereavement in my family, this trip was the shot in the arm that I really needed to acquire some sort of relief and feeling of normality. … Read More

Lundy Trip Report

In mid-July, a group of seven divers from BSAC London No.1 set off for north-west Devon, the first trip of an interrupted season for many of us. We were headed for Lundy, a small island off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bristol Channel. We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather throughout the trip, … Read More

Coronavirus update – a message from our Chairman

Hi All,  You’ve heard the news. The time has come to change our behaviour to protect ourselves and others. We think there’s nothing better than diving, and if you are not able to dive, we encourage you to enjoy the outdoors and do some other exercise while you can. However, we recognise that as a Club, we need to stop some … Read More

Isle of Man trip report

Each year the DO asks members where they’d like to dive the following season. Last year the most exciting suggestion was to go to the Isle of Man. Unsurprisingly this came from former Manx resident Laura who, surprisingly, had never dived there before. I was delighted to try to organise it, partly because I’d never been to the island before … Read More