Swanage – July 2023

This was a different dive trip. A low-pressure system over Ireland brought heavy winds to theChannel coast. Laura’s WhatsApp messages grew ever more ominous as the weekend drew nearer:probably no Percy, maybe no shore diving, and only hopefully some diving at all. Laura and Nathan explored possible shore diving sites on the rain-soaked Friday. The winds hadn’t yet reached their … Read More

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

Weymouth and Portland, April 2023

Being convinced to go on the trip at the very last minute, there wasn’t much time for me to be prepared for what a dive trip over the long bank holiday weekend encompassed. One thing was for sure: there would be a lot of diving. We arrived in Weymouth in the late evening and to two wonderful haven caravans. We … 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