Red Sea Trip August 2019

Red Sea Trip

Date: 23rd to 30th August 2019
Organiser: Tony Fitz

Leaving from Manchester Airport on 23rd August and flying to Hurghada on the Red Sea. Staying at the The Three Corners Rihana Inn, El Gouna.

Six days diving has been organised with Emperor divers, including one day on the Thistlegorm. Two dives a day including air and weights with an option to pay for a third dive each day. Nitrox available for an extra charge.

All the diving places have now been filled. Contact Tony Fitz for more details.


 

Archaeology Field School June 2019

Nautical Archaeology Society Archaeological Field School
7th – 17th June 2019

The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS), the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) and Bangor University are currently collaborating on a project to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War and the shipping losses which occurred around the Welsh coast.

The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and, as part of the project, the Nautical Archaeology Society will be running a FREE field school at Abercastle in Pembrokeshire from 7th – 17th June 2019. The field school will be based around the wreck of the SS Leysian. If members of your dive club are interested in participating in the field school and bringing along your club boat to dive the site over the course of the field school, please contact us for a booking form at: MADUdiving@gmail.com

The field school will be based and run from Garn Isaf in Abercastle where there will be FREE air fills. For the duration of the field school, camping will also be FREE at a 15-pitch camping site. However, pre-booking is required. To check availability and to reserve a pitch, please contact: Ian Cundy on: 01684 574774

For anyone who doesn’t want to camp, there are also B&B facilities on site, but these are not free and would need to be booked and paid for directly, see: https://www.garnisaf.com

FREE training will be provided during both weekends of the field school for people who have not previously attended a NAS recording and surveying course, and FREE additional specialist courses will also be run during the field school upon demand and should weather condition preclude diving activities.

The Leysian was a 4,703 ton steamship taken into service as a prize of war by the British – 400ft x 52ft x 27ft (121.92m x 15.85m x 8.23m). She ran straight into the cliffs in poor visibility on 20th February 1917. The site today is suitable for all diving abilities lying in 8-16m of water, close to the cliffs and only around 600m from the beach and slipway. The site is in the shelter of Abercastle bay, protected from all but winds from the NW through to E, and diving is possible at most states of the tide.

* There will be a £10 per head / night deposit required when booking the camp site which will be refunded following the field school (providing you turn up for the period booked).

There is a branch participation list on the notice board. Contact John Rice for more Details.

Isle of Man Trip May 2019

Isle of Man Trip

Date: 17th to 19th May 2019
Organiser: John Rice

Diving with Steve and Michelle at Discover Diving. Leaving from the Pier Head Liverpool to Douglass on Friday 17th and staying in the bunkhouse of Discover Diving in Port St Mary, IOM.

Hard boat diving on The Thracian (32m), The Stack off the Calf of Man, The Clan McMaster drift dive (22m) and the Citrine (15m).

The costs are £140 for diving and self catering bunkhouse accommodation. 12l tanks and weights included but additional surcharge for twinset fills. £46.50 foot passenger ferry fare, Liverpool to Douglass

The trip is limited to 12 divers & 2 non-divers. (Sports diver and above only)

First come basis. The entry sheet is up on the notice board. Contact John for more details.

Amlwch RIB Trip May 2019

North Anglesey Wreck Trip

Date: 24th to 26th May 2019
Organiser: Tony Fitz
Dive Manager: Rob Edwards

As part of his Advanced Diver qualification, Rob is managing two days of wreck diving out of Amlwch, North Anglesey, in May 2019.

There will be three nights camping at Mountview Caravan and Camping park, starting Friday 24th May. Three boats will be going and so there should be space for 16 divers. All grades of diver will be catered for.

The entry list is up on the club notice board. £25 deposit required before 24th April.

Contact Tony Fitz or Rob Edwards for more details.