Mixed Gas Blender SDC 2019

Mixed Gas Blender SDC

Alistair Reynolds is looking to run the BSAC Mixed Gas Blender SDC in the near future. This will be a Thursday evening course consisting of theory sessions followed by practical involving filling cylinders using mixed gas.

This course is open to Sports Divers and above and is limited to 12 places.

The cost of the course will be £60 each. A Mixed Gas Blender Q-Card is included in this cost as evidence of your skill level. 

Anyone interested should add their names to the sheet on the club notice board. 

Mersey Diver CCR Try Dive

CCR Try Dive

Date: January 24th 19:30 to 20:30
Organiser: John Rice

Simon Fryer will bringing his CCR units to club and will be able to offer 4 CCR try dives in the hour available on club night. The cost will be £26.10 each diver.

Simon will hold further sessions if there is sufficient interest.

Contact John for a place.

BSAC Compressor Operator SDC

Organiser: John Rice
Date: 19:30 – 21:30 Thursday 10th January

Another opportunity to learn to how to safely fill your own cylinders, and assist others with their tanks too. Alistair Reynolds will be running the course over a few weeks with the theory sessions delivered in the clubhouse, and the practical sessions in the compressor room/boathouse. So if you would like to take part in the course in early 2019 please register your interest on the interest sheet on the club notice board

Chartwork and Position Fixing SDC December 2018

Chartwork and Position Fixing SDC
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th December 2018

This weekends Chartwork and Position Fixing SDC was a fantastic success. All those who attended really enjoyed the course put together by Gary Bolland and Geoff Oldfield.

Along with Gary and Geoff, Alan Jones, Alistair Reynolds, Stuart Langley, and Tony Fitz were also on hand to give lectures on Nautical Charts, Position Fixing, Tides, Locating Dive Sites and Passage Planning.

As well as the lectures there were plenty of practical exercises Gary had put together to put the theory into practice and building towards a usable voyage plan.

Geoff also gave us a demonstration of an amazing piece of software from Neptune Navigation, which for just over £100 gives access to all the UK charts, tides and many wreck sites details. Click here for more details.

Unfortunately the weather prevented us from taking the boats out on the river for the water based part of the course so this has had to be be put off until a future date.

Everyone who attended the course would like to thank all the instructors for giving up their weekend and passing on their extensive knowledge of all the subjects covered. Its great to have this about of experience available to club members.