Club holiday to the Isles of Scilly

Last June (2014) 11 TSAC members enjoyed a diving holiday on the Isles of Scilly with Dive Scilly, Based in St. Mary’s. Our skipper Dave McBride made sure we had a memorable time on our boat Tiburon. Here’s club member Ian’s review of the week.

Getting to the Isles of Scilly is quite an experience particularly if you fly from Land’s End International Airport. The aircraft is a small twin engined “Indiana Jones” affair Continue reading

London Dive Chamber Lectures

Run annually by the London Diving Chamber, this year’s line-up features extreme diver and adventurer Andy Torbet and polar diver and photographer Doug Allen.

The Dive Lectures are held in support of Scuba Trust – a charity devoted to giving people with physical disabilities an equal opportunity to experience the pleasure and excitement of scuba diving and the underwater world.

The lectures take place at 7pm on 19 March 2014 at The Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2HR.

This is always a good night out but tickets go fast, so reserve your tickets now at here. Tickets are free but a donation is expected.

Diving lectures at the Royal Geographical Society

Photo of seal by Jane MorganLast Friday 15 February, 8 members of TSAC attended the Scuba Trust lectures at the Royal Geographical Society. Emmy Award winning cameraman, Michael Pitts and television presenter Paul Rose, talked about the unusual and sometimes dangerous dives that they undertake to bring underwater wonders to our TV screens.

The Dive Lectures are held in support of the Scuba Trust – a charity devoted to giving people with physical disabilities an equal opportunity to experience the pleasure and excitement of scuba diving and the underwater world.

An unexpected pleasure was bumping into ex-club member Jane Morgan, who was exhibiting and selling her amazing photos. You can check out Jane’s work here.

Clay pigeon shooting

Clay pigeon shootingA really good turn out for this one including Colin, Peggy, Ian & new wife Becky coming up from the South and Ewen mucking up his brand new car on the dirt track. One of our group was so impressed he joined a shooting club the following week.

A lovely sunny day down in the woods at Headley with the local ‘Southern Comfort’ rednecks making us look a bit uncomfortable at first. We were soon up and running though after a very detailed safety talk and shooting those pigeons willy nilly, well, Roger was.

After lunch, a few of us relaxed enough to put Roger in the shade and even Steve bagged a brace.

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