Charts Worked and Positions Fixed

To compliment the recently qualified nine new Boat Handlers, TSAC recently ran a BSAC Chartwork and Position Fixing Skill Development course for its members.

The practical ran over four weeks on club nights at the John Alker Club, followed by two separate groups putting their newfound skills into practice in open-water on one of the club RIBs.

On the 16th June, in horrible weather, plan B had to be put in place and Holyhead Harbour was used instead of Rhosneigr and all six candidates successfully pinged the wreck of the Asmund. whilst learning that electronics soak up attention so keep a good look out, and that transits and bearings are of little use in poor visibility.

The second group of five, had better weather, so much so that wild camping was in order the night before the course and a few dusk / night dives were possible before setting up camp and fire for a lovely evening on the beach near the Kimya with the boat moored safely. Next day, the group successfully pinged the wreck of the Norman Court and the pinnacle at Carreg Goch.

Great in-house training on our own boats from TSAC Instructors Rick Scarsbrook, Steve Bettison and Dave Godson.

 

 

 

 

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Neil Smitham

Since starting diving I've learnt a lot more useful things than I ever did at school, and been to so many different places that I doubt I would have without diving, around Britain and abroad. The Red Sea is great diving, and I've been to Orkney / Scapa Flow eight times, but my best trips have been two club trips to Norway. The craic of the journey and the spectacular scenery added to the fantastic diving. Favourite wreck, The Frankenwald or The Ferndale and Parat.