News and Events in the TSAC club.


A weekend in St Abbs

Meeting early on the day you travel up is a good idea. Get the four hour journey over with, beat rush-hour, unpack, then kit up for a shore dive in the evening. That’s just what Steve and I did with an easy walk out over a rising tide to take a bearing to Seagull rock…

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Shore Dive at Porth Ysagden

There aren’t many times I’ve set off for a days diving at half four in the afternoon – in fact I can say this was the first. We all squeezed into one (large) car and with Steve Gresty driving we were soon leaving Sale. It took us about two and a half hours to drive…


700th Dive

Congratulations to Neil Smitham, our current Diving Officer. A fantastic milestone of 700 dives. Well done, hopefully your 800th will be in more tropical waters.

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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…


More boathandlers for TSAC

A group of nine TSAC members recently completed the BSAC Boat-Handling course over two weekends. A full day of theory at our HQ The John Alker Club, followed the day after for six of them on The Wirral at New Brighton, with the other three completing their training last weekend in fine weather. Great in-house…

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Dinner Dance and Presentation evening.

A great turn out and evening was had by all that attended the Trafford Sub-Aqua Club Dinner Dance and Presentation social evening last night to celebrate 2017’s year of diving and achievements. Main raffle prize was provided by our guests from Aqualogisitcs and was complimented by donations from club members. A full list of the…


Christmas Dive and Meal

A great turn out from TSAC for the Christmas Dive at Eccleston Delph. Nine hardy souls braving the bracing six degrees water temperature for a minimum of thirty minutes, that’s 350% up on the normal amount of two going in! Lovely to then see a mixture of club experience turning up for the meal to…


Menai Boat Run

TSAC members on club boat Nessie joined in this years Menai boat run in early April organised by East Cheshire Sub-Aqua Club. Over 20 BSAC clubs and 34 RIBs sailed down the Menai at the same time raising £1,010 for the RNLI with a presentation to the Beaumaris lifeboat crew. With fish and chips organised…


A special dive in a special year

Congratulations to TSAC membership secretary, Paul Tweedale, who in this his 65th year on the planet, has completed his 65th dive of the year this weekend on board the Gaelic Rose out of Oban. A quick re-count with the Diving Officer last week sorted out the total done this year, and after being involved with…


Calling the Coastguard

Calling The Coastguard. Some Coastguard stations have now been closed and as a result of an update from the MCA, please see the following info / link, ultimately, there is little change for us as divers. Please be reminded that in an emergency situation anyone can use a VHF radio. If anyone would like to…

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Changes to the Sports Diver Medical Form

April 2016. The self-declaration medical form system has been under review from 2013 to 2015 by the UK Diving Medical Committee. As a result of this the Sport Diving Medical Form has been revised slightly. The form should be self explanatory and the procedures surrounding it have not changed. The new forms and BSAC advice…

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Training update – Basic Life Support Techniques

As mentioned at this year’s AGM, BSAC have updated their BLS guidelines in accordance with the latest expert advice. Here is their full statement, please make a note… “Every five years, experts in resuscitation from organisations around the world conduct a review of published literature. The 2015 review and a resulting consensus statement form the…