DIVING WITH TSAC

We dive all over the UK as well as organising overseas trips to all areas of the world.

TSAC is an active club with dozens of trips each year in the UK and overseas. Locations we often dive at are Anglesey where one of our club ribs is located over the summer months, the Sound of Mull, St Abbs, The Farnes, Pembroke, Scapa, Plymouth and many others. Training dives also take place regularly at Eccleston Delph and Capernwray quarries.

Overseas trips include many to the Red Sea as well as Canada, The British Virgin Islands and Malta to name but a few.

Members are encouraged to organise trips as often as they can in co-ordination with our Diving Officer. This means some trips are organised to repeat each year, with the same destination and hard boat, while others head off to new locations and are organised by our more experienced divers. Once you are qualified to the right level you are free to organise your own trips under the DO's guidance.

With 2 club RIBs it is also possible to arrange dives at short notice if the weather looks good, and members have ventured as far as field as Loch Fyne and the Isle of Man with the boats. Our Equipment Officer can help you to get the boats ready for your trip and to let you know what you need to take with you.

Training dives take place once per month at least and generally comprise a group of instructors, trainees at all levels and some divers along for the fun of it. We tend to alternate between the two local quarries mentioned that allow for a safe training location and also head off to the coast for some sea diving when the time is right.

We dive pretty much all year round and you can find trip reports in the blog section and we have put together a useful information page to help you plan your diving. The members area has more detailed information including dive sites.

BSAC also has a dive trip section on their website and you can access hundreds of dive trip reports there.

 

TSAC Dive stats

 

 

YearShoreLiveaboardDay BoatClub RIBsTotal
201920746653701210
201829228811559754
201718739710114699
2016129539268821018
201519539917642812
20142635541551111083
201320435325142850
201225839221055915
2011272372142121907
201014021022352625
20092165112871101124
20082363585541221270
20072532324811241090
2006217251231120819
20051942624621341052

 

In 2005 the Diving Officer decided to record the dives with a clearer definition between Liveaboard, Day Boat and Club RIB usage. Prior to 2005, a chartered RIB would appear with "RIBs" and a Day Boat would appear with "Hard Boat". Splitting it into the four categories clearly defined our different use of boats.

 

 

YearShoreRIBsHard BoatTotal
2004266597321057
200313010311121345
2002200347881022
20012301457431118
200024450627921
1999257707531080
1998185977831065
19972612206571138
1996?408?1420

 

 

 

YearShoreLiveaboardDay BoatClub RIBsTotal
1995????737
1994337369426771209
1993239489448821258
19923904094001841383
19913284593962201403
19903872452182661112
19892844292203401273
19875351012211791036