Diving and Disability

Do you have a disability and want to learn to dive…
…then get in contact with us…Bermondsey BSAC can help.
As long as you can swim and you’re not afraid of water then disability need not be a barrier to going diving. We just need your help to work out how to adapt.
Email or call the club for a confidential discussion.

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Free Try Dives continue

Try Dives with Bermondsey BSAC were free in 2016 thanks to a grant from Sport England.

The club has decided that we will continue to offer free Try Dives in 2017 although now they will be funded by the club.

If you have never diver before then a Try Dive in the swimming pool is the best to see if you’re going to like it.  To find out more click HERE.

Please remember that diving requires physical fitness and good health.  If you suffer from Diabetes, Epilepsy, blackouts, perforated eardrums, high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disorders, Asthma or are drug dependent then you will need specialist medical advice before diving.

It also helps if you can swim and are not afraid of water.

Annual General Meeting

All current paid-up club members have been invited to attend the Club’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 8th February 2017.  Doors open at 7:30pm, the meeting will start at 8pm.

The venue will be the St Peter and the Guardian Angels Social Club, Paradise Street, SE16 4QD.  Parking is available on the street, the nearest stations are Bermondsey or Canada Water.

Parents of junior club members are also welcome.

Seven Islands Refub Delay

We’re so sorry. It’s going to be closed a bit longer.

The refurbishment of the Seven Islands Leisure Centro has proved to be more complicated that Everyone Active and Southwark Council first thought and the re-opening of the pool has been moved back to the spring 2017.

We will therefore be meeting at St Georges Pool in Wapping for the next few months…

Nemo 33

The club had a very fun trip to Nemo 33 and the Bruges Christmas Markets.  There were 4 BSAC clubs at Nemo at the same time, 3 were also celebrating their 60th anniversaries but only 1 club was moving slow enough for us to capture them on film…thanks Ipswich!

 

Later lots of Glühwein and Beer was consumed, sights seen and lots of Christmas tat puchased…

60 Dive Sites in 2016

To mark the club’s 60th anniversary, we aimed to dive 60 different sites in 2016. On 5th October we achieved our target, with 7 club members doing a memorable dive on the wreck of the SMS Markgraf in Scapa Flow. Below is a list of all the sites we have visited (so far – remember we still have a trip to Nemo 33 coming before the end of the year), and doesn’t include the non-club dives our members did at NDAC, Gozo, Indonesia, the south coast and various other places in 2016. Well done, everyone, for getting so much diving done, and for diving such a wide variety of sites in less than 12 months.

1) Sha’ab El Erg, Red Sea (14/02/2016)

2) The Barge, Little Gubal Island, Red Sea (14/02/2016)

3) Bluff Point, Little Gubal Island, Red Sea (15/02/2016)

4) Jackfish Alley, Red Sea (15/02/2016)

5) Gordon Reef, Red Sea (15/02/2016)

6) Thomas Reef, Red Sea (16/02/2016)

7) Jackson Reef, Red Sea (16/02/2016)

8) Shark and Yolanda Reefs, Red Sea (16/02/2016)

9) Beacon Rock, Red Sea (16/02/2016)

10) SS Dunraven, Red Sea (17/02/2106)

11) Small Crack, Red Sea (17/02/2016)

12) SS Thistlegorm, Red Sea (17/02/2016)

13) SS Carnatic, Red Sea (18/02/2016)

14) Sha’ab Abu Nuhas, Red Sea (18/02/2016)

15) Tile wreck, Red Sea (19/02/2016)

16) Giannis D, Red Sea (19/02/2016)

17) El Minya, Red Sea (19/02/2016)

18) Walpole Bay tidal pool, Margate (27/02/2016)

19) Holborough Lakes, Kent (20/03/2016)

20) Wraysbury Dive Centre, Middlesex (16/04/2016)

21) Black Head Reef, Mevagissey Bay (30/04/2016)

22) Kantoeng wreck, Fowey (30/04/2016)

23) Gwineas (Gwinges), Cornwall (01/05/2016)

24) Penare Point, Mevagissey Bay (01/05/2016)

25) Curran Vean Reef, Cornwall (02/05/2016)

26) Stack Rocks, Pembrokeshire (28/05/2016)

27) Junkos Rock, Pembrokeshire (28/05/2016)

28) The Smalls, Pembrokeshire (29/05/2016)

29) SS Dakotian, Pembrokeshire (30/05/2016)

30) North Wall, Pembrokeshire (30/05/2016)

31) SS Shirala, Littlehampton (11/06/2016)

32) Outer Mulberry, Bognor Regis (11/06/2016)

33) Waldron’s Reef, Bognor Regis (11/06/2016)

34) MV Aeolian Sky, Dorset (25/06/2016)

35) SS Black Hawk Bow, Dorset (25/06/2016)

36) SS Binnendijk, Lulworth Banks (26/06/2016)

37) SS City of Waterford, Beachy Head (09/07/2016)

38) Gildenburgh Water, Cambridgeshire (17/07/2016)

39) Siracusa wreck, Newquay Bay (30/07/2016)

40) Poltexas Reef, Newquay (30/07/2016)

41) SS Orfordness, Newquay (31/07/2016)

42) Old Dane rock, Newquay (31/07/2016)

43) Swanage Pier (06/08/2016)

44) Valentine Tanks, Swanage (06/08/2016)

45) Bombay and Fleur de Lys, Swanage (06/08/2016)

46) Old Harry drift, Swanage (06/08/2016)

47) SS Kyarra, Swanage (06/08/2016)

48) HMS Scylla, Whitsand Bay (27/08/2016)

49) SS James Eagan Layne, Whitsand Bay (27/08/2016)

50) Pier Cellars, Cawsand Bay (28/08/2016)

51) Breakwater Fort, Plymouth Sound (28/08/2016)

52) Le Poulmic wreck, Plymouth Sound (29/08/2016)

53) Glen Strathallan wreck, Plymouth Sound (29/08/2016)

54) SMS Karksruhe, Scapa Flow (02/10/2016)

55) F2, YC21 and MV Mara, Scapa Flow (02/10/2016)

56) SMS Brummer, Scapa Flow (03/10/2016)

57) SMS Dresden II, Scapa Flow (03/10/2016)

58) SMS Kronprinz Wilhelm, Scapa Flow (04/10/2016)

59) Anti-Arial Torpedo Close Protection Pontoons, Scapa Flow (04/10/2016)

60) SMS Markgraf, Scapa Flow (05/10/2016)

61) SMS Cöln, Scapa Flow (06/10/2016)

62) SMS König, Scapa Flow (07/10/2016)

63) Nemo 33, Stalle, Belgium (03/12/2016)

Christmas Meal

The dive club Christmas Meal will be on Thursday 15th December.
If you would like a ticket then please speak to Clive.
We plan to meeting at a Pub near London Bridge at 18:45 and then go to a fabulous Restaurant on Southwark Bridge Road at 20:00.
Spouses, squeezes, significant others, siblings, snorkelers and nice people are all welcome.
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