Boathouse Work Evening

A quick reminder that we will be having our first work evening to get on top of jobs in the boathouse and boat on Monday 2nd starting at 16:00.
I encourage  everyone to attend. No special skills are required and an hour of your time will make a difference.
thanks in advance


Club AGM – Tue 5 Nov 19 at 1800 in the Boathouse

Dear all

Just to remind you that the next Club AGM takes place on Tue 5 Nov  to which everyone is welcome to attend to have a say in your club.

There have been no special Agenda items / motions received so the evening will follow a ‘normal’ AGM format (and will hopefully be a fairly swift affair!)  However this year Tug will be stepping down as Equipment Officer and Brian will be stepping down as Expedition Officer and so I am on the lookout for volunteers to replace these positions in the Committee; if you would be keen to get more involved in the running of the Club and feel you have experience / an interest in these areas do please let me or Sandra (Club Secretary) know at the earliest opportunity.

Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 5th.


Guy (Chairman)

Any eBay experts out there?

Dear all

Having gone through the stores a lot of old, but still useable, dive gear has been identified (such as BCDs, ABLJs, emergency cylinders, etc) as no longer needed by the Club but sellable and therefore worthy of making a bit of cash for Club funds.  However what’s needed is someone with a bit of ‘business acumen’ (i.e. you have a bit of experience selling on eBay / similar) to make this happen!

If you’re willing to take this task on please let either Steve Cox or myself know; all help much appreciated.


Guy Balmer

Club Constitution

20180710-PDCSAC Constitution V4

Dear all

The moment you’ve all been waiting for…the latest version of the Constitution!

This has gone through a fairly major re-hash with a lot of input from a number of Club members and you’ll be pleased to hear is now quite a bit shorter than previous iterations so worth a read; it is after all your Club.  That said there are some subtle changes to it, not least that the Diving Safety Management System (DSMS) now exists as a separate document but should be read in conjunction with the Constitution; Steve Cox, The Diving Officer, has already published the latest version of the DSMS on the Diving Safety portal of the website.  Also all Committee Members, Officers, Dive Managers and Instructors are to sign to say they have read and understood the Constitution (and by default also the DSMS which is an Enclosure to it); I will hold a hard copy version of the Constitution for signing.


Guy Balmer (Chairman)




Buoyancy Workshop – Tue 26 Feb 19

Dear all

On 26 Feb Cal, Eddie and I will be running a buoyancy workshop in the Dockyard swimming pool for all Club members to practice / hone their skills ready for the forthcoming diving season.  As with last year there will be a series of ‘mini exercises’ to complete underwater to test / re-learn (!) your buoyancy skills, manoeuvrability under water and kit configuration; for those who have yet to get into the pool this year it will also be an opportunity to  ensure your kit is all working as it should and to revise other skills like mask clearing, etc.


From 1700 – Boathouse open to sort kit

1800 – briefing for all

1830 – move to pool

1900 – set up exercises

1915 – first run throughs

By 2100 – clear of pool

OC – return kit to Boathouse and depart