AED (defibrillator) refresher training

AED (defibrillator) refresher training

On 3rd May several members attended an AED (defibrillator) refresher/training session.

A short theory presentation explained how and why we should use an AED and we then got down on the floor to attend to ‘Annie’ and give her some basic life support and help with a training AED.

Our branch is lucky to own a ‘live’ AED which we have available on Club nights and other trips.

We are also able to practice with the training AED.

Get in touch with any of the Committee if you would like the opportunity to familiarise with the working of the AED.



Club Night 17 May 2018

Club Night 17 May 2018

Plan for  Thursday 17 May 2018

Pool marshal – Alex Hopkins

Snorkel Club – 6:30 – 7:30 in pool with Rod Mace and Dave Cole

Jack Russell lecture room

6:45 – 8:00/8:15  Theory – Ocean Diver OT5

Instructor: Dave King

Trainees: Jacqui, Jemima, Anna, Richard, Ben


7:30 +


Paul  –  Maddie OS4

Rescue skills & BLS – all members invited


Other dates:

17 May            – Club Night, pool session – rescue skills and BLS revision, all levels welcome

24 May            – Club Night, as usual

– Cromhall quarry, possible open water training – for all levels, get in touch

Please get in touch if you are named and not able to come to any of the above.

Get in touch with any of the Committee if there are things you want to do or have suggestions for any different activities – we would appreciate your involvement.

Keep checking the website and emails for updates and news about forthcoming trips/days out.


Bridgette King

Training Officer

07760 174534




Members Photos

Members Photos

TurtleStone FishCuttle FishScorpion Leaf FishSpanish Dancer

Dive Calendar 2018

Dive Calendar 2018

Annual General Meeting 16th November

Annual General Meeting 16th November

The Annual General meeting is to be held at Jack Russell Room at Archway on Thursday 16th November, starting at 7:30pm.

We meet to present a review of what we have done in the last year and appoint Committee posts. Come to meet other members, ask us any questions, you can make suggestions for what you want from the Club.

If you need any further details contact any Committee member email


Egyptian liveaboard trip

Egyptian liveaboard trip
Congratulations to SVSAC 30 years diving together.

We have all returned from our trip to Red Sea South. Joining our boat The Hurricane on 4th October we set off for diving the many reefs of St John’s, Fury Shoal, Elphinstone returning to UK early on 12th.

Well looked after by the staff of Hurricane and dive guide Halmosh and Waheed.

Many thanks for Dave King for organising.

We look forward to viewing the fabulous photos and videos.

Checklist for Open Water Dives

Checklist for Open Water Dives

Cylinder(s) full …fill cylinders at:
Dive 90, Cheltenham 01242680003,
Cromhall Diving, or
Neptune Diving    01452313605
Please return full to SVSAC store
Dry suit
Under suit
Or Wetsuit
Sea Fins
Weight Belt
Spare Weights
Buoyancy Control Device
Qualification and Logbook
Lunch + Water
Contact Details

Dive Timer
Ankle Weights
Waterproof Coat
Warm Clothes
Mobile Phone
Who are you lift sharing with?

If borrowing any equipment from SVSAC store please return it by Thursday 7pm washed in fresh water and dried ready for training use.

Water Skills Course

Water Skills Course

Learn to snorkel, gain lifesaving skills and try scuba diving.

Our first Course started 25 February 2016 and our participants learnt a huge range of skills – contact us if you or your group would like to find out more.


Contact Rod Mace for a chat or further details at or Bridgette at


Booking dive trips

Booking dive trips

10 things to do if you want to go on a SVSAC dive trip

  1. Ask organiser if you are qualified to safely go on the trip. You may need to check with our Dive Officer.
  2. Book time off work.
  3. Find out who else is going on the dive.
  4. Work out how to get there and back i.e car share, plane etc.
  5. Work out accommodation-usually NOT included.
  6. See if there is any special training needed and if so do you have time to do it ?
  7. Notify organiser and pay a non returnable deposit usually about 1/3rd of full cost.
  8. About 6 weeks before you go pay rest of money owed for trip. If you cannot go TELL ORGANISER STRAIGHT AWAY it is your responsibility to fill your space or risk losing your money.
  9. Dive and get fit to dive well for the trip, test out all equipment.
  10. Pack and go.

Thursday 21 December 2017

Thursday 21 December 2017