Wales BSAC Regional ADP Course

We’ve just finished delivering a BSAC Accelerated Decompression Procedures (ADP) course at National Diving and Activity Centre, organised by the Welsh Regional coach. Working with the region, we as a BSAC centre, delivered the course for 7 students. The weather was good, the water was warm, and the students were keen. Day1 consisted of drillsContinue reading “Wales BSAC Regional ADP Course”

Decompression Procedures Coaching

The end of three days of Decompression Procedures coaching resulted in a good long dive at Vobster Quay. People criticise using inland quarries for diving, however, in my personal experience, I believe that using an inland quarry for diver training is a great facility, allowing for controlled development in usually a controlled environment. I doContinue reading “Decompression Procedures Coaching”

Twinset Coaching

Today I’ve been back at Vobster Quay diving centre running a twinset coaching course. The aim of the course is to introduce an existing twinset diver to the skills and drills of shutdowns and isolation. It’s something that I find a lot when a diver wants to develop their diving, carry more gas and stayContinue reading “Twinset Coaching”

Wreck Hunting Payoff!

Well what a week, it started with the hunt for an elusive wreck.. the marks we had took us to a reef but we’ve not been able to find the wreck. Today a group of like minded friends headed out a couple of hours with a mission to find the wreck. We shot the locationContinue reading “Wreck Hunting Payoff!”

Wreck Hunting Pembrokeshire…

Today a small group of friends headed out on Scavenger Dive Boat to search for an elusive wreck! We got the slack forecast spot on, dropped a shot on the mark and waited for the slack to arrive. Within 20mins it was slack and in we went. Diving down to nearly 40mtr, the current wasContinue reading “Wreck Hunting Pembrokeshire…”

Diving the LCG16 and the Caroline Wrecks

Today we headed out to the war grave wreck, LCG16 landing craft. We arrived just before slacks and shotted the wreck. We dived 35mtrs to the seabed and the shot was across a very large anchor. We followed a gully away from the anchor shortly reaching the wreck. As I lifted over a rocky reefContinue reading “Diving the LCG16 and the Caroline Wrecks”

Diving the LCG15 and Highland Home wreck in Pembrokeshire

We woke to a stunning day… sun was out, the skies were blue and the sea was flat, time to dive the LCG15 landing craft! We headed out this morning, three of us on board for some fun diving. I should of been running a chartwork and positioning course followed by a diver cox, howeverContinue reading “Diving the LCG15 and Highland Home wreck in Pembrokeshire”

Accelerated decompression procedures course day 2

We’ve just wrapped up our second-day diving on our BSAC accelerated decompression procedures course at Vobster quay. It’s gone very well. This morning we did a deco dive led by one of the students, there were some navigational issues as we passed the helicopter twice, but we overcame that and it was good. Focused onContinue reading “Accelerated decompression procedures course day 2”

Accelerated decompression procedures course day1

Today was the first day of an ADP course that I’m running at Vobster Quay inland dive site. The weather was miserable but we were getting wet anyway so that didn’t bother us. We started the day talking through cylinder setup, analysing, labelling, deployment and re-stowing it. This was a good session where if weContinue reading “Accelerated decompression procedures course day1”

Buoyancy and Trim Workshop

Today I’ve been back at Vobster Quay inland dive centre teaching a Buoyancy and trim workshop for BSAC. The aim of the course is to help develop divers and help them achieve their best buoyancy and understand the reasons why their buoyancy may not be the best. This can be due to overweighting, finning whenContinue reading “Buoyancy and Trim Workshop”