TSAC NEWS & EVENTS

News and Events in the TSAC club.

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Christmas Dive and Meal – 2019

Whilst diving, providing a base for training and improving divers is the primary function of a dive club there are other important activities that take place. Diving is a social activity through which many friendships are developed during the various social and dive activities, not least of which is the annual Christmas dive and meal.…

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BSAC Dive Planner 2020 (and details of ICS file)

Help plan your dives around tides and download a copy of BSACs dive planners for 2020. All TSAC’s dives are on our Website Calendar. Planners – –   You can download Spring and Neap tides to your own electronic calendar using this ICS file from BSACs website.  

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St Abbs, Sept’ 2019 – “Lobsters, lobsters and yet more lobsters (and some dolphins)”

. Yet another trip to New Asgard for a weekend’s diving comes around and yet another good time was had by all. Whenever I go on a dive trip, it’s always the same. ‘Can I be bothered with the four hours’ journey, is it worth it?’ The answer with St. Abbs is always the same.…

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St Abbs, June 2019 – “And then there were five!”

It didn’t bode well. A bad weather report and a skipper who was not sounding positive. Friday morning 8:20 and the message comes: ‘I don’t think we will get diving tomorrow, looking at the forecast strong north east for most of the day’. Time for a decision. Well, two couples were going up for a…

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TSAC’s “Plymouth the return” 3rd – 6th May 2019

The annual bank holiday trip to Plymouth has not run for since the retirement of Richard and his classic dive boat, The Ceeking. This year we returned with the Mountbatten based dive centre InDeep, as it seemed time to renew our acquaintance with James and Glen. We arrived, as is the norm on the Friday,…

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2019 Dive Planner

Help plan your dives around tides and download a copy of BSACs dive planners for 2019. All TSAC’s dives are on our Website Calendar. Planners – –  

Try Dive Night – Weds 14th Nov

Try Dive Night – Weds 14th Nov

Trafford Sub-Aqua Club will be hosting their annual Have-A-Go Night on Wednesday 14th November 2018 at Flixton Ex-Servicemen’s club and Urmston Leisure Centre. The event gives newcomers a chance to give scuba diving a try in a friendly and social environment, previous experience is not required. The event kicks off at 7:30 pm, where after…

A weekend in St Abbs

A weekend in St Abbs

Meeting early on the day you travel up is a good idea. Get the four hour journey over with, beat rush-hour, unpack, then kit up for a shore dive in the evening. That’s just what Steve and I did with an easy walk out over a rising tide to take a bearing to Seagull rock…

Shore Dive at Porth Ysagden

Shore Dive at Porth Ysagden

There aren’t many times I’ve set off for a days diving at half four in the afternoon – in fact I can say this was the first. We all squeezed into one (large) car and with Steve Gresty driving we were soon leaving Sale. It took us about two and a half hours to drive…

700th Dive

700th Dive

Congratulations to Neil Smitham, our current Diving Officer. A fantastic milestone of 700 dives. Well done, hopefully your 800th will be in more tropical waters.

Charts Worked and Positions Fixed

Charts Worked and Positions Fixed

To compliment the recently qualified nine new Boat Handlers, TSAC recently ran a BSAC Chartwork and Position Fixing Skill Development course for its members. The practical ran over four weeks on club nights at the John Alker Club, followed by two separate groups putting their newfound skills into practice in open-water on one of the…

More boathandlers for TSAC

More boathandlers for TSAC

A group of nine TSAC members recently completed the BSAC Boat-Handling course over two weekends.   A full day of theory at our HQ The John Alker Club, followed the day after for six of them on The Wirral at New Brighton, with the other three completing their training last weekend in fine weather.  …