DIVING WITH TSAC

We dive all over the UK as well as organising overseas trips to all areas of the world.

TSAC is an active club with dozens of trips each year in the UK and overseas. Locations we often dive at are Anglesey where one of our club ribs is located over the summer months, the Sound of Mull, St Abbs, The Farnes, Pembroke, Scapa, Plymouth and many others. Training dives also take place regularly at Eccleston Delph and Capernwray quarries.

Overseas trips include many to the Red Sea as well as Canada, The British Virgin Islands and Malta to name but a few.

Members are encouraged to organise trips as often as they can in co-ordination with our Diving Officer. This means some trips are organised to repeat each year, with the same destination and hard boat, while others head off to new locations and are organised by our more experienced divers. Once you are qualified to the right level you are free to organise your own trips under the DO's guidance.

With 2 club RIBs it is also possible to arrange dives at short notice if the weather looks good, and members have ventured as far as field as Loch Fyne and the Isle of Man with the boats. Our Equipment Officer can help you to get the boats ready for your trip and to let you know what you need to take with you.

Training dives take place once per month at least and generally comprise a group of instructors, trainees at all levels and some divers along for the fun of it. We tend to alternate between the two local quarries mentioned that allow for a safe training location and also head off to the coast for some sea diving when the time is right.

We dive pretty much all year round and this section includes Dive Trip Reports, Checklists and other useful information to help you plan your diving.

BSAC also has a dive trip section on their website and you can access hundreds of dive trip reports there.

 

TSAC Dive stats

 

 

Year Shore Liveaboard Day Boat Club RIBs Total
2019 207 466 537 0 1210
2018 292 288 115 59 754
2017 187 397 101 14 699
2016 129 539 268 82 1018
2015 195 399 176 42 812
2014 263 554 155 111 1083
2013 204 353 251 42 850
2012 258 392 210 55 915
2011 272 372 142 121 907
2010 140 210 223 52 625
2009 216 511 287 110 1124
2008 236 358 554 122 1270
2007 253 232 481 124 1090
2006 217 251 231 120 819
2005 194 262 462 134 1052

 

In 2005 the Diving Officer decided to record the dives with a clearer definition between Liveaboard, Day Boat and Club RIB usage. Prior to 2005, a chartered RIB would appear with "RIBs" and a Day Boat would appear with "Hard Boat". Splitting it into the four categories clearly defined our different use of boats.

 

 

Year Shore RIBs Hard Boat Total
2004 266 59 732 1057
2003 130 103 1112 1345
2002 200 34 788 1022
2001 230 145 743 1118
2000 244 50 627 921
1999 257 70 753 1080
1998 185 97 783 1065
1997 261 220 657 1138
1996 ? 408 ? 1420

 

 

 

Year Shore Liveaboard Day Boat Club RIBs Total
1995 ? ? ? ? 737
1994 337 369 426 77 1209
1993 239 489 448 82 1258
1992 390 409 400 184 1383
1991 328 459 396 220 1403
1990 387 245 218 266 1112
1989 284 429 220 340 1273
1987 535 101 221 179 1036