Sydney Sub Aqua Club

Trip Report - The Road to Freedom

Some might say all roads lead to Rome, but for SSAC they more often lead to the Lord Nelson. In a repeat of June 2020, the ending of the (106-day!) lockdown meant, for the doubly vaccinated at least, a return of the time honours tradition of a few beers down the Nelson. Aside from signing in, it was just like a normal night at the pub but (a) you know you get a table and (b) it's not a too noisy, so a win-win.

Getting to the pub meant we were finally able to welcome new member Steve, who had been all set to come down the pub 4 months ago. Steve recently learnt to dive on the mid-North coast and he has all his own gear, bar tanks and lead. The members were quickly able to help him...

Trip Report - Jervis Bay

A photo from Jervis Bay

The joy of the new normal, is working from home doesn't define who’s home, so Paul, Gary and I all found ourselves working from his recently renovated and very charming Currarong holiday home. The weather on the drive down looked charming, but you could see the wind was beginning to pick up.

By lunchtime the fateful news that there were no dive sites likely to be accessible by boat (even though it is a rib, the 40 knot winds and 6m seas were too much) on Saturday and would we like a guided shore dive on the far (south) side of bay? We all agreed that was probably not the best value and maybe it would be a good day for a hike instead.

Sandy, Duncan and Sam all arrived early Friday...

Trip Report - Camp Cove

A photo from Camp Cove

Michelle decided to celebrate the arrival of a sunny summer with a shore dive Camp Cove. The trip plan did remind people parking was a nightmare anywhere near this penultimate harbours side beach on South Head, so to get there early. What it left out is that Ross & Michelle were aiming for a pre-dive breakfast and so got one of the last spots at 7am! I arrived 45 minutes later, and had 10 min wait for a spot to come up, so not too bad considering it was a gorgeous day. The others appeared to be missing in action, or maybe just stuck in traffic so we went in and followed McFadyen’s guide. The abridged version is: head fro...

Trip Report - Bare Island

A photo from Bare Island

A few hardy souls met at 0800 near the walkway to Bare Island. More than redolent of a UK dive - whitecaps in the bay, the mizzle* making everything damp and much muttering of 'we got up for this?'. At this point, one of our intrepid explorers mentionned he had forgotten his fins. Given the distance this person had driven to join us, we gave him the benefit of the doubt - this was not a polite way of stating a perefernce for a warm dry car (by the way, did I say it was not warm... Michelle even broke out the beanie [editorial comment - wusses, it was over 20 degrees!).

Ben , Ross and Michelle embarked as a team of three, and as a first for that particualr combo - dived as a 3, stayi...

Finding Us

We meet after work from 6pm most Wednesday nights at the Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel on Kent Street in The Rocks for dinner and a few beers.

We encourage potential new members to meet us on the first Wednesday of a calendar month as this is when most club members will be in attendance.

Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, 19 Kent St, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW

If you want to learn more about SSAC you can read about the club or contact anyone on the committee.