Sydney Sub Aqua Club

Trip Report - The Fifteenth Annual General Meeting of the Sydney Sub Aqua Club

A photo from The Fifteenth Annual General Meeting of the Sydney Sub Aqua Club

The fifteenth Annual General Meeting of the Sydney Sub Aqua Club was held in the Ladies Parlour of the Australian Hotel in the Rocks on Wednesday 20th February. The outgoing membership secretary, Sam reported that 2019 membership is expected to reach 26, up two from 2018. While Sam was thanked for his three years as membership secretary he is not going far, as he will stay on as the Web Officer. Also changing roles within the committee was Ben who stood down as Treasurer to take on the role of Secratery and Andy who swapped being Diving Officer for Chairman. Marie stayed as Publicity Officer and Fe stays as Expeditions Officer. We welcomed Owen as the new Diving Officer and Gary as...

Trip Report - Manikin Muster at Pymble Ladies' College

There is no better way to burn off the excess calories of Christmas than lending a hand at Royal Life Saving Society Australias' annual championships. It was their 125th anniversary and the event was held in the stunning Pymble Ladies College.

The Championships are sanctioned by the International Life Saving Federation and so are run to a rigorous level of detail requiring deep water (well, for a swimming pool, nearly 4m!) and exact positioning of the water-filled manikins used in many of the events. The championships ran over 4 days, but it was only the 12th and 13th of January that we needed to be...

Planned Dive - Weekend in Jervis Bay / Currarong

I have blocked out the rental booking on our family beach house in Currarong on Friday May 3rd & May 4th.

I had thought we could do a Sat double boat dive out of Huskisson ($175 without gear), then fill our tanks and do a shore dive around Currarong on the Sun, if the seas are kind.

The wreck of the SS Merimbula is just a short distance away from the house and sits off of the rocks in about 16m and there are a few other sheltered shore dives if the seas are too rough. There are bush / beach walks for those that feel like it.

The house is a little over a 30 minute drive from Huskisson. We can ...

Trip Report - Shelly Beach

A photo from Shelly Beach

As forecast, there was barely a breath of wind on Saturday morning and there was still a light fog lingering over Shelly Beach as we kitted up. Alas, the swell hadn't dropped as much as we hoped so there was enough of a break over the reef there a couple of optimistic surfers paddled out, and encouraged me to go and explore the rocky foreshore on the left-hand side of the bay. What a revelation that was! I don't know how many times I have been to Shelly, but I've never been down that side...there were more Wobbies than you could shake one of the Port Jackson at, shoals of fish large and small, Blue Grouper rays. It was a fabulous dive! Max depth 5m, which was about the limits of the...

Trip Report - Australian Maritime Museum

A photo from Australian Maritime Museum

Six fearless members of the club took technical diving to new limits - exploring the shipwrecks of Titanic and German battleship Bismarck as warm up dives before setting down on the bottom of Challenger Deep, the deepest-known point on Earth. All this was conducted from the safety of the Australian Maritime Museum, without getting wet, no kit faffing nor cancellations due to weather and either side a picnic accompanied by a cheeky glass of wine! We also managed to squeeze in a tour of a submarine and take in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year photos with some club members even pledging to dust off their cameras in the near future. I look forward to seeing underwater photos taken by ...

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.