Sydney Sub Aqua Club

Planned Social Event - SHARK! Island

Christmas Picnic

The SSAC Christmas Event this year will be a bring-a-plate lunch time picnic on Shark Island.

Accessible via a Captain Cook Ferry, get either the 10:50am or 11:10am ferry from Circular Quay. The return ferry ride is $20; booking is advisable. Don't forget the last ferry back is at 4:40pm!

If you are feeling energetic there is plenty of space to run around or you can go for a dip/snorkel. Alternatively you can just take it easy, lie back and soak up the 360' views of Sydney...

Trip Report - The Canoe Barge

It was forecast to be the coldest day in 2 years, but that didn't put off Al, Gary and Ben going for a dive with Souther Cross Divers. Their bravado paid off with a beautiful, sunny day, a low swell, and great vis. The destination was the Canoe Barge - one of the less dived Long Reef sites. It sits intact and upright at 50m to the sand. Plenty of fish life, including a herd of Port Jackson as well as fans, some sponges and even nudibranchs for the trainspotters. While it wasn't as cold as forecast it was still decidedly warmer in the water than out: 19'C through out the dive, once back on the boat the winter chill and a light breeze meant that the cuppa soups, hot dogs and other sna...

Trip Report - Shelly Beach, Manly, NSW

A photo from Shelly Beach, Manly, NSW

In our series of monthly social dives, we arrived on a warm sunny morning at Shelley beach. Showing our post dive intent early, we chose a seating area right next to a BBQ.

This was to be old school diving and a tour to force of 1990s kit, open circuit, single cylinder, wet suits, semi-dry suits (or dry suits with holes), shore entry, in short, we did BSac proud, well apart from Ben who persisted in showing he’s a modern man when it comes to kit.

The dive - reasonable viz, max. depth 9.5m, I think Fe and Katie were in for the longest at about 50mins, leaving the guys to cook breakfast, or were we lead to shore early by our stomachs? It was noted that al gave the turn around signal ...

Trip Report - Christmas In July

A photo from Christmas In July

There is nothing like a hearty roast dinner to lift the sprits on a cold winters day. Combine that with a weekend away and some Christmas fare and you are all set for a magical Christmas-in-July weekend. This year the club returned to Euroka Homestead in Megalong Valley.

A few people were lucky and could clock off early and arrive while it was still light. Other waited for the rush hour traffic to abate and fight it out with the increasingly wild and wet weather. Once they arrived they could grab a spot near the roaring fire and tuck in to a freshly baked mince pie.

Come Saturday the rain had past and with breakfast prepared by Ben and Tomok...

Trip Report - Jervis Bay

A photo from Jervis Bay

We met up at Gary's place in Currarong on Friday night and enjoyed a glass or two of wine with some cheese before turning in for the night at a reasonable hour as it was a 7:30 am departure the next day.

Saturday started wet, very wet. Luckily, by the time we'd finished breakfast it was down to light drizzle. It is a 30 min drive to Dive Jervis Bay. We were booked in for 9am on Genesis, the faster, smaller boat, which we shared with three experienced locals. The sea was flat as a mill pond by the jetty so we set off with high hopes of getting out of the bay, possibly up to Dr...

Finding Us

We meet after work from 6pm most Wednesday nights at the Grand Hotel on Hunter Street near Wynyard Station 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.

The Grand Hotel, Hunter Street, Sydney, NSW

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