Sydney Sub Aqua Club

Planned Dive - Christmas in July

It's that time of the year again, to curl up in front of the fire, drink some mulled wine and pretend it is Christmas. Join us for a weekend in the Bule Mts for some fun, food, friends and plenty of laughs, oh and a few drinks 😉

Dinner is at the Fairmont Leura on the Saturday night a festive treat with all the trimmings. It's $92 + Bf and for more info check out http://www.fairmontresort.com.au/offers/yulefest-fairmont-resort/

Accommodation depends on what you want. You can stay at the Fairmont or another hotel or get a house in town. There is currently 1 spot left in the house that has been booked so get in fast.

For more info feel free to get in touch.

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...

Trip Report - Terrigal Tech Dive

A photo from Terrigal Tech Dive

The usual 4:45am alarm clock wasn't quite so bad this morning due to the clocks going back an hour. Everyone made it on time for the 7am boat departure at The Haven car park for the second club dive of the weekend. Unfortunately, a stiff southerly put paid to the idea of getting out on the Kiama, so the gear was loaded up on Bob's boat and off to the Adelaide it was. The price was the usual $80 (which includes the permit).

After a lumpy ride out it (all of 10 min), was nice to get in the water (23'C at the surface, 18'C a depth). The vis wasn't get (5-10m ish), but there...

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.