Planned Dives

Sydney Shore Dive

Start your weekend with a splash; have a shore dive.

The forecast is looking good. Light northerlies, low swell, partly sunny. Gordon's bay anyone?

The locations of the shore dive will be picked the Thursday/Friday before based on the weather forecast, and will be somewhere between Bare Island and Shelly beach. No doubt there will be the obligatory bacon roll before, during or after events.

Australian Pool Life Saving Championships 2019

The Royal Life Saving Society – Australia (RLSSA) conducts the Australian Pool Lifesaving Championships annually, and in 2019 the competition is returning to Sydney for Royal Life Saving’s 125th anniversary in Australia.

The Championships are sanctioned by the International Life Saving Federation and require us to run events in deep (4m) water due to the equipment used during some speed events, including retrieval of manikins from the pool floor.

The event will be at Pymble Ladies College and the RLSSA have invited SSAC to provide scuba divers to assist with the movement and placement of equipment (water filled manikins) in the indoor, heated (~27'C) pool.

The competition runs ...

Organising a Dive

So you want to run a club dive? Thanks very much, it's people like you that make the club happen.

The advantage of arranging dives is that your type of diving gets done. The general rule is that anyone can organise a club dive - if you are a less experienced diver you can always find a more experienced diver to help you. Here's what to do:

  1. Discuss your idea with the club Diving Officer, Andy Garvey
  2. If Andy says yes then go ahead and advertise it using the dive planner on the club website.
  3. If you are a less experienced diver, new to the area or have never organised a club dive before, it may be best if you had a co-pilot.
  4. If you are not sure, please discuss qualifications and depth limits with the Diving Officer.
  5. For dives where planned decompression is going to happen, discuss your plans with the DO before the dive.
  6. For shore dives, please make sure you have got the club oxygen set and the club medical kit.
  7. After the dive, please write a report on the website and also try and ensure that the website is updated with photographs and/or gossip.
  8. Thank everyone that helped ... lots.
  9. Be extremely smug. It's people like you that make the club happen