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SDC – Chartwork and Position Fixing – TBC

Date: TBC 2023Lead Instructor: Pete McGradyCost: £5 club contribution plus training packHard copy (printed) £35Digital copy £24.37Booking: To register, add ...
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SDC – Mixed Gas Blender – May 2023

Date: 20 & 21 May 2023Lead Instructor: Alistair ReynoldsCost: £5 club contribution plus training packHard copy (printed) N/ADigital copy £24.37Booking: ...
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Mock Instructor Foundation Course – April 2023

Date: 22 April 2023Lead Instructor: Alistair ReynoldsCost: £5 club contributionNo materials requiredBooking: To register, add your name to the booking ...
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SDC – Accelerated Decompression Procedures – April 2023

Date: 15 & 16 April 2023Lead Instructor: Steve McElroyCost: £5 club contribution plus training packHard copy (printed) £78Digital copy £41.25Both ...
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SDC – Boat Handling – March 2023

Date: 18 & 19 March 2023Lead Instructor: Alan JonesCost: £5 club contribution plus training packHard copy (printed) £52Digital copy £37.87Booking: ...
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SDC – Automated External Defibrillator – January 2023

Date: 2 February 2023Lead Instructor: Chris WoodCost: £5 club contribution plus training packHard copy (printed) £28Digital copy £24.37Booking: To register, ...
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SDC – First Aid for Divers – January 2023

Date: 29 January 2023Lead Instructor: Chris WoodCost: £5 club contribution plus training packHard copy (printed) £35Digital copy N/ABooking: To register, ...
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SDC – Oxygen Administration – January 2023

Date: 28 January 2023Lead Instructor: Chris WoodCost: £5 club contribution plus training packHard copy (printed) £35Digital copy £24.37Booking: To register, ...
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Annual Awards Evening – November 2022

It was another very successful dinner dance and awards evening this this year, held yet again at Birkenhead Park Rugby ...
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Dive Trip – Holyhead – August 2023

Ray Cramer is organising a trip to Holyhead on August 12th / 13th 2023. The primary dive site lies in ...
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Dive Trip – Abersoch – July 2023

Ray Cramer is organising a trip to Abersoch on July 15th / 16th 2023. The dive sites lie offshore in ...
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Dive Trip – Fishguard – June 2023

Ray Cramer is organising a trip to Fishguard on June 17th / 18th 2023. The dive sites lie offshore in ...
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Dive Trip – Holyhead – May 2023

Ray Cramer is organising a trip to Holyhead on May 27th, 28th & 29th 2023. The primary dive site lies ...
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Dive Trip – Holyhead – April 2023

Ray Cramer is organising a trip to Holyhead on 29th & 30th April 2023. The primary dive site lies in ...
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Cyprus – September 2022 – Trip Report

Branch 5 team:Tony Fitzpatrick (trip organiser), Ian Bennett, Graeme Cooper, Tony McFarlane, Andy Parsons, Dave Roberts, Jan Ryan, Chris Woolerton ...
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Plymouth – August 2022 – Trip Report

Diving with In Deep Diving Centre aboard Seeker Skipper – James BalouzaDeck hands – Robin & Liz Another August Bank ...
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Malta – June 2022 – Trip Report

So, the Major put out the word that he was going to Malta and everyone was welcome. Having not been ...
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Isle of Man – April 2023

Following on from this year's successful trip to the Isle of Man diving out of Port St. Mary, I have ...
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Farne Islands – July 2022

Diving The plan is to take both club boats and 12 divers to the Farne islands for a weekend or ...
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Fishguard – May 2022 – Trip Report

Fishguard : Platinum Jubilee Bank Holidays and weekend Having planned ahead, examined the tidal options for possible locations, booked the ...
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Isle of Man – May 2022 – Trip Report

Isle of Man trip with Discover Diving, Port St. MaryFriday 29th April to Monday 2nd May 2022 Some members of ...
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Anglesey – April 2021 – Trip Report

Our chairman, along with Anthony Fitzpatrick kindly suggested and booked the campsite for the diving weekend with electric hook ups ...
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Chairman’s Letter May 2022

Hi Folks, Diving season is well and truly upon us, we’ve had trips to the bay, the Isle of Man ...
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Assistant Diving Instructor Development Scheme (Part 2)

Alistair Reynolds will be running part two of the in-house training course for instructors on Saturday 26th March. Details of ...
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Holyhead August 2022

Ray Cramer is planning a trip to Holyhead in August this year for technically qualified divers only. This trip is ...
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Malta June 2022

The Major is running a trip to Malta this year commencing Saturday 18th June and returning Saturday 25th June. The ...
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Fishguard June 2022

Ray Cramer is planning a four day dive trip to Fishguard for the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. The plan ...
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Holyhead April 2022

Ray Cramer is organising a trip to Holyhead on 9th & 10th of April this year. This is for Dive ...
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Practical Rescue Management Feb 2022

The branch finally managed to complete another one of the outstanding Skill Development Courses that had been postponed due to ...
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Chairman’s Letter February 2022

Hello folks, That’s Christmas and New Year done, and hopefully now we’re getting back to normal. Just a quick update ...
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Chairman’s Christmas Letter 2021

Well folks, Christmas is nearly upon us and we are looking forward to safe and happy diving in the new ...
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Chartwork and Position Fixing Course

The Major will be running a Chartwork and Position Fixing course over the weekend of the 22nd/23rd January 2021. The ...
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Special Christmas Club Evening

Bel and Katie will be hosting a special Christmas club night on 23rd December. Doors open as usual at 7pm ...
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Majors Late Xmas Bash

The Major is once again organising his late Christmas Bash. This years will be held at the Irby Mill on ...
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Chairman’s Letter October 2021

The Chairman’s Last Post Hello everybody..........Well the time has almost come for me to slope off into the sunset having ...
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Dinner Dance and Awards Evening 2021

It was another very successful dinner dance and awards evening this this year, held again at Birkenhead Park Rugby Club ...
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Boat Handling Course September 2021

Boat Handling Course - Informative and Thrilling Day 1: Information Overload What do you do at the weekend? Maybe go ...
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Assistant Diving Instructor Development Scheme

Alistair Reynolds is looking to run an in-house training course in the near future for instructors who have completed an ...
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Chairman’s Letter September 2021

Hello everybody................Just a quick note following last week’s committee meeting. Firstly, it was resolved to reduce the towing levy from ...
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Mersey Swim 2021

Branch 5 helped out last Sunday by providing three safety boats for this years Across the Mersey Swim. Both Club ...
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Chairman’s Letter August 2021

Hello everybody.......................It only seems like yesterday that I was talking about the beginning of the diving season and here we ...
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Plymouth August 2021 Trip Report

So August Bank Holiday came around again and that meant that a group of twelve divers from the branch were ...
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Scapa Flow August 2021 Trip Report

After having our original trip to Scapa Flow cancelled the day before we left in 2020 and deciding not to ...
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Tough Mudder 2021

On the 1st of August this year the Mersey Divers Team took part in the Yorkshire Classic Tough Mudder to ...
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The New Club Boat

This week the club took delivery of its new 6.5m Humber RHIB. Equipped with a with a Suzuki 175 four ...
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Chairman’s Letter July 2021

Hello everybody...............Well D Day (19th. July 2021) arrived last Monday which means that the club house can now resume as ...
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Chairman’s Letter June 2021

Hello everybody.................The Covid virus is still taking its toll on diving opportunities, particularly in respect of foreign travel. However, whilst ...
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Plymouth June 2021 Trip Report

This trip was originally planned by Ray Cramer to be a weekend of technical diving with In Deep based in ...
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Anglesey June 2021

So, Dave Edwards decided we needed a trip to get the new year going, so, he sent out the message ...
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Chairman’s Letter April 2021

Hello everybody...............The big news of the day is that the club has recently received a second government grant for just ...
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Chairman’s Letter February 2021

Hello everybody...............Following last night’s committee meeting I thought I would give you a quick update over the reopening of the ...
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Anglesey Late September 2020

After a miserable year for diving trips, with so many being cancelled or postponed, but Tony Fitz finally managed to ...
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Plymouth 2020 Trip Report

So Summer Bank Holiday was looming on the horizon and initially, it looked as though what is fast turning into ...
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Eyemouth 2020 Trip Report

Back in October 2019, one of our members, Jeff Jones advertised a couple of weekend trips to Eyemouth for 2020 ...
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Bathymetry Lecture

Last week our very own Ray Cramer added a very interesting lecture on Bathymetry to the ongoing series of lockdown ...
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Club Zoom Sessions

With the club being shutdown at present because of Covid 19 our training team have taken to the internet to ...
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News Letter April 2020

Chairman's Letter April 2020 Hello everybody as we are about to enter our second week of Corona isolation. I know ...
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Menai Boat Run 2020

Sunday, 29 March 2020 from 08:00-17:00 Port Dinorwic, Menai Straits, North Wales A gathering of Dive Ribs from around the ...
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Gas Blending SDC March 2020

Nitrox Gas Blender / Mixed Gas Blender SDC Alistair Reynolds ran another excellent, and well attended Gas Blending SDC last ...
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News Letter March 2020

Chairman's Letter - March 2020 Here we are almost at the beginning of March and the foul weather shows no ...
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News Letter January 2020

Chairman’s Letter - January 2020 Here we are again at the beginning of yet another diving year, which in my ...
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Club Constitution 2019

An updated version of the club constitution for 2019 has now been produced containing the amendments voted through at this ...
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Ilfracombe 2019 Trip Report

Towards the end of 2018, Mark Williams suggested that we could make a trip to Lundy on the North Devon ...
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News Letter September 2019

Chairman’s Letter – September 2019 Here we are folks approaching the end of another diving season and for sure the ...
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El Gouna 2019 Trip Report

‘Red Sea diving, here we come!’ 23rd August 2019 – at last….the long anticipated day had arrived! Branch 5 – ...
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Quiz and Hotpot Night 2019

The November Quiz night was another fantastic success. A great time had by all and another late night. But best ...
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Plymouth 2020 Trip

Date: 29 Aug - 1 Sep 2020 (August Bank Holiday)Boat: Seeker (In Deep Diver Centre)Min Quals: SD with 10+ dives ...
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Plymouth 2019 Trip Report

It was the Friday before August Bank Holiday 2019 and ten members of the branch made their way South for ...
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News Letter July 2019

Chairman’s Letter Hello Again Folks..........News just off the press is that the Club Annual Dinner will be on Saturday, 26th ...
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River Festival 2019

As part of this years river festival Branch 5 sent two boats and a tug of war team down to ...
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News Letter May 2019

Chairman's Letter Hello Again Folks.....Let me move straight on with further ado to the most pressing matter that is Dave ...
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AED Course April 2019

BSAC Automated External Defibrillator SDC This club night Chris Woods again ran the excellent AED course for first timers and ...
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First Aid for Divers March 2019

BSAC First Aid for Divers SDC Another very enjoyable course run by Chris Woods this weekend with the help of ...
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Oxygen Admin Course March 2019

BSAC Oxygen Administration SDC - March 2019 Another successful Oxygen Admin SDC was run by Chris Woods this weekend, ably ...
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Quiz and Curry Evening March 2019

Quiz and Curry EveningMarch 2nd 2019 This years early Easter quiz and curry evening was an amazing success. A big ...
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Derbent & Cartagena Weekend July 2019

Derbent & Cartagena Weekend Date: 19th July to 21st July 2019Trip Manager: John Rice The Derbent is at 45m so ...
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Farne Islands Weekend July 2019

Farne Islands Weekend Date: 12th July to 14th July 2019Trip Manager: John Rice Returning to Springhill Farm Pods and chalets ...
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Medes Islands Expedition June 2019

Medes Islands Expedition 29th June to 6th July 2019Staying with Fleet Dive, Rosas. Flying out from Manchester to Girona for ...
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M2 Bank Holiday Weekend Trip May 2019

M2 Bank Holiday Weekend Trip 4th May to 6th May 2019 An opportunity to dive one of the very best ...
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Chartwork and Position Fixing SDC May 2019

Chartwork and Position Fixing SDCSaturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2019 By popular demand there will be another running of ...
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Stoney Cove Trip January 2019

Stoney Cove Progression Diving - January 2019 A group of new Branch 5 sports divers went off to Stoney Cove ...
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Newsletter January 2019

Chairman's Letter Happy New Year everybody and welcome to the start of yet another year of diving with Branch 5; ...
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Red Sea Trip August 2019

Red Sea Trip Date: 23rd to 30th August 2019Organiser: Tony Fitz Leaving from Manchester Airport on 23rd August and flying ...
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Archaeology Field School June 2019

Nautical Archaeology Society Archaeological Field School 7th - 17th June 2019 The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS), the Royal Commission on ...
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Amlwch RIB Trip May 2019

North Anglesey Wreck Trip Date: 24th to 26th May 2019Organiser: Tony FitzDive Manager: Rob Edwards As part of his Advanced ...
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Menai Boat Run 2019

Menai Boat Run 2019 After incredible support from BSAC clubs around the UK, sadly the 2019 event had to be ...
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Mersey Diver CCR Try Dive

CCR Try Dive Date: January 24th 19:30 to 20:30 Organiser: John Rice Simon Fryer will bringing his CCR units to ...
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BSAC Compressor Operator SDC

Organiser: John RiceDate: 19:30 - 21:30 Thursday 10th January Another opportunity to learn to how to safely fill your own ...
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Tug of War 2019

New Years Day Tug of War 2019 New Brighton Life Boat CrewvsMersey Divers This years tug of war was another ...
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Mince Pie Dip 2018

Mersey Divers Mince Pie Dip at Eccy Delph 29th December 2018 A group Mersey Divers got together for a couple ...
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Majors Late Christmas Bash 2018

Thanks guys and girls for making The Major's Late Late Xmas Bash happen. I thought besides anything else the atmosphere ...
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Chartwork and Position Fixing SDC December 2018

Chartwork and Position Fixing SDCSaturday 15th and Sunday 16th December 2018 This weekends Chartwork and Position Fixing SDC was a ...
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Annual Dinner 2018

- BSAC Merseyside Branch 5 Annual Dinner -- Saturday 17th November 2018 - This years Branch 5 annual dinner, held ...
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Newsletter October 2018

Chairman's Letter Just tell me folks where has this year gone and here I am yet another year younger! So, ...
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