Programme for 2020

Since our AGM in November 2020 we have been organising an exciting programme for 2020, including some dry events for the winter and lockdown months.

NEW *** ONLINE TALKS DURING THE LOCK DOWN *** NEW

Introduction to Technical diving: 11 June, contact us for an invitation

Jim is a very experienced diver with Buchan Divers. See below for further information and CONTACT US for an invitation. This will be the first of a series of online talks. Check back here for news of subsequent events.

Dive trips, expeditions and outings: the preparations for the future events continues, but some may have to be postponed in the light of circumstances at the time

7 March: shore diving at Rosehearty - see the Gallery page

18 March: boat diving from Stonehaven - see the Gallery page

18-23 March: we were forced to cancel this year's trip to Capernwray but may revive it later in the year when conditions permit. For some idea of the fun to be had see the Gallery page.

29-31 May: hard-boat diving from Eyemouth with Divestay: this was cancelled due to coronavirus

17-19 July: expedition diving around Loch Broom using our own boat. This trip will be for more experienced divers. (Please note that this has been put back a week from the dates previously advertised)

End July / Beginning of August: we plan to take our boat to Loch Fyne for a week and explore our favourite and new sites. We will take tents / caravans / campervans or B&B and members will be able to join us for the whole week or part of it.

8 November - 15 November: Scapa Flow, liveaboard appox £750: CONTACT US for details

We will also launch as often as possible from the slipways in the North East to explore established and new sites. Other outings and trips under consideration include Linn of Dee, Scapa Flow, and an overseas trip, possibly to Malta.

Development priorities will include creating opportunities for our new divers to increase their experience and confidence, training in boat handling, developing our dive training capacity, and enhancing safety with a course in First Aid.

Check back here for further details and dates or CONTACT US for the latest plans.

Dry Events

18 December 2019: we enjoyed a visit to Octopus Test systems, Stonehaven. See the Gallery page.

29 January 2020: Some members attended a meeting of the Hydrographic Society in Scotland on 29 January on ‘Mapping the wrecks of Scapa Flow'

30 January 2020: we had a get together for prospective new members at the Cocket Hat where we signed up two new members.

13 February 2020: we enjoyed a fascinating a talk on "Buchan Shipwrecks", by Jim Burke. Jim is a very experienced diver with Buchan Divers.

12 March: a scheduled talk on "Seabird Cities" by Mark Sullivan, Chairman of the Aberdeen branch of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds was postponed due to illness. This will be re-arranged in due course.

26 March: visit to the National Hyperbaric Centre. This dry event has now been cancelled but may be revived during the winter 2020-21.

20 April, Public Zoom talk by Jim Burke on "Buchan Shipwrecks" via Zoom: this was great success, and attracted an international audience

11 June 7.30 pm: Zoom talk for club members by Jim Burke: "Introduction to Technical Diving"

14 June: Club quiz night. Quizmistress: Rachael Green