News

13/02/2024

Update on upcoming training courses

The significant work to ensure courses are running to meet demand is bearing results with following courses taking place in Feb/Mar:

  • Thursday 15th Feb – CWPS (Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport)
  • Sunday 25th Feb – Club Examiner Course
  • Sunday 10th Mar – First Aid/Heartstart/Oxygen Administration Course
  • Saturday 16th Mar – ScotSAC Nitrox Course
  • Saturday 16th Mar / Sunday 17th Mar – Regional Instructor Course

Thank-you to all those involved in arranging and delivering these courses.

9/01/2024

We hope the Christmas and New Year period was good to you and you are all ready to try out any shiny new kit Santa brought!

Membership Fees:

Please note that the updated membership fees as agreed at our AGM are now in operation and you can refer to them in the table on the Join Now page.

Training Courses:

There is significant activity in progress getting courses scheduled to meet demand.  The current plans are as follows:

  • HeartStart / O2.  Next course is 14th January 2024. Course is now full, but planning is underway for the next course (potentially mid February) – please register your interest on JustGo
  • Deep Diving.  Next course 13th / 14th January 2024.  Course is now full, but planning is underway for the next course – please register your interest on JustGo
  • CWPS course (essential if you instruct in a branch that has juniors).  Next date 15th February 2024 (Virtual). Spaces available – please register your interest on JustGo.   Branch CPOs will be given priority, however future courses will be scheduled to accommodate demand.
  • Nitrox.  Next Course 16th March 2024 in HQ.  Spaces available – please register on JustGo if you want to attend.
  • Regional Instructor. Date TBC but targeting mid/late March 2024.  The course is now full, but please speak to your Regional Coach if you want to take your instructing contribution to this level.
  • Branch Instructor.  Next course TBC but targeting April – Spaces available.  Please speak to your BDO and/or Regional Coach if you want to progress to become an instructor in your branch. You can then register your interest by joining the waitlist.

Note that in JustGo, when the course you wish to attend is full, you still have the option to join the waitlist for the course – that gets you into the queue for the next one or onto the scheduled one should a space become available.  If you have any problems registering onto the waitlist, please contact HQ.

 

8/12/2023

Christmas/New Year: Please note that the ScotSAC office will be closed from 22Dec to 7Jan inclusive.  Urgent items can be addressed to the Chair or to the NDO by email as appropriate.

7/12/2023

Reminder: Please be aware that there is only one postal collection per week from Caledonia House (on a Wednesday), so please allow for that when expecting qualification logbooks for new members of your branch.  Once Kirsty has the logbook packaged up, it can take up to a week for it to actually leave the building.

1/12/2023

Scottish Sub Aqua Club
Please note that our office at Caledonia House | 1 Redheughs Rigg | South Gyle Edinburgh EH12 9DQ is open: 

Monday and Thursday on 0131 625 4404

Also available by phone only on Tuesday on 07543 673 616

Email: hq@scotsac.com | Website: www.scotsac.com   | Membership login: scotsac.justgo.com

 

18/7/2022

New Admin and Finance Officer

After much searching we are delighted to welcome Kirsty Carella as our new Admin Officer.  Kirsty comes to us with lengthy experience in administrative roles in various settings.

She started work with us on 18th July 2022.

She will be working 21 hours per week, her working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Covid-19 Medical Guidance

26/06/2020

The UKDMC have developed a score card for divers to assess whether or not it is safe for them to go diving, if they have had, or think they may have had Covid 19. 

Full information including the score card is available on the Covid-19 advice and support page

Safe Return to Diving

25/06/2020

Please read the latest update on the Covid-19 Advice and Support page detailing ScotSAC's guidance on a "safe" return to diving on 3rd July

Medical Form

11/06/2020

The new form is now available on the website.  It has been amended to include questions about Cancer and Covic 19.  Please supply additional information where requested. 

Keep checking the Government Website for the latest information on Covic 19. 

 

 

Eyemouth and Greens End Gully - Update

09/06/2020

ScotSAC was represented today by our NDO at a Zoom meeting with EHT and other interested parties amidst rumours that the access road to 2 excellent dive sites was being closed.

Christine Bell, Business Manager for EHT, reassured everyone that EHT recognise the importance of dive tourism in the area and that the existing dive shore access road to Greens End Gully is being relocated a short distance. CB shared two options that are being explored to inform the planning application. Both options were well received by attendees.

She further confirmed that

  • The development of the O&M base at Eyemouth will require the dive access road route to be modified and forms part of a new Masterplan for the harbour.
  • The intention is to retain and relocate the dive access road.
  • EHT intend to submit a planning application for the new access in late June and to carry out the work in the autumn of 2020.
  • EHT is keen to engage with the diving community to understand usage and enable them to discuss the works as plans are progressed.
  • The online survey was launched the previous evening and was receiving a strong response thanks to everyone for sharing and promoting. EHT were also working with Rosemary Lunn of The Underwater Marketing Company to develop and promote the survey.

Diver Survey - Shore Access Road Relocation at Eyemouth Harbour (Greens End Gully) - Please participate in the Survey

08/06/2020

 

From Eyemouth Harbour Trust

Eyemouth Harbour Trust are reaching out to the diving community. Please assist by completing the survey, follow the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QLJG8P5

For background:  Eyemouth Harbour Trust intend to lease an area at Gunsgreen Basin to construct an operations and maintenance facility for an offshore windfarm.  This will bring new employers into the town and we have had generally positive feedback so far following local consultation. The development will alter the layout of the area to the north of the basin.  This will cover the current entry point to the dive shore access road, therefore realignment and embankment engineering are required.  To clarify, the intention is to relocate the access route, not close it.  Options for alternative routes are being considered with a view to submitting a planning application in the near future. 

It would be helpful for us to understand the current usage of the shore access road to inform our plans.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey as we welcome your input.

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