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Scottish Dive Conference 2014 - Line Up Announced!

03/10/2014

Details of this year's Scottish Dive Conference have been released! The event will start at 9am prompt on Saturday 15th November 2014, once again being held at the popular and centrally located Stirling University.

We have a fantastic line up of speakers to enthral all day long, so you can pick and choose which ones to see and hear, including:

Doug Allan - World famous photographer and cameraman who films underwater and topside
Shane Wasik - Basking Shark Scotland

Rod Macdonald - Truk Lagoon
Doc Wilmot - ScotSAC Medical Advisor

John McCarthy - Wessex Archaeology-Project SAMPHIRE

Police Divers - Recovery & Equipment Used
Gareth Lock - Safety & Incident Reporting
Dave Ashton - Clyde Outboard Services (Boat/Engines)
Declan Burke - V-planner/Dive Computers
British Divers Marine Life Rescue
Seasearch
Louis pounder - Deep Sea World, in tank shark diving

Watch this space as more speakers come on board! You can keep up to date with all future SDC related announcements through our Facebook page. As usual we will have a fantastic raffle with great prizes - so don't miss out! We will also have our customary photography competition so please bring your above and below water shots which will be judged on the day. In addition, there will be plenty of trade stands with lots of dive kit for sale at excellent prices.

Ticket prices remain the same as last year, at £20 in advance, and £25 on the door. This includes a welcome tea/coffee plus a hot lunch. Tickets are available to buy through the website here, and can be paid for via PayPal, or using a credit or debit card.

After the conference we have a themed party organised in the University Hotel which is a great way to let your hair down, and why not stay overnight as we have good rates for the Hotel. Ticket costs are £15 which includes hot food. Tickets are also available to buy through the website here.

To buy more than one ticket, select Add to Cart, then update the number required on the next web page. Please remember to include names of all those attending in the Order Comments box at the bottom of the checkout. Alternatively, you can send a cheque in to HQ along with the names of those attending.

So folks come along and join in what promises to be a great conference again as it's organised for all!

ESAC Summer Solstice Dive - 23 June

21/03/2014

At Eastwood Sub Aqua Club this year we've decided that our annual summer solstice weekend will be held a bit closer to home, at Pilmuir Quarry in Newton Mearns, which is our own local training site. We'd like to invite members of other clubs along for an open-day on the 23rd June with a barbeque and some diving. For further information see our poster here.
 
If you require any further information, we'd be happy to discuss our plans in further detail - 07891 028 918

ScotSAC Suunto Award 2013

11/10/2013

We are delighted to announce that once again, Suunto UK are sponsoring the ScotSAC Annual Award for Volunteering, and have generously donated a top of the range DX Dive Computer.  

These awards are designed to reward an individual's exceptional contribution to our sport.  This contribution could be effort that has encouraged new people to become divers, encouraged existing divers to complete further development training, the organisation of dive expeditions, or some other activity that has raised the profile of diving in a positive way.  It may also be an Instructor who has encouraged and developed new divers and delivered training.  If you know of any individual within ScotSAC who has made a significant contribution to the sport, in any way, now is your chance to nominate them for recognition.

There will be 1 prize of a Suunto DX - the world's first watch-sized CCR dive computer, worth a whopping £995!  Judging will be by a panel consisting of the Chairman, National Diving Officer and General Manager of Suunto Diving UK.

All Nominees must hold current membership of the Scottish Sub Aqua Club and may not be current members of the Board or National Diving Council.  The closing date for nominations is 1st November 2013 with the lucky winner being announced and prize presented at the ScotSAC Dive Conference in Stirling on 9th November.

Download Nomination forms from here.

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