Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Photographic Award for SBD Member

Congratulations to South Bristol Divers member John Miller for taking 5th Place in the Bristol Underwater Photography Group's "Image of the Year 2010".

John's entry received high praise from the competition's judge, acclaimed underwater photographer Dr Alex Mustard, who commented:

"The main rule with abstracts is that there are no rules. All that matters is that the end product works visually. Which it does here. I like the fact that the processing has pushed the colours in interesting directions... which I think helps the image. Super diagonal, super colours, super saturated. Super!"

To see other images from the competition click here.

Further SBD Qualifications

Congratulations to Jas for completing the final exercises of his Dive Leader qualification at Cromhall over the weekend.  Hopefully this will be the first of many new and existing South Bristol members obtaining further qualifications during the 2011 season.

Sunday, 10 July 2011


Further progress was made for Sports Divers and Dive Leaders at Cromhall. It was generally agreed that the water was surprisingly warm even for dry suit divers.

Torquay Trip

At last the weather was on our side (see photos on Facebook). London Bridge with its tunnels was a new and interesting site. The Brantwood Hotel did us proud as usual with a barbecue on the Saturday night and homemade cakes to keep us going during the day.

Vobster and NDAC

Bad weather at sea in June meant two more inland training trips for the Sports Divers, one to Vobster and one to the NDAC.

Pembrokeshire Trip

The late May Bank Holiday trip was windy but a successful and enjoyable club trip. Some new dive sites, excellent cliff walks, a choice of pubs within walking distance. We will be back!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Forthcoming Diving

After some fantastic diving in Torquay last weekend this is the plan for the next couple of weekends...
Saturday 9th July 2011
For those interested there will be diving at Cromhall Quarry.  Please contact Ian or Jas for more information.

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July 2011.
We currently plan on diving Portland on Saturday followed by Kimmeridge on Sunday.  Please speak to Ian or Alan if you would like to dive.