SISAC Qualified Divers in 2019

SISAC Qualified Divers in 2019

SISAC are keen to spread the word of SCUBA Diving, the personal pleasures it brings and the challenges some face.

The result, we think, are happy students and dedicated members of SISAC.

This year we have qualified and certified 13 members to Ocean Diver and Sports Diver.

Not to forget that Credit where Credit is due. This would not have been possible without the hard work and input from our Training Officer.

Some say he is part man part fish. Others refer to him as the Silly Old Sod.

All we know he is called Robin Norman.

Ruby Wood

Ruby Wood

“I first learnt how to dive back in 2009 in Falmouth through PADI to Advanced Open Water Diver as part of my degree in Marine and Natural History photography. After diving the cold but often fabulous Cornish coast that was on my doorstep in only a semi-dry suit (plus the joys of the warmer Red Sea one December), I moved to Cambridgeshire for work in 2012 having last dived in 2011. Since then I never thought that I could dive whilst living so far away from the sea and had resigned myself to just distant dreams of diving again when I might eventually persuade my husband to learn so that I had someone to join me. When I heard from a friend that SISAC existed I jumped at the chance to join a club filled with friendly people, whilst also improving on my previous diving knowledge with the added bonus of learning to dive in a drysuit (and finally be warm) whilst doing my crossover training!”

Emma Williams

Emma Williams

Emma came to SISAC initially to do a Try Dive. She obviously liked it as she came back and started her Ocean Diver qualification.

Last summer I acquired some free time (becoming single after a 2yr relationship) and wanted something new to focus my mind on. I remembered that when leaving Nottingham 3yrs ago a friend of mine said she wanted to learn to dive. At the time I didn’t have enough time with all the other hobbies I did. Then moving to St Ives area and my new found time I thought “what about diving?”. I spoke with my Nottingham friend, who had since learnt to dive with BSAC via East Midlands Diving Club. She raved about it and how much fun she had. She recommended BSAC rather than PADI as it is spaced out over time, rather than, what I would feel, rushed in 4 days. So I decided to email SISAC. I got a reply back to do a Try Dive in the pool.

I went along, a tad apprehensive (I had only done 2 dives in a pool in France at the age of 8). I felt very welcomed and it was explained to me all the different bits of kit and what we would do. I had a blast. There, I had found a new hobby to keep me occupied. 

Tom Margetts

Tom Margetts

Qualified in December as an Ocean Diver

We are hoping he will move onto the Sports diver Course starting in January 2020.

Luke

Luke Johnson and Bradley Fosdick

Possibly a little unfair grouping these two together however they came as a pair.

Both married this year and the plan was to qualify so that they can dive whilst on honeymoon.

Nicky Hawkins

Nicky Hawkins

Qualified in December as an Ocean Diver

We are hoping he will move onto the Sports diver Course starting in January 2020.

Micky Mace

Micky Mace

Qualified in December as an Ocean Diver

We are hoping he will move onto the Sports diver Course starting in January 2020.

Josh Rayner- Brown

Josh Rayner- Brown

Dedication and determination saw Josh complete his Ocean Diver qualification.

I am delighted to announce Josh qualifies as a Sports Diver this year and currently persuing Dive Leader.

Stuart McKenzie

Stuart McKenzie

Qualified in December as an Ocean Diver

We are hoping he will complete his Sports diver Course in 2020.

Nicholas Levy

Nicholas Levy

Ocean Diver certification-the perspective from a 50 year old anaesthetist

A number of my friends have always scuba dived. I was aware through them that the sport can be great fun. Plus the experience of entering the different underwater world is thrilling. For this reason I decided to explore the options of scuba diving training in the UK. Most of my friends are PADI trained, so I initially spoke to the PADI centres. I soon realised that I could be “certified” in two weekends. However, there was a niggle.

Charlotte Pearce

Charlotte Pearce

Charlotte has disappeared to education. Hopefully she will return.

Leigh-Anne McDuffus

Leigh-Anne McDuffus

Every club needs a Leigh.

She completed her Ocean Diver Course and progressed through and qualified as Sports Diver. Having completed a few SDCs she is now on track for Dive Leader.

For her involvement in the club during 2019 she was awardd Diver of the Year, and well deserved.

Leigh-Anne McDuffus
Charlie Spencer

Charlie Spencer

Charlie qualifoied with SISAC as a Sports Diver in 2019.

We meet on Sunday nights at One Leisure St Ives (the St. Ives Recreation Centre), with theory lessons starting at 6:30PM and the pool is available exclusively for our training from 8:15PM. One Leisure St Ives Recreation Centre Westwood Road, St. Ives Cambs. PE27 6WU.  

St Ives Sub Aqua Club is affiliated with BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club)

Contact us now 01480 708029

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