• Croydon BSAC 23 Committee, 2009/10

    After last night’s AGM the new committee has been voted in as follows: Chairman: Vacant Diving Officer: Dave Elphick Treasurer: Szymon Kosecki Membership Secretary: Marie Lambeth-Williams Training Officer: Alan Glen Expeditions Officer: Rick Whitby Equipment Officer: Chris Vanstone Dry Officer: Vacant Thanks to all those on the outgoing committee and good luck to the new […]

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  • Club Dive: Brighton, 10/10/09

    Early October saw a club dive planned on the HMS Minion, but with the great British weather being as reliable as always we revised our plan and dived a club favourite, the City of Waterford. Built in 1921 in Dundee as the Skerries II she was 270 feet long and 37 feet in the beam. […]

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  • Wreck Resources

    Most of the diving we do in the UK is on wrecks. A rich maritime history including two World Wars have provided us with some of the best wreck diving in the world, a fact not lost on the divers of Croydon BSAC 23! Generally we go to known sites, by which I mean wrecks […]

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  • AGM Raffle

    As we’re sure you’ve seen in the blog the club AGM takes place at 7.30pm on Monday 19th October 2009 at the Half Moon pub, 10 Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, London, SE24 9HU (map).  To try and get a few bods along we’re running a raffle, with prizes as follows:

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  • Brighton Unknown Wreck, 27/09/09

    October is just around the corner, yet the weather was more like the end of July! The sun out, the sky was blue and not a gust of wind graces the surface of the channel. This was a last minute invite for 6 members of the lunatic asylum known as Croydon BSAC: the ‘A-team’ aka […]

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  • Club Dive: Littlehampton, 19/09/09

    Croydon BSAC’s most recent jaunt was to Littlehampton for the day to dive the wreck of the Ramsgarth followed by a drift on the Waldrons. Originally this was to be a slightly deeper dive, but conditions dictated that we stay inshore where the seastate was slight with light f4 winds. We were diving from Paul Childs’ […]

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  • Croydon BSAC 23 Annual General Meeting

    Our AGM will take place at 7.30pm on Monday 19th October 2009 at the Half Moon pub, 10 Half Moon Lane, Herne Hill, London, SE24 9HU (map).

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  • Not the Moldavia….What to Do When Your Dive is Blown Out

    The P&O ocean liner Moldavia was purchased by the Admiralty in 1916 and used as an auxiliary cruiser in WWI. On May 23rd, 1918 while serving as a US troop transport, carrying 900 US troops from Halifax, Nova Scotia, for London, she was torpedoed by the German U-boat UB-57 (Oberleutnant Johannes Lohs), in the English Channel. […]

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  • Sark Expedition 2009

    Back in the dizzy days of 2005 a crew of Croydon BSAC adventurers went off to the Channel Islands to explore a rock lost in time called Sark (2005 gallery). This was generally a fantastic trip, where the viz was near perfect, the group a collection of old friends and new and the booze was […]

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  • Malin Head 2009

    In July 2009 3 members of the club joined a group of divers on the Loyal Watcher for a week of trimix diving around the northern coast of Ireland. The plan for the week was to dive the “classics”, that is the Justicia, HMS Audacious, Emprire Heritage and the Laurentic along with one or two […]

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