Portmarnock Sub Aqua Club (PSAC) was founded in 1983 with the objective of bringing the sport of Scuba Diving to North County Dublin. Since its foundation it has grown to a 50+ member club with an age profile which ranges from late teens to 60s and has an even male/female split. We even hold a World Record!
The club is affiliated to the Irish Underwater Council (Comhairle Fó-Thoinn or CFT) which was founded in 1963 and is the co-ordinating body for underwater diving clubs in Ireland. CFT is the representative body for Ireland in the World Underwater Federation (Confédération Mondiale des Activitiés Subaquatiques or CMAS).
The club is based at the Portmarnock Sports and Leisure Centre (PSLC) and maintains a boat house adjacent to the Centre housing all club equipment - Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs), inflatables, compressors (Nitrox), trailers etc. Please click here for directions to the Centre.
Our yearly Try a Dive evening will be on Thursday 10th October in PSLC. Come along, bring your friends – try out a dive in the safe confines of the swimming pool. It’s all free and equipment is supplied!!
Har har!! I be ‘ere as well as on that Bookface. Don’t be forgettin’ Pirate Day is comin’ soon. And don’t be forgettin’ to book yer place on our boats – we be havin’ our own 2 and Snakelocks and Fumer be bringin’ theirs as well.
Be sendin’ yer names and how many landlubbers ye be bringin’ to me matey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three new photo galleries added:
South East Dive Rally weekend
Cork (The Aud & UC-42)
Lambay 28th July.
Click on Galleries to view!
What a weekend!! Despite a foggy and somewhat wet Sunday, the diving was fantastic, and the Monday made up for the slightly bad Sunday. Conditions were so good on Monday, the opportunity was grabbed to make it out to The Bills.
Great company, great diving, great weather, great cooking!!! See more photos in the gallery.
The Club is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and started the celebrations on Sunday 26th May with the blessing of the boats, including the brand new RIB ‘Súilíní’. This ceremony was celebrated by Fr, Niall McDermott from Saint Anne’s Parish in Portmarnock, who is a sailor himself.
Our friends from the Coastguard Unit in Howth attended and brought their own boat to be blessed.
Tea and refreshments were served in PSLC after the event for the large group of members, families and friends who attended.
See more photos in the Gallery (2 albums)
Thanks to Marie for organising a wonderful, fantastic week in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote. The weather was perfect, the diving a joy. Check out our photos in the Gallery section.
The dive season got off to a great start this Paddy’s weekend in Oysterhaven, Co Cork.
The gods smiled on us as we enjoyed the best weather in the country.
The offshore winds gave us great sea conditions.
Now, if only we could do something about the temperature of the water!!!
Thanks to Nina, Dave, the tow’ers John G and Maciej, and everyone else who helped make the weekend a great success.
See all the photos in the Gallery Section or on Facebook.
Brand spanking new, the still-to-be-named boat is hitched up to Gyvsie’s car for the long journey home. Proud Peter has it all polished up!
It’s here! Check out The Gallery for more photos.
Sixteen brave and hardy souls turned up on a very cold day, ready to pitch in and do whatever needed doing!! Thanks to their efforts the boat house and surroundings look clean and tidy, equipment has been serviced ready to go. See more photos in the Gallery, or go to our Facebook page.
(AND the new boat arrives next week!!!)
For those who made it to Skerries for the snorkel …. this is what you did! 0.95kilometers. Well done!
Now who has the group photo? – Here it is, thanks Ray!!
and I didn’t fall flat on my face, I was tripped …. honest!!!