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.
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!!!
Did you know that we have 21 new members this year? Fantastic! What a great start to the year.
Seven new members have already completed their pool snorkel training and test. Congratulations to Ray, Dave, Sean, Geraldine, Tomasz, Aidas and Jakub.
Thanks especially to Rachel for her committment to this, and also Marie, Peter (and I hope I am not leaving any other instructors out).
Five out of those seven are now entering into the scuba training phase and we wish them well in that. Sean has already completed his pool scuba test – well done!
Again, thanks to all the Moniteur instructors who have volunteered for this – Bryan, John C, John B, Steve and anyone else who will be coming on stream.
There are a number of Club members going to the Red Sea again this year for a weeks diving.
We nearly have a full boat and we would like to fill the last few places with CFT divers .
We will be travelling out on the 19th October 2013 for a week, for 6 days diving,
You must be a ** Diver in order to go unless of course you just want to work on your tan and do some snorkeling.
If you are interested in coming along please let me know,
contact Michael Whelan on 086 8311341
Congratulations to Nina, Dave W, Maciej and Fintan who completed the VHF course and exam today. They have all been recommended to Dept of Transport for their licences to be issued.
Despite her worried look, Nina and the others did brilliantly!!
IT’S NAC TIME …….
I have booked the National Aquatic Centre for our yearly club session on Sunday 10th March, from 7.00 until 8.00
As you know from previous years this is a great opportunity for members to;
1. Practice their skills (Rescue lifts, SMB, etc).
2. Test out new and serviced equipment (SMB, Regs, etc).
3. Have a bit of craic in more tepid waters (Though the 5 meter pool can be cool enough at times).
This normally costs approximately €15 per diver.
If you commit to going but cannot go on the day you will still be expected to pay unless you can find a replacement.
In the past this has been a fun day out and of benefit to divers of all grades. It will be especially valuable for any members who have done their pool scuba training. If you have started training but haven’t finished yet, it will be up to your instructor as to whether it is suitable or not.
The places are limited to 20 people approximately, so names forward please, urgently!!!