All posts by Andrew Harrison

Dry Training Sessions

Hi all,
Following on from our recent oxygen administration course which was a great success, we are going to be holding some dry training sessions at the Lammas Creche on Wednesdays at 7pm, at a cost of £2.50 per session which will help contribute toward the recent increase in pool fees.They are open to all members no matter what grade.
Please see below the diary for the coming month.

Wednesday 3rd April.
Basic life support and oxygen administration. For those who missed out on the SDC or those who need more practice.

Wednesday 10th April.
Rescue scenario incorporating oxygen administration. Both these sessions will get us all ready for the upcoming diving season.

Wedneday 17th April.
Kit configuration. For those that are looking into different kit or to give a better idea how to adapt your own kit.

Wedneday 24th April.
Chartwork and boat operations. For those of you that are interested in finding out about how we operate the club RHIB, how we find and dive a wreck.

Please let me know if you will be attending any of the above dates and also if you have any ideas for other sessions.
Instructors or budding instructors please show your interest and get involved.

Andy Harrison
Diving Officer

scapa flow 2013

Hi all
Have been looking into scapa for next year.
I have narrowed it down to 2 boats which can be live aboard this one
looks the better boat
Mv Karin is the other which can be day boat or live aboard or day
boat or a combination.
The advantage of live aboard is that you can start earlier, go
further and could get more dives in.
Please have a look and give feedback as to what you prefare.

Andy H

Andy Harrison
Diving Officer
Mansfield 735 BSAC
Tel 07989026659


Hi All

Some points of interest have come to light after attending an instructor development course the other week. As a result we will be conducting instructor development at pool sessions and open water. Please get involved as much as possible whether you are an instructor, assistant instructor or wan a be instructor.

Andy Harrison Diving Officer Mansfield 735 BSAC Tel 07989026659


Ronnie and I have been applying for funding from various sources. One of them was to run 6 week taster sessions for 16-25 year old I have put together a promo letter to distribute to see if we get any interest. See attached letter and please forward to as may places as possible.

Andy Harrison Diving Officer Mansfield 735 BSAC Tel 07989026659 pdf icondiving promo.pdf

instructor development

Hi all

I attended an instructor development SDC on Wednesday, which was both informative and interesting. It highlighted a few issues with training which I would like to pass on to instructors. Could you please let me know if you are an instructor or assistant instructor and would like to do some instructor development sessions in the pool. I will be there on Saturday to start it off.

Regards Andy H

this weekend

Hi all Some of you may be aware that we had planned a Farnes trip this weekend. But because the weather is not good up there, we are going to Swanage instead, to dive under the pier. If anyone wants to join us then please feel free, contact me on 07989026659.

Andy H

club rhib

Hi all

For those that didn’t go to dive the Port Napier, you missed spectacular diving at a spectacular location. A full report to follow with video footage, nothing but the best for you lot. Anyway, cos the weather is still settled and has been for some time we will be taking the boat to Brid on Saturday 31st March. Anyone who is sport diver and above is welcome,as long as you have been in the water this year. We don’t want any mishaps do we .The diving out of Brid can be quite challanging at times, especially out on the wrecks, so that is why on this trip it is sport diver and above. We are planning to do a wreck on high water slack which is at 12.16 BST, which means we will have to be at Brid for 9 in the morning and will only be doing the one dive. Please contact me asap to reserve a place. Also inform me if you would like to be included in any future trips out. The boat will stay at Brid for the season from then, so all you boat handlers get your arses’ in gear and get something organised. Please inform me of any trips that you are planning so I can help sort things out, a well planned trip is fantastic but a poor one is rubbish and unsafe. We are still able to take the boat to other dive sites in the year, it just means a bit of planning and collecting it from Brid. The club RHIB is not that big and can only take a max of 6 persons, so please don’t be disappointed if you don’t get on this time, hopefully their will be plenty of chances throughout the year.

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My contact details are 07989026659

Your loving Diving Officer Andy Harrison

kyle of lochalsh

Hi all Is anyone interested in the kyle trip to dive the port napier on the easter weekend on the 7th april. I need at least 2 more divers and preferably another boat handler to complete the trip.

Skill Development Courses

Now then , its been noticed that some of us are a bit rusty when it comes to rescue breaths and oxygen admin. So we will be running an oxygen admin SDC and refresher training. This is open to all members,no matter what your level. For those who have not yet done one of these jobbys, then basically it’s a great day of lectures and O2 training and if you pass a log book sticker and a strong handshake, well done.

We are also running rescue scenarios at the pool on Mondays for the next few weeks, it would be good to see more people getting involved, its really good fun, lot better than Corry. Moving on from that we will be running a Practical Rescue management SDC which is another full day of lectures and open water scenarios.

Both of these courses are designed to give you an insight into what to do in a real emergency, god forbid, so it really makes sense to get involved.

Please get in touch with Andy Harrison or Steve Cheesmond if you’re interested in either so we can sort numbers and dates. Also I would appreciate some help so instructors please put yourselves forward.

I know I will be flooded with requests so first come first serve.

Happy Diving

Andy Harrison