The Expeditions listed on this page are mostly regional.  BSAC club organised expeditions are listed here where they have successfully applied for a BSAC grant.

Expeditions 2018

May 2018, Dorset Shipwreck project

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The leader of this expedition is Cameron Cromwell. The aim of this expedition is to locate and identify at least one of several wrecks in the Portland Bill area. We will be following up on information obtained from the Shipwreck Project, which has identified a number of interesting but unconfirmed targets. Sadly the Shipwreck Project was closed down last year due to lack of support, so there is no longer a database in which to contribute. However, we will be comparing our information with information previously provided by the English Heritage and Wessex Archaeology.
This expedition was awarded £500 from the BEGS fund.

Expeditions 2017

July 2017, Project Highball, Survey in Loch Striven

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Led by Mark Paisey, 12 members mainly from East Cheshire SAC located and raised two Highball practise rounds dropped in Loch Striven. These will be restored and displayed in museums. The team used their 2 RIBS and Jackstay search for small-scale item location as well as a side scan sonar and an ROV for large-scale site overview. The help of the Royal Navy (northern dive group, dive vessel Cato), of a commercial survey vessel (Aspect) and a crane (SD Moorfowl) were all key to the success of this enterprise. A diver trail was established so others can enjoy this underwater museum. Progress of this endeavour was reported in the national news. This expedition was awarded £1000 from the BEGS fund.

March 2017, Survey of pink sea fans around Plymouth

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Led by Paul Ritson, 9 members surveyed the state of pink sea fans at 10 (known and new) sites around Plymouth. Following Seasearch procedures and using previous Seasearch reports they dived over 4 days to determine the state of the sea fans. The pink sea fans were found to be generally in good health. This expedition was awarded £500 from the BEGS fund.

January-May 2017, Survey of the UC42 in Cork Harbour

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Led by Philip Johnston, several branches around Ireland will survey the UC42 in Cork harbour. The branches include Cork (Sovereign), Nth Down, Belfast, Lisburn, Atlantic and DUSAC. They will use their own RIBs and spread the diving over 5 weekends,100 years after her sinking. This expedition was awarded £500 from the BEGS fund.

May/June 2017, Expedition Newfoundland

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Darwen Sub-Aqua Club marked its 60th anniversary with a fully self-sufficient dive expedition to Newfoundland. Led by Keith Dearden, team members from 5 branches spent 4 weeks in total, split over two groups, based near St. John's, Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club, and dived wrecks around Bell Island. They shipped, by container via Liverpool and Halifax, their own boats, compressors, gas and other usual dive equipment. This expedition was awarded £1000 from the BEGS fund.
 

June 2017, Banc du Cardonnet, Operation Neptune Wrecks Survey

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Led by Martin Davies and organised by Alison Major, members of Southsea Sub-Aqua Club and other branches will return to Normandy, Banc du Cardonnet, to discover more about the WW2 wrecks of Operation Neptune. They plan to record and photograph mainly two US Tank Landing Craft and produce photogrammetry and 3D models. The team will be based in Grandcamp-Maisy and use their own boat, side-scan sonar, and portable air compressor. This expedition was awarded £1000 from the BEGS fund.

 

Expeditions 2016

August 2016, Dive 6 Countries in 6 Days (from one boat)

Dive 6 countries in 6 days

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Led by Michelle Haywood members from the two branches Discover Diving and Isle of Man SAC aim to dive in the territorial waters of six countries (Isle of Man, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Rep. of Ireland, Wales, England) all within six days. Sites will include known and unknown wrecks up to 50m depth. The group of 10 divers will use a chartered hardboat as a dive platform, will travel 300nm, will dive rebreathers on trimix and will stay overnight at various ports. This expedition was awarded £1000 from the BEGS fund.


October 2016, Maerl Bed Survey in Loch Hourn 

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Led by Ian Dearden and Mike Holroyd, Darwen SAC returned to Loch Hourn. 10 team members surveyed the Maerl beds discovered there. They used their own RIBs, compressors, and camped on site. This was a follow-up to the previous expedition in 2014 (see reports and SCUBA mag. article). This expedition was awarded £500 from the BEGS fund.

 

 

Expeditions 2015

April 2015, Aud Survey, Ireland

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The Irish Regional Coach plans to help prepare divers for the First Class Diver practical exam by surveying the wreck Aud. The most intact sections will be the main focus of the activity resulting in a wreck guide. The results may be of interest to Irish Historians as well as SCUBA divers. The group of 10 divers will use their own RIBs. This expedition was awarded £250 from the BEGS fund.

 

April 2015, Mull of Kintyre Wreck Expedition

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Members from Lancaster, Aberdeen, Manchester and Glasgow branches plan to dive, survey and record wrecks around the Kintyre peninsula. The findings are to be published in Canmore, local media and dive magazines. The 8 members of the expedition will be led by Simon Exley; the Fyne Pioneer will be their dive platform. Accommodation will be in a bunkhouse in Campbeltown and air will be drawn from a local dive base. This expedition was awarded £250 from the BEGS fund.

July 2015, Rathlin Island Expedition

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Members from SubC, Bury and Chaumont clubs dived around Rathlin Island. They surveyed wrecks, explored new sites and recorded seasearch forms. The 15 members of the expedition were based in Ballycastle in self-catering accommodation, had their own transportable compressors and used their own RIB for transport. This expedition was awarded £1000 from the BEGS fund.

August 2015, 'Live Bait' Expedition

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The regional coach for Europe organised a trip to dive the WW1 'Live Bait Squadron' wrecks HMS Cressy, Hogue and Aboukir, positioned 22 miles off The Hague. A team of 12 divers from various British branches and experience backgrounds including rebreathers dived off a chartered liveaboard to record the state of the wrecks by photographs and video, laid a wreath on the Cressy, and included some diver training progress. Reporting included an interview of Carol Wood by Anglia TV and BBC Radio Suffolk, as well as an article in SCUBA magazine in January 2016. This expedition was awarded £250 from the BEGS fund.

Expeditions 2014

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June 2014, 'Cathcaitpark' Expedition

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Tyneside branch dived known and new sites around Skerryvore, Dubh Artach and Torran Rocks. This expedition built on previous expeditions and this time found wreckage which they consider being the Cathcaitpark, although a conclusive identification still remains open. They also dived the Nyland and the Labrador. Based in self-catering cottages in SW Mull for a week, the group of 8 divers used a charted RIB and their own compressors. This expedition was awarded £500 from the BEGS fund.

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September 2014, 'Isle of Skye' Expedition

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ULSAC branch aims to teach the next generation of club members how to plan and manage challenging expedition diving. 10 team members explored unknown dive sites to the club, albeit regularly dived. Diving off their own RIB they were self-sufficient in terms of boats, food, accommodation and other equipment. This expedition was awarded £1000 from the BEGS fund.

Landing Craft Normany 2014

September 2014, 'Bringing History Home' Expedition

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A international collaboration consisting of 14 divers from Southsea SAC, 9 divers from Scuba Ninjas (France) and 3 from Kish SAC (Ireland) dived 8 of the WW2 wrecks associated with Operation Neptune (the WW2 Invasion of Normandy), diving off chartered RIBs from Asnelles. This expedition was awarded £1000 from the BEGS fund.

September 2014, "Wild Camping and Diving" Expedition

LOCH HOURN 300

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A group of 10 divers mainly from Darwen SAC explored dive sites around Loch Hourn from an isolated base camp which is only accessible by boat. During that week they were completely self-reliant, having to take all their fuel, fire wood, food, shelter, oxygen, compressors and RIBs with them. This expedition was awarded £500 from the BEGS fund.

 

Expeditions 2013

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May 2013, 'Skerryvore' Expedition

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Tyneside branch plans to dive old and new sites around Tiree, including Skerryvore. Based on Tiree for a week, a group of 8 divers will take their own RIB and compressor. They want to locate and survey wrecks (e.g. SS Labrador), wall and reef sites around Roan Bogha in Gunna Sound and Skerryvore. This expedition has been awarded £1000 from the BEGS fund.


Darwen Haugesund 2013

June 2013, 'Haugeund' Expedition

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Led by Ian Dearden, 12-14 members mostly from Darwen branch (but also involving 3 other branches from the Greater Manchester area), plan to explore dive sites around Haugeund, over a 2 week period. Using a side-scan sonar and a magnetometer they want to locate and survey wreck, wall and reef sites. They will be diving off their own 2 RHIBs, ferried/towed all the way there, together with their own compressors and gas-blending equipment. This expedition has been awarded £1000 from the BEGS fund.
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September 2013, 'Gozo' Expedition

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Members of Inverness branch plan (1) to dive the caves on the North side of the Island, (2) to carry out a Sea Search on behalf of Sharklab-Malta, and (3) to carry out Dive Leader and Advanced Diver training. 12 members will be self-catering over a 1 week period. A RIB will be used if shore diving is not possible. 

 

REDS 

The Regional Expeditionary Diving Scheme is an opportunity to extend your diving horizons outside your usual branch diving. Regions endeavour to run a REDS expeditions which seek to provide adventurous and challenging diving.  Contact your regional coach or REDS coordinator for further details.  A list of REDS expeditions in the latter stages of planning are listed below. 

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Summer 2013, "What Lies Beneath?" south coast survey

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BSAC Southern Region led by Alison Mayor plans to provide training and experience of underwater surveys with the ultimate aim of inspiring members to undertake adventurous and meaningful projects in the future. This massive project provides structure and support for branches to explore known and unknown sites along the South Coast. 11 (!) branches have confirmed their participation each with their own leader in charge of a team. NAS underwater archaeology courses as well as the BSAC Wreck Appreciation SDC will be communally organised. This project has been awarded £500.

Expeditions 2012

Training in the Clyde
May 2012, 'Wreck Hunters' Expedition.    

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The purpose of this regionally organised expedition is to facilitate divers from Yorkshire in preparing for National Instructor, First Class Diver and Advanced Instructor assessments. The prep. session is based around diving in the Cumbrae area with a wreck survey theme based around the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) survey principles and a second Seasearch survey based theme. This trip has been awarded a 250 Pound grant from the BEGS Scheme.
Real Reefs Surveys


August 2012, 'Real Reefs Project' Expedition    

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This investigation organised by Scarborough SAC aims to have 30 divers use the Seasearch methodology to survey 20 undived reef areas between Flamborough and Whitby as well as the two recommended Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) just to the north and south of the area from Flamborough to Whitby. Marine species and habitats data will be gathered and made freely available via the National Biodiversity Network. This project has been awarded a 500 Pound grant from the BEGS Scheme.

Shetland ViewAugust 2012, Shetland Sea Plane Expedition

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This week-long expedition, led by Ribble Valley SAC, aimed to locate and survey sea planes around Shetland. A team of 12 divers from 4 branches used side scan sonar and a magnetometer from a commercial hard boat to first locate promising sites and then survey and record results using the NAS WreckMap Britain procedures and forms. This expedition has been awarded a 750 Pound grant from the BEGS Scheme.

 

Expeditions 2011

Summer Isles SubCJuly 2011, 'Summer Isles' Expedition   

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Led by Michael Rickard, 17 members from Sub C Divers, Bury SAC, and Chaumont SAC branches dived for 6 days from their base a Tanera Mor. The expedition team had to be self sufficient and flexible, relying on own compressors and RIBs. They explored and documented dive sites, conducted Seasearch surveys and developed participants' skills  This expedition has been awarded a 1000 Pound grant from the BEGS Scheme.


August 2011, 'North Shetland' ExpeditionClidiveShetland2

 
Following on from a successful previous expedition, a group of 16 members from Clidive branch plan to dive for two weeks around the remote area of north Shetland. Led by  Ben Jaffey, they want to document rarely dived locations, both sketching wrecks (E49) and undertaking Seasearch programmes of scenic sites, and extend the dive guide they compiled on a previous expedition. They will tow their RIB and compressors from London to their self-catering accommodation at Saxa Vord. Launching and mooring will be at Balta Sound. This expedition has been awarded a 1000 Pound grant from the BEGS Scheme.

 
 

SS Inkosi afloatSummer 2011, 'SS Inkosi, Mull of Galloway' Expedition          

 

Three single-day trips are planned by the West Cumbria branch to produce a "wreck tours" - type site map of the SS Inkosi. The expeditions team made up of three FCDs, two ADs and one DL and several additional boat handlers will dive off two RIBs. This expedition led by Andrew Pritt has been awarded a 500 Pound grant from the BEGS Scheme in 2010. Due to various mishaps  (see interim report) the main bulk of the diving of this expedition is postponed to 2011.

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August 2011, 'Guernsey' Expedition    

 
Following on from a successful previous expedition, to South France in 2010, a group of 10 members from University of London SAC and  Crawley divers have explored the channel islands Guernsey, Herm and Sark for 11 days. Led by  Ali Gaudion they documented rarely dived locations as well as trained and assisted several members towards their next dive grade. They towed their RIB from London to their base at St. Peter port. This expedition has been awarded a 750 Pound grant from the BEGS Scheme.
 

 


October 2011, 'Cumbrae Assessments' Expedition

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 The purpose of this expedition was to facilitate divers from Yorkshire in preparing for First Class Diver and Advanced Instructor assessments and complete the AP2 section of advanced diver. The expedition was based around diving in the Cumbrae area with a wreck survey theme based around the Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) survey principles. This expedition has been awarded a 250 Pound grant from the BEGS Scheme.

 

Expeditions 2010

Stroma CaveJune 2010, 'Dunnet & Duncansby Head' Expedition            

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Following on from the last two expeditions in a series to the "Extremities of Scotland", this successful third trip has taken members from Edinburgh University to the most northerly and north-easterly points of the Scottish mainland.  The expedition team had to be self sufficient and flexible, relying on own compressors and boats. Diving from their own inflatables gave the team the flexibility they required.  This expedition led by Paul Bullen, has been awarded a 1000 Pound grant from the BEGS Scheme.

 

June 2010, 'Jurassic Shark 3' Expedition          

Electronic Shark Tag

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A high profile Joint Services sub-aqua diving expedition for 16 personnel to Cocos Island, Costa Rica for 2 weeks. The aim of the expedition was to electronically tag 15 scalloped hammerhead sharks whilst making a documentary film. The team was composed of civilian scientists, closed-circuit rebreather divers and other divers selected to develop their skills and experience as both divers and leaders. This expedition led by Andy Reid has been awarded a 1000 Pound grant from the BEGS Scheme.

SS Inkosi afloat

 

Summer 2010, 'SS Inkosi, Mull of Galloway' Expedition

Three single-day trips are planned by the West Cumbria branch to produce a "wreck tours" - type site map of the SS Inkosi. The expeditions team made up of three FCDs, two ADs and one DL and several additional boat handlers will dive off two RIBs. This expedition led by Andrew Pritt has been awarded a 500 Pound grant from the BEGS SchemeRead Interim Report


Summer 2010, West Wales Wreck Expedition           

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To extend the currently limited range of dive sites, members of Cardiff branch located and publish exact locations of 

known and new wreck sites in West Wales.. Over several weekends the dive team, consisting of one FCD and 6 ADs, used a side scan sonar fitted to their club RIB. This expedition led by Rhian Lewis-James has been awarded a 1000 Pound grant from the BEGS Scheme.

 

Jura SQSACAugust 2010, 'Sound of Jura' Expedition     

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Using club RHIBs members of South Queensferry  explored dive sites at the north and south ends of the Sound of Jura, around Crinan and Loch Sween. A group of trainee Advanced Divers were introduced to Expedition Diving. 

 

Expeditions 2009

St. Kilda

April 2009, St. Kilda Expedition 

The clear, oceanic water supports a spectacularly diverse and stunning range of animals and plants. For this reason Triton Oceanic Sub Aqua Club has undertaken their second expedition to the Scottish islands. This trip is not for the inexperienced. The remote beauty of the islands underwater world have been explored to the full, pioneering previously identified virgin dive sites and visiting some of the old favorites. The team led by Simon Campbell has revisited the amazing St Kilda archipelago to assist in researching material for an 'Essential Dive Guide' to the Islands.

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May 2009, 'South-West Mull' Expedition      


Members of Tyneside branch aimed to seek out new dive sites and conduct wreck surveys around the Ross of Mull. Using 2 RIBs and 2 own compressors, and led by Richard Booth, they explored scenic dives around the South-West area of Mull. The wrecks planned to be investigated were the Cathcart Park, Nyland, and SS Ostende, including position location and wreck survey. This expedition has been awarded 1000 Pound grant from the BSAC BEGS scheme.
Scillies RIB crossing


June 2009, 'Isles of Scilly' Expedition

 
Severnside Sub Aqua Club planned to celebrate its 40 thanniversary by organising  an expedition to the Isles of Scilly.  Repeating an excursion of last year, they set out with own RIBs from the mainland with the aim of having some great diving and to locate new and old dive sites on the islands as well as developing the members' skills.
 

Scapa Flow gun


August 2009, 'Scapa Flow' Expedition

 
 As part of Medway sub-aqua club's 50th Anniversary, the branch undertook a series of enjoyable, challenging and interesting dives over one week in Scapa Flow. With accommodation in Stromness, they used the hardboat John L as diving platform. The wrecks to be dived were the classic cruisers, the Coln, the Karlsruhe, the Dresden, the Brummer, to try to understand the armament and assess the level of deterioration.



 
Rebreather over Shetland wreck


August 2009, Unst, 'Shetland' Expedition   

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For two weeks a group of 14 people from Clidive branch dived around Unst, a remote area of north Shetland. Led by Rory Budds, they documented at 18 rarely dived locations, both sketching wrecks and undertaking Seasearch programmes of scenic sites. They had to tow their RIBs and compressors from London to their self-catering accommodation in Valsgarth. Launching/mooring was at Baltasound. This expedition has been awarded a 1000 Pound grant from the BSAC BEGS Scheme.

 
 

Ardnamuchan 2009 EUSACSeptember 2009, 'Ardnamurchan, West Scotland' Expedition            

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Following on from last year's Cape Wrath trip, Edinburgh University club explored rarely dived sites off the western Scottish mainland as part of an ongoing longer term project to explore the extremities of the Scottish coast.  The expedition team had to be self sufficient (incl. own compressors) and flexible. Diving from their own inflatables gives the team the flexibility they require.  This expedition led by Paul Bullen, has been awarded a 1000 Pound grant from the BSAC BEGS Scheme. It subsequently also won Edinburgh University's "Livingstone Trophy".

Operation Sunrise Team


September 2009, 'Gigha Island, Kintyre' Expedition 

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This expedition, named "Operation Sunrise", took 12 members of 3 branches (Midlancs., Salford Uni., Manchester Uni.)  to the island of Gigha on the west side of Kintyre. The sites included drift dives and reef dives on rarely dived sites, as well as locating and surveying the wrecks HMS Riant, Ospray II, Moncousu, Karlti. and the U482 for those suitably qualified (trimix). The remoteness implies an own RIB and compressor. A dedicated website was installed for this expedition  http://www.operationsunrise.co.uk. This expedition led by Andy Bennett has been awarded a 1000 Pound grant from the BSAC BEGS Scheme.
 
 
Monach seal
 

October 2009, 'Monach Isles, Outer Hebrides' Expedition

 
Andy Torbet has led a group of 4 divers from Severnside branch to visit the Monach Isles for one week during the Grey Seal breeding season. They observed the seals and explored virtually undived sites. All equipment incl. generator, compressor, food, heating fuel, and all other supplies had to be transported to this remote site.
 
 
South of France 2009 Camp Site
 

September 2009, 'South of France' Expedition  

 
Under the leadership of Jeremy Davey and Nathan Long, 13 members of ULSAC spent 2 weeks diving wrecks around the 3 areas of Marseille, Giens and Cavalaire. They towed their own 2 RIBs from London, launched from public slips, used campsites as base, and used local dive shops for air fills. 
 

REDS

The Regional Expeditionary Diving Scheme is an opportunity to extend your diving horizons outside your usual branch diving.  It is particularly useful if you are working towards BSAC First Class Diver qualification.  Each region endeavours to run a REDS expedition which seeks to provide adventurous and challenging diving.  Contact your regional coach or REDS co-ordinator for further details.  A list of REDS expeditions in the latter stages of planning are listed below. 


Korkula Pottery

West Midlands REDS, Croatia

 
Andy Seddon has led a group to explore a roman wreck site in the warm clear waters off Croatia the last two years and is aiming to return again this year.
 
  

Expeditions 2008

 

Sherman Tank

May 2008, Malin Head

 
Shane Wasik led a trimix expedition to dive some of the most famous wreck sites off the Donegal coast such as the RMS Laurentic, HMS Audacious, RMS Justicia and the Empire Heritage. The expedition has been awarded a 1000 Pound grant by the BEGS Scheme.
 

 
 
 
 
 

 May 2008, Thor Survey

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Teresa Darbyshire led Cardiff branch of the BSAC on an expedition to use their newly acquired underwater archaeological skills. Having completed an NAS course they have chosen to survey the wreck of the Thor, a dutch coaster that sank in heavy seas in Milford Haven. The expedition has been awarded a 500 Pound grant by the BEGS Scheme.   
 
 
 

Scillies RIB crossingJune 2008, 'Isles of Scilly' Expedition

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Severnside Sub Aqua Club reaches its 40 th anniversary in 2009.  It organised  a major expedition to the Isles of Scilly.  Most previous excursions there were long ago on inflatable boats or in latter years using the islands hard boats.  This year however they looked back to the earlier years for inspiration and they set out with RHIBs with the aim of having some great diving and to accurately locate new and old dive sites on the islands. The expedition was lead by Mike Shean and has been awarded a 1000 Pound grant by the BEGS scheme. 
 
Makers Plate

June 2008, 'Benbecula' Expedition

 
Richard Handy from Totnes branch of the BSAC brought together divers from a number of clubs on an expedition to locate some new sites in the Sea of the Hebrides.  They located but did not dive the wreck of the SS Treverbyn in about 60-70m of water.  A number of new scenic reefs were dived.  Their dive platform was the Elizabeth G, a converted Norwegian ice class rescue boat.  The expedition was awarded a 1000 Pound grant by the BEGS scheme.
 
 
 

 

Cape Wrath Wreck

September 2008, 'Cape Wrath' Expedition

 

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Edinburgh University club took the lead in a multibranch dive to explore sites off Cape Wrath as part of an ongoing longer term project to explore the extremities of the Scottish coast.  The dive location means that the expedition needed to be self sufficient and have a great deal of flexibility to change plans in case of bad weather. Diving from their own inflatables gave the team this flexibility. The expedition leader Paul Bullen was awarded a 1000 Pound grant by the BEGS Scheme. It subsequently also won the Edinburgh University's "Livingstone Trophy".


September 2008, 'Sea Palling' Expedition

Sea Palling

 

 

Bedford Sub-Aqua Club, a highly active branch, and aimed to explore wrecks off the East Anglian coast.  Most of the diving is relatively shallow but  mostly undived for a number of reasons:  possibly poor visibility and  shifting sand banks make the wrecks sometimes disappear and reappear. The coast is prone to thick fog on the otherwise ideal time to dive.  Get the timing right though and you are in for a treat. Lisa Bedard lead the expedition to research little dived wreck sites, survey marine life on them and produce wreck tour information for the branch. The expedition was awarded a 500 Pound grant by the BEGS scheme.
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Falklands 2008 Dolphins
 

January 2008, 'Falkland Islands' Expedition 

 

As part of the fiftieth anniversary celebrations of Darwen Sub Aqua Club, 15 members dived the Falkland Islands in a self-sufficient expedition. All the necessary equipment had to be shipped out from the UK in a 40ft Steel Container, including both RIBS and trailers, spare parts and spare engines, two portable air compressors, 16 full size Oxygen cylinders for Nitrox, divers personal equipment, petrol and water containers, and a basic supply of food stuffs. This expedition was awarded the Expeditions Trophy in 2008.

 
 


REDS

The Regional Expeditionary Diving Scheme is an opportunity to extend your diving horizons outside your usual branch diving.  It is particularly useful if you are working towards BSAC First Class Diver qualification.  Each region endeavours to run a REDS expedition which seeks to provide adventurous and challenging diving.  Contact your regional coach or REDS co-ordinator for further details.  A list of REDS expeditions in the latter stages of planning are listed below.  Other regions are also planning expeditions and details will follow as soon as these are known.
  South Scotland REDS 2008
 

South Scotland, Drift and Pinnacles   

 
Max Ruffert led another expedition to enjoy adventurous and challenging drift dives in the Sound of Luing area and explore undived pinnacles in the area.



 
 

West Midlands, 'Croatia' Expedition

Andy Seddon led a group to explore a roman wreck site in the warm clear waters off Croatia last year and is aiming to return again next year.  There were also plans for a REDS team to be formed to dive and survey in detail a well dived wreck of the Elk out of Plymouth to try archaeological survey techniques and see if there are any secrets left about the wreck to be discovered.

  
Wales Barrel Rock REDS 2008

June/July 2008, Wales 'Barrel Rock' Expedition   


Over two separate days, REDS teams dived Barrel Rock and The Small's reef about 20 miles off the west of Wales. From club RIBs, on the first expedition, the rocks surrounding The Smalls were dived as a drift dive and on the second expedition the Garland Stone on Skomer, saving the period of slack water for the 2nd dive on Barrel Rock. A total of 25+22 participants dived from 6+6 boats, involving 8 different branches.

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