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ULSAC and Crawley win BSAC Expedition Trophy 2012

Every year or two, BSAC award a trophy to “an expedition that promotes the true spirit of adventurous diving.” This award covers both 2011 and 2012 and was given for the joint expedition between ULSAC and Crawley Divers to Guernsey, Herm, and Sark in the Summer of 2011. Credit goes to all involved in making

The Kingdom of Cornwall Story

On Friday the 17th of August 7 ULSAC divers left chiswick to take on the diving in Cornwall. Having left behind a gloriously sunny London none of us were too impressed being greeted into Cornwall by pouring rain. However waking up the next day to clearer skies and the addition of 2 more divers marked

ULU Laurels 2012

The ULU Laurels Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday 24th May. The highlight of the ULU end of year festivities it celebrates student achievement across the University of London. This is the one annual opportunity that ULU’s societies have to be formally recognised for their activities and historically ULSAC and its members have always been

Diving on the freezing Dorset coast

Whilst the sea was freezing over down the coast in Sandbanks (see link), ten intrepid ULSAC divers headed to Doset for some winter diving around Portland in early February. A brisk morning greeted us on the Saturday; thermometers distinctly displaying sub-zero temperatures. Luckily the water was a lot warmer than anyone anticipated so it was

ULSAC expedition article in SCUBA magazine

The February edition of SCUBA magazine includes a fantastic article written by ULSAC members Eric ‘Spunky’ Lucas and Mark ‘Junior’ Lewis. Looking back at the 2011 Summer expedition to Guernsey, they delve into all aspects of the trip and generally brag about how brilliant it was. Recommended reading!

Day 13 – And now, the end is here…

Our single dive on the South Coast proceeded with military precision. A late start permitted our campers to be on top form (well as much as the rigours of the previous day would permit), and we went through the “Yay – go diving!” bit pretty much on automatic. After so many days, everyone knew everything

Day 12 – Not much stops us diving

So, after the exertions of the skittles the night before, which obviously taxed many non-diving muscles, our divers woke to find a day of heavy rain and strong winds – we had broken our Weather Fairy – boo! The nice thing about an island though is that there should be somewhere to dive, and so

Day 11 – Stunning scenery and skittles

After a refreshing day off, we were all looking forward to another excellent day’s diving. We were in for a real treat today! Not only did the day managers permit something of a lie-in (0845 leave, anyone?), the weather and tide fairies ensured glorious conditions. Sardriere in distant Northern Sark was our first dive, with

Day 10 – Chillaxing on the Island

We were all looking forward to Day 10 as our fantastic leader had decided it was to be a day of rest. The day began with being chucked out of the pub at midnight, with several people staggering a short distance home up a few narrow roads with shouts of ‘CAR’ every few paces, Ali

Day 9 – Like a well-oiled machine

Today, being the First of August, while “pinches and punches” were omitted by most, Helen declared that this was her homeland’s (Switzerland) National Day. More power to her. Apparently one of the traditional celebrations of Switzerland Day involves throwing apple cores at passing motorists – we didn’t really understand the significance of this, but Helen