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ULU to host BSAC Instructor Foundation Course

This is some-what of a landmark event for ULU and ULSAC. Normally ‘Instructor Training’ is organised at Regional Level but with the kind co-operation of BSAC HQ, BSAC London Region and the University of London Union it has been organised at Branch level specifically for our students. This will be the first time such an

ULSAC win Freshers Fair 2012 photo competition

ULSAC try dives are different to most. Ours include meeting a sea god. Each year, BSAC run a competition for University branches to see who can take the best photo of their fresher-recruiting activities. This year, ULSAC picked up the prize for our photo of try divers being greeted by Poseidon. The club earns £150

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