Founder Member, Diving 30 years. Number of dives: (Who's counting?)
Qualifications: Advanced Diver. Best Dive: The Falls of Lora, Scotland Worst dive: Stoney Cove in February (Freezing cold in a wetsuit.) Happy days!
Diving: Can't remember that long ago! Number of dives: Not enough! Qualification: Advanced Diver. Favourite dive sites: The Red Sea and Maldives. Best UK dive: Maen Melt, Porth Ysgaden and Plymouth.
Diving over 10 years. Number of dives: 700+ Qualification: Advanced Diver, Assistant Advanced Instructor, Full Face Mask, Open Water Instructor, Snorkel Instructor and Diver Coxswain. I enjoy all types of diving with recent highlights being Norway, the Outer Hebrides, The Scillies, The Azores and Kenya. I am also a Director and Council member of BSAC.
Matthew has been a member of VRSAC for the last five years. He is an IT Manager by weekday and a keen and enthusiastic diver at the weekend. Married with 3 girls, Matthew was formerly the clubs Membership Secretary and now supports the club as the Equipment Officer. Matthew has recently become an Assistant Diving Instructor.
Diving – 15 years with over 500 dives.
Qualification – Advanced Diver. CCR diver to 60m. Open water Instructor. Diver/Cox’n
I like all types of diving, reefs or wrecks. Best diving holiday was when I spent a whole week diving the HMS Hermes in Sri Lanka.
I have been spoilt, as I have done most of my diving in Cornwall and Devon!
I am one of the newer members of the team. A qualified sports diver with 5 years of experience, I initially joined with Selby Club and then moved to Chester and joined VRSAC. I love to dive with the squidgy stuff - there are still so many places I want to explore and species to see, diving with hammerheads is one of them. Would like to develop my skills further and help others enjoy their diving experience.
Welfare and Membership
I Joined the club in September 2017 after a try dive on holiday and I’ve never looked back. Currently I’m a qualified Sports Diver having done 40 dives and looking forward to continue to develop my skills with the club. Best dive site was wreck diving in Plymouth where I encountered an angler fish.
Qualifications: Dive Leader and Open Water Instructor. I have been diving for 20 years and have loved just about every minute I have spent underwater from my Try Dive to the four dives I did in Mexico in January this year.Favourite dive: With the seals off the Farne Islands. Favourite sites: Eyemouth and Plymouth.
SIMON TAIT, MATT GASKILL-JONES AND KAREN GILLER
Training Officer (joint)
The role of training officer is provided by three experienced members