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All about our club - a note from the chairman

Catherine diving on the Farne Islands
Catherine on the Farne Islands

Now that we are hopefully post Covid, and all of the difficulties that brought, we hope that a full normal diving colander will resume in 2023.

The North East coast line offers some of the best diving opportunities in the UK, and Tyneside 114 likes to make the most of it. Whether it’s wreck diving off the Tyne, diving with seals off the Farne Islands or exploring the underwater scenery off St Abb’s, the club dives locally most weekends, weather and sea conditions permitting. We also organise trips to other areas of the UK, such as the West Coast of Scotland, Scilly Isles, and abroad, to places like the Red Sea or Gozo and most recently a trip to Tenerife to see the turtles and rays. 

Empire Heritage Malin Head
Members have a range of interests when it comes to diving. As a club we try and cater for a broad range of interests, from reef and wildlife diving for Seasearchers to fill in forms, to wreck diving for rebreather divers and all sites in between. Currently have ten or so rebreather divers, as well as twinset divers and single cylinder divers. So we organise a range of diving to suit as many interests as possible – Brown’s Bay shore diving, to Malin Head technical wreck diving! We offer a range of training opportunities, depending upon the demands of the membership, as well as training complete beginners. The club has a strong group of instructors, including a number of advanced instructors who are also active in the Regional BSAC training scheme. As a result we can offer most BSAC training through all the diver grades and skill development courses, in club or as part of the North East region team.

We welcome members who have trained with other dive agencies, and are looking to meet other dive enthusiasts within a ‘club atmosphere’ rather than a commercial operation. We can offer relevant ‘cross-over’ training (but only if you want to), which will enhance individuals dive skills as well as give them a good introduction to the club and BSAC. If you don’t want to cross over, then you can Join BSAC and dive to your other agency qualifications.

If you live locally, are keen to either learn to dive or are an experienced diver seeking to join a friendly and active dive club, then look through the following web pages, check out our FAQ and make use of the contact details to arrange a visit to see us.

Tiago Moreira – Chairman Tyneside 114 (2023)

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