We are the Heads of the Valleys Sub Aqua Club, branch number 0263 of the British Sub Aqua Club. The club was established in 1967 when scuba diving was in its infancy. Currently the club has approximately 40 members. The range of members have a spread of all ages and experience ranging from new trainees to First Class Divers and instructors ranging from Assistant instructor, Theory Instructor, Practical Instructor, Open Water Instructor and Advanced Instructors all being Nationally Qualified. We also have divers trained by several different agencies as members.
The club owns 2 RIBs (Rigid hull Inflatable Boats), a 6mt Humber which is fitted with an Evinrude 175HP engine, and 5.4mt Sea rider which is fitted with a 90HP Evinrude engine. Both of these boats are based near Milford Haven in West Wales and as a result most our diving is completed in that area. This means that we have fast easy access to the many wrecks around the West Wales coast in addition to the islands of Skokholm, Skomer marine reserve and when the weather cooperates, "The Smalls".
Both these boats are fitted with VHF radios, satellite navigation, echo sounders and other first aid and safety equipment. In addition to that the club owns several sets of Oxygen equipment.
Most weekends when the weather permits we're diving off one or both of these boats in that area.
In short, there is usually diving orginised somewhere most weekends!
In addition to West Wales, the club also organises various expeditions around the UK (Cornwall, Plymouth, Weymouth, etc) on charter boats and also the club has concurrently run Red Sea Live aboard dive Safari's in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017 and we are looking to organise our next dive safari to the Marsa Alam in 2019 so watch this space.
The club regularly takes advantage and uses the facilities of the National Diving and Activities Centre at Chepstow, where many training and refresher dives take place.
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