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BSAC welcomes new Chairman





BSAC has welcomed its new Chairman, Eugene Farrell, following the results of the 2014 Council Elections.

Outgoing Chair Clare Peddie formally handed over the helm of BSAC to Eugene at the 60th Annual General Meeting held on Saturday (10th May).

Previously the Club’s Vice-Chairman, Eugene has been a member of BSAC for 28 years, and has been actively involved as a Council member since 2007.

Geoff Hide and Ben Panter have also been voted in as two new Council members, while Alex Warzynski takes up the post of Vice Chairman.

Speaking at the AGM, Clare, who has served as BSAC Chair for two full terms and was previously the National Diving Officer, said she had relished her time as the Chair of Britain’s biggest diving club.

“I’ve always felt that I owed BSAC much more than I can ever repay – I have met some amazing people and had the most extraordinary experiences and it’s been a privilege to be Chair for the last six years. I’m proud of what we have achieved during this time and know that, with Eugene Farrell, the Club is in very safe hands.”

BSAC’s 60th AGM was certainly a day of old and new faces, buoyed up by the news that the Club also now has a new President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

Thanking Clare for her significant contribution, incoming BSAC Chairman Eugene Farrell said he was delighted to be able to take over the role.

“BSAC diving is as relevant now as it was 60 years ago and there are certainly exciting times ahead for BSAC. I’m delighted to welcome HRH The Duke of Cambridge as our new President and I’m honoured to be BSAC’s new Chairman.”


SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023



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Free Octopus with every purchase of a SCUBAPRO regulator system

Just in time for the festive season, divers can save money again with the FREE OCTOPUS winter promotion! Until December 31st SCUBAPRO offers one of the two new Octopus models S270 or R105 for free with every purchase of a regulator system!

The S270 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/D420 or MK19 EVO/D420, MK25 EVO/S620Ti or MK19 EVO/ S620Ti in INT or DIN versions. A R105 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/S600 or MK17 EVO/S600, or MK25 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO BT or MK25 EVO BT/ G260 CARBON BT in INT or DIN versions.

SCUBAPRO offers a 30-year first owner warranty on all regulators, with a revision period of two years or 100 dives. All SCUBAPRO regulators are of course certified according to the new European test standard EN250-2014.

Available at participating SCUBAPRO dealers. Promotion may not be available in all regions.

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More information available here: SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023

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Indo siren destroyed by fire



Indo Siren

Indo Siren, a vessel from the Master Liveaboards Fleet, has been destroyed by a fire this morning. Thankfully, all guests and crew members are safe.

Master Liveaboards have released the following statement:

During our current cruise in Raja Ampat, on the morning of 30th November, a fire broke
out on Indo Siren. At the current time we are still assessing the events around the incident,
and will be working with authorities, so cannot currently comment further.

All guests and staff departed the boat, without further incident. They are now with our
ground crew who have organised accommodations while we assist with all their other
needs going forwards.

We are currently evaluating the issues created by the fire on upcoming trips. Guests who
are likely to be affected by enforced cancellations or changes will be contacted in due time
when plans are finalised.

We are incredibly grateful that this incident was not more serious and that everyone who
was onboard, both crew and guests, are safe and well.

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