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Published on this site on 28th May 2020

Coronavirus Update     

Statement from the Board of Directors, ScotSAC.

We understand that the whole of the ScotSAC Newsletter content may not have been fully posted on the Facebook page. This has now been rectified.

There have been some comments in social media giving the impression that some ScotSAC members think it is appropriate to go diving now.

The Scottish Government guidance is that we stay at home. It is unlikely that this guidance will change significantly following the review of the lockdown tomorrow and if Phase 1 of the Scottish Government route map is confirmed, only travel within a short distance (roughly 5 miles) is permitted for outdoor leisure.

Please remember that there are implications for the emergency services in the event of an incident. There are also implications for insurance cover if the advice both from government, ScotSAC and other advisory bodies is not followed.

As the governing body for SCUBA diving in Scotland, ScotSAC directors advise all ScotSAC members to follow the government guidelines of the time.

The advice of the BDSG and DAN, links to which were made available in the Newsletter of 18th May, are also useful sources of advice and guidance.

The BDSG press release of 21st May contains 9 points and refers to England although there is a statement after point 9 referring to the Scottish Government restrictions.

There is a further meeting of the BDSG Thursday 28th May and further advice may be available following that meeting.


Around the coast of Scotland, the water is fantastic!! Scotland's seas are full of many varieties of colourful life. From the delicate, sensitive Fan-worm to colourful Cuckoo Wrasse and Ballan Wrasse to wary lobsters and inquisitive Seals. There are the wrecks of Scapa Flow in the north covered now in marine life, the amazing submarine tunnels and gulleys around St. Abbs and Eyemouth in the south-east, the Moray Firth in the north-east with its whales and dolphins which you might be lucky enough to see, the rugged and fjord-like sea lochs on the west coast where you can nearly always dive regardless of the weather and then there are the Western Isles such as Jura, Skye, Mull, Coll, Tiree, Rhum, Eigg and Muck and finally but by no means least-St.Kilda. Take a look at the photos on the website and see what you have been missing and what you have to look forward to.


You've probably seen amazing underwater documentaries on the TV made by Sir David Attenborough, Paul Rose, Monti Halls, or if you are a more mature person!, Jacques Cousteau and Hans & Lotte Hass films. Do you remember "Sea Hunt" with Lloyd Bridges?? You might have thought: "I'd like to try that!" Well believe it or not, the waters around Scotland are full of colour and life. Now you have the chance to join in and see this colour and variety under the sea for yourself. Clydebank Sub Aqua Club will teach you to dive in a safe, controlled manner. You will learn all the skills necessary to enjoy exploring the underwater scenery around Scotland. Divers in
Clydebank Sub Aqua Club regularly dive in Loch Long, Loch Fyne, Loch Leven, the Sound of Jura, the Sound of Mull and the Oban area. The east coast, around Eyemouth and St Abbs, are also fantastic diving areas. We also have the wrecks of the German High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney, last visited by Clydebank members in May 2019. Further north still, there are the amazing Shetland Islands. Of course it doesn't end there. Having learned these skills you can explore other great diving areas of the World, such as the Bahamas, the Caribbean Sea, the Maldives, the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Far East and the Australian Great Barrier Reef plus many other exciting places.

Almost all of the photographs on this website have been taken in Scottish waters by members of
Clydebank Sub Aqua Club.




Below are examples of colourful and abundant life in Scottish waters.





The nudibranch above (Tenellia) is only 1cm long.



A diver (above) explores the top arch at the Cathedral Reef at St Abbs in the SE of Scotland.



St.Kilda, on a late June afternoon. These islands are approximately 40 miles west of the Hebrides and rank as one of the best diving locations of the British Isles, if not the World. St.Kilda is owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

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