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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.
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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