APPLEDORE SUB AQUA CLUB
Established in 1971 by a small group of workers from the Appledore Shipbuilding yard in North Devon, ASAC has grown steadily over the years to now include a membership total of 55. Age ranges between 16 and 65 ensure a variety of experience and knowledge. Some changes have taken place over the years which include the acquisition of dive boats, membership to the SAA (membership no.35)(Sub Aqua Association),travels abroad and an increase in club membership. There are original founder members who still regularly participate in diving and social events, and who play an active part within the club.
Various diving trips around the North Devon and Cornwall coastline are organised during the diving season, which for us is generally beween March and October.
These include two week long stays in the Isles of Scilly (taking Compass Rose).
Weekends camping and diving in Penzance, using club members Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs), and the trips to Lundy Island most weekends.
Each year the club books a weeks diving holiday to the Red Sea staying on a liveaboard boat. Depending on numbers, this can be solely ASAC members on board or sharing with another club. Either way a great time is usually had by all. The warm water and clear visibility being the main attractions.
Experienced divers are welcome to join the club..