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Club Owned Equipment

Clydebank Sub Aqua Club is fortunate to own a great deal of equipment. We have a Compressor to fill Club and members cylinders. There are several complete sets of gear including Demand Regulators, Buoyancy Devices, Cylinders & weight belts. There is a range of Dry-suits in various sizes, all for the use of trainees and others members who haven’t quite acquired all their own gear yet. All this equipment must be properly maintained for your safety, so there is a small fee for the hire of this equipment for use in the sea or open water.

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The equipment, and our Equipment Premises, also in Clydebank, are well maintained by experienced members. However, some items of equipment, namely Demand valves and scuba cylinders, must be serviced by professionally trained staff in the Dive shops, so these items are quite expensive to keep properly maintained. Safety is always paramount! 

 

We also have a seperate Lecture Room where the Diving Officer and other Instructors give lectures and demonstrations with the aid of an overhead Projector and/or computer. The room is also used for other social events.

Club members may store their own equipment in the Club premises but this is entirely at their own risk. 

Compressor Operation

Filling Diving Cylinders is a time consuming, tedious, noisy but extremely important job. Without it, we don’t dive!. Trained and qualified members of the club take it in turns to fill cylinders as required. If you need air for a diving trip please contact a member of the Committee IN PLENTY OF TIME !!!!


Please remember- Your cylinder will not be filled if it is "out of test"!!!!  ClydebankSAC compressor operators are not permitted to fill an "out of test" diving cylinder or any cylinder which appears to be in a poor condition or hazardous, even if it is "in date".

Their safety comes first!

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Air at Clydebank Sub Aqua Club is FREE!!

(It only costs £2.50 to put it in the cylinder)


(Air fills at commercial dive shops are typically around £5-£6)
 

Club Boat

The Club Boat

Clydebank Sub Aqua Club is the proud owner of an XS 5.4metre Rigid Hulled Inflatable boat with a 90 HP Yamaha Engine. Also included are a GPS, Echo Sounder and VHF Radio. The boat is fitted with a S/S “A” Frame and removable Dive Cylinder Support Rack. The whole rig is transported on a sturdy Snipe Trailer. 

 

Diving from a boat is in many ways easier than diving from a beach. You "kit up" in the boat and just roll backwards, over the side. Immediately you are in deep water and ready to drop down to enjoy the dive. At the end of the dive the boatman will be there to pick you up and help you aboard.
 

Using the Club Boat

You will be aware that the Boat, Engine and Trailer represent a large financial outlay, but they are also a huge asset, allowing us to have much greater diving opportunities. It is our boat, your boat and the Committee would like to think that everyone is happy to help when it comes to preparing the boat for a trip. Things such as helping to get the boat out of the Club Hut, adjusting the ramps, taking a turn on the winch, ensuring that all the boat kit is on board etc. At the launch site help is required to un-lash the boat and prepare it for launching, similarly the recovery operation is also an "all hands on deck" scenario. It is all part of the "day out" and it is a great way to learn about another aspect of diving which you should find useful and enjoyable.

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