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posted Feb 12, 2021, 8:08 AM by Cathy Curtin   [ updated Feb 12, 2021, 8:09 AM ]

Recent update re Covid 19 issued by Dive Ireland to its members on 7th Jan 2021
As we have stated in previous EZINEs regarding COVID 19 it becomes very difficult to organise or participate in diving activities at Level 5 in the government plan for managing the disease.  The advice provided in the DAN/BDSG document remains valid for dealing with all aspects of COVID as before.  Additionally, the protocols developed and approved by Sport Ireland in the Guidance for return to diving document also remain valid.
Our insurance will remain in place as some very limited diving and snorkelling may still take place within the current restrictions.  There is also a possibility of callouts by some of our Search and Recovery units.  The relevant guidance for training under the guidelines is summarised below but these activities must take place within 5km of ones place of residence at present.
The specific area in the Government advice is detailed in the following section that covers training.
•             “People may meet with people from one other household in outdoor settings when taking exercise.” 
•             No indoor or outdoor exercise group activities, including those involving children, should take place.
•             Outdoor golf and tennis are not permitted.
•             Individual training only. No exercise or dance classes. No indoor or outdoor gatherings involving “individual training” except for professional and elite sports.

Dublin Diving

posted Jul 14, 2019, 12:05 PM by Cathy Curtin

  • The club is enjoying Dublin diving midweek and Sunday mornings. If interested in getting involved contact

Killala Trip - April 2019

posted Apr 14, 2019, 2:33 PM by Cathy Curtin

  • The clubs first irish trip of the year took place in the first week of April to the West of Ireland to Killala, Co. Mayo. The weather was not ideal for diving even though the sun was shining but strong westerly winds meant that some shore dives had to be opted for instead of boat diving. But for divers once you can get into the water at the start of the season and log a few dives its a successful trip. 

Sports Capital Programme

posted Apr 14, 2019, 1:53 PM by Cathy Curtin   [ updated Apr 14, 2019, 2:29 PM ]

  • The Garda Sub-Aqua Club wishes to gratefully acknowledge receipt of €15,000 funding from the 2017 Sports Capital Programme. The funding was provided by the Dept. of Transport, Tourism and Sport and has been used to purchase sports equipment, including a new Yamaha 115 outboard RIB engine for the club Tornado.
  • The old engine had seen better days and has now been retired to the shipyard graveyard. 

First Trip of 2019 - Warm water diving

posted Apr 14, 2019, 1:26 PM by Cathy Curtin   [ updated Apr 14, 2019, 1:30 PM ]

  • The club ventured to The Maldives in January for some warm water diving on a Liveaboard. This was a great start to the season and was an excellent trip. Fantastic drift diving over the course of the week on some beautiful reefs with lots of 'big' sea life to see. Manta rays were a regular sight with nurse sharks, eagle rays, reef sharks and turtles making regular appearances. We had a fantastic wreck dive towards the end of the week where the wreck was covered by glass fish (Parambassis ranga) and turtles swam freely between divers.


posted Aug 25, 2017, 10:27 AM by Cathy Curtin

  • The latest newsletter issue 10 has been circulated...Enjoy

Newsletter Issue number 9

posted Aug 5, 2017, 6:36 AM by Cathy Curtin   [ updated Aug 5, 2017, 6:48 AM ]

  • The latest edition of the club newsletter has been circulated... Enjoy. 

Dublin Diving

posted Jul 19, 2017, 5:51 AM by Cathy Curtin

  • Dublin diving has been running on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings over the last few weeks. Reports on the water viz is very good and some very enjoyable dives with lots of sea life. Contact the Diving Officer to put your name down.

Newsletter Issue 8

posted Jul 19, 2017, 5:44 AM by Cathy Curtin

The latest newsletter issue has been circulated and the next one is currently being edited. Please contact or any committee member if you would like to submit and article or photo to the website. 

Belmullet trip

posted Jul 19, 2017, 5:28 AM by Cathy Curtin   [ updated Aug 25, 2017, 11:07 AM ]

  • The Belmullet trip went ahead in the first week in July and the weather God's were certainly shining down on us. However the equipment God's were not so kind. But after a few challenging issues with equipment we still managed to get in some great dives over the week. Many thanks to the towers and helpers during the week. 
  • Check out the photos from this trip:

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