Testimonials

Hannah Short - Newly Qualified Ocean Diver - 2016

I had never dived before starting university but had always enjoyed snorkelling and, as scuba diving in Australia is on my bucket list, I went to the give it a go session in September. I really enjoyed the first try with the instructor and couldn’t wait to go again. We have weekly ‘classroom’ sessions to learn the theory behind diving; the equipment, planning trips, safety issues, techniques etc. before heading to the pool after to practice. The club is very friendly and the instructors are all great and very informative. We have open water trips in the UK throughout the year, which, despite the freezing water, is a great experience as it is so different from the pool with the fish, the drysuits, the wrecks and the practice of navigating. All of the new trainees this year gained their Ocean Diver Qualification allowing us to dive to 20m and we are looking forward to starting Sports Diver next year. In June we had our annual trip to Malta which was amazing! It was warm and sunny every day with clear water, beautiful fish, fantastic wrecks and a superb atmosphere. Definitely the highlight of the year!

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Ellie Pattinson - Newly Qualified Ocean Diver - 2016

I like to think that I'm good with words and, so, surely writing a few small words to say how amazing the past week has been should be simple. But the thing is, it isn't. The last week has gone above and beyond anything that I had expected. All of the early mornings, the constant smell of sea that I swear still lingers now and even the red nose that I boast has barely phased me. Going to Malta with SHUSAC - Sheffield Hallam University Sub Aqua Club has been one of the best experiences of my life. Not only did I manage to finally see an octopus (!!!) but exploring wrecks, dodging jellyfish and discovering the strange and wonderful things that live below the surf (and getting scared by some of them) is something that I couldn't even contemplate doing a year ago today. This post was supposed to be a big thank you to Rhianna Chilton and Matt Newbound for organising this trip but I want to extend it to Tim and Jamie Gwozdzicki, without whom I wouldn't have had the training I needed to do all of this. To Anna Nuttall for her fun challenges and being an amazing buddy and to Daniel Loch and Ezra Morris for their surface cover and constant assistance during the trip. Then of course my friends, who have not only affected my scuba life but also my entire first year of uni. I couldn't ask for better friends and I can honestly say that joining SHUSAC at the start of the year is one of the best decisions I have ever made. xxt experiences of my life. Not only did I manage to see an octopus (!!!) but exploring wrecks, dodging jellyfish and discovering the strange and wonderful things that live below the surf (and being scared by some of them) is something I hadn’t even contemplated doing a year ago today. This was supposed to be a big thank you to Rhianna and Matt for organising the trip but also to Tim and Jamie for the training to do all of this. To Anna for her fun challenges and being an amazing buddy and to Dan and Ezra for surface cover and constant assistance during the trip. Then of course my friends, who have not only affected my scuba life but also my entire first year of uni. I couldn’t ask for better friends and I can honestly say that joining SHUSAC at the start of the year is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

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Ezra Morris - Trainee Sports Diver - 2011/2012

This year's trip to Malta was fantastic! Not only did I enjoy seeing the variety of wildlife and various wrecks, but I really felt that my diving improved over the week. I also got to know some of the club a lot better, and picked up various tips to develop my diving further.

Diving in the UK is great, but when you go to Malta, and get warm water in which you can see for what seems like miles, you really do feel spoilt!




Mark Jackson - Newly Qualified Ocean Diver - 2011/2012

I thought the trip to Malta was a brilliant way to both end my first year of University and also to pass my Ocean Diver. It made all the cold UK dives worth it as all the skills both in the pool and in the dives done in the UK, were put to good use as it allowed me to enjoy most of the trip as just going diving to see what there was down in the ocean rather than just skill sessions.

Each dive site offered something different as we saw caves and wrecks and a huge variety of different wild life including octopus and squid, which I thought was cool as they changed colour to avoid our torch lights which is really impressive to see in person. Not to mention the water was always warm and inviting.

I found it hard to pick a favourite dive as each dive I thought was amazing as there is so much to see and each dive was different, but after consideration I think the 1st night dive we did was my favourite as we saw some strange and amazing animals in the bay, but also I was able to use my torch which provided an excellent source or light.

If I had to add a slight negative to this it was that we were not sure as to some of the slug like fish and things we saw in the bay nor could I get any pictures but this is really nothing as its one of those holidays when you honestly have to go yourself to see how amazing it really is.

Updates

We've had a very successful intake this year, with around 20 new divers being trained and a hanful of divers who area already qualified joining.

We're off to the Farnes at the end of November to see the seals. Wish us luck!

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