The Committee members play an important role in the continued success of the club by ensuring that diving is organised and carried out safely, training programmes are offered, club equipment is looked after and maintained and that social activities are organised.  

Diving Officer : Alan Ashbery (Advanced Diver, Open Water Instructor)

Role: responsible for ensuring the safety of the divers in the branch, ensuring that diving and training is carried out within the current BSAC recommendations/standards. All club dives are approved by the DO in respect of diving and training activities within the club.

Training Officer : Andy Hodgson (Advanced Diver, CCR Diver, Advanced Instructor)

Role: planning the club’s training programme ensuring that appropriate training opportunities are available for all club members to develop and progress their diving skills.

Chairman : Jon Payne (Dive Leader, Open Water Instructor)

Role: chairs the AGM and monthly committee meetings, the public face of the club.

Equipment Officer: Richard (Bendy) Camplin (Dive Leader, CCR Diver)

Role: responsible for the equipment owned by the club, making sure it is serviced and accessible.

Membership : Matt Arris (Dive Leader)

Role: responsible for ensuring the membership details and medical status are up to date, sending renewals to BSAC and making sure members’ qualification data is current.

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  Project Officer : Matt Fry (Advanced Diver, Open Water Instructor)

Role: responsible for running larger projects within the club e.g. managing the pool marshal rota, classroom allocation, updating events and dive schedules, organising and co-ordinating workshops and Skill Development Courses (SDCs).

Publicity Officer : Nic Hallett (Dive Leader,  Open Water Instructor)

Role: keeping the profile of the club up to date by publishing the club newsletter, maintaining the website and social media. Other roles may include organising publicity events, press relations and promoting try dives.

Secretary : Richard Watson (BSAC Sports Diver)

Role: organising committee meetings and AGMs. Responsible for providing minutes, maintaining the committee administration and decisions database, and annual booking of all meeting rooms and pool.

Social Secretary : Simon Wilkie (Ocean Diver)

Role : planning and organising the club’s social calendar.

Treasurer : Claire McDougal  (Sports Diver)

Role: responsible for looking after club funds including collecting and banking money for dives, courses and social events, paying club expenses, maintaining the books and reporting on income and expenditure.