Kilkenny Sub Aqua Club Try-a-Dive open night

Sean Keane

Reporter:

Sean Keane

Email:

sean.keane@kilkennypeople.ie

KIilkenny Sub Aqua Club

Kilkenny Sub Aqua Club's Search and Recovery Team at a recent Regional exercise at Dunmore East

Kilkenny Sub Aqua Club (KSAC) will hold an open night tonight (Wednesday) at their clubhouse in the Hebron industrial Estate at 8pm.
Friendly and qualified members will meet and greet you at the Club House. From there they will take you through all the equipment and ensure that you are happy and comfortable to continue.
Afterwards you will be taken on a one-to-one basis into the pool starting in the shallow end. Only when you’re ready will you take your first breadth underwater in the safety and comfort of the swimming pool. We have no doubt you will quickly feel at ease and swimming like the fishes by the end of the session.
The Try-A-Dive night is a non-obligation opportunity for you to try out the sport. Should you like it, you can then proceed to enrol in the next available course.
As Diving and Snorkeling are water sport you do need to be able to swim however you don’t need to be an Olympic athlete, just a length or two and you will be able to start training.
Recently, the KSAC took part in a multidisciplinary marine search and rescue demonstration at Dunmore East. The KSAC team were tasked to search for and recover a victim from the harbour waters between two trawlers
This offered KSAC a challenging training scenario along a busy quay wall with lots of debris scattered on the seabed below the quay/harbour wall.
Time spent on a search for a missing person can have a devastating effect on a family and community.
In an effort to reduce this time the KSAC endeavours to have the best equipment and technology and this would not be possible without the support of the community.
All training is in-house with lectures in the clubhouse located at the Hebron Ind. Estate with water training in the Watershed. KSAC dive all year round, diving from shore is usually at Hook Head. The club currently has three ocean going dive boats.