About the club

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The Club

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The Club

The club was formed in 1961 and has approximately 30 members, coming from Thurso, Wick and the Caithness / Sutherland villages.

Coinciding with the celebration of 50 years of active diving, the club also had the good fortune to become the owners of a brand new building.

 

The clubhouse is sited within a group of industrial units in
Neil Gunn Drive, Henderson Street, Thurso.

 

The construction of the clubhouse was completed in 2010. It is equipped with a large workshop / garage area, an upstairs training / meeting room, kitchen and washroom.

 

 

The club premises house our 6.5m RIB, Hagar, as well as our compressors, nitrox mixing station and other diving related equipment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The upstairs room serves as a meeting room and is also very suitable for holding training sessions.

The club is not affiliated to any specific diving organisation. We have a good mix of divers from a number of agencies and welcome divers from any accredited diving organisation. In the main, training is carried out in accordance with ScotSAC requirements.

The club has a monthly meeting, usually at 8PM on the second Monday evening of the month. The venue is usually the Nethercliffe Hotel in Wick.

In CDC we have wreck divers, photographers, cave divers, folk who just like a nice bit of scenery and others who are just after something for the pot. Experience-wise, we have everyone from people who only started their training last year through to old hands who have been diving for decades.

 

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Joining

Joining, Membership and Training details can be obtained from :

Fiona Houston (Club info / joining / training) fionawatson21@yahoo.com

Maurice Edmunds (Secretary) mpedmunds@btinternet.com

David Steele (Chairman) dunnetdad@gmail.com

The club welcomes both complete beginners and qualified / experienced divers aged 18 or above.

Beginners

Training arrangements vary depending on numbers. Arrangements for group or single training can be arranged through discussion.

 

Qualified divers

The club welcomes divers qualified by any recognised training agency.

Membership forms can be printed from the Downloads section of this website.

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Membership Rates

CDC £100 / year Full diving member
Joining Fee £175 Only for new members / trainees requiring extensive use of club equipment. This is to cover costs of servicing club equipment used in training.

 

 

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Club Equipment

The club has a quantity of equipment which members are free to use as required.

The club boat is a 6.5m/90HP RIB fully kitted with safety, navigation and emergency equipment. It will carry 8-10 divers comfortably. Oxygen sets and First Aid kits are always carried.

The clubs main air compressor is a 15CFM SAS, 232 Bar machine with whips for DIN and 'A' fittings. The compressor also supplies air to the Nitrox mixing station. Nitrox can be made to any mix using Partial Pressure blending or to a maximum of 38% using the continuous blending system. Once trained in the operation of the compressor, all members are able to fill cylinders as required.

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