Boat update…

The boat has been re-tubed and will be collected and returned to storage at Polbathic shortly.

Trevor is organising a working party for 28th Feb ( – all available hands appreciated!

Once the boat work is complete we’ll arrange a ‘sea trial’ (check it doesn’t leak!) and get some dives planned!

Not long now…

Our boat has gone to be re-tubed

Sterenn Logh has gone into Tilley Inflatables to have the new tubes fitted.

This will repair the tear from last year but also give the boat a fresh new lease of life!

Thanks to all who have helped with the transport including emergency works to the trailer. In particular to our Boat Officer Trevor, who has spent a lot of time maintaining the boat this year – your effort is much appreciated by all!

The boat should be back around the end of the month – who is up for sea trials in February?! (We may have to test out diver re-entry to the RIB at the same time…!)

Conference: Diving on the Edge

Diving On The Edge…

… Of Adventure, Technology and Medicine!

A great opportunity for those who are passionate about scuba diving to spend a day hearing from some incredible speakers about recreational diving at the edges of possibilities.

JOIN DDRC on Sunday 15th March 2015 at Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Hear from a top line-up of speakers who each has a very different perspective on the very edges of recreational diving.

  • ANDY TORBET: TV presenter & underwater explorer on ‘Unusual Under Water Filming’
  • GAVIN ANTHONY: from QinetiQ, on Carbon Dioxide & Diving.
  • RICH WALKER, a GUE Instructor from Wreck & Cave on ‘Cave Diving’
  • MARK POWELL, from Dive Tech on ‘Tech Training & Safety Attitudes’
  • MARK HUGHES, a winchman, paramedic and technical crew instructor from Bristow Group on ‘Changes to Search And Rescue’
  • NIKKI WEEDEN, on the Blue O’Two ‘Project Shark’
  • DR CHRISTINE PENNY, DDRC Healthcare Medical Director on ‘Dramatic Rescue from a 30m Nigerian Shipwreck’
  • DR CLAIR ASHFORD, DDRC Healthcare Diving Doctor on ‘Diving Accidents & Incidents’

EARLY BIRD TICKETS (by 28th February) ONLY £30.00, includes refreshments & lunch.
Last Minute tickets from 1st to 13th March are £35.00. 

Places are restricted. PRE-BOOKING is ESSENTIAL.

At Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth PL1 3DH.
Some free on-site parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Please car share.

To book call 01752 209999 or book online via

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ECD celebrates 25th Anniversary

East Cornwall Divers: 1989 – 2014

East Cornwall Divers has recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary in March 2014!


A celebratory dive was booked from local hardboat Maid Maggie II, however, the weather turned against us and the dive has had to be postponed until May.

Not to be deterred, we had a great turnout to the buffet and social evening in the club on the Saturday evening – with faces old and new, including some of the club’s founding members!

Thanks to Gillian Walker for making this fantastic cake of divers on a reef!

25th Anniversary Cake

Here’s to the next 25 years!

New store room open!

Thanks to Sports England, the National Lottery, and the Torpoint Mosquito Sailing Club, we now have a new store room / unit at the sailing club, and we’ve moved in!

The new buildings were opened on the weekend of 28th-29th September 2013, with an ‘Open Weekend’ to mark the occasion. Unfortunately the weather was poor which affected the turnout, however we are pleased to welcome several new members and potential new trainees to the club as a result!

Store room photo

The new unit gives us a secure and accessible place to keep our club kit, service kit and even members own kit.

For access to the unit please see the equipment officer.