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Welcome to Red Dragon Divers

We hope you enjoy your visit to our web site, which will tell you all you want to know about our club. If you have any questions please email: Red Dragon Divers

Red Dragon Divers (RDD) is a small, friendly and active scuba diving club and is branch 0495 of the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC).

We are based in Pembrokeshire and make the most of our diving in the Gulf Stream warmed waters of Britain's only coastal national park.

Updates

2016 - The story so far ...

Pool Sessions The club's pool sessions are proving very popular this year with many members coming along to give the kit, and their skills, a freshen up.

There are still a few session left - these are open to everyone in the club (£3 per person to cover the cost of hiring the pool) so do not miss out:

Feb Sunday 28th 2pm til 3pm
March Thursday 3rd 8pm til 9pm
March Sunday 13th 2pm til 3pm
March Thursday 17th 8pm til 9pm

Club Social The club will be meeting up at the Taj Mahal in Haverfordwest on Thursday 25th Februray, 2016, from 7pm. All members and non-members are very welcome. If you are planning on coming, please contact Colin to let him know expected numbers.

Working Parties Finally, with an expectation of an early improvement in the weather, a working party was held at the boat shed in Dale on 20th February. Oil, filters, plugs and cam belts were all changed under the watchful eye of Richard, Gordon gave the trailers some much needed TLC and Pete manfully swapped over some very corroded anodes. Meanwhile Vernis catalogued the club kit and did great work tidying up the shed. Another working party will be taking place in the next few weeks to finish off the remaining jobs to ensure that we are ready for the new season - all help will be greatfully received. Please watch out for further details.

**!! Pembrokeshire wreck location data !!**

Rich Hughes, the club's Diving Officer, has compiled a list of GPS co-ordinates for the county's most notable wrecks. This represents an excellent resource for club members and visitors alike. Details can be found on the Dive Sites page.

New range of RDD Club clothing

A range of high quality clothing with the RDD motif is now available from St Bride's Bay Clothing Company. The perfect gift for Christmas!

Diver's Code of Conduct

The club's code of conduct has been uploaded - this can found on the Dive Planning page. To ensure our continued use of existing launch sites as they become ever more crowded, we need to maintain a considerate attitude to other users - please take a look.

What We Do

Red Dragon Divers enjoy their diving in the sea around the Pembrokeshire coastline from Easter to October, mainly on Wednesday evening and on Sundays. The yearly dive plans are compiled from the suggestions and requests of club members at beginning of the year. Saturday and weekday diving is also available for training, pleasure dives, projects and exploration, weather and conditions permitting. Club diving is very much a sociable affair and most people bring a picnic to enjoy on board the club's RIBs once they have completed their dives.

Launching from Goodwick

We dive all around the coast, from the wrecks of Milford Haven in the south, out to the islands of Grassholm, Ramsey, Skockholm, Skomer and the wreck of the Lucy, rocky outcrops such as Stack Rocks, Green & Black Scar and Hen & Chicks in St Bride's Bay and round to Porthllysgi, Abereiddy, Abercastle, Strumble Head, Dinas Island and Newport in the north.

We are proud of our safety record and good diving practices and all our members are encouraged to develop their skills as they gain more experience. All members dive within their personal limits of expertise and experience.

We enjoy all types of diving, whether they are exciting drifts, fragile walls, wrecks, wild life or exploratory and are often surprised by what we find.

Club members also arrange diving holidays further afield, both in the UK and abroad. Over the past few years members have enjoyed diving trips to the Scillies, Europe, the Red Sea, the Maldives, Galapagos and Thailand, to name but a few.

We are always pleased to consider ideas for new places to dive, whether local or further afield, and to encourage members to organise expeditions to far flung places. It may also be possible to use a local reservoir for training dives on those occasions when tides and conditions rule out sea diving.

Red Dragon Divers in Action (DVD)

Click here then sit back and enjoy the club DVD filmed on location in Pembrokeshire by our diving officer Richard Hughes, narrated by Rebecca Hughes and featuring club members.

The stars of the show are in their own underwater environment: look out for curled octopus, compass jellyfish, lesser spotted dogfish, common lobster and three varieties of crab, just for starters.

We also visit Pembrokeshire's famous shipwrecks, combining shots of them resting on the sea bed with original film of these historic craft before they met their untimely end.

(We are grateful to Cumara Music Company for allowing us to use their music. www.cumara-music.co.uk)

No take policy

Please note: Red Dragon Divers operates a 'no take' policy for all its members. This means that we do not bring any live marine creatures onto the boats on club dives.