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.
Notes from the Instructors Foundation Course
Mike Kelly attended the IFC at Cardiff on 16th November - click here for more details
Pub Night 20/11/2013
There is a chance to catch up at the Bristol Trader, Haverfordwest, at 7.30 pm on wednesday 20th November. All members and non-members are very welcome.
Christmas Dinner 2013
It's never to early to think about Christmas - now is the time to book your place at the Chairman's table at the Bristol Trader in Haverfordwest on 11th of December. Diners have a choice of menus - available to view at The Bristol Trader. Members, partners and friends are very welcome - if you wish to book, Colin requires names and a £5 deposit per person by the end of the month.
The club's Annual General Meeting will take place at College Guest House (aka. Colin's) at 19:00 on 24th of October. This will be an important meeting with several key issues to be voted on (membership and constitution changes in particular) and club members are encouraged to attend.
**!! 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.
Like buses, it appears the last six summers have been waiting to turn up all at once! July has brought a prolonged period of settled weather that have seen temperatures soar and the viz improve dramatically. As a consequence the club has seen far more activity with recent dives to the Behar, Dinas Head and other members' favourites. Long may it continue!
Club Dive to the GB wreck
A spell of settled weather brought some spectacular visibilty to the waters of South Pembrokeshire recently, as can be seen in Rich's video of the club dive on the wrecks of the Guanito and Barbara near Freshwater West:
Whitsun Weekend 2013 - Dive Reports
A sunny weekend with slight breezes and early high tides found the club taking full advantage with diving from Dale on both saturday and more ...
Dive Plan 2013
Richard has published the dive plan for the coming season - click here for more details.
There was an intimate gathering of members, partners and Cheryl, a prospective member, at the new Orchid restaurant in Haverfordwest on Monday 22nd April. An enjoyable evening was had by all - and a lack of alcohol ensured that everyone left the restaurant on good terms (and hopefully Cheryl will not have been put off coming back for a dive)!
(In spite of her best efforts, Dawn was not able to avoid being in the photo)
First 'Dive' of the Year
Thirteen club members, and some very youthful 'try-divers', met at Fishguard Leisure Centre on Sunday 7th April to blow away the cobwebs and resurrect their skills after a long winter.
It was an enjoyable, and useful, dive with several suspect o-rings replaced, a chance for everyone to catch up with each other and meet new members (Welcome Martin!). The club's new banner was unfurled for the first time and Colin did a roaring trade in club stickers. Here's hoping the next dive, in open water, is not too far away ...
Club Meal April 2013
With the new season (hopefully) around the corner, Colin has arranged a club meal at the Orchid, a new Pan-Asian restaurant in Haverfordwest, on tuesday 22nd April at 19:30. Members, partners and friends are welcome - to book places, please contact Colin!
Club Christmas Dinner - 5th December 2012
There was a good turnout of diners/divers for the club's Christmas Meal, held at the Bristol Trader In Haverfordwest ...
For more details see the News 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.
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.
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