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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

Spring has sprung

... although looking out of the window on a wet and windy Pembrokeshire you would be forgiven for thinking it was still mid-winter!

The good news is that the club has been extremely active over the past 2 months, enjoying the warm waters and 'gin' clear visibility of Fishguard and Haverfordwest pools. Victoria, Kerry, Richard and Aaron have completed their Ocean Diver sheltered water training and a break in the weather will see them progressing to the tropical waters off the Pembrokeshire coast. Meanwhile, the recently-introduced club nights (Thursdays, 8:00 pm, Haverfordwest Leisure Centre) have proved extremely popular - the last night is scheduled for 2nd April so this will give a final opportunity for those who want to try out their kit before heading for the sea. Out of the water, congratulations are due to Irina, Vernis, Jonny, Gordon and Richard for completing the Oxygen Administration Course.

Working parties have been held at the boatshed to ensure the club's RIBs, Romulus and Remus, are ready for the new season.

Richard reenacting the Sea Empress Disaster

Last, but definitely not least, Rich has orgnaised a club social to be held at Haverfordwest Cricket Club on the evening of 17th April, where he will be giving a talk on the fascinating tale of Richard Prichard's pocket watch. All are welcome!

**!! 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.

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