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.
With dives around the coast up to three times a week from our club RIBs throughout the year and an active pool diary, Time2Dive Pembrokeshire are always on the lookout to welcome new members. Whether you are new to the sport, or an experienced diver with 1000s of hours underwater, we would love to hear from you. Our membership is varied in age and experience so whatever your interest – wrecks, wildlife, photography or boat handling – you will be in good company.
Time2Dive Pembrokeshire was formed by the merger of two existing BSAC clubs in Pembrokeshire – Red Dragon Divers (based in North Pembrokeshire, BSAC branch established in 1972) and Time2Dive (predominantly in the south of the county, BSAC branch established 2005). The newly formed Time2Dive Pembrokeshire has a combined wealth of equipment and expertise at our disposal.
We offer Try Dives at a local swimming pool on the first Saturday of each month where those new to diving can enjoy their first underwater experience in a safe supervised environment and members acquire and practice new skills. After 2 or 3 Try Dive sessions newcomers are expected to join T2D and BSAC. Qualified divers are welcome to refresh their skills prior to returning to the sea.
In the early days of training it is possible to hire equipment from the club but members are expected to purchase their own kit once they have decided the new hobby is for them.
Throughout the year we get together for various events, go-karting, quiz nights, parties, other land or waterbed activities.
The club normally meets each Thursday evening at The Cove, East Lanion where theory training is undertaken. Some meetings are held at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre.
Presented annually at the Club Christmas dinner
-Diver of the Year
-Dive Officers award for the person(s) who have excelled behind the scenes (unsung hero)
-Wettest Diver for most club dives
-The Moby Dick Award
With an abundance of shore and boat diving on our doorstep here in West Wales, we are often spoilt for choice. We do get away to other UK destinations including Scapa Flow, Plymouth, the Farnes and inland facilities such as Vobster Quay in Bath.
Seeking warmer water, many of our divers head off to Egypt on a liveaboard or shore based diving holiday. Other destination include Indonesia, the Maldives and Malta.
The club owns 3 RIBs based around the county of Pembrokeshire and has use of a further 2 small RIBs based within the Milford Haven waterway. Some members also use their own boats. Two are 5.5 metre Humber rigid inflatables, better known as RIBs. Each one is fitted with a 75hp four-stroke Suzuki outboard engine. Both boats are registered under HM Coastguard’s emergency rescue scheme and both carry the following items of safety equipment:
VHF radio, fishfinder, emergency flares, GPS, oxygen, fire extinguisher, hypothermia blankets, anchors, first aid kits
We also have a selection of complete sets of diving equipment, available to trainee members. All equipment is regularly serviced by qualified technicians.
Air is available locally and two members who have their own compressors are happy to supply air to club members.
Combined with local shore dives there are a large number of options available to access the various sites Pembrokeshire has to offer.
The club boat shed is located in a renovated accommodation building on the former airfield at Dale.
A deal was struck between the landowner and the club that if we provided the material and labour, we get the building rent-free for three years and an option to rent at a reasonable price thereafter. Following much hard work on the part of a number of members (see below!), we now have a secure and convenient location to ‘over winter’ the boats
Jackie, Mike, Rod and Louis showing that what goes up must come down! Easter 2010
… and outside the finished shed a few months (and much hard work) later.