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2019 Joint Service Diving Conference

The next Joint Service Diving Safety Conference will be held on 20 Mar 2019 at HMS RALEIGH and will offer the opportunity for sub aqua divers from all 3 services to meet, share experiences and knowledge.  There will be a wide range of speakers including a BSAC representative, the Superintendent of Diving, Diving Standards Officer (AT), and of course JSSADC.

There will also be the opportunity to have a Q&A session with members of the Joint Service Sub Aqua Diving Policy Advisory Committee (JSSADPAC) and a social event in the evening.

Once again we’ve laid on courses both before and after the conference:

  • Advanced Diver Theory lessons: 18-19 Mar 19
  • Diver Coxswain Assessment: 18-19 Mar 19
  • ESADS Refresher Course: 21-22 Mar 19
  • Marine Radio Operator: 21-22 Mar 19

Full details are at the link below:

To book your place please complete the form below and return to us:

Training Packs for Army Expeditions

Army Sub-Aqua Diving Adventurous Training Expeditions will now be provided with British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) foundation level diver training materials. This is intended to help reduce the costs incurred by expeditions.

Further details including the process can be found in 2018DIN07-102 Notification that BSAC Sub-Aqua Diving Training Packs can now be obtained for Army Sub-Aqua Diving Personnel on Army expeditions.  These can be applied for using Annex A to the DIN.

Use of Commercial MoD Approved Centres (Com MACs)

A letter has just been published that clarifies Joint Service Adventurous Training (JSAT) policy for the use of Commercial MoD Approved Centres (Com MACs).  This also provides the most up to date list of which  centres have been approved and the courses that they are able to deliver.

The letter can be accessed at this link.



New JSSADC Email Addresses

After our conversion to MoD Net, all JSSADC email addresses have changed.  You can now contact us using the following:

Entrance to Devonport

The main  entrance to Devonport Naval Base (aka Camels Head Gate) will be closed from 13 Jul 18 for approximately 9 months.  This will allow improvements to security and safety to be completed but will have a significant impact on those attempting to gain entry to the base, including JSSADC.

All visitors to JSSADC should familiarise themselves with Naval Base Commander’s Memorandum (NBCM) No 61/18 to ensure minimal disruption.  A copy of this can be acquired by contacting JSSADC Cse Clerk.  Appropriate extracts will also be included in Joining Instructions for students and guest divers.



Cyprus – Divers Required

Fancy diving the Mediterranean this year for free??   JSATW(C) need Sports Divers and above to act as a Rescue Diver on one of their 20 scheduled Ocean Diver Courses.   Each course requires at least 2 Rescue divers so there are plenty of spaces available.

JSATW(C) will provide flights and accommodation so this will be nil cost.

The full list of the Ocean Diver Courses is as follows:

  • 9 – 13 April 18
  • 16 – 20 April 18
  • 23 – 27 April 18
  • 14 – 18 May 18
  • 21 – 25 May 18
  • 28 May – 1 June 18
  • 11 – 15 June 18
  • 18 – 22 June 18
  • 25 – 29 June 18
  • 9 – 13 July 18
  • 16 – 20 July 18
  • 23 – 27 July 18
  •  27 – 31 Aug 18
  • 3 – 7 Sept 18
  • 10 – 14 Sept 18
  • 17 – 21 Sept 18
  • 1 – 5 Oct 18
  • 8 – 12 Oct 18
  • 11 – 15 March 19
  •  18 – 22 March 19

Anyone who is interested should email: [email protected] or phone 00357 24724249.  They can also be contacted on Facebook as  Joint Service Adventurous Training Wing – Cyprus


What Did You Achieve in 2017?

The 2018 JS Diving Conference is coming up in March and it is hoped to highlight what has been achieved during 2017 by service expeditions and clubs.

To allow this to happen, it is requested that photos and videos are sent to OIC JSSADC who will collate them into a format that can be used.

Imagery should be sent electronically along with the following information:

  • Name of exped and/or club
  • Dates
  • Location
  • Any specific achievements

JSATW(C) Programme for 2018/19

The Joint Service Adventurous Training Wing (Cyprus) have just published their programme for 2018/19 which can be downloaded at the link below.   They provide the full range of BSAC courses from Ocean to Advanced Diver, instructor training and a number of skill development courses.  This includes training to use Trimix on the Sports Mixed Gas course.

All JSATW(C) courses are available to members of all three services and can be bid for by personnel located both in Cyprus and other locations, including the UK and Germany.

Courses need to be booked through the Adventurous Training Group (Army), aka ATG(A) site on the intranet.  This can be accessed from the internet but you will need a valid Defence Gateway username & password.

>> JSATW(C) Course List for 2018/19 <<

Job for Military/Ex-Military Diver

The Marine Archaeology Sea Trust (MAST) are looking for a military or ex-military diver to work on the HMS Invincible (1744) wreck site located at 8m depth in the East Solent near Portsmouth.

The applicant must possess HSE Surface Supplied and Pro Scuba qualifications.  Desirable skills include engineering, survey and archaeological qualifications with recent diving experience beyond qualification.

This job has a daily rate of £180.60 for approx 46 days with a provisional start date of 1 May 2018.

Anyone interested should contact Jessica Berry, MAST CEO on 44 (0) 7768 08 01 05 or [email protected]

Incremental Staff Required at JSSADC

If you’d like to work at JSSADC, and your unit can afford to release you, then you may be interested in 2017DIN07-117 which explains the process and Annex B to 2017DIN07-117 which is the nomination form.

We’re particularly keen to get individuals in place for the start of the next diving season so if you’re interested then please get in touch.