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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.




2018 Guest Diver Dates

It’s that time of year again where we’re looking forward to another great diving season. Once again we’re hoping that service divers will continue to come and help us out by acting as either guest or rescue divers during our various courses. The dates below are when people are required.

If you are interested then please get in touch with Mr Graeme Crouch on 9375 54729 or [email protected]

Rescue Divers

  • Ocean Diver Course ODC1:  9th – 13th April
  • Ocean Diver Course ODC2:  30th Apr – 4th May
  • Ocean Diver Course ODC3:  4th – 8th Jun
  • Ocean Diver Course ODC4:  6th – 10th Aug
  • Ocean Diver Course ODC5:  3rd – 7th Sep
  • Ocean Diver Course ODC6:  1st – 5th Oct

If you would like to help out and have not rescue dived with us before you would need to come in and complete some paper work on the Monday of the course and then on the Tuesday take part in some skills and drills in the pool at HMS Raleigh along with diving with a 3ltr pony as a alternate independent air source.

If you cannot make either the Monday or Tuesday please let us know at the earliest opportunity as we can then look to do all this on either the Monday or Tuesday.

If you have already completed the paper work and pool dive with us there is no requirement for you to come down and rescue dive until the Wednesday of the course, we look to do 5 open water dives 2 on the Wednesday, 2 on the Thursday and then a depth progression on the Friday if the weather is good (normally on HMS Scylla).

Guest Divers

As part of the BSADS and ESADS course, we need to give the students the opportunity to plan and manage diving with realistic numbers of divers. This provides a great opportunity for individuals to come along and enjoy a few days diving whilst also gaining the opportunity to see what these courses are all about.

  • BSADS 1:   12th – 16th Mar
  • BSADS 2:  16th – 20th Apr
  • BSADS 3:  11th – 15th Jun
  • BSADS 4:  13th – 17th Aug
  • BSADS 5:  8th – 12th Oct
  • BSADS 6:  19th – 23rd Nov

 

  • ESADS Assessment 1:   23rd – 27th Apr
  • ESADS Assessment 2:   18th – 22nd Jun
  • ESADS Assessment 3:   20th – 24th Aug
  • ESADS Assessment 4:   15th – 19th Oct

In order to guest dive on these courses you need to have completed dives in the last 2 months to depths greater than 20m for the BSADS and 25m for the ESADS Assessment.

If you are interested then please get in touch with Mr Graeme Crouch on 9375 54729 or [email protected]




2018 JSSADC Programme

The 2018 JSSADC Programme has now be approved by the JSSADPAC and can be downloaded at this link – 2018 JSSADC Programme. The pages for individual courses have also been updated with the new dates so you can start to plan ahead.

We’ve got the full range of courses so there should be something there of interest to everyone.

 




Full Time Job at JSSADC

We’re currently looking to recruit a full time civil service member of staff.  The post is a Band D Executive Officer with an annual salary of £24,663 plus the other benefits of being in the civil service which includes a contributory pension and diving pay.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the training of divers and instructors to gain qualifications from the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC). In addition they will assess candidates for the award of the Sub Aqua Diving Supervisor (SADS) qualification. Secondary tasks include the management of the Motor Transport fleet, act as building manager and Data Protection Officer for JSSADC.

Further details including the application process can be found on the civil service jobs website.

Applications close on 27 Aug 17 and interviews for those who are successful at sift are currently scheduled to take place on 26 Oct at JSSADC in Plymouth.