2018 Expedition Allocations

Expedition slots at JSSADC have now been allocated for 2018 as follows

DateUnitReserve
9-12 MarRAF Cosford
24-25 MarAFC Harrogate
26 Mar – 1 AprHMNB Clyde
7-8 AprRAF St Mawgan
20-22 AprRAF Brize Norton
5-6 MayRESDA
7-11 Mar1 Rifles
11-14 MayRAF Odiham
19-20 MayRAF St Mawgan
25-28 MayRAF Cosford
31 May – 3 JunRAF Henlow
23-24 JunRAF St Mawgan
7-15 JulRSME
14-15 JulRAF St Mawgan
27-30 JulRAF Cosford
4-5 AugRESDA
17-20 AugRAF Cosford
25-31 AugRAF St Mawgan
4-8 OctRAF OdihamRESDA
12-15 OctRAF Cosford
2-4 NovRAF Brize Norton
24-25 NovRAF St Mawgan

This means that any date not shown in the table above is now available on a first come first served basis.  If you’re interested then please read JSSADC Expedition Slots 2018 and complete the bidding proforma

 

 




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.




JSSADC Expedition Slots – 2018

Hopefully most service divers are aware that JSSADC provides support to visiting expeditions in the form of a RIB, diving gas and storage/planning facilities.  With the local area there is also plenty of service accommodation and dining facilities which should make organising expeditions relatively straightforward.

If you or your branch wishes to to bid for a slot in 2018 then the process for doing this is explained in the recently released 2017DIN07-116 Expedition slots at JSSADC; the bidding form is Annex A to 2017DIN07-116.

Please note that all bids need to be in by 29 Nov 17, after this they will be allocated on a first come-first served basis.




2018 Joint Service Diving Conference

The next Joint Service Diving Safety Conference will be held on 7 Mar 2018 at RAF Brize Norton 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. A key note speaker hasn’t been booked yet but we’re happy to take suggestions!

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:

Full details are at the link below:

To book your place please complete the form below and send back:




Annual SADS Registration & Branch Reports Due

November is nearly on us which means that it is time for supervisors to complete their SADS registration forms and branches to submit their annual reports.  Details of both can be found in BRd 2806(5).




Revised Electronic SADS Slate

A number of people have highlighted that the electronic version of the new (2017) SADS slate contained in BRd 2806(5) has a number of issues.  These included only 7 spaces for divers on the reverse, incorrect spellings and insufficient space for details.

Fortunately these have now been resolved in the version of the slate available to download from the link below and also now contained in the BRd 2806(5) zip file.

>>> JSSADC_SADS_Slate <<<

 




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:  30th Jul – 3rd 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]




JSATW(C) – Winners of Alan Broadhurst Award

At the recent British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) Diving Conference a number of divers from the Joint Service Adventurous Training Wing (Cyprus) were given the prestigious Alan Broadhurst award which recognises lifesaving endeavour using good diving technique.  This followed an incident in January where a civilian diver surfaced near their RIB and they successfully performed BLS and recovered the casualty back to the shore and into the care of the emergency services.

Many congratulations to Ralph Cantrell, Georgina Davies-Capper, Martin Keane, James Kerr, Jenny Watkins, Robert Watkins, Phil Welch.

Further details on the BSAC website.