Current Club Boat

LSAC has a Rigid-hulled Inflatable Boat (RIB) available for use by club members, this allows us additional flexibility with training and dive trips. Once suitably qualified, club members can hire the boat for personal use as well as for dive trips.

Chilly Dip

Chilly Dip was bought brand new in 2009 from Ribcraft as a replacement for Lucky Dip.

Chilly is a Ribcraft 585 (5.85m) with a Suzuki 140hp 4-stroke fuel injected outboard engine and hydraulic steering. She has a double console with side by side jockey seats making her ideal for training purposes whilst still retaining a large dive platform and more than enough space to stow 6 full sets of dive kit.

Chilly Dip in production - back Chilly Dip in production - side Chilly Dip trials 1 Chilly Dip trials 2

Historic Club Boats

Lucky Dip

Lucky Dip was purchased by the club with the aid of a lottery grant in February 2000, her name was chosen to keep with the theme of the grant. She was a 5.8m Humber Destroyer with a 4 stroke Yamaha 100hp engine and was configured such that she was an ideal dive boat for 6 divers.

Lucky had her first sea trials on 18th February 2000 followed by a boat handling and diver coxswain course. She was officially launched by Lizie Bird, the BSAC National Dive Officer on the 18th April 2000 at Stoney Cove. She went on her first dive trip in Easter 2000.

Lucky Dip on trailer 1 Lucky Dip on trailer 2 Lucky Dip on the plane Lucky Dip with lottery grant cheque Lucky Dip on the water Lucky Dip and mascot

Skinny Dip

Skinny Dip was bought to replace Swift Diver in 2005, she was a 5m Humber Attack with a 75hp 2-stroke Mercury outboard engine. The main driving points behind her purchase was to provide a boat that the majority of club members could tow whilst still being able to go to sea.

Skinny boasted modern electronics, a large dive deck and enough space to stow kit for up to 4 divers.

Skinny Dip 1 Skinny Dip 2

Swift Diver

LSACs first boat, Swift diver was an Avon inflatable purchased in 1993. She originally had a Yamaha engine although this was upgraded to a Mariner engine in 1997. She was replaced by Skinny Dip in 2005.

Get In Touch With Us

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By Phone: 07365 207708

When And Where We Meet:
Wednesdays from 19:00
At The Olde Royal Oak, Bitteswell
How to Find Us

Diving and Dive Trips

Dive Trips Calendar

Sun 30 April 2023

16th - 19th June 2023

11th - 14th August 2023
Farne Islands

16th - 23rd September 2023

21st and 22nd October 2023

29th March - 1st April 2024

24th May to 27th May 2024
Farne Islands

16th October to 23rd October 2024
Red Sea - Egypt

Several days most weeks
Stoney Cove

Events and Socials

Events and Socials

Wed 25 January 2023
Annual Dinner and Awards Evening
The Olde Royal Oak, Bitteswell

Wed 29 March 2023
Sunargow, Broughton Astley

28th June 2023
Go Karting
Sutton Circuit

22nd July 2023
Summer Picnic
Coombe Abbey

27th Sept 2023
AGM and Skittles Evening
Heathcote Arms, Croft

25th October 2023
Indian Meal
Sunargow, Broughton Astley

13th December 2023
Quiz Night
The Olde Royal Oak, Bitteswell

3rd February 2024
Annual Dinner
The Olde Royal Oak, Bitteswell