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GSAC is a scuba diving club based in Galway city, Ireland with members all over the county. We dive every Sunday all year round, plus every Wednesday evening from April to September. Drop us a line using the Contact form on this website, or follow us on Facebook to see what we're up to.

Portmagee, June 2013

on Tue, 2013-06-04 23:31

Finally a break in the weather and some decent diving for the June bank holiday weekend down in Portmagee. A plankton bloom really limited the viz but we got all our dives in, including a trip to the Skelligs and everyone had a good time. If you don't know the Skelligs, they're a pair of rocky outcrops 9 miles offshore with an old monastic site on the larger one (Skelling Micheal) and thousands upon thousands of gannets nesting on the other (Skellig Beag). They're a tourist attraction in their own right, both above and below water and rightly so.

Trainee Weekend 2013

on Tue, 2013-04-16 12:27

Last weekend saw our annual trainee weekend in Killary Harbour.  Unfortunately the good weather didn't show up and spoilt the diving for the weekend.  Saturday morning saw the group arrive at Rosroe and and the braver members kit up for the first dive.  In all my years in the club I don't think we ever had 4 shore marshals before, but Saturday saw plenty of eager volunteers willing to leave their gear in the car  (Surprisingly all experienced divers).


Trainees First Dive 2013

on Mon, 2013-03-25 15:04

Sunday the 24th of April saw our newest batch of recruits take to the water on scuba for the first time.  We went to the old reliable Coral beach in Carraroe and were treated with great vizability and some fish life.

The easterly wind did make it very cold however but everyone braved it and got into the water.  Reports came back of Crabs, Urchins, starfish and pipefish.

Hopefully the start of a long summers diving.

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English Rock

on Mon, 2013-03-18 20:12

Well after a gap of many years the club returned to dive English Rock today. The first of many if today was anything to go by. It used to be dived a lot back in the days of the Zodiacs but nobody there today had ever dived it before. As part of our 50th celebrations we're revisiting and rediscovering old haunts of the club from years gone by and this one has been on the list for a while, just needed the right conditions. 

The original plan for today was Camus but the day was so nice we said the hell with that and went for English Rock

First Dive of 2013

on Tue, 2013-01-15 14:29

On the 6th of January we ventured down to New Quay for the first club dive of 2013. Only a brave few took to the water. Reports came back of decent viz and plenty of small crabs.