15.04.2021: The ‘Roadmap’ is leading back to the water, by Sara Hasan, NASAC Secretary 

Exciting times ahead for the Nautical Archaeology Sub Aqua Club (NASAC), as the UK travels the Government’s ‘Roadmap’ towards fewer restrictions and more outside activities. Mark, NASAC Chairman, and I met Tom from Fairweather Marine at Fort Cumberland to give Honor, the dive club’s RIB, a pre-season service, and a little bit of tender loving care.

The fuel has been replaced, the engine fixed and oil exchanged, trailer tyres pumped, and we even fixed the leaks in the network of water pipes under the trailer used to flush the salt water out of the wheel hubs. 

The Langstone Harbour permit has been purchased which allows us to use the local slipway, and is displayed on the console. 


We are ready to go to sea and are planning a RIB test this coming weekend, not just an opportunity to test the boat, but also practice our boat handling skills. When we are happy with the RIB, and our skills, we will be loading with divers and getting back to doing what we all love. 

The RIB programme for the summer is coming together and it really does feel like we are tentatively starting to get back to something like ‘normal’. 

Watch this space for news about the dive club’s upcoming activities, including opportunities for both NASAC and NAS members. There will be plenty of opportunities to join us for dives, not just on wrecks, but you could volunteer on projects, hone and develop skills, or just come along for some fun dives, and even collect some scallops for tea.

If you would like more information about NASAC, including details about membership, please contact Sara on [email protected]