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The Marlin Sub-Aqua Club website has been refreshed! Updating will continue, and we hope to post here more frequently now. Please report any broken links, or other problems using the contact form.

Farne Islands, May 2014

We booked our trip with Farne Diving Services before Christmas. At that time we were given 2 weekends to choose from as all the others were already taken. We chose the second one, May 31st hoping that it would be a bit warmer. The accommodation looks like it is a converted stable block. It’s basic but clean and comfortable with plenty of rooms, all ensuite, twins, doubles and a couple of family rooms with TV and tea making facilities. There is also room for a few tents or camper vans. The hearty breakfast is served in Lee’s house across...

Babbacombe, May 2014

We’ve just added a few photos from our club trip to Babbacombe in May. Remember to check out our Facebook page for more regular updates as they happen!

Online Scuba Magazines

Here are a collection of online magazines that may be of interest. Let us know which you think are the best or recommend more in the comments. Our old favourite from DIVE magazine Tanked Up Magazine from the London Diving Chamber X-Ray Magazine Tech Diving Magazine The EQUALIZER from Aziab media

Open Days – 29th Aug & 12th Sep 2013

Qualified diver looking to join a club? Always wanted to try scuba? Then why not join us on one of our open days from 8-10pm at the Pingles Leisure Centre, Nuneaton, CV11 4LX Marlin Sub Aqua Club are hosting two open days for anyone to come to chat to the club, find out the benefits and generally see how BSAC clubs operate. If you are a qualified diver from any organisation then we are extending an invitation to use your own kit to dive in our pool for free.

Decathlon Try Dive Day

Firstly a big thank you to all members of the club who had a hand in the planning of Saturday’s event or could make it on the day to support the club and lend a hand. It was great to see everyone working together and having fun as a club. We got a fair number of people into the water on the day and they all seems very keen to learn more, we also chatted to quite a few qualified divers who are looking for a club in the area and we hope to see them on our open...

Free Try Dives @ Decathlon

Ever wanted to try Scuba Diving? Well now’s your chance, Nuneaton’s Marlin Sub Aqua Club will be at the Decathlon Store at the Ricoh Arena Shopping Park on the 24th August 2013 between 10am-5pm, where there is a one off event for anyone wanting to have a free try dive in a designated pool. People wanting to have a go will need to be over 16 years old and bring their swimming kit, an old t-shirt and a towel. All scuba equipment will be provided. Booking on the day is required, so arrive early to avoid disappointment. Following Saturdays...

Safety Training with Nets

It’s been a while over the winter training but now we are back in the diving season training has stepped up to prepare us for the summer ahead. This week Kev has organised a fun session of a cross between kit testing and safety drill. All divers should carry some form of cutting tool to deal with any stray pieces of fishing net that may take a shine to them but how many actually try using them before they are needed?   Starting on dry land the traditional divers knives were already running into problems as they just weren’t sharp enough to cut without...

Sport England Grant Gets Us Into the News

A visit to Stoney Cove last month to buy new kit paid for by the lovely people at Sport England got us a section in their monthly newsletter. A big thank you to all those that had a part in filling out all the paperwork, it all paid off in the end. Stoney Cove wrote: It’s always great to be part of a successful bid for grant aid for scuba diving. And thi stime it’s the turn of Marlin SAC, based in Nuneaton. Garry, Cathy and Steve, the leading lights in the club, have worked their socks off to secure a massive...

Scapa Flow, 2012: Part 2

Scapa, the return visit. When the invitation to go to Scapa came in, I checked my logbook. Sure enough, I had already done it, so why would I want to go back? After all the wrecks were where I left them last time and what would have changed.   During my previous visit, I had just qualified as a sport diver and had at least 2 decompression dives to my experience. From what I remember every dive where I arrived on the surface without my computer beeping at me was seen as a triumph and an achievement. I seemed...