It is with sadness that the committee of the Seahorse Dive Club in Swindon has to announce the loss of Mike Hamilton-Scott on 12th April 2023. Mike has been the heart and soul of the club for many years. An avid diver and founding member of the club, an ambassador to the sport, spearheading a number of initiatives and latterly Club Chairman. A truly special man who had such patience when teaching diving and always gave a warm and jovial welcome in the dive shop. He will be greatly missed by many of us. Our thoughts are with his daughter Samantha, son Simon and granddaughters Ella and Yasmin.

Mike Scott 25 Years PADI Service

Those who knew Mike are invited to join his family as they celebrate his life. The farewell ceremony will be on Thursday 4th May at 11.00am at Westmill Woodland Burial Ground, Swindon, SN6 8TH. The wake which will be held afterwards at The Sun Inn, Coate, Swindon. Attendees are asked to please wear blue.

Please RSVP via the club’s Contact Page.

For many of us he was a massive part of our journey to become divers and we thought it would be nice to put together a book of people’s memories. Hopefully we can fill it with everyone’s stories/photos and thoughts of Mike. We hope that it will be something Mike’s family can read through in the future to see what he meant to so many people. 
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There will be a book in JC Scuba shop from mid-afternoon on Saturday 15th April.  Please feel free to pop in and write some happy thoughts and memories. For anyone unable to get into the shop but would like something written in the book, please feel free to email over to me and I can print and put in the book for you.

Paul Cole, Mandy Bryer and Mike Scott

In Memorandum

A number of Mike’s friends and acquaintances have already taken to social media to convey their condolences. 

Sad news, I dived with Mike many times in the early days as we where training, we did our rescue course together too, not to mention we had the privilege of carrying each other along the beach at Babacombe. R.I.P. buddy.

Great guy will definitely be missed.

RIP Mike, you were an absolute legend. My heart goes out to his family and all of us, his friends and dive buddies. May we dive together on the other side.

Very sad news Mike was a true gentleman and it was a privilege to know Mike. Condolences to his family.

What a wonderful man, who gave up so much of his time for so many. He was the kindest, most patient teacher, and I feel so lucky to have benefited from his endless patience and good spirit in my own dive journey, as many others would have done too. Rest in peace Mike, you will be missed by so many

A wonderful man who loved his diving and the club.

Mike was an absolute legend and amazing teacher - extremely sad and will be missed.

My sincere condolences - an absolute legend.

Mike was great guy and will be missed by all.

Such sad news. The diving community has lost a great man.

Nooo! So sad x

So sorry to read this. I worked with Mike some years back and he was always full of stories. Sending love to his family and friends.