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James 'Jim' Boyd

Chairman

I started diving in 1972 whilst based in the Maldives. Awarded military diving supervisor (SADS) in September 1981 and gained BSAC Advanced Instructor August 1994. Held positions as Training Officer and Diving Officer on several RAF stations where I have planned expeditions in the UK and overseas. I have dived all around the UK and overseas including Gibraltar, Cyprus, Red Sea and Ascension Island.
Tom Bryer

Tom Bryer

Secretary

I started diving with Mandy in 2018 whilst we were on holiday in Lanzarote. The bug bit and we continued our diving journey when we returned to the UK. After some further PADI training we have enjoyed furthering our diving experience both in the UK and abroad. Diving regularly with other members of the Seahorse club has enabled us to refine equipment, trim and buoyancy along with additional training from agencies such as GUE. Being a member of the Seahorse club has greatly facilitated our ability to go diving and we very much enjoy the Seahorse club diving ‘expeditions’. Fun, not only in the water but also out of it.
Andrew Osborne

Andrew 'Ossie' Osborne

Treasurer

I have been diving since 1991 and have dived in many locations both in the UK and around the world, always looking for a new venture.  My training was done within the armed forces under BSAC rules and I started diving with a single cylinder and now use a twin set with side slung bailout. My most memorable dives have to be Truk Lagoon closely followed by Ascension Island. I am a carpenter by trade for an exhibition company when I am working when I’m not working you will find either with a pint of beer or eating a curry.
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Mike Scott

Membership Secretary

I started diving in 1988, in Malta, undertook formal training in 1989 in the UK at White Horse Diving. Lots of UK RHIB Diving and PADI courses followed, including Surface-fed Hard Hat diving with the NAS, finally getting my Instructor ‘ticket’ in 1996. I’ve been lucky enough to dive in many locations – Antigua, California, Falmouth, Florida, East Coast, Florida, West Coast, Hurghada, Lyme Bay, Plymouth, Beer, Malta, Marsa Alam, NDAC Chepstow, Pembrokeshire, Red Sea Liveaboards, Scapa Flow, Sharm (Naama Bay), Shetlands, Stoney Cove, Teignmouth, Portsmouth , The Baltic, The Farne Islands, The Lizard, The Scilly Isles, Turkey- Bodrum, Vancouver, Vobster Quay. Every destination presenting a different underwater eco-system. Diving is addictive – after 32 years, I still look forward to being ‘cold, wet, and under pressure…’
Mandy Bryer

Mandy 'Octopussy' Bryer

Social Secretary

Qualified in September 2018, 200 dives completed by August 2020. My favourite dive location Lanzarote, my favourite sea creature the Octopus. Dived all around the UK, Lanzarote, Malta and the Maldives. Best dive ever a night dive with Manta rays in the Maldives March 2020. The more I dive the bigger my addiction to the ocean becomes!

Relatively new to the sport, I started diving in 2012 while on holiday with my daughter. Since then I’ve dived in many locations around the world including the Maldives and Chuuk Lagoon. Having dived single cylinder, sidemount and twinset, I ventured to bubble free world of CCR in 2019. My bias is tin rather than coral as I’m fascinated in the history that lays behind each shipwreck’s demise. Our British waters are littered with such maritime history. It’s hard to pick just one or two, but my most memorable dives and their background stories have to be SS Mohegan, the Coronation, SS Rondo, SS Breda, SV Fenna, U-Boat UB-78, U-Boat UB-55 and HMS Flirt. I enjoy technology and trying to get down with the kids, you’ll likely spot me down Caffè Nero jostling for my Latte Frappé and paying with my iWatch Apple Pay.

 

Dave Hall

Dave 'Rockin' Hall

General Duties

I started diving in May 1994 after my wife volunteered me for a try dive whilst on holiday in Cyprus. Since then I have experienced diving in many various locations around the world. All have been varied, from the cold Artic to the hot Equator. My most memorable dives are block ships in Scapa Flow, the Trenamene wall dive in the Scilly Isles, an encounter with a huge basking shark at the Skellig Islands and Cenote diving with my eldest daughter. Oh and a little place in the Pacific full of Japanese shipwrecks which the name escapes me! 😉 Since the inception of the Seahorse Dive Club, I have served on the committee as Secretary for 17 years of the first 24.
Ian Gale

Ian 'Ziggy' Gale

General Duties

I started diving in November 2016. Since then I have dived in Spain and enjoyed 3 Live-a-board trips to Egypt with Blue O Two, I have dived many locations in the UK along the South Coast and dive at Vobster Quarry all year round. My most memorable dive was on Elphinstone reef in the southern Egyptian Red Sea, while coming face to face with a beautiful massive Hammerhead shark.
Adrian Pearce

Adrian 'Ady' Pearce

General Duties

I’m PADI Open Water Qualified at moment, qualified in 2019. I’ve therefore not been diving long, but really wanted to dive after doing a try dive in Greece. The experience was the best thing I ever did. So here I am, not only a a member of Seahorse Club, but nominated onto the committee for 2021. Really looking forward to getting into the water and contributing where and when I can.

 

Bill King

Bill 'Merlot' King

General Duties

A struggling old bugger who appreciates the good buddies who belong to this club. Look forward to a varied diving season. Now, where’s the Merlot?