The Sinking of “S.S. Somali”, on the 25th March 1941. Seahouses, Northhumberlad Coast. The holiday began with a slow start and grey skies and a heavy sea. Due to refitting the boat that had been booked by organiser, Dereck Shearsmith Leeds Branch, was not available, but our worthy D.O. unknown to many of the diver spent […]

What is a Federation?

  What is a Federation? Article in The News & Views February 1970 By: Ken Crow, Harrogate Branch BSAC An easy question to put but, not an easy one to answer, since the intangible part of such an organisation depends upon the personality of its members. However, two recent events served to remind me of the […]

Northern Federation of Divers NORFED

NORFED Friday 15th September 2017 The real story of NORFED started back in 1955, when leaders of the BSAC, Huddersfield Branch suggested that there might be a closer affiliation between Branches in the North of England and branches in the South of England, apart from the joint expeditions that are taking place. One good point […]

Keys to Success

Keys to Success The 4 C’s Friday 25th August 2017 Keys to success are simple; Confidence, Commitment, Control and Communication.  Confidence: Knowing what to expect and how and why things are done will add to your awareness and usually make you feel more prepared and ultimately more confident. Learning and gaining knowledge will sometimes make […]


Visualisation    Thursday 24th August 2017 What is visualisation? It is the ability to by one person to focus on a destination, end goal or the desire to win/be successful. Do you want to achieve more? Create more? Accomplish anything you set your mind to? Become the person you know you can be? Firstly, write […]


Change   Tuesday 22nd August 2017 Change, is the one question that is always being brought up by my clients. I’ve found that a lot of people really do have a loathing to face change. However, the change we generally resist is the kind that we think will make the situation worse rather than better. […]

Effective collaboration

Effective collaboration   Monday 21st August 2017 Effective collaboration depends on providing the right tools and the correct environment. Highly effective organisations really value effective collaboration. However, it’s not just about removing office walls and going over to open plan; there is a balance to be achieved as not all employees work well in such […]

Visualise change

Visualise change   Friday 18th August 2017 Visualise change, it doesn’t matter what you want to do with your life, someone at some time throughout history has desired and achieved the same thing. However, providing your visions and dreams are possible and you visualise the change and of course you, yourself have what it takes […]


Thursday 17th August 2017 In the post today I received a thank you card from Carol Pengelly, it was from “Sent out Cards”. So it’s so very nice to know there are others who believe in developing an attitude of saying thank you.  Giving thanks for everything that has happened, knowing that every step forward […]

Enjoy having nothing to do

Enjoy having nothing to do Tuesday 16th August 2017 Enjoy having nothing to do. When was the last time you could say that? I’ve got nothing to do? I would say there are not many that can’t remember. It’s because you plan your days for failure. With more tasks than you could ever accomplish and loads of […]

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