“And with what amazement should we feel it under us like an open Hell, or a wide bottomless pit? So deep, and hollow, and vast; so broken and confus’d, so every way deform’d and monstrous. This would eventually waken our imagination, and make us enquire and wonder how such a thing came in Nature…” Thomas Burnet, The Theory of the Earth
Kilkee Sub Aqua Club News
Christmas Day Swim 2021: The annual Christmas Day swim in Kilkee will hopefully be a feature on Kilkee beach this year following the Covid restrictions over the past 15 months or so. Proceeeds as usual are for Kilkee Sub Aqua Search & Recovery but the club will hopefully be embarking upon a new, exciting project soon of rebuilding its clubhouse. Despite the restrictions, Kilkee swimmers isolated themselves and tested the waters on Christmas Day, 2020. Below: Swimmers at Kilkee on Christmas Day, 2020 Day Swim
Pool Training : Pool training for trainee divers was suspended for the 2020-21 season in November 2020. Club members are looking forward to getting back to Shannon Pool in 2021 for training/keeping fit purposes.
Christmas Day Swim: Kilkee's annual Christmas Day swim is one of the club's fundraising highlights. Unfortuately because of Covid restrictions, the event had to be cancelled in December, 2020. Swimmers still came out though for their annual plunge.
POOL TRAINING 2013/'14
Diving at the Blue Pool in August 2013. Picture: Tony Hanrahan
KSAC NOW AGED 38 AND COUNTING: Kilkee Sub Aqua Club will celebrate its 40th anniversary in December 2023 with past and present members. For many, 1983 didn't seem so long ago.
OILEAN NA BATHA: Oileán Na Bátha- Place of Mystery, Tales of Survival: Article by the late Noel Gleeson.
Adventurous dives at Illaunabaha. Read here
GALWAY RECOMPRESSION CHAMBER: The Recompression Chamber (RCC) in University College Hospital, Galway (UCHG) is the closest facility for emergency treatment of divers and is run on a voluntary basis by members of Galway Sub Aqua Club. The Chamber is available 24/7 for emergencies. Divers, DOs, DODs etc. who suspect decompression illness should contact the Coastguard (999/112 or Ch. 16) as soon as possible and request recompression treatment.