“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 2019: The annual Christmas Day swim in Kilkee took place as usual on Kilkee beach, with a huge number this year proving that it is a growing annual favourite. Proceeds werein aid of the Cancer Research Unite at Galway University Hospital and Kilkee Sub Aqua Search & Recovery. Below: Swimmers during the 2019 Kilkee Sub Aqua Club Christmas Day Swim
FUN RUN/WALK 2019: On TUESDAY, New Year's Eve (Dec. 31st) Kilkee Sub Aqua Club will host its annual 5k/10k walk and run. Participants should register on the day by 11.30am. The even commences at midday. Registration (€10) is at the Bandstand, Kilkee. Proceeds are for the Kilkee Sub Aqua Club Search & Recovery Unit. Please support.
Pool Training 2019: Pool training for trainee divers commenced in Shannon Pool for the 2019-20 season in November and continues every Monday night from 8pm to 9pm until March. If you wish to take on the exciting pastime of scuba diving, full training is provided, first in Shannon Pool and then in the sea from March 2020. Get in touch with any club member, for further details.
Christmas Day Swim: Kilkee's annual Christmas Day swim is one of the club's fundraising highlights and a great way for people in the community to get involved in a fun activity. Proceeds from the sponsored swim go to Kilkee Sub Aqua Club's Search & Recovery activities and the Cancer Research Unit, Galway University Hospital.
POOL TRAINING 2013/'14
Diving at the Blue Pool in August 2013. Picture: Tony Hanrahan
KSAC NOW AGED 37 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.