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Divers’ Night to mark sub aqua club milestone

  THE Burren Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) celebrates 20 years in existence later this month. The sports club developed a volunteer search and recovery operation since then and has grown from about a dozen members in 1992 to in the region of 30 now. When the club started, it was to cater for people living in the North Clare area. Now its members hail from across the county, from Mountshannon to Kilrush and from Shannon to Kinvara. In the last 20 years, BSAC has trained over 200 people in snorkelling, scuba diving, rescue diving, CPR, boat handling and search and recovery techniques. While primarily a sports club, BSAC also includes an active search and recovery unit, with members trained to support the local authorities when needed. “It has expanded in that we are doing quite a few different things now. In addition to the search and recovery and boat handling we are also involved in Sea Search, which is trying …

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