Tim Saville

Hi, I’m Tim and age is just a number. It’s not how many times the wheels have been round, it’s the state of the engine that matters.

Member since?

2003

Dived since?

1997

Number of Dives?

1900

Qualifications?

PADI OC Trimix Instructor, TDI MOD 3 Rebreather Diver.

What started you diving?

Bored on my honeymoon, had a try dive in the pool and then got divorced.

Best dive?

It hasn’t happened yet. I’m booked on to dive the HMHS Britannic in October 2018 and I’ve got a visit to Bikini Atoll in 2019. So far it would be the San Francisco Maru in Truk Lagoon.

Ambition?

To dive the HMHS Britannic (better not get blown out!).

Funniest narcosis moment?

Mistaking a rubber inner tube for a conger eel whilst at 30m on Somali wreck at the Farne Islands. In life before helium.

How often do I dive?

I average around 150 dives a year, works out about 3 a week. I need to get wet regularly to avoid drying out.

Best piece of dive kit?

AP Inspiration Rebreather without a doubt.

Best buddy?

It has to be Liz, my wife, she knows me better than anyone, she is my conscience and voice of reason. Sometimes I need it.

Andrew Lamb

Hi, I’m Andrew, I live in the Wakefield area and clinging on to my 40s.

How long have you been diving?

A late starter to scuba, my first dive was in Blue Lagoon June 2010.

What made you want to become a scuba diver?

It was a chance conversation with a work colleague driving back from a meeting in Reading. “We’re off for a try dive tomorrow, want to come?”

Time with the Club?

I joined the club in 2010 not long after my Open Water training and soon found lots of buddies to go diving with.

Favourite UK dive site?

My Favourite UK dive site has got to be the Farnes, diving with the seals and a pint in The Ship, what more could you ask for?

Funniest narcosis moment?

Whilst not funny at the time, the loss of a weight pouch at 30 meters was followed by the biggest lead hunt you ever did see. With pockets full of rocks and fishing tackle I made it safely back on to Allan Lopez’s boat Spellbinder II.

Qualifications?

Coming through the PADI route I’m happy with Advanced Open Water, Deep and Nitrox, everything you need for that all important Egypt liveaboard.

What’s the best thing you’ve seen whilst diving?

My best spot was a large shoal of Hammerheads that circled their way up from the depths of Daedalus and gave us a spectacular display.

How often do you dive?

Not often enough!

Who is your go-to dive buddy?

My divelog software puts Paul Marsden as my most frequent buddy but he’s closely followed by Phil Armitage and Steve Free.

What would you like to share with people who are considering scuba diving?

Just do it! It’s such a privileged experience to dive with the wonderful wildlife you can see beneath the waves.

Liz Saville

Hi, I’m Liz, I live in Huddersfield and I’m only 43.

Member since?

2002

Dived since?

2002

Number of Dives?

1390

Qualifications?

PADI trimix 65, TDI cavern diver and BSAC rebreather mod 1

What started you diving?

I was climbing in Spain and it snowed, so I went to the coast and did a try dive….never looked back.

Best dive?

Tricky one this…it’s either Truk lagoon or my dive with a whale shark and giant mantas in Socorro, Mexico. I cried.

Ambition?

To dive Bikini Atoll

Funniest narcosis moment?

There are too many…..but the original ‘isn’t it funny how so many shipwrecks are close to the rocks’ is hard to beat.

How often do I dive?

As often as possible, although I’m getting more choosy in the winter.

Best piece of dive kit?

Thermalution heated vest.

Best buddy?

My hubby Tim.