Plymouth Sound Divers – Committee

The Committee is elected on an annual basis in order to form a decision making body for the club. The current list of members and their positions are shown below

Jon Parlour
Chairman

I joined PSBSAC in 1993, coming from Totnes SAC. With a longstanding interest in maritime archaeology, I was attracted to the club by the Metta Catharina project, which had been running for 20 years at the time. The project involved the survey and excavation of a timber-hulled vessel which sank in 1786. This project introduced routine nitrox diving and rebreathers into the club. When the project came to its conclusion in 2005, I took a more active role in other areas including the management of the club.

I have been diving since 1969 and have enjoyed many different aspects of diving over more than 45 years, particularly instructing and introducing people to new experiences. I completed my BSAC instructor training course in 1972, subsequently qualified as a First Class Diver in 1982 and have since progressed through instructor training to National Instructor in 1998.

My working life has been closely linked with diving, initially as a diver/supervisor in the Royal Navy (>1973), then moving on to commercial inshore work and finally to police diving (>1979). Since 2004 I have employed full time as Training Officer at the Diving Diseases Research Centre, now DDRC Healthcare. Over the years, I have had the good fortune to dive all around the world from Arctic Norway to Australia and still enjoy returning to the great variety of dive sites around the British Isles.  

Plymouth Sound is a very active club with much to offer, including a wide range of local diving, trips away and social events.

Will Schwarz
Diving Officer
I started diving at about the age of seven using two lemonade bottles and a garden hose and quickly learnt about both hypercapnia and the need for pressurised cylinders. This was never an obvious problem for James Bond. After getting qualified with Swansea Yacht and Sub Aqua at the age of 14 I have progressed as both a BSAC and PADI diver and instructor.

My passion is deep wreck diving on my rebreather regularly organising this sort of diving for the branch along with shallower wreck diving.

Paul Grainger
Honorary Treasurer
John Shelley
Equipment Manager
I was born in the West Midlands a long time ago,( ie 1948), and started diving with Wulfruna BSAC in 1967. I moved to Plymouth in 1986 and joined RNAD dive club at Ernesettle. RNAD later changed their name to Mountbatten Divers, and I continued to dive regularly with Mountbatten Divers until the club disbanded. I then joined Plymouth Sound BSAC and dive as often as I can. I am an Advanced Diver, and still enjoy everything about diving, apart from the "politics".
Tony Hillgrove
Safeguarding Officer
Chris Shelley
General Member
Honey Bowker
Secretary
Wayne Waugh
General Member