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

Keith Hiscock
Chairman

I have been a member of PSBSAC since 1999 and been diving since 1968. My main club interests are in going diving with a marine natural history ‘angle’ and in underwater photography. I have previously dived as a part of my work when I was undertaking marine biological surveys for the statutory nature conservation agencies between about 1977 and 1998.

Away from Plymouth, my diving has extended all around Britain and from Antarctic to Arctic waters and most of the popular overseas dive sites in between. I have authored or edited several books about marine life and conservation and, most recently, 'Exploring Britain's Hidden World: a Natural History of Seabed Habitats' published by Wild Nature Press in March 2017. I am not an enthusiastic administrator but my role as Chairman gives me an opportunity to help develop a super club that has access to the best diving in Britain.

Alan De La Mothe
Vice Chairman

I am returning to diving after a short break of 43 years, during which time diving equipment seems to have changed somewhat. I am progressing through my Sports Diver training at present, having passed my Ocean Diver course last year. Most of my diving experiences, beneath the oceans of the world, have been in a steel tube, courtesy of the Royal Navy Submarine Service.

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Jon Parlour
Diving Officer
Paul Grainger
Honorary Treasurer
Angi de la Mothe
Secretary
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
Ben Morgan
General Member

I started diving with PADI whilst still in school. This ultimately led me to gain my instructor qualification and teach on the Great Barrier Reef. Upon returning home I attended Cardiff University Medical School where I crossed over to BSAC and was an active member of Cardiff University SubAqua Club.

Having graduated from MedSchool I specialised in diving & hyperbaric medicine and currently work for DDRC Healthcare.

When I'm not diving with the club I'm normally holding the on-call phone to assist with any diving emergencies and arrange recompression.

Chris Shelley
General Member
Will Schwarz
General Member