Our Girls Can Dive!

Updated: Mar 14, 2020

At the AGM at the end of January new Chairman, John K, mentioned in his acceptance speech that he was particularly pleased to be presiding over a dive club with such a high proportion of female members.


Melissa on the RIB in glorious weather.
Melissa on the RIB in glorious weather.

About 40% of RSAC's members are girls. Nationwide this proportion is around 25%.


Apart from the obvious fact that a gender balanced club is just more fun to be a member of, John mentioned a few other reasons why it is a great advantage to have female members:


+ Female divers are better at multitasking/task loading - a great asset underwater

+ Female divers physiologically just have more efficient gas consumption

+ Female divers are more risk averse, ie not as likely to be diving beyond their limits


Whilst scuba kit can be heavy above water a diver's strength has little value underwater. Once in the water it is all about skill, composure and decision making.


So there you have it: If you are a girl and would like to learn to dive, you'll be in good company at Richmond Sub-Aqua Club.


Oh, and our Diving Officer is a girl!


Fee, our Diving Officer, in full rebreather kit.
Fee, our Diving Officer, in full rebreather kit.
RSAC RIB Diving Girls.
Girls getting ready on the RIB in Portland Marina.

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