Dog Fish Reef, Loch Fyne May

Had a nice dive yesterday at Furnace (Dogfish reef with Martin). Viz wasn’t the best but enjoyed the dive. Used my macro lens first time since last September in Gozo to get some practise in!



Thistle Divers newest & Youngest Ocean Diver

Congratulations to Thistle Divers newest & youngest O/D
Marshall Laing

Very well done to Marshall on achieving this. Roll on Sports Diver. It’s time to just go out and do some fun diving😁

Diver of the Year Award at AGM

Thistle Divers most recent award

Huge Congratulations to Martin Paterson who was voted Diver of the Year 2017 at Thistle Divers AGM this week. The trophy being presented to Martin by Rob Sewell was first presented to Diver of the Year in 1977 – 40 years ago! Well done Martin well deserved.

Anna’s Ocean Diver Adventurers 81yrs young


Anna hit the headlines with stories in the Cumbernauld Herald, Daily Record.

Requests from STV & BBC Radio asking to do interviews.

Anna is still diving, she still has the Passion and Adventure, recently coming back from another amazing trip & completeing 22 dives.

Hats off to one of Thistles Finest😁

Tea Rooms, Loch Fyne April

A great days diving, with the adddd bonus of some training thrown in.

Fantastic food served at the Tea Rooms Cafe

Kyle of Lochalsh April

Easter weekend trip up to the Kyle of Lochalsh.

Eight divers travelled up and stayed in plockton, diving was fantastic, incredible visibility on day one.

Great long weekend away.

Paul n Mary’s Easter weekend, Glencoe April

Paul n Mary went up to Loch Leven area, Glencoe to do some diving whilst the rest of the troops traveled further afield.

Some members popped in for a dive with them on their way back home.

Trail Island, Cumbrae May

We had a great day out yesterday diving at Trail Island my buddy George and I were in the water for 58 minutes really nice wee bimble around, only saw one fish though but plenty of starfish!

Seil Island, Minard April

some eager divers took the Boat out on what was a cracking day weather wise. Also diving matched the weather.

Scout Try Dive March

‘Thistlers’ showing team work….. 👌👏

It was extremely busy at pool last night…..
Christina was busy renewing membership for club…. and preparing certificates for scouts.
Andy taking the cash.

John showing video footage from St Kildas
We also had the pleasure to have 32nd Glasgow (1st Kirkintilloch) Scouts for try dives.
Heather and Stephen scout leaders with 9 explores came along, had safety brief from Rob, then into pool with instructors 5 at a time for 30mins each.
Leader, Stephen, participated in try dive also.
It was a successful night with big thanks to everyone:-
Kilsyth pool attendants,
kit setting up/ supplying on loan….
Donald, Audrey, Debi, Andy, Marc and Summer.
Alistair and Marshall who also helped with kitting up and also our in pool life guards!
Thank to all our instructors for their patience in instruction, and finally to each of our 10 explores for displaying first class discipline and eager enthusiasm.

My sincere apologies if I have missed thanking anyone that added to the success.