It’s that time of year again! Time to pack up the gear, find a buddy and head to the beautiful sunny south east!!!
The South East Dive Rally will take place on the 14th, 15th and 16th of July this year. We would like to invite you, your club your family and friends to join us for a great weekend of fun in Wexford. The dive rally is open to all active scuba divers and snorkelers, not just CFT affiliated divers and snorkelers.
The focal point for this event is Slade, the main harbor on the Hook peninsula. For those of you who are not familiar with this area, the Hook offers a selection of dive sites from shore dives to wrecks and drift dives of various depths. Over the rally weekend, we will endeavor to facilitate divers of all grades.
Registration will take place all weekend at the Hook Sub Aqua Clubs club house, just around the corner from Slade Harbour. Registration is 10 euro. This will cover the use of the clubs facilities for the weekend. All rally participant are welcome to use the changing rooms (with hot showers!) kitchen and gear washing facilities over the weekend. The fee will also cover fuel for the tractor to launch boats.
Registration is now available on COMS. Course number 1647
NOTE: Only active divers can participate in dives and log books must be presented.
Dive schedules to be announced. (several per day over the weekend)
The dives will include wreck dives, scenic dives and drift dives. Depths will range from 20m to 40m depending on dive site. There will also be snorkels and shore dives throughout the day, although these will depend on water and weather conditions along the coast.
We would like to encourage as may clubs as possible bring boats. The Hook tractor can launch and recover your boat at no matter what the tide (Slade Harbour is tidal, so at times it is completely dry). There is loads of room at our club house to park your boat for the weekend.
If your club is not bringing a boat, we will do our best to facilitate you on another clubs boat.
A dive on an organising clubs boat is 10euro.
The Hook Club have a built in compressor and can fill bottles in about 5mins. Air fills cost 5euro.
We encourage divers from all grades to attend the rally but we would strongly advise that trainee (1*) divers be accompanied by a club diver of higher qualification as we cannot guarantee them suitably qualified dive buddies for the weekend.
We would especially like to invite all photographers to the participate in the South East Dive Rallys Photo Competition.
There are several catagories, even one for above water (more details to follow).
All photos have to be taken during the weekend.
There is loads of accommodation in the Hook area. This includes self catering houses and B&Bs. For a full list of accommodation contact
If people are interested in camping they are welcome to camp at the clubhouse for FREE, there is loads of room! The Hook club house has a kitchen, changing rooms, areas to wash boats and gear and best of all hot showers!!!!
Fun for all
On Saturday night get your dancing shoes and thinking caps on as the South East Dive Rally quiz is returning to Templers Inn. The table quiz is open to all divers and non-divers!
For non divers there is plenty of entertainment. The Hook Lighthouse is the oldest working lighthouse in Europe and has tours daily and a coffee shop.
Loftus Hall (the house that reportedly had the devil playing cards!!) has a spooky ghost tour for all ages running regularly.
We would like to extend an invitation to you and your club to join us
for this diving extravaganza!
Do please join us and make it an event to remember.
If you have any questions please let me know.