Club Structure & Organisation
BADASSn is a social group whose members organise dives and help keep the club running.
- New members pay a joining fee but there are no membership fees (this may change one day) so the joining fee is effectively a life membership.
- We keep in touch using an email service that eliminates spam and allows any member to send an email to all members. We have to pay for this service so it's limited to Active members only.
- Members that have not participated in club activities for a while may be switched to 'Inactive' or members can unsubscribe themselves anytime. Being Inactive is okay - life happens and members come and go... we get it. Inactive members can request re-activation anytime you want to take the plunge again - just use the 'Contact Us' button at the bottom of this page. We'll have a record of your membership somewhere, but personal details like email address will need to be updated.
- Our members organise dives, When and where is up to the individual and we normally use any of the dive operators on island - most know us well and offer preferential rates for BADASSn dives once we can bring enough divers along and don't require them to provide a dive leader.
- We'd really like members to take part in running the club, which is entirely voluntary so any help is appreciated, whether it's updating the website, organising social events or trips, looking after the finances, membership outreach and so on. These things only happen when someone volunteers to do it!
- We have a Facebook page that's useful for sharing photos and information.
The pandemic has affected our Club, as it has affected every other part of life. Here are some random notes about what this has meant for divers, dive operators and our club.
Some members are understandably uncomfortable about getting on a boat where social distancing is difficult. Shore dives have become popular and once you have access to full equipment including tanks and weights, it's a good option. Shore diving does have its risks - shore break, cramp from a long swim, unexpected current, jet-skis and changing weather. But once you have a good plan, some experienced buddies and good backup, it's a reasonable choice.
The island's dive operators have all taken a big hit. When you do dive with them or rent equipment, pay a good tip. They've given us low rates and great service in the good times, so let's play a part to help them through these toughest of times.
We've had to dial back the after-dive gatherings (the "limes"). Sharing bowls of snacks and dips was par for the course along with close social mingling, but that's not a good idea at the moment. We still have limes but bring your own drinks and snacks (unless someone generously offers) and it's not bad manners if you don't share. Wear a mask between bites.