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Committee

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Worcester Divers is run by its members for members.

The club is managed by a committee who are responsible for making sure everything runs smoothly and there is plenty of diving for members. The current committee are:

Clare Garfield - Chairperson

I have been a member of Worcester divers for around 8 years and diving for 15 years. I am a dive leader and qualified as an instructor in 2022 however have taken a year off due to the birth of my daughter early 2023 but am now back diving and instructing. My favourite type of diving is adventurous RHIB trips with Scotland being one of my favourite locations to dive!


Simon Yates – Diving Officer

I started diving in the early eighties when I was a student and have been active diver ever since. I am an Advanced Diver and Advanced Instructor and have been a member of Worcester Divers for 25 years.

I have done lots of diving over the years and enjoy most types. I took up underwater photography a few years ago and so now most my diving is quite shallow. There is nothing more I enjoy than finding a colourful reef and looking for nudibranchs to photograph. My favourite area of the UK is the west coast of Scotland and in particular Conservation Bay on Loch Carron. It is a stunning shore dive with loads of life so perfect for underwater photography.

My number one wish list dive location is the Lembeh Strait, Indonesia. It is world famous for its unusual underwater marine life and a paradise for underwater photographers.


Mike Shackley - Secretary


Stephen Hutchby – Treasurer


Gaynor Screen - Welfare Officer


Sharon Caldwell - Enquiries & Try dives

I’ve been a member of Worcester Divers since 2022 having qualified as an Ocean Diver. I complete my Advanced Ocean Diver in 2023, so all fairly new to me.
I confess to prefer diving in warmer climates having visited Malta a couple of times and planning a Liveaboard in Egypt in 2024. Diving amongst the sea life is really a dream come true!
Oh, and I’m the one on the left after my first dive in Malta.


Andy Garton – Membership Secretary

I’ve been diving and a member of the club for 4 years, my current qualification is a Sports Diver and would like to do the Instructor Foundation Curse once all restrictions have been lifted.

I enjoy all types of diving but my favourite sites are wrecks and reefs, although I haven’t dived that many dive sites in the UK, my favourite UK dive sites are St Abbs, Porthkerris, Plymouth and Falmouth. Outside the UK my favourite dive site is the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

My wish list for future diving is Farne Islands and the Red Sea.


Will Johns – Equipment Officer


Jamie Meeson - General Member


Janet Yates – General Member

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I have been diving for over 30 years – has it really been that long! I am an Advanced Diver and have been a member of Worcester Divers for 25 years.

I enjoy most types of diving. My favourite sites are mostly UK – James Egan Layne when the sun is shining and the viz is glorious; the reefs off the Manacles for the masses of colourful jewel anemones; west coast of Scotland for the amazing drop-offs and scenery all accessible as a shore dive.

I’d like to spend more time exploring Scottish dive sites and would like to visit British Columbia, Canada.


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