Western Dive Rally 2022


Location

Kilcummin

Our base of operations for the weekend will be from Kilcummin Harbour

We will have members of the Club at the registration tent to help with:

  • Registering for the event

  • Booking spaces on boats

  • Tickets for bottle refills

  • Tickets for the BBQ on the Saturday will be available for purchase here

  • First Aid, AED & Oxygen

General information will be posted there

  • Weekend schedule

  • Weather conditions and dive site information

If you have any queries at any point, please stop by or find any of our members who will be wearing our Club gear.

Kilcummin Pier,
Carrowmore Lacken,
Ballina,
Co. Mayo
F26 C7D2

Registration

CFT Event Pre-Registration

Preregistration for the Dive Rally is available online via the CFT website.

  1. Login to https://iuc.justgo.com/

  2. Open the "Events & Courses" section

  3. Search for "Western Dive Rally"

  4. Click on the "Western Dive Rally" and add the event to your Cart.

  5. Follow the prompts to checkout.

The registration fee is €20


Diver from other organisations welcome and can register on the day.

On-Site Registration

All divers must be register on the day

    • Please ensure you have active diver cert and insurance

    • Provide diver grades so we have correct buddy pairs and depth ability when signing up for boat dives


Additionally you can

  • Pay for bottle refills

  • Book of boats spaces

  • Buy tickets to the BBQ

Schedules

Dive Sites

We have lots of options for along the wonder Atlantic Coastline of Mayo, stretching from Killala all the way along to Ballycastle, we have a wealth of dives sites available within a stones throw from Kilcummin that we can avail of depending on conditions.

  • Kilcummin Pier - Shore Dive

  • Kilcummin Head

  • Kreevagh Head

  • Killala Bay - Wreck Dive (Morning)

  • Ballycastle - Weather Dependant - Alternative launch location

For full range of site information see - Dive sites

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Tide Times

Fri 19 Aug 2022

Low 5:21AM 1.3m
High 11:42AM 3m
Low 5:36PM 1.5m

Sat 20 Aug 2022

High 12:07AM 3m
Low 6:20AM 1.6m
High 12:50PM 2.9m
Low 6:59PM 1.7m

Sun 21 Aug 2022

High 1:23AM 2.8m
Low 7:44AM 1.7m
High 2:22PM 2.8m
Low 8:53PM 1.8m

Dive Schedule

All boat dives and shore dives will be coordinated from Kilcummin Pier.

Friday

  • 19:00 - Dive 1 - Shore Dive

Saturday

  • 10.00 - Safety Brief

  • 10.30 - Dive #1 Departure

  • 14:30 - Dive #2 Departure

  • 18:00 - Dive #3 Departure

Sunday

  • 11:00 - Dive #1 Departure

Boats

Boat Dives

  • The Club will be providing min 4 boats for divers who don't have a Club boat to dive aboard

  • Spaces on each of the Clubs boat's will be on a first come first serve basis, so early booking is advised on each day

  • The registration desk whiteboard will have all boats and sites times

  • Spaces will be €10

BYOB - Bring You Own Boat

  • If your Club is bringing a boat, we would appreciate you pre-filling out the Dive Rally - Club Interest Form

  • Please inform our registration desk so we can register the boat with our DO for the weekend and provide information

  • The camp site will include space for storing boat trailers

  • Please aim to have boats in the water for 8.30pm on Saturday

  • Alternatively, there will be a limited number of moorings available on first come first serve basis for those who arrive early or those who wish to tie up against the pier

  • We will pair off boats which are not fimiliar with the area with one of the Club boats so that you can be sure that you hit the right location.

Bottle Refills

Bottle Refills


The schedule below is designed ensure that you can available of each planned dive over the weekend

  • We strongly encourage divers to come with pre-filled bottles

  • Cost will be €3 for single bottle, two for €5 payable at registration desk

  • There will be a designated drop-off & collection point near the Club Trailer

  • Due to the distance and time taken, bottles will be returned for the after the subsequent dive, so we suggest that each diver bring a minimium of two bottles, so while one is away being filled you can go on the next dive.

  • Bottles must be in test as per CFT Regulations.


Turnaround time

The refill schedule is designed to ensure your bottle will be available

  • While we will make every effort to ensure bottles are available on time, depending on number of bottles to be refilled this might be not feasible with only two compressors and expected no. of attendees

  • If bottle is not in designated spot, they will only be taken at the next time slot

Club Trailer

Club Trailer

Refill Schedule

Friday

  • Bottles can be dropped off Dive #1

  • Trailer departs pier at 21:00

  • Bottles will return back for Saturday Dive #1


Saturday

  • Refill #1

    • Bottles can be dropped off after Dive #1

    • Trailer departs pier at 12:30 for Clubhouse

    • Bottles will return back for Dive #3

  • Refill 2 - (Sunday Dive only)

    • Bottles can be dropped off Dive #2

    • Trailer depart Pier at 16:30 for Clubhouse

Sunday

  • Bottles returned from Refill #2 for Dive #1

Full Weekend Schedule

Friday

  • 18:00 - Early Registration Open

  • 19:00 - Dive 1 - Shore Dive

  • Bottle - Refill #1

Saturday

  • 09.30 - Registration Open

  • 10.00 - Safety Brief & Group Photo

  • 10.30 - Dive #1 Departure

  • 12:30 - Bottle - Refill #1 Departs

  • 13:00 - Lunch - (Provided by Grainne Uaile)

  • 14:30 - Dive #2 Departure

  • 16:30 - Bottle - Refill #2 Departs

  • 18:00 - Dive #3 Departure

  • 21:00

    • BBQ - Gilvarrys Pub - €10

    • Bus will depart from Pier at 20:40 into Killala - (Provided by Grainne Uaile)

Sunday

  • Bottles dropped off from Refill #2

  • 11:00 - Dive #1 Departure

General

Accommodation

If you wish to stay in the locality we have compiled a list of local accommodation

Camping

Due to the levels of inquires, the Club have secured a site in close proximity to the pier

  • Available for Tents / Campers

  • Toilet facilities will be available

  • A member of the Grainne Uaile Club will be directing attendees, caravans maybe directed to an alternative location nearby


The Dive Rally will coincide with the annual Killala Live Festival, so here are some things that will be happening about the town