The club is a branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), and governed according to a constitution. It is run by a committee that is elected by the membership each year at our Annual General Meeting in October.
Any paid-up member can stand for election to the committee but, as a branch of the BSAC, the positions of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and Diving Officer are only open to BSAC members. Training, Boat, and Equipment Officers are now also elected members of the committee but are responsible to the Diving Officer.
Each committee member has a particular area of responsibility within the club. The committee meets roughly once a month, at a committee member's house. If you would like to help out or get more involved, come and talk to a committee member and find out what it's all about - we can always do with more hands to help run things!
Oversees the general operation of the club and keeps us all in order at club and committee meetings.
The Diving Officer (DO) is responsible for all diving-related activity, overseeing safety and training, and for supporting business such as equipment and the boat.
The DO is the person who sanctions diving, and is obliged to check all diving qualifications (including those of guests) as well as the annual medical self-declarations.
Secretary & Membership Secretary
Took over from Mike Dalton at the Annual General Meeting in October 2007.
Teaches English at the New English School.
Responsible for all membership related issues. Also organises the Tuesday socials.
Charged with oversight of our finances, the treasurer is a key committee member.
John took over this job from Pauline Keogh, who is sadly for us leaving Kuwait for greener climes, in June 2016.
This task is to look after the boat with its trailer, the most valuable asset of the club, and the most complex in its needs.
For 2016 he has been welcomed onto the committee for the knowledge and experience he brings. We are extremely happy that he has agreed to take on the job of Boat Officer.
Jonathan has only just joined Kuwait Mantas Diving Club, having learnt to dive on holiday. He seems to have inexhaustible energy in doing things for the boat and the club, which we are happy to channel into looking after our equipment.
Responsible for organizing courses and their instructors, the Training Officer is the first point of contact for upgrading qualifications and skill-development.
With the other major jobs which make diving possible, of Boat Officer and Equipment Officer, covered extremely well by more than competent people, our Diving Officer has taken this role upon himself again for the current year.
Co-ordinating Events and Fund-Raising
Self-explanatory role, essential to keep the club boat running and other equipment in good order.
Shortly after arriving in Kuwait, Milla agreed to join the committee and take over the updating of the website. However she also did such a good job helping to organise several events that she has been given this task for 2014 - 2015
Website Content Editor
Send any photos or text to Neil who will gratefully upload them as part of dive reports, news items, and the like.
Acting on behalf of the vulnerable adults and children who wish to spend the day diving with the club.