Why are you cleaning rubbish off the beach? That's the council's job...

Sandhaven Beach Clean

Autumn Beach Clean Series: Sandhaven 30th October 2016 This month’s environmental endeavour took our hardworking volunteers to Sandhaven in South Shields. Our event was part of the Surfers Against Sewage Autumn Beach Clean Series that aimed to get coastal enthusiasts down to the beach to give a little back to our precious coastal environments. We […]

When a rockpooling session turns into a #2MinuteBeachClean

When Rockpooling Turns Into A #2MinuteBeachClean

When rockpooling at St Mary’s turns into a #2minutebeachclean #ourseatrashfree See this Instagram photo by @the_fifth_point * 6 likes We just can’t help ourselves when we see litter by the sea side!  We’ve got the 2 Minute Beach Clean bug. If you ever come across rubbish on the beach and feel the eco-warrior inside you […]

Wet Wipes Turn Nasty When You Flush Them


It’s scary when #WetWipesTurnNasty… look at its horrible face!!! @mcsuk #DiveShow2016 #dive2016 See this Instagram photo by @the_fifth_point * 6 likes We had great fun at DIVE 2016 and we joined the fight to prove that wet wipes turn nasty when you flush them! As we conduct regular Beach Cleans reporting survey data back to […]

Our beach clean was featured in the South Shields Gazette

South Shields Beach Clean Up In The Press

Our South Shields beach clean up at Sandhaven featured in the papers today – unfortunately they didn’t give us a name check, but it’s definitely us!  As part of the Surfers Against Sewage Autumn Beach Clean series, we’ll be hitting the shores with our group of volunteers. We’ll also be carrying out a Marine Conservation […]

The Fifth Point Features On Business Radio

Nic recently featured in a podcast with Business Radio Click through to hear her 60 second pitch and talk about her love of UK diving, setting up a new business and being a chiclet at Entrepreneurial Spark. Nic Emery Does Her One Minute Pitch On The Fifth Point The North East’s industry leading Diving Centre.

Gone Diving Back Soon

Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants: Part 2

It takes a lot of guts to leave your family and friends behind to pursue your dreams. I had a good job in a lovely school. I had options for progression and I was making decent money. However, I was adamant that I wanted to give it all up to become a beach bum. Read the first part of […]

Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

My love of diving started over a decade ago. I took my Open Water Course in Egypt in 2005 and from the moment I blew my first bubbles, I knew I was going to be an instructor. It took me a long time to get there, though. I’m ashamed to say that before I reached […]