How can I join the club?Just get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and pop down for a chat with other members.
Members meet at the club every Tuesday from 7pm-9pm and go to a local pub afterwards for a social drink or two.
I am a PADI Open Water diver, can I join the club?
Yes, you can become a member straightaway. After a successful assessment dive in the pool you will be able to come on club dive trips and start enjoying UK diving! We offer free dry suit training and dry suit rental at reasonable rates.
I would like to learn how to dive, where do I start from?
First, give it a try! Come down for a try dive in the pool with no obligation, one of our instructors will be happy to teach you the basics. The club will provide all the equipment you need for the session which will set you back just £25.
If you really enjoyed that first try dive and want to get qualified to be able to dive in the UK and around the world then join us and enroll in the Ocean Diver course.
The course will teach you all the theory and practical skills you need to dive in open water.
See more information here.
Can I rent a dry suit instead of buying one?
Yes, members have a selection of dry suits to rent, plus free dry suit training.
Do I need my own dry suit to dive in the UK?
We fully recommend you get your own dry suit to keep you warm throughout the year as water temperature changes. Ask other members for advice on what type of dry suit can suit you best and remember to try it on before you buy! The other essential must have personal piece of kit is a dive computer.
Can I rent dive gear at the club?
Absolutely. Check out the kit rental fees for members here.
Dry suits are now available for rent on club trips!
How can I go on a dive trip, what is it like?
Dive time! Dive trips are organized by members for members and are published in the dive calendar every year. You can simply just add your name on the list and confirm with the organizer for the trips you would like to join. Most trips run on weekends and bank holiday weekends from March to October.
For a typical weekend trip to the south coast we drive down on a Friday evening for a good night sleep and have 2 dives per day on Saturday and Sunday before returning back home. Accommodation, food and petrol costs are shared to keep costs low however you are free to arrange for your own accommodation if you wish.
How much does it cost to join the club?
If you are new to BSAC you will need to join BSAC as well as our branch (which can be done as a oner). If you are already a BSAC member then you only need to join our branch. See our fees page for details.
What is BSAC?
The British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) is the not-for-profit national governing body for scuba diving and snorkelling in the UK providing an internationally-recognised diver training and development programme via a network of clubs and centres across the country and overseas.
So whether you’re a qualified PADI (SAA, NAUI or other agencies) diver or only just started, tried it on holiday or would like to learn to scuba dive in good company, then BSAC is for you.
More info check out the BSAC website