New to Diving

We take on around 20 people who are completely new to diving every year. The training we give will take you to the level of BSAC Ocean Diver, a qualification that you can use anywhere in the world to dive up to 20m.

We also take on people who are also qualified divers, either from BSAC or other agencies.

It all begins with your Try Dive, at Ponds Forge swimming pool. You can book yourself a Try Dive at the Societies and Sports Fairs at the SHSUSAC stand, this will let you experience what it's like to get underwater with some SCUBA kit.

Your training will include theory lectures, a theory test, pool training sessions and finish off with open water training at one of various inland dive sites. Theses sites are filled with all sorts of things to discover: boats, helicopters, planes, APCs, Diving bells and more...

Over the last years the club has taken qualified members to the Red Sea in Egypt and trainees to Malta to complete their training and for pleasure diving. Trips away have always been amazing, filled with stunning diving and fun social events.

Once you are qualified you can join in on the many pleasure trips throughout the year. Have a look at our trip reports to see what we get up to.


We've had a very successful intake this year, with around 20 new divers being trained and a hanful of divers who area already qualified joining.

We're off to the Farnes at the end of November to see the seals. Wish us luck!

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