Already qualified? Come diving with SSAC! 

We actively encourage new members and offer in house training for beginners and diver training progression for already qualified divers. Divers from other organisations are more than welcome to join the club. It doesn’t matter who you trained with, if you’ve never dived in the UK before or if you haven’t dived for a while – the doors are open to all. Join us!

Joining Scarborough Sub Aqua Club could be a great way to maintain and develop your scuba skills. We meet every Wednesday, and have a great programme of diving trips, holidays and social events for you to get involved with. 

Our members have a variety of diving interests (wrecks, deeper techinical diving, critters big and small, photography) to suit everybody’s needs.

Training takes place primarily in the winter and spring, with skill development courses all year round. We have an active local diving program which runs from May to October.

We have excellent facilites for diving the Yorkshire Coast, with our hard boat Richard S moored in Scarborough, and our RIB Fin S based out of Bridlington.

There are dozens of quality dive sites within range of the two boats, and we dive regularly on Thursday evenings throughout the summer, as well as other days on an ad-hoc basis.

Jake enjoying a post-dive brew, taking in the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Coast

 

 

Joining from another agency?

Several of our current members have joined the club having qualified with other agencies such as PADI or SSI, and have been active and happy club members for many years.

You can dive on your existing diver qualification (with its limitations) or you continue your diver training with BSAC. The choice is yours we’re and happy to discuss your options in more detail.

We would need to verify your qualification and do a ‘check out’ dive in the pool and maybe in open water dependant on when you last dived before you can dive for real. If you have been out of the water for a while, we run refresher courses to get your skills back to a high standard. 

If you would like to further your training, your existing diver grade (with PADI, SSI or another agency) will be recognised so you can progress to the next higher BSAC grade (no need to retrain, you can simply progress). Check what your qualification is equivalent to with the BSAC equivalency chart. And you can check out your diver training progression options with the BSAC Diver training progression chart. The training is very similar, with maybe a little more self-reliance under BSAC.

Spotlight - HMS Falmouth

HMS Falmouth

We dive a series of wrecks off the coast of Bridlington including the HMS Falmouth (8 miles SE) which now sits on the sea bed at 17m. It was torpedoed by U-boats in 1916 in the battle of Jutland and sank whilst being towed to the Humber. The vessell was a town class light cruiser and is an ideal wreck for trainee divers or those interested in the local history. The wreck site is relatively scattered making ideal for groups of divers and the boilers can be easily identified.

Further information can be found here

Image courtesy of The Telegraph