Dunstable Sub-Aqua Club was founded in 1976 and currently has about 40 members who regularly dive around UK and abroad. Our diving calendar (see Events) always has something to offer with either hard boat trips or the club RIB. Places that we regularly go to include the south coast, inland sites and over to the Isle of Wight. Each year longer trips are planned which in the past has included Scotland, Iceland, the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Malta, the Canaries, the Maldives and Truk Lagoon. We’ve done Hard Hat dives, “pot” dives in recompression chambers, aquarium shark dives, and roped diver drills.
We have the benefit of a full length pool, a team of instructors and our own boat. We train in the pool every other Monday and do lectures on ‘dry nights’, and if there’s no training going on we’ll do special interest evenings on VHF radio use, equipment maintenance, navigation, rope work, oxygen administration and more. We train from brand new divers to Advanced Diver grades and our extensive resource of pool equipment means that new trainees don’t have to buy lots of expensive kit until they are ready for ‘open water’ training.
We are a friendly bunch and our door is always open to both new and experienced divers. If you are new to diving then training via a club is the easiest, cheapest and friendliest way to learn. We’ll work at your pace. Most of our current members began their diving with a Try-Dive session at the club before starting the first formal course, Ocean Diver, or took a PADI course on holiday and have since crossed over to BSAC.
All scuba diving lessons and additional training is with British Sub-Aqua Club qualified instructors and is in accordance with nationally assessed standards. Through the club, BSAC provides internationally recognised qualifications which can be used anywhere in the world.