About the Diving Section

Welcome to the Divers Section! Interested in learning to dive? Already a diver? Why not join the SYSAC Diving section? Affiliated to the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), we are BSAC Branch 99. Our Diving Section is an integral part of the Club, with boat owners and divers happily living alongside each other, pursuing their common interests above and below the water. We offer a wide range of diver training, whether you are a student diver or an experienced diver. BSAC training is second to none and our Club offers a number of courses suitable for all. We know from experience that our divers are complimented on their skills wherever they go in the world, and this is something of which we are immensely proud.

A diver surfacing after a dive on the Wreck HMS Whirlwind
Surfacing after a dive on the Wreck HMS Whirlwind

We also welcome already qualified divers from all other organisations, such as PADI, SAA and SSI to join our club and dive with us! Thanks to the BSAC Go Dive! campaign, qualified divers from other diving organisations can join us and try diving with a BSAC club for a limited number of dives. Interested? Visit our facebook page for more info or email info@bsac99.com

The Club is also home to a number of Rebreather and Technical divers. We have skilled trimix and rebreather divers in our membership who give guidance to divers who wish to further their skills into this exciting section of diving. Divers with other technical qualifications such as TDI, IANTD and DSAT are also very welcome to join us!

We are a busy Club (weather permitting!) and dive regularly during the dive season - and sometimes off-season too. We dive locally and further afield to other UK sites. Regular trips to West Wales, Lundy, Plymouth, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are also available and the Club usually organises an annual liveaboard trip to the Red Sea. The Club facilities are excellent. There are bars, a restaurant and a lounge with views over the marina.

The SYSAC Boat Shed, and one of our RIBs
One of our Dive boats

The Diving Section has the use of two powerful RIBS (Rigid-hull Inflatable Boats), with our own slipway allowing our divers fast, easy access to all our dive sites. We have our own compressor and also boast our own Nitrox capability. We have frequent Try-Dives, usually in February and September, where you can come along, see the club facilities, and try diving with our experienced instructors. If you have tried diving on holiday, or if you've had a break from diving and want to start again, why not pay us a visit? If you have any queries, don't hesitate to contact us. Happy Diving!