We Meet Every Tuesday Evening at our Clubhouse, the Guildford Waterside Centre
If you are new to diving and are interested in exploring a new sport or an experienced diver looking for a great dive club come and visit us and let us introduce you to the best dive club in Surrey.
We were featured in the Junes 2020 SCUBA magazine with a 3 page article, which has lots more information about our club. You can find an extract of the article here.
For new member enquiries please Contact Us for information about the club and find out how to join the next Ocean Diver Course.
From beginner to experienced, we provide a full training programme that enables divers to progress through a framework of qualifications at their own pace.
Guildford BSAC is a club branch of the British Sub Aqua Club and, for the past 50 years has been training scuba divers and organising recreational diving around the UK and overseas. We are a not for profit members club and offer a safe and informal environment to enjoy scuba diving, meet and make friends and learn more about diving and the oceans.
We regularly dive all around the UK on reefs and wrecks enjoying the huge range of fish and fauna in our waters. Our members also organise holidays abroad with memorable trips to Indonesia, Maldives and the Red Sea..
We typically have over 90 diving members, they are the life-blood of our club. Our members have a varied range of qualifications and interests, so whatever type of diving you are into, it can be pursued in our club.
Our clubhouse at the Guildford Waterside Centre provides a great social base where our members can enjoy a drink, share stories and prepare for dive trips. We have a purpose-built boat shed for our two 6m RHIBs and our compressor. Air is free to all members and Nitrox is provided at club rates. We also provide all dive kit, except drysuit, to members while in training and qualified members can hire kit at modest rates.
We are a well-qualified BSAC Branch with members diving qualifications ranging from 1st class divers through to trainees and over 20 members with instructor qualifications and are able to offer in house club training from complete beginners through to instructors and specialist courses such as boat handling and dive gas mixing.
We have partnered with Divecrew to offer Ocean Diver Fast track training. Divecrew, in Crowthorne has been run by Martin Weddell and Sue Coffey since 2012. The focus has been primarily on training and development for the PADI community offering a complete range of training packages. The Centre has a dive shop/online shop, onsite gear servicing and full compressor facilities:
The leader & figure-head of the club, manages the conduct of branch affairs & the clubs public image.
Responsible for the safety of the divers in the branch, approving all diving & training activities within the club & that it will meet the current BSAC standards.
Responsible for ensuring the membership details and medical status is up to date & sending renewals to BSAC.
Deals with membership/try dive enquiries & assists new members to become fully integrated with the club activities, training & social events.
Plan the clubs training programme, co-ordinates the instructor team & ensures that training meets the current BSAC standards.
Responsible for the administration of the club, organising committee meetings, AGMs & providing minutes.
Plan the clubs social calendar, encourage members to organise social events including their families and friends & help manage social media websites.
Responsible for the clubs shed, equipment, compressor & making sure it is serviced and accessible.
Responsible for the clubs boats & trailers making sure they are serviced and accessible.
Responsible for the financial management of the club funds. Banking money, paying expenses, maintaining books & the financial planning & budgeting.
World-class training, amazing diving and great company - there’s so much more to being a member of BSAC
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n.b. Prices effective 01 March 2023 for 1 year, approved by AGM 18 October 2022