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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.

Try Us - No matter what your diving experience is, Guildford Sub-Aqua Club has something to offer.

From beginner to experienced, we provide a full training programme that enables divers to progress through a framework of qualifications at their own pace.

About us

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:

  • BSAC Centre status
  • Divecrew is the only Gold Star PADI Centre in the UK
  • Extensive work with Deptherapy, supported by Adaptive Instructors
  • Divecrew is a PADI Instructor Development Centre
  • An Approved Youth training facility and has become a very successful schools specialist.


Membership Prices

World-class training, amazing diving and great company - there’s so much more to being a member of BSAC

Joining Fee

£30.00 or £100.00

first year

  • £100.00 if Ocean Diver in house training is required
  • Reduced to £30.00 if Ocean Diver training is not required
  • FREE if Fast track training with Divecrew
  • All Training
  • Ocean Diver BSAC training manuals
  • use of club equipment for Ocean Diver training

BSAC Membership


per annum

  • Reduced by:
    • £10 on first annual payment if paid by direct debit.
    • £5 for Club Instructors, Open Water Instructors, Advanced Divers
    • £10 for Advanced Instructor, First Class Diver
    • £20 for National Instructor
    • £17.50 for Joint Member (second member of a household aged 18 years or over who joins as a full diving member. Previously known as ‘Abated Member)
  • Reduced pro rata for membership commencing after 1st March
  • Payable annually in one amount by cheque or Direct Debit
  • An internationally-recognised Diver Training Programme
  • FREE Worldwide Third-Party Liability insurance
  • FREE monthly subscription to SCUBA magazine
  • Save on diving holidays through BSAC Travel Partners
  • BSAC Plus - discounts and benefits with High Street Brands
  • and much more

Club Membership


per month

  • data-toggle Branch Levy reduced by a maximum of 50% for:
    • Junior Members aged 12 – 17 in full time education.
    • Student Members aged 18 years and over in full time education
    • Distant Members (members living approx. 40 miles from the Branch, subject to committee discretion)
    • Members Over 65 years of age
    • Members who have had a continuous Full Guildford Branch Diving membership for at least 15 years and are aged over 60 on their membership renewal date.
  • New Members must pay at least 12 month’s membership
  • Members of at least 12 months standing may give 1 months’ notice before cancelling their Direct Debit.
  • Payable by Monthly Direct Debit (collected midmonth).
  • Members in their first year of membership paying by Monthly Direct Debit must give a minimum of 12 months’ notice before cancelling their membership.
  • Membership Year Commences 1st March
  • Alternatively, members may pay by cheque or BACS in one amount of £210.00 (reduced pro rata for membership commencing after 1st March)
  • FREE use of the Waterside Center Gym
  • FREE air fills & Nitrox at club rates
  • FREE club training & courses given by our own instructors
  • Dive trips and social events at club rates
  • Use of club bar & Waterside Centre club facilities

n.b. Prices effective 01 March 2024 for 1 year, approved by AGM 24 October 2023