About SSAC

Formed in 1954, the Southsea Sub-Aqua Club is a branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC). Over the years Southsea SAC has hit the headlines for many good reasons. From the discovery of the Mary Rose to helping to get the Mulberry Harbours protected, our members have helped and continue to help preserve our maritime history.

Currently, we have between 80 and 100 members (based on figures between 2019 and early 2022). Our membership comprises of members with a wealth of knowledge and experience, from those who are just starting out in diving to those who dive with a lot of technical stuff.

We normally meet every week on Thursdays, at the clubhouse, with breaks for Bank Holiday weekends and Christmas and New Year. The clubhouse is located in The Tudor Sailing Clubhouse in Portsmouth.

Where and when we meet

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Where and when we meet!


Within the club, we offer a range of diving and training to cover most things for the new diver right up to the experienced diver looking for something more challenging. This may include trips to the Selsey area to dive on the Mulberry Harbours, or trips to Portland on a variety of dive sites there, or perhaps a week’s trip to Scapa Flow or perhaps a trip on a liveaboard in Egypt or somewhere further afield.

Already a diver? We welcome people from any training agency. Any training within the club will be through the BSAC but many members have sought additional training elsewhere and continue to dive with us.

If you would like to find out more, why not pay us a visit? It’s always a good idea to call first as the gate to the Fort may be locked.