Ever wondered what it is like to swim underwater and explore the underwater world? Have you ever thought about learning to dive but were unsure how or where to start? Now is your chance to take that first step by signing up for a BSAC Try Dive with Southsea Sub-aqua Club.  See the details of the next try dive session below.
A Try Dive is a Club event welcoming non-divers to Scuba Diving. For just £25, non-divers can take part in an introductory underwater experience in the safety of a swimming pool.
Almost anyone, from the age of 12 can learn to dive and to help them get started, participants of a Try Dive will be offered a session with a qualified BSAC instructor or experienced diver. 
The session includes a pool-side briefing on diving skills and equipment, followed by scuba diving in the pool. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
For information and to register for this unique opportunity call Iain on 07957 585698, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Scuba Diving
‘Try Dive’ Experience
Saturday 9th February 2019

Discover the unique freedom of the underwater world!

Visit Southsea Sub-Aqua Club to arrange a ‘Try  Dive’  experience session.

Southsea Sub-Aqua Club - A branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club



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or call 07957 585698

Fort Widley, Portsdown Hill Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3LS


3 April 2012

This month has been very busy with lots of training taking place in preparation for the 2012 summer dive season. Courses have been run every weekend this month covering oxygen administration for divers, compressor operation and gas blending skill development courses in addition to the normal pool training sessions.

The main focus was to give SSAC members training in compressor operation and supplementary bespoke training on the new air, nitrox and mixed gas (trimix) facilities which have been installed/updated in recent months. Thanks to all the instructors who gave up their weekends and in particular to Marg Baldwin and Jim Mills from the Midlands Instructor Team for running the gas blending course.

Trimix Training

21 March 2013

It's spring 2013 and SSAC's clubhouse is hosting first aid training for divers. On Thursday, there is a practical rescue and first aid refresher for club members with a talk by a British Heart Foundation instructor. On Monday a rescue skills refresher takes place in the club training pool.

Saturday sees the Oxygen Administration course for the Southern Region. After a day packed with essential theory and hands-on practical sessions, eleven divers successfully demonstrated the skills required and are now able to administer oxygen to divers suffering from decompression illness (DCI). A team of SSAC instructors comprised of Dave Purvis, Dave Sawdon, Jenny and Rob Watkins were joined by BSAC Southern Region Coach Clive Puddifoot to deliver the course to students from across the Southern Region and beyond.

Well done to all those who passed the course!