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.

Practising mask removal A Try Dive is a BSAC event welcoming non-divers to the club. For just £35, non-divers can take part in an introductory session and discover the benefits of diving with Southsea Sub-Aqua Club.

Almost anyone, from the age of 12 can learn to dive with SSAC and to help them get started, participants of a Try Dive will be offered a session with a BSAC Instructor, BSAC Dive Leader or a Dive Master, which includes a pool-side briefing on some essential 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, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or pop in and see us on a club night Mondays and Thursdays from 8.30pm.
A BSAC Try Dive is the perfect introduction to scuba diving so if you have always wanted to learn, want to give a special gift, would like to test out the water before you go on holiday or are just curious then a Try Dive at Southsea Sub-Aqua Club is for you.
Your Try Dive will include: pool entry, all scuba diving equipment, qualified diving instructor/BSAC Dive Leader/a Dive Master and a Try Dive certificate, and a  BSAC ‘Come Diving’ DVD and information pack on how to learn more and go diving.
To book your try dive you will need to come along to one of the regular club meetings where an instructor will agree a time/date for your Try Dive and complete the necessary paperwork etc. You will then need to be fitted for the right size of SCUBA equipment and your instructor will confirm the arrangements and explain what will happen on the Try Dive itself. You will need to be relatively healthy and confident in the water. For the Try Dive, itself you’ll need swimwear/towel etc and it is also recommended that you wear an old T-shirt in the pool to stop the equipment chaffing on your skin. After the Try Dive, we normally pop over to the pub near the swimming pool to have a drink and chat about your experience of the Try Dive.
Following on from a Try Dive experience, participants can take the BSAC Ocean Diver course which includes four open water dives. The BSAC Ocean Diver qualification is the stepping stone to a lifelong diving adventure, with the waters of the UK and around the world just waiting to be explored. The cost of your Try Dive with Southsea Sub-Aqua Club is deducted from the cost of your Ocean Diver course if, within 3 months of the Try Dive you decide to join SSAC.