Welcome to Haslemere Sub Aqua Club
Haslemere Sub Aqua Club is a friendly scuba diving and social club with around 25 members. We have been active in Haslemere in Surrey for almost 50 years, having started in 1971.
We warmly welcome members who are new to diving, as well as experienced divers from any agency. We’re a friendly bunch – do come and join us.
An important part of the Club is our programme of social events, where non-diving partners, family and friends can join members at summer barbecues, mountain bike rides, Christmas dinners, quiz evenings, and much more.
Diving is so much better when you’re among friends!
2020 has been no normal year, but our diving finally began in July with a socially distanced outing to Swanage Pier.
We own two Club boats, fully kitted out for diving. The larger is kept moored up on the south coast during the summer, readily accessible for getting out on dives around Sussex and the Isle of Wight whenever the weather allows. The smaller boat is based in our boatshed in Haslemere all year, ready for action locally or further afield.
We run a full programme of dives throughout the summer, from local dives on the south coast and inland training lakes to a variety of destinations further afield around the UK, like the Farne Islands, Porthkerris and Scapa Flow. We use our own RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) or charter hardboats, and occasionally dive from the shore.
We also organise trips to warmer waters overseas, including the Red Sea, Turkey and Indonesia.
Pool sessions for 2020 began in January, but are currently still on hold due to Covid 19. For the time being, we have been meeting by video on most Thursday evenings for a chat and some kind of lecture or talk of interest. Please get in touch if you’re interested in joining us during the ongoing movement restrictions – we have been working through the theory with our new members to make sure everyone’s ready to go out diving as soon as they can.
Our normal format is to have pool sessions on one Thursday each month – at 9pm at Haslemere Leisure Centre – and meetings at Churt Club for drinks and lectures or workshops on the other Thursday evenings. We train new divers once they have a basic open water qualification. Our experienced instructors help you build your skills and confidence in a relaxed and friendly environment in the pool and out on dives. The Sub Aqua Association qualifications you gain are recognised around the world.
First dives of 2020 – July 25th
HSAC's first dives for 2020, and Giles' first ever UK sea dive! A cuttlefish appeared under the pier at Swanage,… Read More
Swanage diving – at last
Finally, we're actually planning a real dive in the real sea - Saturday 25th July under Swanage Pier. The weather… Read More
Tables before Swanage
This Thursday evening deep stop tables were the topic, with time for a chat in advance of diving in Swanage… Read More