Welcome to Haslemere Sub Aqua Club

Welcome

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 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 an open, friendly club – do come and join us.

Pandemics aside, 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!

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See the News page for more information about our activities.

Diving

The past two years have been no normal years, but we managed a few socially-distanced dive outings last year and a few more in 2021, as weather and lockdowns have permitted.  

We own two Club boats, fully kitted out for diving. The larger is kept 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.

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We normally 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 normally organise trips to warmer waters overseas, including destinations such as the Red Sea, Turkey and Indonesia.

After the difficulties and restrictions of the last two years, we’re all looking forward to a full and varied diving season in 2022.  

Skill development

Finally from September 2021 we’re back to our monthly pool sessions, after 18 months on hold due to Covid.   We have pool training sessions on one Thursday each month – at 9pm at Haslemere Leisure Centre – and meetings at the boatshed, or via zoom 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.   Do get in touch and come and meet us.

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Are you new to diving?

Come and join us and develop your diving skills in a relaxed and friendly club atmosphere.

Club News

Bedding the boats down for the 2021 winter

20th November, eight members, donuts, old clothes and gloves - gathered at the boatshed to apply grease, fibreglass, spanners, wire… Read More

Welcoming visitors at October pool session

Back to our monthly pool sessions, in October members were enjoying having a practice and welcoming a returning diver, running… Read More

Back to the pool at last

Early September, and at last members were kitting up and jumping into the pool once again - after an enforced… Read More

Are You An Experienced Diver?

We welcome qualified divers from any agency. Come and join us and go diving with a friendly group of experienced divers.