Introduction

Welcome to Salford Sub Aqua Club

Try dive with Bsac & Greater Manchesters premier scuba & diving club in Salford - the best in the north west!

The Salford Branch of The British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) was formed over 35 years ago. We have over 40 members of all grades ranging from Ocean Diver up to First Class.

We frequently go for outings in groups of up to 12, hiring boats for the purpose. Our members have dived in Gibraltar, Ireland, Egypt, The Maldives, France, Scotland, Wales, England, Spain, Sardinia, Indonesia, Florida, Sudan, Djibouti and Norway.

Try dive with Bsac & Greater Manchesters premier scuba & diving club in Salford - the best in the north west!

Living as we do in the Manchester area it is clear that a lot of travelling is involved and this is part of the cost of diving. Our nearest diving sites are 130 miles away and we often travel twice as far for a weekend outing.

 

TRY DIVES

Two swimming pool try dives are offered to all prospective members and are free at quiet times of the year.

COME AND JOIN US!

Pop down to see us on a Monday night for a chat. we meet every Monday between 8pm and 9pm in the Main Pool at Fit City Broughton Pool, Great Cheetham Street West, Salford M7 9DN.


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Alternatively at the nearby Cricket Club following the pool on Mondays from 9.30pm, (26 Catherine Road, Crumpsall, Manchester, M8 4HF) until close.

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Club Secretary
Catherine Anderson
Club Secretary
Tel: 0161 720 7713
catherine@salfordsac.org.uk

New members welcome...

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COME AND JOIN US!

Or pop down to see us on a Monday night for a pint and a chat.

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We frequently go for outings in groups of up to 12, hiring boats for the purpose. Our members have dived in Gibraltar, Ireland, Egypt, The Maldives, France, Scotland, Wales, England, Spain, Sardinia, Indonesia, Florida, Sudan, Djibouti and Norway.

Living as we do in the Manchester area it is clear that a lot of travelling is involved and this is part of the cost of diving. Our nearest diving sites are 130 miles away and we often travel twice as far for a weekend outing.

TRY DIVES

Two swimming pool try dives are offered to all prospective members and are free at quiet times of the year. Contact the Training Officer for full details.

Further training

 

Once I'm qualified as a club diver, what further training can I do?

 

At our club we have instructors qualified to teach:

 

We can also run other courses in conrunction with BSAC

  • Life Saver Award,
  • Advanced Life Saver Award,
  • First Aid,
  • Oxygen Administration,
  • Practical Rescue Management,
  • Search and Recovery,
  • Advanced Diving Techniques,
  • Dive Planning & Marshalling.

 

Medical matters

 

Will I need a medical check?

 

Initially no, but if you take training further there are medical considerations:

For 'try-dives' the answer is 'No' but we do ask you to sign a disclaimer which states that you do not know of any reason why you cannot try diving out.

Club Benefits

 

What are the benefits of club membership?

 

Just some of the benefits are:

  • Membership of a good friendly club,
  • Indoor pool training / free use of the swimming pool.
  • Theory lectures,
  • Loan of club equipment (for pool training),
  • Open-water instruction,
  • BSAC produced training materials,
  • Membership of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC)
  • BSAC third-party liability insurance.
  • 'DIVE', BSAC's monthly magazine (also available online).

 

Equipment & Costs

 

What equipment will I need and how much does it cost?

 

The equipment list is extensive and diving is not a cheap sport. It will cost upwards of £1,500 to put together a full basic set of diving equipment for use in and around the UK.

Borrowing equipment may be an option in the short-term, but you will find it extremely helpful, if not essential to have your own:

Try dives

 

Can I come along to see if I'd like it?

 

Certainly!

We are taking 'TRY-DIVES' throughout the year. These are free during quiet periods for two introductory pool sessions, and cover both the air used and the use of club gear. At busy times of the year we charge £20 for the above, but this will be subtracted from your membership fee should you join.

Club diving

 

Why do you believe club diving is better than going to a school?

 

There are several reasons:

  • Diving with a club is universally acknowledged to be 'safer' than diving alone.
  • It's a great way of meeting 'like-minded' people who often become firm friends. Dives can then be arranged 'over a pint' at your convenience.
  • You have constant access to a vast wealth of experience in areas such as equipment, sites, safety, technique etc.

 

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