Lots of people take to diving the moment they take their first breaths underwater, if you’ve not dived before a Try Dive is the ideal way to find out if you will too. A typical Try Dive session involves poolside tuition on diving techniques and equipment, followed by a scuba dive in the pool with BSAC-qualified instructors.
If you’re new to diving and thinking of starting, the first step is to come for a try-dive.
This is an evening diving session in our pool, one-to-one with your own instructor.
We supply all the kit: mask, fins, cylinder, regulators and buoyancy jacket, you just need an old tee shirt to wear under the jacket, or even better (but not essential) a wetsuit if you already have one.
You don’t need to be a good swimmer, but familiarity with being in water is useful, although this can be improved with practice.
Your instructor will explain all the equipment, and guide you through the process at whatever pace you decide. There’s no hurry.
Your instructor will demonstrate various under-water skills, you can also try if you want, or just watch. Then you can try your buoyancy and experience the weightlessness of being under water.
The maximum pool depth is 3 metres, so there’s plenty of space to swim and float and a safe place to practice.
Everything will be done in small stages so you enjoy the experience, and will want to come back for training. And if you do, and join the club, our part of the club membership fee is reduced by your try-dive cost (£15)