Bracknell Sub Aqua Club 434 is delighted to be actively diving and training again although under Covid-19 hygiene regulations. Social events are limited to outdoors and the rule of 6. The swimming pool is not yet open for swimmers or practical scuba training. Theory training is continuing remotely, please contact the Training Officer for more details. Open water dives are active within the government and BSAC regulations. If you are booked on one please contact your Dive Manager or the Diving Officer. We look forward to meeting you.
We are a branch of the world’s largest scuba diving club (British Sub Aqua Club) based in Bracknell since 1968. We are a not-for-profit, sociable dive club run by its members, for its members.
The club has up to 100 diving and social members and usually has exclusive access to the Bracknell Leisure Centre (Everyone Active) swimming pool between 20:00 and 21:30 each Thursday. This is used for training, try dives and members who want to try out kit, practice their skills or just come for a swim.
There are dive trips planned for many weekends between March and November. Weekend trips typically run from Weymouth, Plymouth, or Pembroke. Single day dives are also planned from Swanage and inland lakes such as Wraysbury, Vobster and NDAC at Chepstow.
Most sea based diving takes place from chartered hard boats (with lifts) with dive sites chosen to suit different qualifications and experience. The annual Club Weekend gets as many of our active members together with friends and families for diving and socially distanced shore-based fun.
Most years we organise longer diving trips to Scotland (Lochaline, Orkney, Shetland), the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, Pacific islands such as Bikini Atol or Truk Lagoon. Details of all planned UK diving trips can be found on the calendar.
We have many nationally qualified instructors which allows us to train most snorkel and scuba BSAC courses from beginners (Ocean Diver) to Advanced Diver qualifications as well as technical instruction for mixed gas and closed circuit rebreathers. We have scuba kit which we can rent out to trainees. Our dedicated classroom is currently closed because of Covid-19 but theory lectures continue remotely.