About Us

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Welcome to York Sub Aqua Club.

York Sub Aqua Club, founded in 1957 is a not for profit club. We are the oldest club in York affiliated with the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC), the Sports National Governing Body and the UK’s top dive club. Our club offers internationally recognised diver training and development through BSAC, which has many clubs around the world.

Our club is open to divers of all levels, from trainees to advanced. You can join our friendly club and dive with us, whether you are new to diving or you have years of experience. 

York Sub Aqua Club is a BSAC club with a proud history of diving and a friendly membership. We have:

  • our own compressor with Nitrox blending facilities
  • access to a local pool for training and skills practice
  • members at all levels of training
  • an excellent number of experienced instructors

If you would like to learn to dive or if you are already a diver and would like to join a friendly club, York Sub Aqua Club would be pleased to hear from you.

Try Dives

Dive Officer Try DiveTry Dive – What’s it all about?

Are you ready to explore the underwater world with SCUBA diving? The try dive will let you feel what it’s like to breathe and move under the water with special equipment.

Your instructor will welcome you and introduce you to the SCUBA equipment you will use for the try dive. After you get changed, your instructor will help you put on the equipment  and teach you some simple hand signals to communicate underwater. Everything is taken at your own speed and comfort level, you’ll have a safe and enjoyable experience. 

Ocean Diver Lessons in the poolWhat’s next

If you love the experience, you can join our club and begin your BSAC Ocean Diver course.

Try dives are open to anyone aged 12 or older. It usually takes about an hour and it takes place on selected dates at Archbishop Holgate’s School.

Group Bookings

We are able to accommodate groups such as Guides, Scouts, Army and Sea Cadets where exclusive use of the pool will be arranged. Please mention group bookings on the contact form below.   

Before you book

Please check the BSAC try-dive medical and responsibility declaration form before you book your try dive. This will make sure that you are healthy and ready to dive. You will need to complete this form on the day.

How to book

Please fill out the contact form below and a member of the team will contact you to arrange and answer any questions you may have. 

If you want to give someone a special gift, you can also buy a try dive voucher from us.