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Learn to dive with York Sub-Aqua Club

If you’ve read through our Home page you will already know we welcome beginners and qualified divers alike – BSAC, PADI, SAA, Police or Navy trained – everyone is welcome!

Are there age limits?

Yes, you will need to be 18 years or over to join York Sub-Aqua Club

Do I have to do more training if I’m already qualified?

No, you can dive with us within the scope of your existing qualifications but you will have the opportunity to progress in a variety of ways and we would encourage this!

So where do I start?

You join the main BSAC Diver Training Programme – more details are on the BSAC website but the best thing to do is email us at

How much does membership cost?

BSAC annual membership fees* £56.50
YSAC annual membership fees**            (for qualified divers) £106***

*BSAC membership includes worldwide third-party insurance and a monthly subscription to SCUBA magazine

**The YSAC annual membership fees include training, air fills from the club compressor and membership to the sports and social club. The costs of any try dives will be subtracted from the initial YSAC membership fees.

***There is an additional £40 surcharge for unqualified divers

I’d like to take photos underwater – can you show me how?

We can certainly help you learn! You will have access to a wide range of BSAC Skill Development Courses – from essential Safety and Rescue skills to Seamanship, Technical Courses, Underwater Archaeology, Photography and Scientific Research, there is something for everyone! Check out the BSAC website to see the wider selection of interesting and challenging courses available regionally and nationally for all BSAC members.

Who will be teaching me?

York Sub Aqua Club has a team of experienced instructors, male and female, dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential as a diver and have as much fun as possible along the way! Sharing your new skills with other new divers by becoming an instructor yourself is also a great way to keep those all important skills in practice and we can help you with this too!