About Sussex Diving Club

Sussex Diving Club is a membership club affiliated to BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club). Our branch, number 1016 was formed in 1979 and currently has nearly 50 divers.

We have a mixture of members of various diving grades, providing a good blend of diving skills, from Trainees, Sports Divers through to the more advanced grades of Dive Leader, Advanced Diver. If you are already a qualified diver find out more. 

Many of our more experienced divers are also qualified instructors. A number of our members have attended the external courses run by BSAC in such topics as Boat Handling, First Aid Treatment, Oxygen Administration Therapy, Marine VHF Radio, Marine Conservation etc.

During the winter months Sussex Diving Club members meet for social get togethers and plan our diving trips (and reminisce about our last ones!).

During the summer months we have regular dives arranged for both weekday evenings and at weekends.  All our dives are run and managed by our own volunteers.  We have excellent local knowledge of the Brighton wrecks and reefs and keep the dive calendar varied and open to all for opportunities to enjoy our coast.  Take a look at our Wreck Dives page and also our Reef Dives page to find out more about our favourite sites.

The training programme normally commences in the autumn and continues through to spring. This means that by early summer most trainees have reached the Ocean or Sports diver grades and are able to progress to their open-water training.

What do you see down there?  There is a plethora of marine life, which will give you plenty to smile about.  A wide variety of UK wildlife lives on our local reef including conger eels, Bib, Wrasse, tiny Tom Pot Blennies and some substantial lobsters and a variety of crab species.  We are seeing more cuttlefish, rays and skates.  The wrecks are also home to nudibranchs, Jewel Anenomes and all manner of fish life.

Each year we arrange a Sussex Diving Club  holiday to a location in the UK, which takes place in the early summer, around the Witsun bank holiday weekend. For the more experienced divers there are expeditions to some of the more remote diving locations both in the UK and abroad.