Train to be a Scuba Diver

Diving is fun, but don’t just take our word for it, come along and find out for yourself. Sussex Diving Club arrange Try Dive sessions where you have the opportunity to have a go with real SCUBA gear.

A qualified instructor will show you how to fit the buoyancy jacket and aqualung equipment and take you on a guided underwater swimming tour.

If you find that you really enjoy the experience (and most people do) we’ll tell you how you can train to become a fully qualified scuba diver.

As a qualified scuba diver you will be able to join in any of our diving activities – local wreck or reef dives – diving expeditions living aboard a charter boat – or diving at exotic locations around the world.

To start with you won’t need any. All equipment needed for the Try Dive session is provided. When you join the Club and start training you’ll still be able to borrow the Club equipment. However we usually find that most people like to buy their own mask, snorkel and fins (basic equipment), to suit their personal preferences. These are fairly inexpensive and some people have them already. One of the first things we teach people is how to select the best equipment and where to buy it from locally.

How Much will it Cost?
We make a nominal charge to attend the Try Dive session. This is to cover the cost of hiring the pool and maintaining the equipment that you will be using. To book your place, or for more information, email us.

Membership of Sussex Diving Club is £210 which can be made monthly by direct debit.

You will also need annual membership to BSAC and this is £60.50, which is payable by Direct Debit to BSAC, the Direct Debit mandate is part of the membership form which we will ask you to complete and sign.

Once you complete your pool training you will be qualified to dive from the Sussex Dive Club boats, which are permanently moored in Brighton Marina.