St Ives Sub Aqua Club

St Ives Sub Aqua Club

SISAC Farne Islands 2019

Reserve your space on a SCUBA Try Dive Session and start your experience!

Just come and have a go to see, you may like it.

Currently qualified with another agency we will accept your qualification and transfer you across to BSAC. The St Ives Sub Aqua Club (SISAC) is a nationally recognised Cambridgeshire based branch of the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC).
We meet on Sunday nights at One Leisure St Ives (the St. Ives Recreation Centre), with theory lessons starting at 6:30PM and the pool is available exclusively for our training from 8:15PM. One Leisure St Ives Recreation Centre Westwood Road, St. Ives Cambs. PE27 6WU.


If you are not interested in SCUBA diving how about snorkelling?

When you go on holiday in warm waters do you snorkel?

Are you able to do it safely, do you understand the risks?

Do you frighten away the marine life you wanted to see? 

Have you tried taking underwater photos of the marine live and not had any success?

Are you able to identify potential hazards in or around your in water environment?

Would you like to learn to recognise the way to keep yourself in safe situation, learn to fin correctly, correctly fit basic equipment, clear your mask without damaging the marine environment, enter and exit the water in a safe way?

Dive to take underwater photos to a limited depth while breath holding?

Then contact us, we can help make your snorkel  and experience even more enjoyable and build your confidence. By joining SISAC for a short duration we can develop your existing skills or provide new ones for teenagers 14 years and above and adults alike (being able to swim is a prerequisite, but you don’t have to be an Olympic contender).

St Ives Sub Aqua Club (SISAC) is part of the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC). BSAC is recognised across the world for providing high quality diver training with the emphasis on safety. You will receive up-to-date training and on-going training all within a friendly club environment. BSAC has something to offer beginners or experienced divers of any level. To learn more about BSAC and BSAC training, please follow this link

SISAC has been training divers and organising trips for over 40 years, while BSAC has been at the forefront of British diving since the early 1950s.

When you Learn Scuba Diving there are four BSAC dive grades. These are Ocean Diver, Sports Diver, Dive Leader, and Advanced Diver. Training for all these grades can be undertaken within the club environment. All conducted at a pace suited to each individual. This guarantees the time, experience, and attention needed to become practised and proficient at each level.

Ocean Diver course

  • 6 Pool Lessons & theory assessment
  • 6 Theory Sessions
  • 5 Open Water Dives at an Inland Dive Site
  • BSAC Membership
  • SISAC Membership
  • Course Workbook
  • Qualification Record Book
  • EquipmentHire
  • Internationally Recognised Qualification
  • Qualification Certificate
  • Dry Suit Training

Not included: • Transport to/from dive sites • Entry fees to inland dive centres • Air fills at inland dive centres • Food and drink *Although all SCUBA equipment is provided during training, with the exception of protective wear for open water training which can be hired from the dive centres used, we would encourage students purchase their own equipment after qualifying.

What are the costs?

A Try Dive is where the journey begins.

Sessions are held nearly every Sunday evening at our training pool at the One Leisure St Ives Indoor Centre. Almost anyone over the age of 16 can do a Try Dive. A Try Dive can help you save time and money by finding out in advance if you like diving. It allows you the chance to sample an exciting sport and to gain an insight into the fascinating world beneath the waves.

Each Try Dive is about 1 hour in duration, including poolside tuition on diving techniques and equipment. This is followed by a scuba dive in the pool with a BSAC qualified instructor, to make sure you get maximum enjoyment from your first scuba dive.

What’s next?

In the equivalent of 4-6 days continuous training you could be a BSAC Ocean Diver, a scuba qualification that will help you witness first hand the wonders of a coral reef. Experience the host of marine life, underwater wrecks, a whole new world for you to explore. And it is a sport that keeps you fit too.

What do I need to do a SCUBA Try Dive?

  • Minimum age: 16.
  • An optional t-shirt to wear in water – helps stop the aqualung straps from rubbing.
  • Any mask or fins you may already have, but we can supply these.
  • And…a sense of adventure!

Can I give someone a SCUBA Try Dive as a present?

St. Ives SAC can organise a Try Dive as a Birthday, Christmas, Thank-you, Congratulations or whatever the occasion may be.

Book a Try Dive NOW!

Are there any restrictions?

The only requirements are that you have no known significant medical problems (especially heart conditions, serious ear or sinus problems, lung damage, asthma, fits or epilepsy).

If you have any questions about medical restrictions, contact our Diving Officer

We are also open to other clubs and organisations in the area, which want to try something different for an evening.
For more information simply contact the Club Secretary.


Experience and Training days for 2020

The following dates are trips to Stoney Cove for General Experience diving and skills training

Sunday 2nd FebruarySunday 15th March
Sunday 5th AprilSunday 17th May
Sunday 7th JuneSunday 19th July
Sunday 9th August Sunday 20th September
Sunday 11th OctoberSunday 22nd November
Sunday 13th DecemberSunday 31st December – Pleasure Dive

Put these dates in your diary to build up your dive experiences and get your skills done for qualifications

Anyone wishing to go please inform the Training Officer and Diving Officer prior to going so that arrangements can be made for skill or buddy pairing as necessary

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