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New to scuba diving? Take the plunge with us!

Learning to scuba dive can be a life-changing experience, bringing a whole host of exciting underwater opportunities and friends to enjoy them with.

From beginner to advanced, Huddersfield Sub Aqua Club provides the full BSAC training programme enabling divers to progress through a framework of qualifications at their own pace. We welcome divers who want to train from age 14 and take Try Dives from age 10 and up.

BSAC’s Ocean Diver course is the place to start. This entry-level open water diver qualification will equip you with the core skills to dive to a maximum of 20 metres in open water, in the UK and abroad.

With BSAC, diving skills are taught progressively, with each new skill and experience built upon, step-by-step. The blend of theory, swimming pool and open water skills sessions along with continual technique practice enables you to develop your diving in a safe and enjoyable way.

With BSAC there are five internationally-recognised diver grades, from the entry-level Ocean Diver through to First Class Diver.

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What will it cost?

To learn to scuba dive with Huddersfield Sub Aqua Club you need to be a member of BSAC national and the branch. National fees are £65.50 for adults and branch fees are £5/month.

Training, diving and qualifying with Huddersfield Sub Aqua Club is great value for those intending to pursue UK diving.

The training costs for the Ocean Diver course are £75 for the e-learning training pack plus £200 to the branch.

Pool kit is provided by the club. Not included is kit hire for open water (we recommend drysuit in the UK) and dive site entrance fees. This is needed for the open water training phase and you should budget £250 for this.

What gear will I need?

As a beginner, you will have lots of questions about scuba diving equipment. Do I need all the dive kit from the very start? How expensive is it to get all the kit I need?

Once you start your Ocean Diver training, it’s a good idea to purchase your own mask.

When you progress to open water you will require a wetsuit or drysuit. These can be hired from local dive shops. It is often only when you are qualified that divers obtain their own full set of gear, although some prefer to hire it, especially when travelling overseas.

As with most specialist gear, there can be a huge range in prices, but budget on £30 upwards for a mask. Wetsuits for UK diving start from around £150 and drysuits from £500, going up to over £1,000 for a top-end drysuit. To fully equip a diver, expect to pay around £1,500 for basic kit, although buying second hand is always a good option. If you do go down the second hand route always take advice from the more experienced club members before purchasing.

If your kit is well-maintained this will be a long-term investment.

Start your scuba diving training!

Learning to dive with Huddersfield Sub Aqua Club is fun and great value. For many learning to dive starts with a Try Dive, why not take the plunge yourself to try it out?

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