St Ives Sub Aqua Club

St Ives Sub Aqua Club

SCUBA training and Try Dives resumed at our Pool facility.

We will be following social distancing recommendations to keep you and our members safe.

Airfills may be obtained from:
The Contact is Aaron
The Civil Safety
Unit 1 Park Farm,
PE26 2XA
Mobile 07935 223 173


Corona Virus (Covid_19)

Whe are now open, we will at all times we will be following COVID-19 safety procedures, this has been made available to all members on the forum.

You can be assured your SCUBA experience and training will be conducted in the safest way possible.

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

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

SISAC meets 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.

A Try Dive is where the journey begins.

Try Dives are held on the last Sunday of each month at our training pool located at the One Leisure St Ives Indoor Centre.

Almost anyone over the age of 16 can do a Try Dive. A SCUBA 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 SCUBA Try Dive is about 1 hour in duration, including poolside tuition on diving techniques and equipment.

Followed by a SCUBA Dive in the pool with an experienced BSAC qualified instructor, to make sure you get maximum enjoyment from your first scuba dive.


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

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?

Ocean Diver course

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

Qualifying as an Ocean Diver is your first step in experiencing a different world on the same planet.

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

Equipment Hire

Internationally Recognised Qualification

Qualification Certificate

Dry Suit Training

What are the costs?

Membership and Training fees are required to start the adventure. Training with BSAC via SISAC ensures you receive the best possible training available. Included within the course are elements we see as minimum requirements and not added, costly, extras.

With most sports specific equipment is required. With an excellent stock of fully serviced equipment provided for your training there is no requirement to purchase all the equipment immediately. Your first purchase must be your own mask.

More experienced members are a great resource of advice.

Already Qualified?

SISAC accepts your qualification and will 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).

All qualified divers are welcome to come along to the club and see what we have to offer you. We do not insist that you trained with SISAC to dive with us. We can provide full cross-over from PADI, CMAS and SSI. Update your BSAC qualification from Ocean Diver through to and including Advanced Diver within the club. All agencies and qualifications are accepted. Your skills are valued and you can enjoy all the benefits and activities that our current members do. You may be out of practice and slightly rusty on your skills. You will be enjoying your diving in no time. We can help you get fully up-to-date with the latest BSAC diving practices.

Club Days – 2022

Hi everyone (committee and instructors),Attached is a first and hopefully OK draft of a training programme, focussing just on the Club days we are planning on …
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Club Trips for 2022

Locations, Dates and Trip Organisers for the currently scheduled dive trips of 2022

  1. Plymouth May 22 – Daniel Harding.
  2. St Abbs May 22 – Nick Levy.
  3. Scapa Flow Jun 22 – Luke Johnson.
  4. Porthkerris Jul 22 – Mickey Mace.
  5. Swanage Aug 22 – Alex Barrett.
  6. Plymouth Sep 22 – Anna Rudd.

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