St Ives Sub Aqua Club
Corona Virus (Covid_19)
The Pool is currently CLOSED, due to Covid 19 restrictions.
When open, we will at all times we will be following the local COVID-19 safety procedures, which have been made available to all members on the forum.
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?
Ocean Diver course
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.
- 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
- Internationally Recognised Qualification
- Qualification Certificate
- Dry Suit Training
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 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. 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.
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 and updating training within the club as necessary. 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.
SCUBA Experience and Training days for 2021
Currently subject to disruption due to C-19, and any related restrictions.
The following dates are trips to Stoney Cove for General Experience diving and skills training.
|Sunday 17th January – Suspended||Sunday 7th February – Suspended|
|Sunday 28th February – Suspended||Sunday 21st March|
|Sunday 25th April||Sunday 9th May|
|Sunday 30th May||Sunday 20th June|
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