Aberdeen Sub-Aqua Club

Aberdeen Sub-Aqua Club was formed in 1958 and has around 35 SCUBA diving members of varying ages and qualification levels. We are part of the British Sub-Aqua Club and one of the longest established diving clubs in the North East of Scotland. Take a look at this video of club members diving in 1960!

Aberdeenshire has a fabulous coastline for shore diving and many great local sites, the club also has an inflatable for boat diving. The visibility can be as good as 20m and there is a great variety of marine life to see. We also arrange club dive trips, and have visited Oban, Loch Fyne, Arran, Firth of Forth, Eyemouth, Scapa Flow, North Rona and Capenwray in the last year. Have a look at our Expeditions page for more detail. For more information about the club and our diving, take a look at the About Us and Gallery pages.

If you are new to diving and would like to give it a go, why don't you use our Contacts Form to book a Try Dive. This is an introduction to diving where an instructor will show you how to assemble and use diving equipment and then take you for a dive in a swimming pool. It costs £25 for a 90 minute session and if you like it, we can then discuss how you can take your SCUBA diver training forward.

We are taking Try Dives between October and December, we will then run training courses between January and April. Outside of these dates, we can only take experienced divers into the club.

We welcome experienced divers from all diving agencies. We have an active training programme and completed virtual lockdown lectures this year for Sports Diver and Dive Leader theory courses. Our trip to Oban in spring was primarily held to advance diver certifications to Sports Diver and Dive Leader. Unlike many other diving agencies, training and certification with BSAC is free to club members (there are small charges for workbooks, pool fees, kit hire etc.). You can learn more about our training programme on the Training page. Please use the Contacts Form to get in touch if you have any questions, we'd love to hear from you!

If you would like to join a like-minded group of people diving in Scotland at all times of the year then you will be most welcome as a member of this branch.

Members, access the private Members page via the menu link. Here you can see the club calendar, recordings of training lectures, get access to private member forums and view/post documents and photos on our database.