Joining

Where do I start?

For questions about joining or coming to meet us, please contact the membership secretary by email: membership@hackneydiving.org.

If you are curious about diving and would like to give it a go? We offer a £10 try dive session. This is an hour long session where an instructor shows you the basics and takes you diving in the pool. You’ll always remember the first time breathing under water. If you join the club after, you’ll be refunded the cost of the try dive. Try dives can only be arranged in advance.

Alternatively you can email one of the committee members listed on our Contacts page, or you can approach us on Monday evenings at the pool (8:30 – 9:30 pm) or the Approach Tavern (9:30pm onwards). If you are a qualified diver we will be more than happy to welcome you to the club and discuss the benefits of membership.

Diving does not need to be an expensive sport and we are a non-profit club. A list of our costs is available.

What is BSAC?

BSAC is the British Sub-Aqua Club and is the biggest dive club in the world. As a member of HSAC, you automatically join BSAC. The difference between BSAC and PADI is that with BSAC you join a club environment and train at a pace that suits you. You are led through the various stages of training and go on dive trips that the club organises. PADI is a commercial training qualification. Both qualifications are universally recognised. Your PADI qualifications are recognised by BSAC.

For further details on BSAC visit their website.

A try-diver with one of our instructors

York Hall Pool