Diving & Training

Training in the pool

Pool training is from 8:30 to 9:30 every Monday evening at York Hall (see contacts page). If you intend to train on a Monday evening, you must contact the training officer (see contacts page) by email or phone by the Thursday beforehand. You can make this booking the week before at the club. If you do not book into training you will be the last to be allocated kit by an instructor. Please turn up early (around 8:15) and get set up so you can get in the water promptly. Remember to pay £3.00 for air. Please don’t put empty cylinders back in the store. If there is less than 70 bar at the end of your session, please place the cylinder near the pool exit. Volunteers are always required to carry kit/cylinders outside at the end of pool sessions. Anybody willing to take a few cylinders to fill now and again will be warmly thanked, pointed in the direction of a local dive shop and reimbursed for the cost of the air fills (ensure you get a receipt for the fills) and get free air for later training.

Please don’t put kit back if it is not working correctly. Bring it to the attention of the Pool Marshall.

Note that unless stated, all lectures are in the meeting room at York Hall pool.



All theory lessons 7:00-8:00pm and pool sessions 8:15-9:30pm unless stated below. Please confirm your attendance beforehand.

Sports Diver Lectures

5th Dec- OT1 & OT4

12th Dec – ST1 Sport Diving

9th Jan – ST2 Diver Rescue

16th Jan – ST3 Equipment & Techniques

23rd Jan – ST4 Deeper Diving (long lecture – allow 2 hrs)

30th Jan – ST5 Breathing Gas Planning & Systems

6th Feb – ST6 Going Diving

SS1 in pool during the winter

Ocean Diver Lectures

13th Feb – OT1

20th Feb – OT2

27th Feb – OT3

6th March – OT4

13th March – OT5

20th March – OT6

27th March – OT7

Ocean Diver pool sessions continuing during the lectures

Open Water Training

25/26th March – two days – SPORTS – Gildenburgh

1 or 2 April – OCEAN divers – Nemes – (max depth 11m)

8/9 April – OCEAN two day – Gildenburgh

13/14 May – SPORTS two day – NDAC Chepstow

23/24th May – location TBC

24/25th June – location TBC


During the winter we play Octopush, a game of underwater hockey that we play in the pool. Upcoming dates can be found here.

6th Feb