Bracknell Sub Aqua Club 434 is not currently meeting due to the CoViD-19 situation. Social events are all postponed and the swimming pool is closed for both swimmers and practical scuba training. Theory training is continuing remotely, please contact the Training Officer for more details. Open water dives are currently under advisement, if you are booked on one please contact your Dive Manager or the Diving Officer. We look forward to meeting you when it is safe to do so.
We are a branch of the world’s largest scuba diving club (British Sub Aqua Club) based in Bracknell since 1968. We are a not-for-profit social, dive club run by its members.
The club has up to 100 diving and social members with exclusive access to the Bracknell Leisure Centre (Everyone Active) swimming pool between 20:30 and 22:00 each Thursday. This is used for training, try dives and members who want to try out kit, practice their skills or just come for a swim. We also have exclusive access to the Balcony Bar for drinks, chats, talks and social events until 23:00.
There are dive trips planned for many weekends between March and November. Weekend trips typically run from Weymouth, Plymouth, or Pembroke. Single day dives are also planned from Swanage and inland lakes such as Wraysbury, Vobster and NDAC at Chepstow.
Most sea based diving takes place from chartered hard boats (with lifts) with dive sites chosen to suit different qualifications and experience. The annual Club Weekend gets as many of our active members together with friends and families for diving and shore-based fun.
Most years we organise longer diving trips to Scotland (Lochaline, Orkney, Shetland), the Mediterranean, the Red Sea Pacific islands such as Bikini Atol or Truk Lagoon. Details of all planned UK diving trips can be found on the calendar.
We have many nationally qualified instructors which allows us to train most snorkel and scuba BSAC courses from beginners (Ocean Diver) to Advanced Diver qualifications as well as technical instruction for mixed gas and closed circuit rebreathers. We have scuba kit which we can lend out to trainees as well as a dedicated classroom for theory lectures.