Sub Aqua Club looking for new members

Skegness Sub Aqua Club meet at the Embassy Swimming Pool on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm to 9pm.
Skegness Sub Aqua Club meet at the Embassy Swimming Pool on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm to 9pm.

The Skegness Sub Aqua Club have recently celebrated their 25th anniversary and are looking to acquire new members to join their club.

The club meets at the Embassy Swimming Pool Skegness on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9pm.

In order to join you need to speak with a club member and arrange a ‘Try Dive’ if you are new to diving.

The ‘Try Dive costs £10 and an instructor will guide you through the dive, showing you how to use the relevant equipment.

All you need is a T-shirt and swimming costume.

But, if you have your own fin and mask the club ask you to bring them along.

If you decide you want to join the club, fees are £100 annually, plus BSAC fees, which vary from student to adult and all will be explained prior to joining.

BSAC training is done ‘in club’ with sessions in the pool and theory lessons.

Each set of lesson leads to a grade which needs completing before passing on to the next step.

Divers can then progress to extra specialised courses to enhance their progression.

After completing basic skills and passing the first theory test, divers will be able to advance to diving in sheltered open water and steadily onto more serious sea diving as experience and knowledge is gained.

The club has its own RIB (rigid inflatable lifeboat) which is launched off Mablethorpe beach and the club believe that divers will be surprised just what there is to see of our coast.

The club also takes trips to different parts of the UK and the club have just come back from Scapa Flow on the Orkney isles.

The club have also made trips to Egypt and ‘live aboard’ boats, where you eat, sleep and dive from the boat.

As diving is an adventurous sport you have to have a reasonable level of fitness and may have to pass a medical.

Asthma does unfortunately rule out diving.

There is no upper age limit, however you must be over 14 years of age before you can dive, however those younger can join the club to learn how to snorkel.

Call Club Chairman Ray Carlisle on 07852165007 for more information.