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What does my annual membership fee cover?

Annual membership fees cover all your diving (either from our boats or the shore), air and nitrox fills, cylinder storage and weekly club nights. Members only need to pay additional fees if they take part in club trips that are organised with other dive operators – e.g., dive holidays abroad.

How often do you go out diving?

Our dive season runs between Easter and about November each year. During that time, we offer diving every Saturday and Sunday, on Wednesdays during the summer and at occasional at other times, such as evenings. Members sign up for the diving that they want to do.

What is the diving like around Ilfracombe?

We are lucky to have excellent diving off the North Devon Coast and around Lundy. For wreck lovers, there are some historic wrecks along our coast. For wildlife lovers, the reefs along the coast and off the island of Lundy offer colourful wildlife and fascinating topology. The conditions can be challenging due to tides and temperature, but there is always something interesting to see.

Is there a social programme?

We hold a club night at our clubhouse in Ropery Road every Wednesday evening and members are encouraged to come along. We also have regular social events throughout the year. Partners and families are always welcome to join us and we offer Social Membership for those who would like to join us often.

Do I need to buy my own equipment?

Our members own their own equipment, which includes their cylinders. New trainees are provided with equipment for their initial training and can hire equipment for a time during their training. Once trained, we will offer advice about what to buy so that they are fully equipped and self-sufficient. Owning your own equipment means that you always have equipment available for the diving you want to do.

I have dived on holiday. Is UK diving very different?

Diving in the UK is as rewarding, fascinating and fun as diving anywhere in the world. Our seas are cold enough to use dry suits. Also visibility can be variable but can also be excellent. The skills you need will be the same whether you dive in the Bristol Channel or the Red Sea.

I trained with PADI. Is BSAC diving different?

Our members join the British Sub Aqua Club and our training is all BSAC based. There are a few minor differences between PADI and BSAC diving procedures but essentially it is easy to cross over from one to the other. PADI trained members can qualify for the equivalent BSAC diver grades quickly and easily.

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