Teddington Sub Aqua Club is a branch of the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC). The club organises diver training on a regular basis and they have a new course starting on 24 November, 2010.
The club meets every Wednesday night at Teddington Pool for training (8.30pm for 9pm start) and afterwards at the Royal British Legion to catch up with the latest dive gossip. They have their own equipment, which is lent to trainees, and the instructors are nationally qualified. Training is on a one-to-one or two-to-one instructor basis.
Lessons in Teddington Pool and Alex Skinner at the entrance to Cathedral Cave in Gozo
The entry-level course (Ocean Diver) qualifies diving to 20 metres and involves 5 theory lessons, 6/7 pool lessons learning basic diver skills, a theory exam and 5 open water dives in a sheltered location. The BSAC is the largest dive organisation in the world and its training and diver qualifications are internationally recognised, allowing you to dive anywhere in the world.
Teddington Sub Aqua Club is very friendly and includes a mix of ages and backgrounds. As long as you are 16 or over, medically fit and a reasonably good swimmer, you can join and start training.
JP Trenque swims alongside a giant turtle in Sipadan
Dives are organised throughout the year, both to UK and overseas destinations, such as the Red Sea in Egypt and Greece or Malta in the Mediterranean. Members also meet regularly on a social basis for quiz nights, meals out, bowling or paintballing events.
If you fancy exploring the underwater world why not come along to the pool for a chat, or call Carol David (07951 064 448) or Roy Sherwin (0208 230 6531) for more info.