Southsea Sub-Aqua Club is one of the most active diving clubs on the south coast, providing facilities, opportunities and an environment that encourages people to go diving safely. We are fully equipped with our own clubhouse, scuba equipment, boat, compressors and a dive programme with something for everyone; all of which allows divers the opportunity to develop their skills and experience. We are also keen to offer the opportunity for people to learn to dive or just try the experience for the first time. A Try Dive can be arranged for anyone interested in taking the plunge.

SSAC is a branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), the largest dive club in the world and the governing body for British recreational scuba diving. BSAC training is internationally recognised and tailored to diving in UK waters. Whilst it is not obligatory to join BSAC, most members do as the benefits are convenient and inexpensive. BSAC membership includes third party insurance which is a requirement for diving and training with the club. For more information about the British Sub-Aqua club visit

Diving with SSAC

We are not a commercial organisation – simply a group of divers from all backgrounds who share a passion for scuba diving, we run on a not-for-profit basis and are dependent on the volunteer efforts and goodwill of our membership. Being one of the first BSAC branches, we have an unrivalled history as a club that has contributed in many ways to diving and exploring our undersea world. At SSAC, you'll meet all manner of divers from many levels of sport divers, re-breather and trimix divers, through to our newest members learning to dive in the pool. We also cater for all interests: marine conservation, wreck diving and wreck investigation/archaeology, underwater photography and other specialist activities.

The Club enjoys a rich and varied social calendar. Having our own clubhouse with a well-stocked bar allows us to hold social evenings at the club. Events such as parties, talks, quizzes and charity events are regularly held throughout the year.