1. Southsea Sub-Aqua Club (herein SSAC) is a branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (herein BSAC).
  2. Southsea Sub-Aqua Club is not registered with the Information Commissioners Office. The postal address for enquiries is: Southsea Sub Aqua Club, Fort Widley, Portsdown Hill Road, Purbrook, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3LS.
  3. We collect personal information data to maintain a membership list, training records, respond to try dive and membership enquiries and to promote our club and its events.
  4. We obtain personal information from our contacts with you through membership applications; BSAC membership renewals; our Facebook page; and other on-line sources associated with the club; WhatsApp; diving records; email exchanges; and telephone enquiries.
  5. We have a legitimate interest in keeping and processing the data to maintain our membership database, training records and to be able to efficiently handle events we promote.
  6. All processing is undertaken within our organisation & the BSAC and used only for the purposes of promoting and administering the club and its activities. Personal data may be shared with selected organisations as Data Processors to enable us to perform these activities.
  7. You have the right to be removed from our data lists.
  8. We will remove your details on request by post to the above address, or by email to gdpr AT southseasubaqua.org.uk , unless there is a legal requirement to keep that information, we will delete it from our records.
  9. You have the right to know the information we hold about you by contacting us on: gdpr AT southseasubaqua.org.uk . We may make further enquiries to confirm any such request is indeed from you.
  10. Our website does not use cookies ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie ).
  11. We will correct any errors you alert us to.
  12. Except where you have specifically asked for removal we will keep data for as long as we have a relationship with you and in line with legal and regulatory requirements or guidance.
  13. Except where there is a legal requirement for us to provide the information we will refer any enquiry from anyone, asking for your personal information, to you when it is requested.
  14. You have a right to contact the British Sub-Aqua Club (https://www.bsac.com/this-is-bsac/bsac-rules-and-policies/gdpr/ & https://www.bsac.com/this-is-bsac/bsac-rules-and-policies/privacy-policy/ ).
  15. You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/


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Version 0.02 22nd February 2021

  • Alison Mayor - Chairman
  • Martin Davies - Diving Officer
  • Doug Carter - Treasurer
  • Matt Finnie - Secretary
  • Ollie Meaden - Training Officer
  • Nickie Tunnicliffe - Bar Officer
  • Phil Hart - Equipment Officer
  • Dawn Barnard - Social Member

Club History


Since its formation in 1954 Southsea SAC set out to make an impression on the diving world. In fact, we dented it!

  • We have been the winner of the prestigious Heinke Trophy, the trophy given to the most nationally improved club, no less than 3 times. 
  • Our founder, Alan Blake, invented the game of 'Octopush' at which we have been national winners too many times to mention. 
  • In what was, at the time, a very male-dominated sport we actively encouraged women to join us and start diving, in fact, we were the very first club within the BSAC to have a female Diving Officer in Barbara Anderson.
  • Club members Alex McKee and John Towse initiated 'Project Solent Ships'. It was this project which discovered the whereabouts of Henry VIII's flagship the Mary Rose. 
  • In the past Southsea SAC has represented Great Britain in international spear-fishing and produced national champions on more than one occasion.

The times they are a changing but of course, we are endeavouring to change with them. Some of our changes are obvious ones, others are less obvious, such as the changing attitudes towards diving and the ways we are trying to make the sport more accessible. In recent times we have returned to our roots of local wreck investigation and the best of British wreck diving. We have also invested in our facilities to provide our members with modern, accessible diving gases and promoting safer diving for all members.