Boat Handling


Try A Dive

See what it's like to breath underwater with our pool Try A Dive

Red Sea Hard Boat

As well as UK diving we also arrange holidays abroad.

UK Diving

Diving in the UK offers abundant marine life


We often dive the Farne Islands where we are greeted by friendly seals

Undersea Wonders

Red Sea? Barrier Reef? No, this photo was taken in Cornwall.

Tropical diving

The Red Sea offers warm and clear water

Hardboat dive

Farne Islands

UK Hard Boat dive

As well as our club's own dive RIB, we also charter large dive boats

Boat handling course Plymouth

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A friendly local diving club

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Try A Dive
Do you want to to experience the thrill of breathing under water or you are interested in becoming a scuba diver as a hobby? Why not arrange a Try-Dive for just £15!


You will experience the thrill of scuba diving in the safety of a swimming pool with an experienced trained instructor.

Once you have completed your try-dive you could go on to book a full learn to dive course and begin your diving adventure.

Try Dive sessions last around an hour. You’ll be greeted by one of our nationally qualified instructors, kitted out with a set of our training kit and shown the basics of its operation before slipping into the pool to take your first breaths underwater!

Once in the pool, we’ll get you finning around and neutrally buoyant so you can truly experience the freedom of movement and feeling of weightlessness that scuba diving gives you.


You should be in general good health.

Ideally you should be a competent swimmer and be reasonably confident in the water.

North Glos BSAC have a minimum age policy of 14 years old for a Try A Dive, but diver training is only open to those 16 or over.

All participants must fill in a try dive medical and liability disclaimer form, and for those under 18, signed by a parent or legal guardian, before the session begins.

Book your try-dive today
So, are you interested in taking the plunge? If you are over 16 years old, able to swim reasonably well and don’t have a medical condition which would endanger you if you dived, you can do a try-dive.

All you have to do is get in touch:

Contact North Glos BSAC via email:
Colin Mitchell
07775 668543

Come and talk to us!
We meet every Thursday at 7.00pm at GL1 (Gloucester Leisure Center) pool. (8.00 pool entry).
Directions: Satnav postcode is GL1 1DT
Find us at GL1 Leisure Centre on Google Maps on Thursday evenings

What happens next

We will check your eligibility and discuss with you your diving requirements, whether you are new to diving or had previous experience, any holiday requirements etc.
Arrange a date for your try dive with one of our qualified instructors.
Meet and greet you at the pool on the evening of your try dive.
You will be required to sign the disclaimer and medical consent form that we provide in your try dive pack.
Our Kit Officer and Instructor will fit you with the necessary Scuba Diving Kit.
Your Instructor will then brief you to explain what your try dive involves and all safety requirements.
Now you are ready for your try dive! This will normally be 45 minutes in the pool.
After your try dive you will have a debrief with your Instructor to discuss and explain exactly what you have just achieved.

What are you waiting for?