Dulwich BSAC diving club is all about learning to dive safely, making new friends and having fun.
Our club is run voluntarily by fully Qualified BSAC Instructors. Members range from complete novices to advanced – and, more importantly, you take everything at your own pace. There’s no pressure to complete your qualifications in record breaking time – it’s whatever you are comfortable with. We are always on the lookout for new members and that’s why we offer Try-Dive nights at our club. Our club instructors will be only too glad to kit you out and get you in the pool!
As well as diving, we have several social events throughout the year including; curry evenings, bowling and good old fashioned pub nights! Non-diver family and friends are always welcome too.
We are an active club and dive as often as time and money permits. Some of our past trips include The Philippines, Lanzarote, Sipadan Malaysia, Egypt, Bracklesham Bay, Swanange and Scapa Flow – how could you resist!
So turn off the telly – it’s the best fun you’ll ever have!
A bit of Club history
Dulwich BSAC 102 was previously New Cross BSAC 102
“In the summer of 1961 a letter arrived at BSAC headquarters from an address in South East London. It asked for help to teach underwater swimming at the adult evening institute in Southwark. I offered to make initial contact. The principal of the college explained that a course could be started in September, but no instructor could be found. As I had just finished my term as Chairman of the Club, and, always keen to spread our sport, I offered to take on this role .
At that time sub aqua was still in its infancy. A handful of aspiring pupils arrived, keen and eager to learn. The institute had its own indoor pool for training and also lecture rooms. There was storage place for equipment – at first my own on loan – but later purchased by the institute. As there were sufficient pupils enrolled, I set about formation of a branch of the BSAC. I became simultaneously Chairman, Secretary/Treasurer, and Diving Officer until members could be properly elected to fill these posts.
Over the years numbers increased and the branch went steadily forward: qualifications were gained, open water diving was expanded, friendships were formed, and many people followed their enthusiasm for underwater swimming. In 1996 the education authority gave up use of the Southwark building and the branch found a fresh home at Dulwich College. Here new members are welcomed with the same enthusiasm.”
George Brookes – Club Founder
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