About Us

Who we are

Stroud Valley Sub-Aqua Club is a SCUBA diving and snorkeling club open to everyone interested in underwater exploration.

SVSAC is a Branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), branch number 1521. The Branch has been registered with BSAC since 1987 and at present has around 100 members.

The club is governed by an elected committee.

What we do

SVSAC is very active teaching club. Both novice and experienced divers and snorkelers are encouraged to do as much training as they wish.

SVSAC members organize training and non-training dives throughout the season for a full range ability and interests.

SVSAC welcomes new members and if you are interested in seeing what we do, please get in touch with one of our committee. Alternatively come along to a club night at Archway School pool.

Where we do it

Members meet Thursday evenings at Archway pool for swimming and training sessions. The pool is allocated to the snorkeling section from 6:30pm until 7:30pm then the pool is used for diver training until 9:30pm. We generally meet afterwards in The Old Crown pub at Paganhill for socialising and planning our weekend activities.

The main sport diving season generally starts around March and ends around November. Typically we dive once every second weekend, with the majority of the diving consisting of day trips to the south coast. We dive from the shore and from boats.

Diving trips further afield e.g. Cornwall, usually involve a weekend away staying in B&Bs or camping.

The coastline of the British Isles has a lot to offer in terms of marine life and ship wrecks all making for an interesting underwater experience.

Special courses are often arranged during the year, e.g. life-saving, defibrillator operation, oxygen administration etc. As members of BSAC you can take other courses throughout the country, though they are often run within the branch or in conjunction with other local branches.