The Club

Newbury Scuba Diving Club

Newbury Scuba Diving Club is a thriving local club for scuba divers based in and around the Newbury area. As part of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) organisation, Newbury Scuba Diving Club (NSDC) offers safe, fun diving for all levels. Whether you are a complete beginner, or already a qualified diver looking to do more diving, then NSDC is the perfect club for you.
What did you do at the weekend?
NSDC offers a wide range of diving to suit all levels and interests, including diving from the club’s 6m RIB, hard boat diving in both the UK and abroad and a variety of shore dives. During the summer months there is usually a choice of diving most weekends, so whether you want to explore shipwrecks in the English Channel, or photograph some of the amazing marine life around our shores, there will be something you can do.

To find out more about the diving you could be enjoying click here

What did you see at the weekend?

Fancy having a go? 

If you have never dived before and want to see if diving is the sport for you, then you can do a Try Dive at our pool and experience the magic for yourself.

For more information on our Try Dive programme click here

Want to learn to dive?

If you want to dive with Newbury Scuba Diving Club and have never dived before, then our BSAC Nationally Qualified Instructors will take you through every step to become a fully qualified BSAC Ocean Diver and beyond.

For more information on the training available click here

All the diving and training is conducted to the highest BSAC safe diving standards to ensure that you have the best experience. The training takes place at the Mary Hare School, Arlington Manor, Snelsmore Common, Newbury, RG14 3BQ which has a heated indoor 3m deep swimming pool and fully equipped classrooms.
What did you learn at the weekend?

Already qualified?

If you hold a qualification from another diving training agency (such as PADI, SSI, SAA, ScotSAC, NAUI, CMAS etc) then often no further training is required. If you would like to further your training with a BSAC qualification, your diver grade is recognised so you can progress to the next higher BSAC grade (no need to retrain – you can simply progress).

For more information on the BSAC equivalent qualifications click here

If you are already qualified with BSAC but haven’t dived for a while, then we can arrange a refresher course for you.

Skills progression

Not only can Newbury Scuba Diving Club help train you through every level of diving from BSAC Ocean Diver to BSAC Advanced Diver, you can also learn many other skills from Boat Handling, Gas Blending to First Aid.

For more information on the skill development training available click here

Where did you go at the weekend?

We offer a lot more than just diving

As well as the diving, Newbury Scuba Diving Club also has a thriving non-diving social programme from BBQs to indoor skydiving so there really is something for all your family.

To find out more about the social activities click here


The club is run on a purely voluntary basis and is led by a committee made up of club members.

To find out more about the workings of the committee click here

At a glance what we can offer

  • Friendly, fun, inclusive club environment with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Varied and extensive diving programme in both the UK and overseas
  • Training from BSAC Ocean Diver to BSAC Advanced Diver
  • Access to heated indoor swimming pool and classrooms at Mary Hare School, Newbury
  • 6 metre RIB custom tailored for diving
  • 230 BAR clean air, Nitrox and Tri-Mix available
  • Skills progression in: Boat Handling, Gas Blending, First Aid, Coastal Navigation and Practical Rescue Management
  • Active social programme for all the family

Want to get more out of your weekends?

To find out more about the club and see the facilities for yourself, why not come along on a Thursday evening. The club meets every week during term time at the Mary Hare School, Newbury at 19.30 and then pool access is from 20.00. During the school holidays we meet up at a local pub, the Fox and Hounds.

If you would like to come along then click here to contact the Membership Secretary and arrange a date.