Welcome to Cambsac's website

We are an active friendly BSAC registered diving club based in Cambridge with around 50 members. We organise dive trips every year to various locations around the UK and abroad and also regularly dive the North Norfolk coast from our two club boats. We also have our own compressor with free air fills available to members (Not commercial diving club)

We offer BSAC training to our members from Ocean Diver to Advanced Diver using our own team of volunteer instructors. We also regularly run Skill Development Courses throughout the year

We welcome divers from any recognised diving organisations (PADI, SSI, CMAS etc) at all level of qualification. If you’re not originally BSAC trained there is a straightforward induction process which recognises your qualifications and allows you to start diving with us immediately in most cases. To find out more, please have a look at our contact us page and ask.
Coming Events tipFind all our events are in our Calendar.

We meet at Chesterton Sports Center Pool from 19:30pm every Thursday then on to the NCI Sports and Social Club, Holland Street, Cambridge, CB4 3DL from 9:30pm, It is second left off Victoria Road going up from Staples, NCI is on the right, Get drinks from the main bar on the right as you go in and then go into the ballroom which is straight on from the main entrance. A map can be found here If you're interested in joining the club the NCI is probably the best place to come for a chat.

5 very good reasons to join us

  1. Regular diving trips using our two club boats
  2. Free weekly pool use
  3. Free air fills with our club compressor and reasonably priced Nitrox
  4. In-house training with our friendly instructors
  5. Weekly social gatherings

Courses

Training courses, depending on demand and availability of instructors, are run within our branch all year long, check our Courses page.

Ocean Diver (The BSAC's entry level course) runs on demand. We're part way though a course so if you are interested in joining the next course later this year please get in contact

Sport Diver course has also just starting; please contact Nick A if interested

Dive Leader training has also started and we'll be doing some catch up lectures during spring 2014 . Get in contact if interested.

Dive Trips 2014

July-Aug-Sept 2014 The weather's improving so we're diving out of Sea Palling again. Viz is very variable from 15m early in the month to a more standard 5m on the 20th July. Make sure you come on a Thursday night to the NCI as the places go quickly. We normally wait until the last minute to announce the trip so we can be sure the weathers going to be favorable.

Wrecks dived so far include a couple of unknowns, the Ethel (24m) , the Aster (32m) and the Artemisias (24m) twice as the shot got left behind after the first dive . Vis on Sunday (27th July) was a respectable 8-10m with a playful seal encountered on the wreck. Aug 2 we dived the Walkure with similar viz but with a rough ish sea

13 Sep 2014 Scillies Trip We have the dive boat booked for 6 days from Sunday 14th September 2014 and are diving with local skipper, Dave McBride, who runs the hard boat Tiburon. Contact Dave W for details. (Think this may be full now)

14 Jun 2014 Plymouth trip. We are taking our own boats so we can choose dive sites etc. We are hoping to dive a couple of sites in the 40m range on this trip to give more advanced divers some new things to see. There are lots of nice wrecks & reefs reachable from Plymouth for those who havenít been before. Great dives in depths ranging from 15-25 meters, suitable for all diver grades. Diving air or Nitrox, food & drink all available within 5-10mins walk from the slipway where we launch the boats. Contact Dave S for details. Spaces still available

26 Mar 2014 Tobago Trip. Arranged through Oonas divers. Contact Colin T for details.

Latest News 2013 - 2014

06 June 2014 Gavin and Flavien are planning to go diving at Stoney Cove please contact Flavien if any interest

29 May 2014 All Ocean Diver trainees in the pool please confirm with Nick A so that instructors and equipment can be sorted out

11 May 2014 Training day at Gildenburgh meet at 9:30 please contact Nick A

06 May 2014 Ocean Diver and Sports diver lecture 7:30 NCI club

May Bank hol 2014 Potential for a hard boat diver contact Luke P

28 April 2014 Committee Meeting 8pm at NCI All welcome

24 Apr 2014 Ocean diver training (NICK?) and one try dive in the pool (Dave S)

19 Apr 2014 Gildy diving contact Nick A for details

Easter 2014 Diving at Eastbourne (Hard boat) on Friday Contact Emily & Luke for details

16 Apr 2014 Stoney diving contact Flavien for details

13 Mar 2014 Scouts Try Dive in the pool

9 Mar 2014 Stoney See Luke P for details

20 Feb 2014 It's getting closer now, AGM will be at NCI on Thursday 20th Feb (there will be no pool session that night) we need nominations for all committee positions so please give it some thought, nomination forms are available from Jim S.

3 Feb 2014 Committee Meeting 8pm at NCI All welcome

6 Jan 2014 Committee Meeting8pm at NCI All welcome

29 Dec 2013 Last dive of 2013 in a Quarry somewhere yet to be decided. Contact Nick A for details

12 Dec Curry Night NCI 8pm start; Club's Annual Xmas Dinner It's nearly sold out but if you're interested in coming see Jim S for details. There'll be the usual Photo Competition/ Raffle (all donations gratefully accepted!)/Diver of the Year results etc etc. Plus we've been promised lots of good Cornish beer. A night not to be missed. (Note there's no Pool Session tonight!)

1 Dec Gildy Dive see Nick A for details

21 Nov Scouts Try Dive in the pool; If you can help please contact Nick A

17 Nov Stoney Dive see Nick A for details

14 Nov Scouts Try Dive in the pool; If you can help please contact Nick A

1 Nov Gildy Night Dive see Dave S for details

26 Oct DOC and Dive Show NEC. Dave Williams won the Alan Broadhurst Award for the use of good diving lifesaving techniques; Many congratulations to Dave http://www.bsac.com/page.asp?section=4443

6 Oct Gildy Dive see Nick A for details

29 Sep Stoney Dive see Dave S for details

21/22 Sep Weekends giving of the North Norfolk Coast; see Nick A for details

Old news can be found here OldNews

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