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Try scuba diving

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Each Try Dive is about one hour in duration, including poolside tuition on diving techniques and equipment.

This is followed by a scuba dive in the pool with BSAC-qualified instructors to make sure you get the maximum enjoyment from your first scuba dive.

If you’d like to go ahead and learn after your Try Dive in the equivalent of 4-6 days continuous training, you could become a fully qualified a BSAC Ocean Diver. This scuba qualification will help you witness first hand, the wonders of the underwater world including wrecks, marine life and a whole new world for you to explore.

A Try Dive can help you save time and money by finding out in advance if you like diving or snorkelling. It allows you the chance to sample an exciting sport and to gain an insight into the fascinating world beneath the waves.

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Try a dive

The Try Dive sessions will be starting again in March.

We will be holding a couple of sessions and the dates will be decided.

If you are interested in coming along, download, print and fill out the Try Dive Medical Disclaimer HERE. It’ll save time on the night!

Please ensure you read the form carefully, as if you suffer from any of the conditions listed you may need to seek medical advice.

Don’t forget, if you’re under 18, you’ll need it signed by a parent or guardian.

Need directions? Click here!

A few times a year the club hosts a ‘TRY DIVE’ which offers members of the local community to try out scuba diving in a safe, friendly, pool environment.*

An instructor will take you through the basic SCUBA skills, and for the more adventurous (or if you’ve dived before), the instructor may show you some more advanced skills.


The format of the evening is very simple –

  • Come along to the Club House at 7pm on the evening of the try dive.
  • Bring some pool wear, usually swimming trunks or shorts and a t-shirt or rash vest (a t-shirt or rash vest will prevent the equipment rubbing on your shoulders), and a towel.
  • At the club you will receive a brief introduction from our Diving Officer and then our Training Officer will give a brief presentation about the equipment.
  • This usually takes no more then 20 minutes, and then it is off to the pool, where a well trained group of club members will organise the equipment, and answer any questions you may have.
  • After that its time for the main event! You will don your SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) equipment and your instructor will take you for your first underwater experience, all in complete safety.
  • After that, its a quick trip back to the club, where we have a short debriefing and hopefully you will put your name down to complete our Ocean Diver Course, the first step on your scuba diving career, and a qualification that will allow you to dive the world over!

The Try-Dive is a donation of just £20!

If you can’t make it on the night but still want to learn to dive, please contact us using the details on the website contact page, as we can be flexible about arranging sessions at later dates.

Happy diving!

*Please note: If you are under 18 you will need your parent or guardian to sign the consent form before the try dive.

Book a Try Dive today!

Book your Tuesday evening Try Dive session at Life Leisure Barrow Park with a fully qualified BSAC Instructor. For just £20, we will provide the pool, kit and bags of fun!

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