Canterbury Divers

A non-profit making club run by a committee appointed by its members and still going from strength to strength we have been part of BSAC from the earliest days. Formed over 30 years ago Canterbury Diving Club (Branch 326 of the British Sub-Aqua Club - BSAC) has an excellent record for the safe training of all levels of Club Divers.

Our ’in water’ training is at Kingsmead Pool, Canterbury on Thursday evenings at 8.30pm. Our local open water training is at Leybourne Lakes near Ashford.

Lectures and ‘Dry Meetings’ are held at Herne Bay Angling Club opposite the Neptune car park, Central Parade, Herne Bay Seafront on Tuesday evenings at 8.30pm.

We also have an active non-diving social calendar.

There are currently about 80 members of which many are instructors and active local divers.

Club Equipment

Over the course of its existence the Club with assistance from the National Lottery Fund has purchased a spectrum of equipment enabling us to fulfil our role as a premier training dive club. Three fast RIBs, all equipped with rescue and emergency equipment and a compressor for filling the Club members’ cylinders and the 14 cylinders owned by the Club. For training we have masks, fins and snorkel sets, 12 buoyancy compensators with regulators and weight belts. The lecture room has a computer and digital projector and video for presentations.

Diving Around Kent

Most club diving is in the Channel and around the Goodwin Sands famous as the ‘Ship Swallower’. Countless ships have been wrecked through weather or conflict and we may not have pretty coral reefs but we have sunken vessels of all descriptions and ages.

The Club is also actively involved with Seasearch, a national project for volunteer sports divers who have an interest in what they're seeing under water, want to learn more of the marine environment around the UK and contribute towards its conservation.

Recently we have taken on the role of custodians of the wreck of the First World War submarine the UB109 under the NAS 'adopt a wreck' scheme and will be undertaking detailed surveys of the ship.

Diving Abroad

The members of the club have organised many trips abroad, last year the club trips to Ibiza and a Liveaboard to the Red Sea were very successful.