Sub C Divers

Try Dive

When and where do try dives take place?
Try Dives are held on the last Wednesday evening of each month at Howe Bridge Sports Centre,Eckersley Fold Lane Atherton M46 OPJ. Starting at 8.10pm. These are strictly by prior appointment only as we have to arrange equipment and instructors.

How long does the trydive last?
Typically a trydive will consist of about 15 minutes poolside where we will brief you on the kit and simple underwater signals followed by about 30/45 minutes in the water.

What is the cost?
We charge £15.00 per person for each try dive as a contribution towards our equipment and pool hire costs. If you decide that diving is for you and join our club, we will deduct £15.00 from your club joining fee.

Are there any age limits?
There is no upper age limit as long as you are medically fit. Children aged 12 – 18 may also take a trydive with us but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who needs to sign the club’s Try Dive Form on their behalf. The club complies with The British Sub Aqua Club Safeguarding Policies with regard to all try dives carried out with minors.

What do I need to bring?
Just a swimming costume and an old T-shirt but if you have some equipment of your own that you want to use, you are welcome bring it along. Please let us know what equipment you are bringing so that we don’t double up on the kit. We also ask you not to change into your swim gear until we have given you the poolside kit briefing.

How do I make a booking?
You may book a try dive via this form

Please ensure that you read the Terms and Conditions which relate to your safety in the pool.

Try Dive Terms and Conditions

It is important that you read and understand the terms and conditions below. If in doubt, please contact us before purchasing online to enable us to talk this through with you.

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Or you can visit us at the club on a Wednesday night.

Try dive sessions are available on the understanding that persons taking part:

  1. Are capable of swimming 200 metres free style without the use of buoyancy aids.
  2. Consider themselves medically fit and do not suffer from any of the disqualifying conditions (see below).
  3. Will, in the interests of safety, comply with all instructions given to them by the organiser or their try dive instructor.
  4. Complete try dive and medical forms (see below) prior to taking part in the try dive.

Every precaution will be taken for the safety of persons taking part in a try dive. Sub C Divers appointed instructors reserve the right to terminate instruction of any person should there be reason to doubt fitness or ability or suitability to take part in the sport (a full refund will be given for any pre-paid gift vouchers in these circumstances).

Disqualifying medical conditions

Sub aqua diving is a sport which requires general physical fitness and good health. Anyone with a medical history of diabetes, blackouts (epilepsy etc), perforated eardrums, high blood pressure, heart disease, any lung or respiratory disorder (such as asthma) or dependence on drugs may not be able to dive safely. If this is the case, specialist advice must be obtained before contemplating taking up this sport, including participation in a Try Dive.

You will be required to complete a Medical Declaration before taking your try dive.

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) / Disclosure & Barring Service
All Sub C divers Instructors that come into contact with young or vulnerable people  are CRB / DBS certified

The British Sub Aqua Club have no ‘lower age limit’ for participating in a try dive, but organisers reserve the right to impose a limit of minimum age or stature, as they consider appropriate (a full refund will be given for any pre-paid gift vouchers in these circumstances).
A parent or guardian must be present at poolside at all times for all try divers under the age of 18