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Hastings Sub Aqua Club (SAA Club 44)

Friendly very active scuba diving club based in Hastings. East Sussex.

Founded in 1953. This year HSAC is celebrating 70 years.

Regularly diving in the English Channel from Rye Harbour on Ten metre dive boat Missy Moo.
With Six Open Water Instructors and two Club Instructors we can train new divers or already certified divers.
New members BEGINNERS or CERTIFIED DIVERS welcome just come along to a pool session and meet everyone.
We meet every Tuesday at 20:30, Pool session starts at 21:00 until 21:30 at Summerfields Leisure Centre, Bohemia Road, Hastings.

For further information

Telephone Chris on 07966056462

or Email divingofficer@hastingssubaqua.co.uk

Why not arrange a try dive. A small charge of £10 Applies.

These session are completed in the pool session. One to One with a certified Club Instructor or above.

These sessions will introduce you to the equipment and let you experience breathing underwater for the first time. 

It’s a great way to be introduced to the sport before deciding whether to join the SAA and continue your scuba diving adventure.

All kit is provided you just need your swimming kit.

Session will last about half an hour so best to be earlier to prepare for the session.

You will need to complete a TRY Dive form which you declare you are medically fit for diving.

Please note: Please book a TRY Dive so arrangements of equipment and instructor can be made.

Download Try Dive Form

Download Diver Medical Forms


News

2024 AGM will be Held Wednesday 6th March 2024. 

All HSAC Memberships welcome. Meeting starts 8pm at the club house.

Training

Hastings Sub Aqua Club (SAA Club 44)

are a member of the SAA Sub Aqua Association which is also affiliated to CMAS - Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques.

This enables us to train new divers and already certified divers.

CMAS One Star Diver to SAA Dive Leader can be certified at a local level.

SAA regional courses are available e.g. Diver Rescue, Club Instructor, Dive Supervisor.

CMAS One Star Diver is the first level.

This will involve about 12 hours of swimming pool training, 

online theory sessions and four open water dives.

Swimming pool training for 30 minute weekly and train one to one you can fit training around your schedule.

CMAS has established standards which form the basis of a system of International Divers Certificates, which are recognised by all national federations and other bodies which are member of the CMAS Technical Committee.The standards describe four grades of divers.

SAA

The Sub-Aqua Association (SAA) is a recognised diver training agency in the UK which meets BSI standards.

The training is delivered by volunteers who give up their time for free, because they want to pass on a love of diving.

If you want to learn to scuba dive then your local SAA Club will be able to teach you to dive and provide a group of like minded divers to dive with in the future, both in the UK and on holiday.

If you are already a qualified diver and just want to go diving then your local SAA club will recognise qualifications from all the major training organisations.

SAA divers are famous for being the friendliest divers in the world.

Crossover

This guide gives the highest permitted crossover level.

Each Club Diving Officer reserves the right to assess each application on experience as well as qualifications held and may cross qualifications over at a lower level.

Nothing in this guide alters the policy that Diving Officers may not award certification higher than that held themselves.

Grades above SAA Dive Supervisor may only be awarded by the National Diving Officer.

SAA BSAC PADI CMAS
Elementary Diver Basic Scuba
Open Water Diver Ocean Diver Open / Advanced Open Water Diver 1 Star
Club Diver Sport Diver Rescue Diver 2 Star
Dive Leader Dive Leader Dive Master 2 Star
Dive Supervisor Advanced Diver and Above 3 Star

Depth Limits

CMAS One Star Diver

Age Group Qualified With OWI
10 - 11 Years old Trainee Only Trainee Only
12 - 13 Years old 10 Metres 10 Metres
14 - 15 Years old 20 Metres 20 Metres
16 - 17 Years old 20 Metres 25 Metres
Adult 20 Metres 35 Metres

 

CMAS Two Star Diver

Age Group Qualified With OWI
10 - 11 Years old Trainee Only Trainee Only
12 - 13 Years old Open Water Only Open Water Only
14 - 15 Years old Open Water Only Open Water Only
16 - 17 Years old 25 Metres 25 Metres
Adult 35 Metres 50 Metres

 

Dive Leader or Above

Age Group Qualified With OWI
10 - 11 Years old Trainee Only Trainee Only
12 - 13 Years old Open Water Only Open Water Only
14 - 15 Years old Open Water Only Open Water Only
16 - 17 Years old Club Diver Only Club Diver Only
Adult 50 Metres 50 Metres

Pricing

Existing Member Pricing for 2024.

Details Adult Junior Senior Associate
HSAC Subscription  £100   £100   £100  
SAA Subscription   £68    £28    £53    £35
Total Existing Member £168  £128  £153    £35

 

New Member With Training Pack for 20223.

Details Adult Junior Senior Associate
HSAC Subscription £100   £100  £100  
SAA Subscription £104    £64   £89    £35
Total New Member £204  £164  £189    £35