Wave Shape
Wave Shape

Learn to dive with Ruislip & Northwood Sub-Aqua Club

We are a scuba diving club called Ruislip & Northwood Sub-Aqua Club. We formed in 1963 and became branch No.206 of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) which is the largest club based scuba diving organisation in the world.

Waves Shape

Welcome to Ruislip & Northwood Sub-Aqua Club

We meet every Thursday evening at Highgrove Swimming Pool, Hume Way, High Road, Eastcote, Ruislip HA4 8DZ from 8.30pm. We have sole use of the pool from 9:00pm until 10:00pm which is used for both training and recreational swimming by our members. Afterwards we adjourn to the local pub.

We also have a Club member from Slough Scuba on hand to provide expert advice on equipment purchasing and servicing.

Book a Try Dive

If you have always wanted to learn to dive or are simply curious about scuba diving, then a Try Dive with Ruislip & Northwood Sub-Aqua Club is the perfect introduction! 

In the safe confines of the Highgrove Swimming Pool, a BSAC Instructor will introduce you to the basic skills and equipment needed to experience the thrill of breathing underwater for the very first time. Try Dives cost £20.

A typical Try Dive session lasts about 90 minutes. It involves poolside tuition on diving techniques and equipment, followed by a scuba dive in our pool with a BSAC-qualified instructor.

Book a Try Dive
  • Run by experienced BSAC-qualified instructors
  • Help save time and money by trying scuba first
  • A great experience that could be the start of something amazing
  • All scuba equipment included

What our members say...

I first became aware of Ruislip and Northwood (R&N) two years ago when I met one of the members through a regional event, who was interested in extending their instructor qualifications. From there, I was asked to assist on a club camping weekend to Swanage to help with some Ocean Diver training which allowed me to meet other members, as well as an old friend from years back. I find teaching very rewarding, so when I was asked to help out on an inland weekend trip I happily agreed, spending a weekend at a well known dive site in the Midlands to assist this time with Sports Diver and Dive Leader training. Two years on, I am still a member and although 2020 was a challenge we still managed to get away a few times. I for one cannot wait to get back out on the water and have more fun, both on the boat and diving beneath it with friends that will be part of my life for many years to come.

Steve

Hello. I'm Fenella and I am the youngest member of the club at this time. I am now a sports diver and have dived in this country and in others, both inland and out at sea, from the shore and from boats. The first time I met the members, I was terrified that they would ignore me because of my age, but they were very kind and accepted me treating me like i had known them for years. I was worried about the equipment and getting in the water, the helpers and instructors were very encouraging. I was given a briefing, and introduced to the equipment. I tried fins for the first time, then the rest of the equipment and breathed underwater for the first time. The instructors and members have encouraged me from the beginning in the swimming pool to open water at Wraysbury and Stoney Cove, to Swanage from the beach and then diving from a small boat. Since then I have been abroad with club members, swimming with a Dolphin in Uk and Scallop hunting . When I started I was scared of almost everything, but the people and instructors wete encouraging and patient which really helped me. Now I am confident in the water when diving and have my own nickname of Fin.

Fenella

We arrived late onto the diving scene, being in our 60s when we We really enjoyed our try dives. It was fascinating to be underwater, breathing normally, seeing people above us and below us. It felt really calm and restful it was. So we signed up for the Ocean Diver course. Now despite the shutdown of diving in 2020 we have nearly completed the follow on Sports Diver qualification. We've had outings to Swanage (Dorset), Porthkerris (Cornwall), gravel pit dive centres, and had a reassuring amount of practice, practice, practice in the pool. BSAC has also provided online theory and interest courses online. What are the best things? Being part of a club means we can learn from others, formally and over a drink in the after-pool meetings at The Case Is Altered. Going on trips together. Helping and being helped as part of a team. Getting to know a diverse group of people united by a love of diving. People you're happy to be with, learn with and dive with again.

Club Member

I started diving about four years ago and shortly afterwards decided to join Ruislip and Northwood BSAC , it was without a doubt the best thing for me . The people are great and the social side can be just as interesting as the diving. Not only have I made of lots of friends and connections, there is never a dull moment . Diving is my passion and I pride myself in doing the most dives in our club last year. In fact I'm known as Coker Cousteau amongst certain club members . I've loved every minute of it and cant wait to start diving again, I need to beat my record ! Michael Coker

Club Member
Visit BSAC.com