Our diving club – Reading BSAC – was formed in 1954 (registered as club number 0028 of the British Sub-Aqua Club), and we are the oldest branch in the Reading area.

We are a non-profit-making scuba club, run by our members for our members.

We welcome qualified divers and beginners alike to become members: qualified divers can join us on our regular diving trips, and beginners can train with us to become Ocean Divers and beyond.

There is also our sister club – Thames Valley Sub-Aqua Club, TVSAC – which accepts divers with non-BSAC qualifications (PADI, SSI, CMAS etc.)

We offer

  • A dedicated clubhouse – Designed and built by club members, our clubhouse facilities include: boat store, equipment room, compressor area, lecture room, licensed bar and more.
  • Qualified instructors – With a mixture of Advanced, Open Water and Assistant Instructors we have the ability to train members from beginners all the way to Advanced Divers. Plus, we have the capability to run a number of BSAC Skill Development Courses in-house.
  • The experience of having trained over 1000 divers – Our Advanced and Open Water Instructors have a wealth of experience and knowledge in teaching scuba diving.
  • An integrated diving, training and social environment – we have very active diving and social calenders each year.
  • A membership who decide where and when they want to dive – Members who are BSAC Dive Leaders and above can organise dive trips anywhere in the UK and Overseas.
  • Access to two club ribs and other diving equipment – We can supply all the equipment required for the Ocean Diver sheltered water training. Plus having our own boats gives us a lot more flexibility and opportunities when it comes to organising dive trips and providing different training courses.
  • Our own compressor facility – Operated and maintained by the Equipment team, our compressor supplies members with excellent quality, dry cylinder fills all-year-round.

Typical UK scuba diving trips include: North and South Cornwall, West Bay, Portland, Plymouth, Eyemouth, and the Isles of Scilly. We have also ventured to more exotic locations, which have included: East/West Coast of USA, South Africa, Australia, Micronesia, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Maldives, and the Mediterranean.