A well established club
Kingston and Elmbridge Dive Club is one of the original branches of the British Sub-Aqua Club, having been formed in 1955. Our current membership allows us to organise a wide range of diving both in the UK and abroad, as well maintain our own clubhouse (with bar!), boats, compressors and a full diver training programme – from beginners to advanced divers.
Our instructors train our members for free!
Pool training is organised on club night (Thursday) at New Malden leisure centre, approximately 10 minutes drive from the clubhouse.
Theory lectures are usually held during ‘clubnight’ on Thursday evenings, and we organise regular ‘sheltered’ and ‘open water’ training days.
We are a not-for-profit members club; no one makes money from the training or diving we provide to our members.
Don’t worry if you don’t have your own dive equipment; we’re happy to lend it to you for the duration of your training and even after your training has completed you can still hire club equipment at very reasonable rates.
This will give you time to build your experience and decide what kit is best for you; and, of course, you’ll get lots of advice from other club members!
The club has two RIBs, and these are available for use by any club member with the appropriate qualification and experience. Diving from one of the club RIBs is charged at a nominal rate to cover costs.
The club has two ten-litre oxygen kits that can be used by any dive marshall when taken on club trips. Both kits have a constant-flow and demand valve fittings.
On-site compressor facilities
It just gets better and better: we offer all club members FREE air fills on club nights.
Our two 35 cfm compressors provide Nitrox compatible “clean” air.
A full diving programme
Last year, thousands of dives were undertaken in the UK and abroad by the membership. This is a club that goes diving!
We arrange a variety of diving activities from day trips to the south coast, to holidays in more exotic locations! There’s always a diving activity to suit all abilities, budgets and interests.
Not only that, there are a range of interests within the club, from trimix technical diving right down to novice training dives.
Clubhouse and facilities
We have our own clubhouse with full facilities, which is open on Thursday evenings from around 8pm until about 11.30pm, and we have our own well stocked, licensed bar!
The clubhouse is also available free to members to hire for functions during the year.
A fantastic social scene
It’s not all about the diving: the club has a very active social side with parties, barbeques, an annual dinner-dance, bands, meals out, day trips, bowling, paint-balling, quizes etc – we believe that Kingston and Elmbridge is one of the friendliest dive clubs around. Family and friends are always welcome at social event.
You are welcome to join the nitrox group and fill your cylinders (subject to qualification) with Nitrox or Trimix at cost.