Sovereign Divers BSAC Scuba Diving club in Eastbourne, Sussex

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Ian is in the throes of developing a new website for the club, this will run alongside the existing one for now, it is looking really good - please take a look at


Club Move

Following the recent poll from our members it has been decided to return to the Sovereign Yacht Club as our venue for Tuesday meetings, training etc. So as of Tuesday the 25th of March we will be meeting there from 8:00 PM on Tuesday evenings.


Would you like to become a scuba diver? we offer regular 'Try Dives' at the Eastbourne District General Hospital swimming pool to let you get a feel for scuba diving at very low cost, and if you like the experience (and we think you will!) we can offer full 'Open Water' training which will allow you to dive to 20m anywhere in the world for only £259.00

This would include all of the below:

  • Training with fully qualified instructors
  • 7 Classroom lessons
  • 10 (Approximately) actual dives (5 in pool & 5 in harbour/sea/inland site, note that boat dives incur a £5 cost for harbour dives or £20 for sea dives to cover fuel etc.)
  • Loan of club equipment, air fills etc.
  • One years membership of the British Sub Aqua Club and Sovereign Divers - with all of the benefits of both
  • Written exam and qualification card
  • Free air fills for the duration of your membership
  • Please look over our training pages (link above) or come along to our regular meeting on a Tuesday evening for a chat.


    Sovereign Divers are the Eastbourne branch of BSAC (British Sub-Aqua Club) We are a lively diving club diving mainly off the Eastbourne coastline; we are very fortunate to have easy access to some of the best wreck dives in the English channel. If you are a 'Holiday' diver and only go warm water diving then you don't know what you are missing!

    The club meet up every Tuesday evening at around 8:00 in the Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club to socialise and plan for the next week's diving as well as conducting dive training, planning social events, trips away etc.

    Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club
    3 Harbour Quay
    East Sussex
    BN23 5QF

    Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club Website

    Any visitors will be made welcome - for a chat about what we can offer, answers to any questions that you may have about the club and maybe a pint or two if you are so inclined! there are directions to reach here on the above map or SHYC Club website (link above)

    We have excellent club facilities, including the very well equipped RIB 'Sovereign Diver', which we run out of Sovereign Harbour with the advantages of very easy access to the boat and free car parking.

    For gas fills have a 'state of the art' gas station with banked air, as well as nitrox and trimix facilities. Air fills are available free of charge to all members, with nitrox and trimix at a minimal cost.

    The club has a wide range of scuba training equipment freely available to any of our members for training or loan purposes. Please click here for more information on the excellent training possibilities.

    Make some new friends!

    An Octopus A Blenny A Conger Eel

    If you are not already qualified as a scuba diver we would be delighted to train you to become a safe diver in our friendly club environment, and you can choose either BSAC or PADI qualification. If you are already a qualified diver then we welcome all divers trained by any agency, not just those who've trained with BSAC (e.g. PADI, CMAS or SSAC) who want to go diving, join a club of like-minded individuals or perhaps advance their training to a more advanced level.

    Our club instructors are registered and approved by BSAC, PADI or both! We can also arrange training to IANTD level. So you can be sure of the best professional instruction avaliable.

    Club membership provides:

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    Come diving!

    We are always keen to attract new club members so if you are interested in learning to dive, improving your diving skills or simply going diving around the Eastbourne area, why not come and visit us?

    On the RIB Diver Training RIB off Beachy Head Simon with scooter

    We dive as often as weather allows throughout the season, usually April to October (although some hard cases dive all the year round) We also organise dive trips to various locations on a fairly regular basis, to places like the Red Sea in Egypt and Scapa Flow.

    So, if you would like to meet with us and have a chat about what you would like from a dive club please make contact so that we can let you know all that we have to offer Click here to send an email.

         The nice people at Aquanauts (see link below) have kindly agreed to give Sovereign
         Divers club members 5% off any purchases, just use the reference 'SOV5' when ordering.


    Wealden grant
         Wealden District Council have granted us an Olympic Legacy sum to encourage young people
         into the sport by upgrading our equipment. - Thank you.


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