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 Eastbourne District General Hospital Social Club to socialise and plan for the next week's diving as well as conducting dive training, planning social events, trips away etc.DGH Social Club
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 DGH Club website (link above)
We have excellent club facilities, including the very well equipped 6.8m RIB 'Sovereign Diver', which we run out of Sovereign Harbour with the advantages of very easy access to the boat and free car parking, we also have use of the DGH swimming pool (and other facilities) for training and fun.
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.
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:
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?
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 District Council have granted us an Olympic Legacy sum to encourage young people
into the sport by upgrading our equipment. - Thank you.