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Chorley British Sub-Aqua Club

Why not book a try-dive

A Try-Dive lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of an experienced instructor in a swimming pool. During your Try-Dive, you'll be taught some basic diving skills before plunging into the weightless underwater environment.

Book a try dive with Chorley BSAC

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We take individuals or small groups of up to four persons who want to experience scuba diving for the first time or even the second.
Each Try-Dive is about 50 minutes in duration. This includes poolside tuition on basic diving techniques and equipment.
This is followed by a scuba dive in the pool with your own BSAC qualified instructor to make sure that you get maximum enjoyment from your first dive.

The Try-Dive will provide:
  • A brief explanation of the major parts of a SCUBA set and their use

  • An explanation of ear clearing, so that your progression to depth is made comfortably and safely

  • Instruction on key hand signals so that you and your instructor can communicate in this silent world

  • Instruction on fitting and demisting a mask

  • Explanation and demonstration in breathing from an aqualung and an opportunity to try it yourself

  • Explanation and demonstration on how buoyancy control works and a chance to try it yourself

  • Once you are comfortable and happy, we can try swimming underwater and allow you to experience the weightless underwater environment

  • If you are confident enough and, more importantly, you want to, we will teach you some more basic skills such as barrel rolls, somersaults etc...

This is all about fun, you will only do what you feel comfortable with. You can even bring along a disposable underwater camera to record your first exploration into the underwater world.

All you will need to bring:

  • Swimming costume or shorts

  • A T-shirt to wear in the water 

When do you do Try-Dives?

We can run a Try-Dive almost any Wednesday evening by arrangement at the Leyland Leisure Centre Swimming pool. You will need to book as availability might be limited.

What is the cost?

The cost of a single try-dive is £15 per person.



 To book:


Please contact our Try Dive Co-ordinator Peter Masheter by filling out the form on the right.

We can then arrange a simple 'Try Dive' or 'Snorkel Course'.

We will arrange a mutually convenient time and date with you.

Why wait? The emphasis is now on you!


Peter will answer your questions and indicate the next available sessions and arrange a mutually convenient date with you.


All 'Try Dives' and 'Snorkel Courses' are at the Leyland Leisure Centre Pool on Wednesday evenings. 9pm till 10pm

Once you have completed your try-dive you can take the next step and learn to dive with us.

Or why not visit us on a Wednesday at Chorley? You can meet us in person and be free to discuss any details or concerns within a nice relaxed atmosphere.




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