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About us

Holborn 0130 British Sub-Aqua Club has been diving since 1961. Below is a brief overview of the club, which should provide all the information you need to decide if we are right for you.

When and where?

We meet every Wednesday evening at the Oasis Sport Centre in Holborn between 7:45-9:00pm.

We hire a pool at the Oasis Sport Centre where we run various training courses and where members can swim for free as part of their membership.

Afterwards we have a club meeting at the Bloomsbury Tavern (upstairs room) from 8:30-11:00pm where we discuss recent and upcoming dive trips and all things dive-related in a friendly, sociable atmosphere.

We do all sorts of diving

We have a range of members all with varied interests so we try to cater for everyone.

The dive season in the UK typically runs from April through to September and we aim to get out every weekend if we can. Wrecks are plentiful around the UK and are always popular but we also enjoy scenic diving on the many reefs around the coast.

We have quite a few keen photographers in the branch and even a few technical/rebreather divers. Basically, we are up for pretty much anything if it involves jumping in the water.


For more information about our yearly schedule, take a look at our dive calendar.

We're a mixed bunch

Being based in Central London most of our members tend to be professionals who work nearby – but we have always been open to anyone and everyone.

We currently have about 80 members who come from all walks of life, are of all ages (minimum age for diving members is 17), from every diving agency and with every level of qualification.


We have a near 50/50 split between male and female members and a very international feel. At last count we had members from Ireland, Italy, Poland, Germany, France, Belgium, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Finland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Venezuela, Colombia, Australia, New Zealand and, of course, the UK. We even have a Luxemburger (yes, that is really what they are called).

Ready to try diving?

Book a try dive with us at Holborn and come find out if diving is something for you

Already qualified?

Become a member and take advantage of everything Holborn has to offer

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