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Welcome to High Wycombe Sub Aqua Club (HWSAC)

HWSAC has been in existence for over 50 years, we are an active and friendly BSAC dive club based in High Wycombe at the Wycombe Leisure Centre (Handy Cross).

We have a membership that hovers around the mid-60’s depending on where we are with new training courses.
Our members have a variety of diving interests (wrecks, Tech, critters big and small, photography etc.) to suit everybody’s needs.

We meet at the Leisure Centre (pool area) every Thursday night from 20:45 and offer Try Dives, Skill Refreshers for all agencies and training up to BSAC Advanced Diver level.

If you want to give Scuba Diving a go or get back into it (regardless of which agency you trained through), please contact us – It would be lovely to hear from you.

With the current Covid 19 restrictions and our desire to follow social distancing best practise, can you please contact us via email or phone if you just want to come down for a chat and please bring along a face mask.

What does HWSAC offer members?

Access to a 25m swimming pool with a 3.5m pit. We rent the pool at the Wycombe Leisure Centre (Handy Cross) every Thursday night from 20:45 to 22:30.

Members can use the pool for swimming, snorkelling, testing out new and / or recently services kit or just come down for a chat.

We have a membrane nitrox compressor housed at the Leisure Centre, offering air fills to members for free and nitrox fills up to 36% at very reasonable rates.

We have BCs, Regs and Cylinders for rent to members at very reasonable rates if you don’t have your own kit or need some additional equipment for an exotic trip or expedition.


We run Try Dives and Skills Refreshers for all agencies every Thursday evening – one week’s notice to book. So if you fancy giving Scuba Diving a go, please contact us.

We run a minimum of one Ocean Diver (OD) training course a year, normally starting February / March time so that new students are ready for Open Water training when the water gets warmer.

We run regular Sports Diver(SD), Dive Leader(DL) and Advanced Diver(AD) training within the club, These courses being run based on demand, but normally one SD course per year, a DL course every 2 or 3 years and AD course every 4 or 5 years.

We are also able to run several of BSAC skill development courses (SDC) within the branch, again based on demand.


On top of meeting every Thursday night at the pool, we arrange several social events throughout the year (Covid 19 permitting) including:

  • Summer BBQ
  • Christmas Black Tie party – always good fun !!
  • Christmas fun quiz
  • Curry nights at local restaurants
  • Guest speakers – Monty Don, Andy Torbet and Mary Rose representatives are some of the ones we have run in the past

UK diving

We have an extensive annual UK diving program that covers both recreational and training needs. Places that we regularly visit include Scapa Flow, Shetland Islands, Farne Islands, Isle of Man, Lundy, St Abbs and all the regular dive sites along the English Channel (Plymouth, Brighton, Portland, Kimmeridge etc.).

We also use most of the southern UK inland dive sites (Wraysbury, NDC Chepstow, Vobster etc.) for training and keeping dive skills current during the off season.

Overseas diving

Over the years the club has organised and run many exotic diving holidays to numerous destinations including – Cuba, Corsica, Mexico, Indonesia, Galapagos, Normandy, Naples, Red Sea, Mozambique and South Africa.
These holidays are open to all family members, not just divers as we want to see the real destinations as well as their underwater critters.

Club rhib

Well we had one until it was stolen over the summer of 2020. We are currently waiting to see how much money we will get back from the insurance before we decide as to whether we attempt to replace the boat and if so, when – Covid 19 is not good for anyone and we have to consider club finances and when we will get to some sort of normality.