In 2015 Droylsden Sub Aqua Club celebrated its 40th anniversary, with over 60 members it is one of the largest and most active BSAC clubs in the country
Based in Droylsden Manchester, we are a family orientated diving branch, affiliated with The British Sub Aqua Club. DSAC is a non-profit organisation. DSAC was founded in 1975. An advert was placed in the local newspaper, by our 3 founder members asking for people who wanted to learn to dive to attend Droylsden Baths. About 30 people turned up and were put through their paces and so began the club, which has been thriving ever since. The club currently has over 60 members and has a family friendly attitude to diving. Even non-diving members and families come with us on days, weekends and holidays away.
DSAC meet for pool training every Thursday night 8-10pm at Medlock Leisure Centre, followed by drinks at Aldwinians Rugby club. The first Thursday of every month is Family Swim Night and allows all non-diving members and families to come and have a swim at the pool. We have a busy year round calendar of diving, including our core dive training and a variety of diving around the UK. This can include days, weekends or holidays away. The club also try to organise a couple of holidays abroad each year. Diving is open to all members any dive levels. The club is very active in running BSAC SDC's (Skill Development Courses) recent ones included Diver Lifesaving and several more are planned such as O2 admininistration, First Aid for Divers and Wreck Appreciation
The club has a great social life with events organised throughout the year ranging from quiz nights to BBQs in the summer. Recent events include a meal at a greek restaurant, at Christmas there was a weekend away in North Wales with a parts and disco and lots more events are planned for the coming months
We have our own clubhouse, built by its members. It has storage for the 2 club boats and a room for theory lessons, committee meetings and we hold many of our social events here also.
DSAC have 2 RIBs that are stored at the clubhouse. During the diving year these boats are frequently used to access dive sites from the local reservoir, Irish sea and the North Sea
"The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides." - Jules Verne