More about the beliefs and practices of the SAA
Why the SAA is different from other diving agencys
The SAA consists of indepenent clubs from across the UK. Find out more.
More about the benefits of being a member of an SAA club
Today, we find many divers are coming to the SAA because their needs within diving are unfulfilled. Firstly, we have earned a reputation of being the "friendliest divers", no doubt because we have contact with the membership on a day to day basis. The officers are only a phone call or email away.
Secondly, we pride ourselves in our follow-up training and ancillary courses. By providing these facilities easily to our members, they remain stimulated within the sport and are unlikely to become bored. Members are encouraged by their club Diving Officer to take courses when they feel they are ready to progress or if they show a strong inclination to a particular aspect of the sport.
Thirdly, our membership prices enable those on low budgets the chance to take up diving as a recreation. We welcome disabled trainees and divers provided their medical practitioners are happy, and age is immaterial provided the required fitness test is passed and the diver can self-certify their health, or provide a medical certificate.
Our thorough training system with an emphasis on safety allows novices time to absorb information and practice the more difficult skills at a comfortable pace matched to their individual needs.