Harrogate BSAC was first set up in 1954 as the Yorkshire Underwater Research Group or YURG for short, and later joined BSAC in 1960 as number 039. Harrogate was also an active part of NorFed, the Northern Federation of Divers which was the final remaining Federation in the country, till 2023 when it ended.
We now have over 95 members from Trainees up to First Class Diver, and run an active dive program 12 months of the year, from pool training every Thursday to Capernwray and the Farnes in our own Rhibs or from Scapa Flow to Malta there is something for everyone.
So drop us an email or call in and see us, your always welcome at Harrogate BSAC.
One of the very early members is Ken Crow, and he’s still our president today and still likes to get a few dives in every year.
Harrogate BSAC has about 75 members from juniors at 14 years up to 80+ years plus who are still active, from trainees to BSAC top rank of first-class diver, and a healthy number of instructors and assistant instructors.
We train every week at the Harrogate Ladies Collage, and meet afterwards at the clubhouse at the Harrogate Hockey Club 9pm till close. Please get in touch by either Email, or better still pop in and see us on a Thursday evening and have a chat.
We at Harrogate BSAC would love to start you on your underwater journey, from that first Try Dive to the start of Training and that first sea dive. We have all the kit to get you started on that journey and is all included in the pool training, all you need are shorts and a t shirt and a passion for fun.
We would love to hear from you ,we are a very active club with over 600 logged club dives every year. We have our own compressor and can mix Nitrox. We have our own club kit, cylinders, reg, bcd, lead, masks, and fins. We have 2 club Rhib’s and access to a third and dive regularly at the Farne Island’s, with other club trips like Lochaline , Scapa , Eyemouth, and some warmer waters in Malta or Egypt’s Red Sea.
If you have always wanted to learn to dive or are simply curious about scuba diving, then a Try Dive with Harrogate Sub-Aqua Club is the perfect introduction!
In the safe confines of the pool, a BSAC Instructor will introduce you to the basic skills and equipment needed to experience the thrill of breathing underwater for the very first time. Try Dives cost £20.
A typical Try Dive session lasts about 45 minutes. It involves poolside tuition on diving techniques and equipment, followed by a scuba dive in our pool with a BSAC-qualified instructor.Book a Try Dive
Our son started Scuba at 14 on a try dive with Scouts at Harrogate BSAC and then went on to qualify as an Ocean Diver – he loves it. Recently our daughter and myself and partner have joined the Club so we can dive as a family. I can honestly say it is one of the best things we have ever done - the instructors are knowledgeable, kind, patient and make the learning experience fun.
Something I always had an interest in but never got on with it until I did a Try Dive with Harrogate BSAC and now I am hooked absolutely love it. Try to go on as many trips as possible great fun and great bunch of divers that really look after you.
1st Pannal Scout troop went SCUBA diving for the first time with Harrogate BSAC, all of the Scouts really enjoyed the session and In our recent annual review of the year, the Scouts voted SCUBA diving top activity of the year! Harrogate BSAC are great with the Scouts, their enthusiasm for SCUBA diving is infectious and everyone had an amazing time.