About the Club

Welcome to the Sydney Sub Aqua Club. The club was formed in 2004 as a non-profit diving club and is part of BSAC.

SSAC is not tied to any commercial dive shop and provides members with regular diving at a non-commercial price in a true club environment.

We welcome divers from all other recognised training agencies - if you have your open water dive certificate and want to expand your diving experience in a sociable club environment you're welcome to join us.

Dives are arranged around the Sydney area and the club also runs trips further afield in Australia and worldwide.

We're a mix of open water, technical, rebreather, photographer, wreck and wildlife divers so there's always something for everyone.
Local Diving at South West Rocks
BSAC Diver Training at Terrigal

Club members are mostly experienced divers and instructors, however we are a small club and do not currently run regular training courses. Training may be arranged with individual instructors, who are often happy provide training to students at their own pace and at no extra charge beyond the BSAC membership and BSAC training fees..

We have previously run courses at Sports Diver and Dive Leader level as well as a variety of skill development courses and technical training.

Many of our members also have a range experience and qualifications from other agencies in rebreather diving, boat skippering, cave diving and first aid and are always eager to offer advice.

It is traditional for at least one major overseas trip to be organised every year (often around Easter) and there are usually two or three other diving holidays catering to various interests.

In recent years the club has dived with wrecks and tropical fish in Vanuatu and the Great Barrier Reef , decompressed over WWII wrecks in Chuuk Lagoon and rented a whole island in Papua New Guinea.

Some of the best diving is found closer to home in Australia. SSAC members on recent trips have dived the wreck of HMAS Brisbane , amused the seals off Jervis Bay , scared the sharks at South West Rocks , explored caverns and sinkholes in South Australia. and lived in a caravan in Tasmania

Tropical Diving in Papua New Guinea
Canoeing Weekend in the Kangaroo Valley

SSAC has an active social side outside diving. Hiking, camping , canoeing and other adventurous activities, plus social events such as Christmas in July and wine tasting weekends have become regular events and are popular with both divers and non-diving friends and family.

We meet after work from 6pm most Wednesday nights at the Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel on Kent Street in The Rocks for dinner and a few beers.

We encourage potential new members to meet us on the first Wednesday of a calendar month as this is when most club members will be in attendance.

Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, 19 Kent St, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW

The SSAC Committee

Our committee, which organises and runs the club, is elected each year at the AGM in February. This year's committee is:

Andy Garvey
Diving Officer
Owen Davies
Paul Furniss
Gary Whatling
Expeditions Officer
Fe Edwards
Publicity Officer
Marie Ward

Feel free to email anyone on this list with any questions you have about the club or general diving in Sydney.