Join in the fun!
Welcome to Pontefract Scuba Club –
Wakefield district's biggest and best Dive Club
Diving is better in a club. You can get our instructors' expertise for free as you train at your own pace using free kit or fast track your training via our partner dive centre. 60+ days of organised diving a year around the UK and further afield, not to mention hands-on instruction and practice in piloting our boat.
And joining our club is not just about having access to world-class training, club gear and great diving opportunities at home and abroad. It’s about connecting with like-minded people and enjoying diving adventures together. It’s about making great friends, having a laugh and sharing it all with people who have the same passions as you.
Pontefract Scuba Club is a family friendly club!
We actively encourage you to involve your family in our club so they can join in the adventures too. Partners and children are welcome to come and make use of our pool while you are training or practising and if they don’t fancy a dip themselves, there is a large, dry-side viewing area or balcony where they can enjoy a cuppa while watching your diving exploits.
Many of our trips are also family friendly and members will frequently bring along partners and kids for the weekend away. It’s a great way for the whole family to make new friends and socialise over the obligatory BBQ (weather permitting!!).
We are a very diverse group of folk aged from 12 to 70+. We come from all walks of life and we have a great mix of boys and girls.
We’re quite a social bunch so when we’re not off diving we meet up for a range of other activities over the year. We have a number of planned events - our annual summer BBQ, the Christmas party and the hotly contested Photo & Film Awards - but we also have plenty of ad-hoc socials such as tenpin bowling, curry nights and visits to the comedy club or Ocean Film Festival. Basically, if it’s going to be a laugh or inspirational, then we’re pretty much up for it!
Check out our Facebook Page for our upcoming events.
We recently sold our two club boats. Although they had served us well, they were getting a little long in the tooth and were not big enough for our current needs.
We are on the look-out for our next boat which will be more modern, more reliable and more comfortable and will let us push to new and exciting dive locations here in the UK.
We're really looking forward to continuing the adventure when we get our new boat, but in the meantime, please watch the clip below for a taste of the fun that our old girls provided.
WHERE TO FIND US
We meet every Monday night except on bank holidays. We use the pool at Aspire@ThePark every fortnight from 7.45pm for training, testing kit, or just to have a splash around.
On alternate Mondays we meet from 7.30pm in our clubhouse, Byram Park Sports & Social Club to have a chat, a drink and to plan our next diving adventures!!
Not dived before? Come for a Try Dive with a qualified instructor to try diving for the first time.
WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY
"Great bunch of people, made me feel very welcome."