Join in the fun!
Welcome to Pontefract Scuba Club –
Wakefield district's biggest and best Dive Club
Diving is better in a club. You get our instructors' expertise for free as you train at your own pace using free kit, 60+ days of organised diving a year around the UK and further afield, not to mention hands-on instruction and practice in piloting our two RHIBs.
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 passion 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 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, Photo & Film Award night and the Christmas dinner dance - but we also have plenty of ad-hoc socials such as tenpin bowling, curry nights and visits to the Panto. Basically, if it’s going to be a laugh, then we’re pretty much up for it!
Check out our Facebook Page for our upcoming events.
We are the proud owners of two 5.3m Tornado Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) which are the workhorses of the club. Most of our members are boat handlers and can pilot the RHIBs.
They’ve taken us to some breath-taking places where we’ve seen amazing things. And of course it’s pretty exhilarating zipping up a mirror-calm sea loch at 40+ mph!
WHERE TO FIND US
We meet every Monday night except on bank holidays. We use Pontefract pool every fortnight from 8.00pm for training, testing kit or just to have a splash around.
On alternate Mondays we meet at 8.00pm in our clubhouse, Byram Park Sports & Social Club, to do theory training, have a chat and a drink and to plan our next diving adventure.
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."