MKSAC and Covid-19 - latest updates
MKSAC will resume diving and air-fills from 1st June.
Club meetings will continue to be online.
There are limited places available for diving at the Blue Lagoon, which will need to be pre-booked.
Use the forum to keep in touch, and stay safe. Greg Roach - Diving Officer
Do you want to join MKSAC?
Diving is an wonderful and addictive experience. Whether it is floating over coral reefs, exploring wrecks, or experiencing amazing wildlife… joining MKSAC is your passport to the underwater world.
What do I get?
Milton Keynes Sub-Aqua Club has:
- A modern, well-equipped clubhouse, with classroom, kitchen and free wifi.
- Presentation equipment for showing your diving photos and videos.
- Our own diving lake, the Blue Lagoon, which is 18m deep and full of fish and wrecks.
- Our own boat, a 6m RIB called “Redbreast” with a 140HP outboard.
- A compressor, for filling your air cylinders.
- Lots of enthusiastic instructors.
- Regular dive trips, around the UK and abroad.
What does it cost?
Membership of MKSAC costs just £11 per month. If you’re a full-time student under 25, then it is half price.
You will also need to be a member of our governing body, the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC). This is about £60 per year, the exact amount depends on your qualification level. You can join online, or let our membership secretary take care of all the paperwork.
I am already a qualified diver with another training agency, such as PADI, SAA, SSI…
Excellent! You can dive with us right away. If you haven't dived recently, we’ll probably ask you to join us in the Blue Lagoon for a checkout dive, just to make sure you can still remember how it all works.
If you want to progress your training, we can help you will all levels up to instructor, and specialist courses such as boat-handling, first-aid, etc.
Do I need to be super-fit or anything like that?
You need to be comfortable and confident in the water. As part of your initial training, we’ll test this by asking you to swim 8 lengths of a pool, without stopping.
We’ll also need you fill in a medical questionnaire. If you have certain medical conditions, such as asthma, you’ll need to get approval from a doctor to make sure it is safe for you dive.
The equipment looks expensive
There is no escaping the fact that most sports require some form of equipment, and you can spend vast sums of money on it. You can get a full set of basic equipment for around £1,000, or less if you don’t mind second-hand.
The club has several sets of equipment for use by trainees. You would generally start by getting your own wetsuit or drysuit, and buy the rest over the first diving season. We can give you lots of advice on what to buy, and where to get it.
Can my children dive with me?
Yes. The minimum age is 12. We just ask that you are always present when any diving or training takes place.
OK - I want to do it. What next?
See the contact page for ways to get in touch.