About Us

Wantage Dive Club is a thriving scuba diving club that caters for all levels of divers, from trainees to Advanced Divers.

This British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) branch has been based in Wantage, Oxfordshire for over 30 years and has a proven reputation for training and diving in a fun, but safe environment.

Wantage Dive Club offers the following benefits:

  • A large number of experienced, BSAC qualified instructors
  • An active dive programme for the whole year
  • A fully equipped RIB
  • A lively, fun membership
  • Compressor bank upto 300 bar (free fills to members)
  • Training kit
  • Lecture room
  • Pool training


BSAC qualified instructors can teach up to Advanced Diver level within the club.

In addition to the normal instruction, Wantage Dive Club also runs a number of skill development courses in house. See our training area for more info.

Club Boat

We have a fully equiped 6 metre Humber RIB that belong to the club. Boat handling courses are also run in-house, so that members can improve boating and navitagion skills if they wish.

Dive Programme

Dive trips are planned throughout the year to many areas of the UK coast; favourites include: The South coast, Cornwall, Isles of Scilly, Pembrokeshire, The West coast of Scotland, Scapa Flow, Farne Islands, etc. and some inland sites for training.

Club trips are also organised further a-field such as: The Mediterranean, The Red Sea, The Canary Islands, etc.

Club Members

Wantage Dive Club prides itself on being a welcoming, fun club that tries to cater for all members’ interests. As with all clubs the more you put in, the more you get out.

Our members come from Wantage, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Henley, Wallingford, Reading and other surrounding areas in Oxfordshire.

Pool training

The club has access to a heated indoor swimming pool for all the pool training sessions. The pool can also be used by any club member for skill development, testing out kit or simply to keep fit.

Compressor Bank

Free air fills are available for all club members from our own compressor and air bank. This handles up to 300 bar air cylinders, or up to 232 bar for 02 clear cylinders.

Training Kit

New members embarking on the Ocean Diver or Sports Diver programme will be provided with SCUBA kit for the pool sessions.

Lecture Room

All the theory elements of the club training cab be taught in the club’s lecture room which is equipped with our own AV equipment.

Never dived before?

For first time divers the first step is usually a Try Dive where you can get a feel for what SCUBA diving is in a nice warm pool under the constant supervision of a qualified instructor. If you decide to join after the Try Dive then the cost will be deducted from the first years fees.

Already qualified?

If you are already qualified you can start straight away. If your diving qualification was with another organisation then a cross over course will be needed. You can still dive within your qualification limits whilst you are on the cross over.

What is the first step?

Visit our contact us page to contact our Club Secretary with any questions or to arrange a try dive.