Frequently Asked Questions

Stirling Sub Aqua Club

Here are some of the common questions we get asked. Just get in contact if you want to find out more.

Is it Safe?

Like any adventure sport, scuba diving can be dangerous. We take safety very seriously. All the training you receive is geared towards making diving a safe and enjoyable sport. You learn about the safety and the science behind the sport.

How much does it cost?

The join the club page breaks down the costs. The instructors provide their services for free (they're members too). When you start training in the open water we can hire you equipment, but you will need to buy a dry suit. The club refills the tanks (air only) free of charge.

What Equipment do I need?

All equipment is provided free of charge during pool training. We can hire equipment when you start your open water training, though you will need to buy a dry suit. Many trainees tend to buy masks, snorkels and fins fairly early on.

I have a Medical Condition

All diving members of The Scottish Sub Aqua Club must complete a medical self-declaration. If required we will refer you to the ScotSAC Medical Advisor, your GP or a diving doctor. It's very straight forward.

Do I need to swim?

You need to be confident in the water. A swimming assessment is done right at the start. If you can swim 12 lengths (at any speed) and retrieve items from the bottom of the pool, tread water etc you should be fine.

How old do I need to be?

Currently the club's policy will allow us to take anybody from the age of 16 years and over.