Is scuba diving for you?
Like the idea of scuba diving but unsure if it's for you? Come along on any Tuesday night for a try dive where you can experience breathing underwater with full scuba kit.
A try dive costs £10 which goes towards the hire of the pool and the maintenance of the club kit.
Still not sure but want to find out more? The introduction course includes an hour long overview lecture and more pool time. It costs £15 which is fully refundable on joining.
Ready to take the plunge? Membership and Training Costs
Includes third party diving insurance. Full members receive 12 issues of Scuba magazine (students/juniors receive an electronic copy).
For full and abated members this is normally paid by monthly standing order to spread the cost out over the year. Includes full access to Lutterworth swimming pool on Tuesday evenings 9pm-10pm for you and your family.
Contribution to Club Kit:
Also normally paid for as part of a monthly standing order. The kit contribution gives you use of club kit for as long as you want to pay - Ideal for those people just starting to dive who haven't yet invested in their own kit!
The cost of training materials will vary depending on the level you are training at. Expect to pay £40 if you're just starting out, a little less if you're already a diver and want to continue your training.
|LSAC Membership||12x £12||12x £11||12x £5|
|Kit Contribution||12x £5||12x £5||12x £5|
|First year total (new divers)||£301.50||£271.50||£189.50|
|Subsequent Years (divers with their own kit)||£201.50||£171.50||£89.50|
Additional Diving Costs
Medicals can normally be self-certified, however in some circumstances a full medical may have to be carried out by a medical referee from a specified list. This could cost up to £60 so is worth checking before going ahead.
As a club we tend to use Stoney Cove for a lot of our open water training, it's not the only place you'll go but it is convenient to do at least some of your training there. Entry normally costs £18 a day, this is reduced to £12 if you join their diverlog scheme (which costs £30 for 24 months).
Generally speaking you will need to get a cylinder filled before or after every dive, the cost of a fill varies depending on the filling station and the size of cylinder but expect something in the region of £4.
If you are just starting out and are taking the "kit contribution" option then you will be able to borrow most things. The biggest exception to this is a dry suit. Many people also prefer to get their own mask, fins and snorkel rather than using the shared club kit.
As you progress you will probably find you want to start collecting all of your own kit. Some example prices are shown below although prices vary significantly. Remember that it is advisable to get some 2nd hand kit serviced before use, which incurs an additional cost. If you're not sure what to get then there are plenty of people in the club who will be willing to give advice.
|Item||Cost new||Cost 2nd hand||Service Cost|
|Dry Suit or Semi Dry Suit||£400 / £175||£200 / £100|
|Pool Fins *||£25||£10|
|Stab Jacket (BCD) *||£300||£50|
|12l Cylinder *||£150||£60||£40|
|Regulators (Demand Valve) *||£250||£100||£70|
|Dive Computer *||£150||£100|
|Weight Belt and Lead *||£60||£40|
|Open Heel (Dry Suit) Fins||£20||£10|
* Available to borrow from the club
The club runs lots of trips to the UK coast, there are no definitive costs but we always strive to keep expenses to a minimum. The club also organises trips abroad, often on liveaboards, costs for these trips are normally defined in advance.