sub aqua

hello, we are the essex blades sub aqua club


We are a SCUBA diving club based at the University of Essex, providing great opportunities for experienced and novices alike. If you've never dived before, why not come along to a Try Dive session to give SCUBA a go. Those who already hold a certification can fun dive with us or enrol on any courses to gain additional experience. We are PADI affiliated, but welcome any other certifications.

 

RECENT HONOURS?

Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2019/20, 2020/21 
Shortlisted Club of the Year- 2020/21
Social Club of the Year- 2020/21 
Blades RAG Award Winner- 2020/21 

 

DO I NEED ANYTHING ELSE BEFORE I GET INVOLVED?

If you've never dived before, all you need is a swimsuit and t-shirt. If you're already qualified/fun-diving, you'll need a mask and snorkel. All other gear will be provided if you're on a course or can be rented from the club if you're fun-diving. If you have your own gear, you can use it as long as it's in service.
Let us know what courses you're interested in and if you want to fun-dive by filling out our new member form (and then dropping us a line to let us know you've done it). Fun-diver or  dive student - EVERYONE needs to fill out a medical form before getting in the water - if you haven't got an in-date medical just ask us for the form!

Join us*


To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.

* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.

* Please note that due to COVID-19 we are identifying what activities are able to be played in line with UK Government and National Governing Bodies for sport guidelines.  Due to this, we have suspended playing memberships until we have a clearer picture of training and competition opportunities for 2020/21.

By purchasing a membership you are agreeing to the clubs code of conduct

Training times


REGULAR CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS resume tHE WEEK COMMENCING*
 

 *Due to national lockdown, training sessions are currently suspended. 

club training

tuesday | 7pm
ipswich school

Pre-book for a course or solo session. Please meet on campus at 6pm.

 

Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.

* Please note that due to COVID-19 we are identifying what activities are able to be played in line with UK Government and National Governing Bodies for sport guidelines.  Due to this, we have suspended playing memberships until we have a clearer picture of training and competition opportunities for 2020/21. This page will be updated once this has been confirmed.

 

  

 

Club committee


...

james jesty


president

JAke smallbone


vice-president

megan smith


treasurer

dylan rendon jimenez


Welfare officer
...

JESS WRIGHT


alumni officer

JESSAMINE FARANCE


SOCIAL SECRETARY
...

russ connelly


abroad trip officer
...

PAIGE BUISSON


charity and fundraising officer

rhiannon smith


equipment officer

robert arthur


postgraduate officer

UPCOMING EVENTS


Key documents


risk assessment