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.
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!