Open Day – Brackley Leisure Centre

As part of our community outreach programme, we are running our “Try Dives” day in conjunction with Brackley Leisure Centre. There are 4 sessions to choose from starting at 1:15pm on Saturday 28th January. Please time your arrival accordingly for your session.


Virtually everyone over the age of 7 (younger by arrangement) can enjoy a try dive. From the Pool we go to select the kit for the session to ensure it fits.

The “Try Dive” includes equipment hire and selection, a 10 minute safety briefing and then about 25 minutes in the swimming pool with a Nationally qualified instructor, followed by a debrief. This allows people to experience the underwater world, in a safe environment. Each participant also receives a signed certificate. The whole session lasts about 45 minutes.

If you have a shorty wet suit or swimming top you can wear that, if not an old T shirt will be fine, it means you get less cold in the pool and it also prevents the equipment from rubbing on you. Clearly you also need a swimming costume and a towel.

The medical form everyone needs to complete in advance to ensure it is safe for us to take you in the pool can be downloaded here. For people under 18 it also needs signing by a parent or guardian, please bring the completed form with you, together with your payment.

We are a “not for profit” organisation, however we charge £15.00 per person for try dives. Cash or cheque (payable to Stowe Sub Aqua Club) on arrival, is fine.

If you want to progress following your try dive, the full SCUBA course consists of 3 modules. 7 simple theory lessons followed by a quick test, 8 swimming pool sessions followed by an assessment and about 10 dives in a local quarry.

We run courses throughout the year should anyone wish to learn to dive. The course includes all the above, 12 months membership of the club & BSAC, insurance, hire of all the equipment you need, entrance to our training swimming pool, all the course material, your qualification record and your dive certification. Once you have passed this allows you to dive anywhere in the world. After you have qualified, we run a range of additional diving and skill development courses up to diving instructor level.

If you have any queries, feel free to email or call and we can discuss your specific needs further. More information including directions on how to find us, is also available on our web site.