Cheltenham Sub Aqua Club (CSAC) is an active and friendly recreational SCUBA diving club owned and run by its members following internationally recognised standards of safety and care.  The club was established in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK the mid 1980s and is the only independent multi-agency diving club in the region. We are registered as British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) Branch number 2542, Sub Aqua Association (SAA) Club number 303 and PADI Dive Centre number S26939, plus through membership of the SAA, the club is also affiliated to CMAS (the worldwide federation for SCUBA diving). With a number of qualified BSAC, SAA and PADI instructors and training assistants, we are able to offer several possible routes of training, all of which lead to internationally recognised SCUBA diving qualifications.


Most of the club's SCUBA diving trips make use of our own boat called called Blue Hotel - a Humber Destroyer 5.8m RHIB with 115hp engine capable of taking up to six divers plus two crew at a time, which is the most cost effective way to get out on the water and without needing to book several months in advance (particularly important when you can't predict the British weather more than a few days ahead).  However, we also usually book several hard-boat charters throughout the year to locations further from home or where it's not practical to take our RHIB and we try to ensure that there is a good mix of diving for all kinds of interests and experiences from newly qualified to advanced technical.


While training is important to the club, whether it be for learning new skills or maintaining existing competencies, the end goal of all this is to get people out and go diving. The club tries to organise day or weekend dive trips throughout the year (no such thing as a "diving season") and suitably qualified members will often also arrange their own ad-hoc trips with buddies from the club.

Then there's usually one or two week-long expeditions each year to dive locations further afield or abroad that are either organised by the club or simply by a couple of members arranging a holiday together. In recent year's we've had club expeditions to Northern Ireland, the Orkney Islands, Republic Of Ireland and frequently to the Red Sea. Additionally on holidays, club members have dived off Australia, California, France, Iceland, the Maldives, Norway, Malta, the Bahamas, Cyprus,...

Have a look in our website galleries for a showcase of our favourite diving experiences and visit our Facebook pages for the latest photo uploads. 


Like many recreational SCUBA diving clubs, the day to day running of the club is administered by a committee elected from eligible members yearly at the club AGM.