Welcome to Watford Underwater Diving Club

Inquisitive Seal at the Farne Islands

We are a Watford based scuba diving and snorkelling club. We meet every Thursday from 8:30pm to 10pm at Watford Leisure Centre – Central.  We are a BSAC affiliated club with around 30 members, with interests ranging from photography to wreck diving and marine biology. Whatever your interests you are likely to find someone within our family friendly club to share your pursuits. We own a 21 foot (6.5M) rigid hulled inflatable boat called ‘Watford Diver’ which we mainly use in Portland, Dorset. However we have trips elsewhere in the UK and abroad. We welcome divers from PADI and other training agencies. We provide training courses to BSAC standards.

A great dive!

If you are interested in learning and are over 12 years old, come along for a try dive.  Contact us using our Contact Us Page.

After your try dive, you may wish to join a new beginner’s (Ocean Diver) course. We have recently started a course and the next one will probably commence in early 2020, after the current course has finished. This course takes a beginner up to the level where they can dive safely to 20 metres, with essential dive planning and rescue skills included. This is an equivalent qualification to PADI Open Water/Advanced Open Water Diver (although limited to 20 metres maximum depth).

Training Day at Stoney Cove

Are you already a qualified scuba diver and would like to continue your adventure or even go further?

Perhaps you have trained with PADI or another agency? If you have achieved a PADI Open Water/Advanced Open Water Diver certificate, you can dive with us without the need to re-train. Why not dive with us from “Watford Diver” before deciding whether to join the club?

We are currently running a Sports Diver course. Join this if you wish to improve your skills and increase your diving range. Sports Diver is equivalent to PADI Rescue Diver, with a maximum depth of 35 metres and full Nitrox training included.

Both courses include annual membership of Watford Underwater Club and BSAC, access to the Watford Leisure Centre – Central pool on Thursday evenings for free while you are a member. You can also use the club boat for trips out of Portland, Dorset, you will have third party insurance and a copy of BSAC dive magazine “SCUBA” every month.

In conjunction with BSAC we also run refresher courses for those who have previously trained with BSAC or other agencies such as PADI. Contact us for further details.

If you are interested in any of the above, please contact us using the website contact form.

Finding Nemo – wreck dive in the Red Sea