Bath sub-aqua club exists as a branch of the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC), branch number 33 to be precise, and was first registered in 1956. Today BSAC has over 3000 registered clubs. Bath 33 evolved from the Reef Raiders, a group formed by an assembly of friends who, in the 1950's, shared an interest in the 'new' recreational sport of diving.
Diving for them was very different from today; for example regulators were custom made by their owners from gas regulator valves and rubber twin hoses. Tanks were begged and borrowed from the fire service and they were small and low pressure. Luxuries such as underwater torches, watches or contents gauges were unheard of and wet suit material was not readily available, divers dived in thick fisherman's jumpers and woolly hats!!! One of those founder members continued to support and dive with the club for over 30 years until his death in 1988. The clubs largest boat (UNCLE JOHN) takes his nickname.
The club rents a school pool for one hour per week throughout the year. It is used for novice training, checking new kit options, snorkel sports or just swimming. It is open 8pm to 9pm every WEDNESDAY.
The club then meets at the Forester & Flower Pub, Combe Down, 9:00 p.m. every Wednesday. This is the venue to discover what's on, who's this weeks Dive Marshal, and where the weekend's diving will take place. This information and more is contained in the Club Notice Board, a folder of information passed around at the pub.
- A Chairperson
- A Treasurer
- A Diving Officer
- A Secretary
- An Equipment Officer
- A Training Officer
- 5 Committee Members
Any club member may attend committee meetings in a non-voting capacity or ask a committee member to raise an issue on their behalf.