Try scuba diving night

Learning to scuba dive opens up a whole new world
Learning to scuba dive opens up a whole new world

Newton Stewart Sub Aqua Club is hosting a free try dive evening on Monday, February 23 at 7.15pm in the Merrick Pool, Newton Stewart.

This is the ideal opportunity for those aged over 17, who have always hoped to try scuba diving, to give it a go.

The try dive is followed by three Sunday afternoon and Monday evening sessions on alternate weeks for those who wish to continue, with theory and practical pool lessons leading to an internationally recognised qualification. There is no obligation to pay for the first week, but after this time prospective trainees need to actually join the club.

Last year, despite the bad weather, the club boat, which is usually moored at the Isle of Whithorn, went out on 47 dive trips which enabled 250 dives to take place. The club now has over 25 different dive sites which it regularly visits ranging from shallow wrecks and reefs to deep offshore wrecks, so all levels of divers are catered for.

As well as a beginners course the instructors are also running a more advanced Dive Leader course for experienced divers and for any others who already have a Sports Diver scuba qualification. The club is always happy to welcome experienced divers who are new to the area or who have not dived recently and give them the opportunity to explore our relatively unknown waters.

If you are interested then phone Phil on 01671 402615, or Chris on 01671 404318 to book a place This helps us to get the necessary equipment available.You can also check out our website at and our facebook page.So come along on Monday with a t-shirt and swimwear to have a go and / or have a chat with us.