If there’s one thing we here over and over again from newly qualified divers coming back from their holidays or PADI School or scuba dive club is “Where and how do we go diving from here”? All too often you learn to dive with a school and then when you’re qualified you’re forgotten about.
Well that doesn’t happen at Waterfront scuba. We have and run our own scuba dive club staffed by fully trained diving professionals. Our aim is to be able to offer you the diver an infrastructure to enjoy the sport of diving without any cliques, politics and prejudice. We are here for all levels of diver and for divers with all levels of confidence.
You’re more than welcome to join us. You don’t need to have been trained by us and you don’t need to be of a certain qualification or agency. PADI, BSAC, NAUI, TDI, SDI, SSI whatever, all are welcome. Our motto is the more the merrier, all are welcome to enjoy our facilities and club events, club days, scuba diving trips and holidays. Plus you have access to our professional dive team who are always more than happy to help you with advice, skills, encouragement and opportunities to go diving.
Some of the many club membership benefits include:
- Regular mail outs with special offers and diving events
- An annual dive plan full of diving events for you to take part in.
- Access to an underwater film studio that is 6 metres deep once a week.
- Free equipment hire should you need it. (Subject to students not needing it)
- Discounted equipment sales in our well stocked store.
- Discounted scuba equipment servicing carried out in store.
- Discounted Air, Nitrox, Trimix, Oxygen and Argon Fills.
- Discounted rates for continued education though both PADI and TDI
- Priority booking on all dive trips and holiday’s
Our membership rates for 2014 are £95.00 per year
Full Face Mask Try Dives – £25.00 Book Your experience today!
2014 Scuba Diving Holiday & Trips Dates
Friday 24th to Tuesday 28th January 2014- Malta Buggiba / St Juliens
Sunday 9th Feb 2014 - Nemo 33 The Worlds Deepest Pool
Friday 21st to Tuesday 25th February 2014 TEC Focus - Malta Buggiba / St uliens
Friday 21st to Tuesday 25th March 2014 - Malta Buggiba / St Juliens
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th April 2014 - Stoney Cove Shakedown
Saturday 12th April to Saturday 19th April 2014 - Custom Red Sea Safari North
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th April 2014 - Swanage Pier & Lulworth Cove Weekend
Saturday 11th May 2014 - South Coast Diving – Eastbourne
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th May - Littlehampton Diving Weekend
Friday 13th June to Sunday 15th June 2014 - Plymouth Long Weekend
Saturday 21st June 2014 - South Coast Diving – Brighton or Eastbourne
Saturday 5th July to Tuesday 8th July 2014 - Falmouth Long Weekend
Saturday 19th July 2014 - South Coast Boat Diving
Sunday 10th August 2014 - Littlehampton Diving
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th August 2014 - Weymouth Weekend
Sunday 24st August - South Coast Boat Diving
Saturday 6th September – Monday 8th September 2014 – Farne Islands
Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th September 2014 - Eyemouth
Sunday 5th October - Littlehampton Diving
Weds 15th October to Weds 22nd October 2014 - Custom Brothers Safari Red Sea
Friday 21st to Tuesday 25th November 2014 - Malta Long Weekend
Booking Instructions & Guidance
Fully paid and and renewed Club members will take priority when booking trips
Booking is on a 1st come 1st served basis – Completed forms can either be returned to the shop or returned by email.
If a deposit is required, bookings will be held for 7 days allowing you to get your payments in to us. Should we not get your deposit then your space will be released.
If wishing to participate in Littlehampton, Brighton, and Eastbourne dives a cheque for £50 will be taken and held as a rolling deposit for these dives, it will not be cashed but held and returned at the end of the season.
Once a dive is confirmed you are committed to full payment, no excuses, if you can’t attend you are responsible for payment for the place unless you find a replacement that meets with our approval or a club member is on the reserve list for the trip.
Boats will be booked and confirmed once 70% occupancy is reached. If there is insufficient interest shown in a dive, then we will sadly release our option. we will attempt to find spaces on day boats on the South Coast (Brighton, Eastbourne etc) to ensure those who supported the trip in question can still be offered diving on that day or days
Equipment & Training requirements
Club members are able to borrow tanks for all club dives (subject to availability) When you collect them they will be fully charged with air. If you require nitrox or trimix please book your gas before hand. When tanks are returned you will be charge for a single air fill that we will do to refill the tank ready for the next person who uses it.
As standard all divers will require a SMB / Reel and be confident in its use.
A Dive Alert signaling device is also highly recommended
We would also recommend that all divers carry a torch and knife when sea diving
We would also advise the use of a pony tank on all deeper dives
Our 2014 Dive Plan is now available to download by clicking here
Phone: 01708 227122
Shop Address: 42 Lichfield Terrace, St Marys Lane, Upminster, RM14 3JX
Store Opening Times: Tues – Fri 10am till 5.30pm, Sat 10am till 5.00pm
Pool Session Times:
Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm – Deep Pool
The Underwater Studios, Archers Fields, Burnt Mills Estate, Basildon, Essex, SS13 1DL
Waterfront Scuba are an approved Scuba Travel Partner and we are dedicated to bringing our guests new and exciting diving opportunities. We select our trips, safaris and travel partners very carefully, we strive to offer great prices and we will always try to offer that little something different that makes the trip special, be it a special dive site or sites, location, or safari route. Our trips are fully escorted, you are greeted at the airport and have a member of waterfront staff with you the entire trip. Our staff have extensive liveaboard and shore based experience especially in the Red Sea, Malta, and Med, we are there to look after you. Other dive schools will attempt to copy what we do but in truth they simply cannot do it. Our staff are there to help you, to dive with you, to help you, to train you if wanted, to look after you.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01708 227122 to reserve your space on this trip