Here at the Sub-Aqua Association (SAA) we know you’ll catch the diving bug as soon as you have your first experience of breathing underwater!


We are the Sub-Aqua Association

Our structure means that we’re focussed on our clubs and members; we want to develop the best divers and trainers we possibly can so more people can see the wonders of the deep.

Our aim is to provide the right environment for members to continually develop their skills through a structured approach to diving and safety. Scuba diving is great fun; you get to witness sights that others never see and our approach is focused.

We know it’s important to be able to trust your diving association and here at the Sub-Aqua Association (SAA) we aim to provide the right environment for clubs and members to be safe and aware divers.

We provide scuba divers with a safe training and development programme which is recognised both nationally and internationally. We are the UK issuing body for CMAS (Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques), the World Underwater Federation, which is the international umbrella organisation for diver training. CMAS accredited training means our divers can have confidence that their training qualification will be recognised worldwide.

The SAA is here for our members with the National Executive and Regional Representatives forming the National Council. This council helps set the future direction of the association and, as most members are volunteers who are keen divers, represents our member clubs and divers.


Our ethos is simple; we want scuba diving clubs to be able to be independent whilst working within the structure of a recognised diving body. The SAA provides training programmes for clubs to follow whilst maintaining their independence and also gives member clubs access to affordable public liability insurance.

What are you waiting for? 

Join the Sub-Aqua Association and delve into the wonders of the deep!



The Sub-Aqua Association (SAA) is a recognised diver training agency in the UK which meets BSI standards. The training is delivered by volunteers who give up their time for free, because they want to pass on a love of diving.


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