More about the beliefs and practices of the SAA
Why the SAA is different from other diving agencys
The SAA consists of indepenent clubs from across the UK. Find out more.
More about the benefits of being a member of an SAA club
The Sub-Aqua Association was founded in 1976 to represent independent sub-aqua clubs in the UK. SAA member clubs retain their independence while maintaining the national standards of the SAA and benefiting from regional and national support.
The objectives of the Association are:
The SAA training programme has been devised to ensure that a trainee moves through six successive grades of competence in an enjoyable way, at their own pace, using a combination of theory lessons and pool sessions, progressing on to open water sessions. Newcomers are assured of a safe and fun introduction to diving in the company of like-minded people who are willing to give up their time to ensure the best possible training in a friendly, sociable
atmosphere. The SAA diving qualifications are in line with BSI standards for recreational diving in the UK and CMAS standards internationally.