Welcome to HSAC


Hartford Sub-Aqua Club (HSAC) is a community sports club based in Northwich, in mid-Cheshire. We are an entirely volunteer-run diving club, affiliated with the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC). Our divers come from all walks of life, united by their love for the underwater world.
Our Picture Gallery has many pictures taken by and of our members.

In Safe Hands

We take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously, and fully comply with BSAC’s Buddy Guard policies. Visit Child Buddy Guard and Adult Buddy Guard for full details.

We Welcome Total Beginners

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to dive below the surface of the water, and explore a wonderful world that few people ever get to experience?

We can provide a gentle introduction to SCUBA diving and snorkeling, and offer progressive training to the highest levels. All our instructors are volunteers, and this helps us keep costs down without compromising on quality or safety.

Your journey can start with a Try-Dive, or if you’ve already decided you want to learn more, with our extensive Training Programme.

We Welcome All Qualified Divers

Cathedral divers

Have you already learned the basics, but want to continue your training and take your skills to the next level? Or do you just want to meet new people and go diving?

Many of our members join us after doing a basic course while on holiday, and wanting to advance to the next level. We are lucky enough to have a very strong team of instructors, including several who teach at national level, so you know you’re in good hands.

If it’s been a while since you last dived, why not join us for one of our SCUBA Refresher sessions? If you didn’t train with BSAC then no problem. We welcome members with qualifications from all major diving organisations.

We Welcome Experienced Divers


Are you already an experienced diver who is looking for a friendly, active, and economical diving club?

Some of our members have been diving for over 30 years, while others teach diving at a national level, so we are able to call on a vast bank of knowledge and experience. Members interests cover a wide range of subjects including marine biology, wrecks, technical diving, and underwater photography, snorkelling, open circuit, and rebreathers. Our active dive calendar, with diving planned all year round, ensures there are plenty of opportunities to get wet, both in the UK and overseas. If you are interested in teaching, then we are well equipped to encourage and mentor those wishing to pursue instructor qualifications.

We operate a 5.8m RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) that has capacity for up to 8 people, and a 4m inflatable boat that is perfect for inshore exploration. Our boats often navigate the waters around the North Wales coast, but we also have lots of organised trips using both our own boats and commercial hard boats. We also have our own compressor, allowing us to offer free air fills to members diving in the UK, and O2 at cost. A huge help in keeping diving costs down!

If you didn’t train with BSAC then no problem. We welcome members with qualifications from all major diving organisations.

While we always welcome new members, we are more than happy to welcome appropriately qualified and insured guests of members.