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Scuba MAD in Mansfield – Welcome to the ‘Friendly Club’

Stacy with a dugong Learning with a club was right for me - For some years my partner, Michael, had been saying that he thought I’d love scuba diving. He’d done his Open Water course abroad with PADI in 2003, and then again 10 years later, but that’s another story! He knew I… Continue reading Learning with a club was right for me


Mansfield and District Scuba Diving Club is a friendly sub aqua diving club based in Mansfield, in the East Midlands. The club is affiliated to the SAA (Sub Aqua Association), and has several Open Water Instructors, Club Instructors, Dive Supervisors and qualified Rescue Divers, along with an assortment of qualifications among our members.

The club is dedicated to training, of both newcomers and experienced divers.

Between them our members have dived all over the world, in all conditions, and diver safety is paramount. For this reason the club encourages continuous improvement through training and regular diving both inland and at sea. The instructors in the club are passionate about training divers, not for profit (they don’t get paid!), but because they love our club and wish to see it grow, and because training new divers is fun!

Learn to Scuba Dive with us and save Pounds

Cost to become a fully qualified scuba diver (Dive Leader) with us  – from £283*
Equivalent cost with a local Mansfield PADI scuba school – from £1308**
*Cost includes

  • As many lessons in and out of the water as needed near Mansfield
  • Personalised scuba diving training in Mansfield at your own pace – most pool training is 1 to 1, all open water training is 1 to 1, with fully qualified trainers
  • Cost of Joining SAA – £63 (£53 after 1st year)
  • Cost of Diving Manuals – £40
  • 12 months Mansfield and District Scuba Diving Club fees @ £15/month (from 1st April 2015 {note to editor, ‘you fool’} includes all pool fees)
  • Loan of all diving gear if required
  • All diving training lectures in our fully equipped training room at our own clubhouse in Mansfield
  • FREE Dry Suit Qualification

Not included – Course Certificates £5 each
Want to know more:

Club Phone: 01623 622130
Club Chairman Dennis’ Phone: 07950743958
Use the online Contact Form
** Based on local PADI School’s advertised fees

3 thoughts on “Scuba MAD in Mansfield – Welcome to the ‘Friendly Club’”

  1. I joined this club as a young woman, some thirty plus years ago, and received excellent training and opportunities to dive in the UK and abroad. It also provided me with knowledge and skills to progress as a diver and as a result I have had some fabulous adventures and continue to do so, but now only in warmer climes! Over the years I made good friends and enjoyed the club’s social activities too. I recommend it highly.

  2. Thank you to all four dive instructors, Cherie, Dennis, Chris and Charlie who gave up a Sunday to present a full one day Nitrox course to four divers of which I was one. The course was presented in a very professional and informative manner whilst still containing some light hearted and funny moments which helped to break up what I believed to be a quite intense science related diving course. It is very easy these days to give negative feedback but not this time. It is a breath of fresh air (pardon the diving pun) to be among people who give up there valuable free time to regularly train up new divers. Thanks to you all. You are a credit to the club and to the SAA.
    Regards Andy Ford.
    Club Diver.

  3. A wonderful group of people who are keen to enable all existing divers, regardless of their qualification body, to develop their skills. Regular training means new members can become divers at affordable prices. A great club to be a part of.

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Mansfield & District Scuba Diving Club. SAA 942 Est. 1973