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Club Membership

Club History

Club Membership

The Isle of Purbeck Sub-Aqua Club, IPSAC, based in Swanage, Dorset, was formed in 1988 by a group of Divers who were previously members of the oldest diving school in the UK, Divers Down of Swanage. When the commercial interests of Divers Down were sold in 1988, this group took the BSAC number and carried it on as a BSAC Diving Club, branch 1058, and the Isle of Purbeck Sub-Aqua Club was born.


The club currently has about 50 members with varying interests meaning that we cover a wide variety of diving. Over the winter months our 'Dive Plan' is prepared, this always includes club favourites such as the Black Hawk, Peverill Buoy and the Kyarra, but we're always looking for new dive sites and will explore anything which looks interesting. Having Swanage as our base means there's never a shortage of dive sites right on our doorstep. Click HERE to find out what diving we do.


Benefits of joining IPSAC

Regular diving; every weekend and Wednesday evenings throughout the Summer
Use of club member's RIBs for diving
Unique online dive booking system
Training by our qualified instructors from Ocean Diver to Dive Leader standard
Regular skills refreshers
Friendly members with a wealth of diving experience
Low cost membership
Social events throughout the year


Current club membership fees are 50 plus compulsory membership of BSAC. Details of BSAC membership can be found HERE.

If you are interested in joining us, whether you are an experienced diver, a beginner, or have never dived but would love to learn, please contact our club Chairman, Chris, by using our CONTACT US page.