National Try A Dive

 Go on Give it a Go

Have you ever watched a documentary on life beneath the seas and wondered what it would be like to see it first hand? Have you ever wanted to try our Scuba Diving or Snorkelling but were unsure where to go or if you would like it?

Are you a qualified diver but want to be part of Irelands largest diving community, well why not turn up to an open evening and see all the advantages that come with being part of a diving team.

Our clubs will be offering Try A Dive / Snorkel and club open nights during winter and all you have to do is give them a call and turn up. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary for the Try A Dive , but you need to be in reasonable physical health.

At the end of this page is a list of clubs and their try a dive nights, if there are none listed for your area check back soon or email info@diving.ie and we will add you to the try a dive mailing list which provides updates to all events.

Here are answers to some of the questions we have been asked, however please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any other questions.

What happens at a Try a Dive night?
Our friendly and qualified members will meet and greet you at the pool. From there they will take you diving 4through all the equipment and ensure that you are happy and comfortable to continue. You will be taken on a one to one basis into the pool starting in the shallow end. Only when your ready will you take your first breadth underwater in the safety and comfort of the swimming pool. W have no doubt you will quickly feel at ease and swimming like the fishes by the end of the session.

Do I have to sign up to a course to attend the Try  A Dive night?
]No the Try-A-Dive night is a non obligation opportunity for you to try out the sport. Should you like it (and we are sure you will !!) you can then proceed to enrol in the next available course.

scubadiving ireland Is it too late in the year to start ??
No, October is the perfect time of year to begin training. We pride ourselves on our safety record and thoroughness of our training. For that reason most of our clubs begin training in October to ensure that over the winter new trainees are given ample time to master the skills and confidence from the safety of the pool. Come the new year you will be then be ready to start your new adventure in the sea!

Do I Need to be Fit?
As Diving and Snorkeling are water sport s you do need to be able to swim however you don’t need to be an Olympic athlete, just a length or two and you will be able to start training.

Can I Snorkel with CFT?
Yes we are passionate about snorkeling, Its fun, easy to learn and a great way to get fit and meet new 545801_401242926570990_920728671_npeople. With over 5,000 kms of Coastline Ireland is the perfect location to snorkel and you can bring your children too! We have a wide range of snorkeling courses available to suit your needs including family snorkeling courses and Women’s only groups so don’t delay and contact us today

 

 

 

Club Open Nights / Try a Dive Nights

Dates being added daily however if there is not date / location below that suits you email us on info@diving,.ie and we will be happy to assist  or contact your local club http://diving.ie/join-a-club-today/

 

Co Clare

DSC_0122Club: Ennis SAC
Location: Ennis Leisure and swimming pool complex.
Date: TBC
Tiime:
Contact: ennis@diving.ie

 

 

aughinish-sac

 

Club: Aughinish Sub Aqua Club
Location: UL Sports Arena
Date: Every Thursday
Tiime:8.30-9.45pm
Contact: secretary@aughinishdivingclub.com

 

 

 

 

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Club: Kilkee SAC
Location: Shannon Lesiure Center
Date: Every Monday in November 
Tiime:8pm every Monday
Contact: kilkee@diving.ie

Tony BurkeClub: Burren SAC
Location: Shannon Lesiure Center
Date:
Tiime:
Contact: burren@diving.ie

Co Cork

ivan donoghue1 (3)

Club: NMCI
Location: Ringskiddy co Cork
Date:
Tiime:
Contact: nmci@diving.com

Open to staff and students of NMCI only

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Club: Cork SAC
Location: Mayfield Swiming Pool
Date: Mid January
Tiime:
Contact: cork@diving.com

Co Donegal

Sean Staunton

Club: Donegal Bay SAC
Location: Donegal
Date: Throughout January
Tiime:
Contact: donegal@diving.com

 

Co Dublin

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Club: Aer Lingus
Location: Alssa Sprots Centre Dublin Airport
Date: November/January
Tiime:7pm
Contact: aerlingusdivers@diving.ie

 

 

DSCN3436Club: Aquatec
Location: DIT Keving Street
Date: Wedensday / Friday evenings in October
Tiime: 7:30pm
Contact: aquatec@gmail.com

 

 

curraghscuba_forwebClub: Curragh SAC (Sandycove)
Location: Sportsco, Ringsend
Date: November 13th 
Tiime: 7pm
Contact: curraghsubaqua@gmail.com

 

 

DSD TAD

Club: Dalkey Scubadivers
Location: Dalkey
Date:
Tiime:
Contact: dalkey@diving.ie

 

 

 

Club: Garda SAC
Location: National Aquatic Center
Date:
Time:
Contact:garda@diving.ie

 

 

kishClub: Kish Sac
Location: Guinness Bi-Centennial Pool D8
Date: Every Wednesday
Tiime: 8-9pm
Contact: kish@diving.ie

 

 

omega

 

Club: Omega SAC
Location: Walting Street Pool
Date: Every Wednesday
Tiime: 8pm
Contact: omega@diving.ie

 

 

 

trydive2016v2Club: Portmarnock SAC
Location: Portmarnock Sports & Leisure Club
Date: Throughout October and January
Tiime: 9pm
Contact: portmarnock@diving.ie or Steve 0868788264

 

 

 

ivan donohue3Club: True Blue SAC
Location: Guinness Pool Walting Street
Date: 12th, 19th, 25th October & 11th, 18th, & 25th January
Tiime:
Contact: trueblue@diving.ie

 

 

viking 2

Club: Viking Sac
Location: Coolmine Swimming Pool Dublin 15
Date:
Tiime:
Contact: Joe Larney Diving Officer 083 2133 216

 

Co Kildare

naasClub:Naas
Location: CurraghSwimming Pool
Date: Thursday Evenings from October to December
Tiime: 7:45
Contact: naas@diving.ie 087 2726699

 

 

DSCN3436Club: Longford
Location: The Mall Complex Longford pool
Date: 14th – 21st of October
Tiime: 8.00pm
Contact: Joe Kelly 087 9405441

 

Co Mayo


DSC00727Club: Grainee Uaile Sac

Location: Ballina Swimming Pool
Date: 20th November
Tiime: 8pm
Contact: grainneuaile@diving.ie

 

 

Co Galway

alisling O Donnell 14Club: GalwaySAC
Location: NUIG Kingfisher pool
Date: 28th September
Tiime:
Contact: galway@diving.ie

Co Limerick

alisling O Donnell 14Club: Limerick SAC
Location: UL Arena
Date:
Tiime:
Contact: limerick@diving.ie

 

Co Louth

 

Club: Dundundalk-tddalk SAC
Location: Aura Swimming pool Dundalk
Dundalk SAC

Date: 19th October and 26th October
Tiime: 7.30pm
Contact: dundalk@diving.ie  or Avril 085 877 5337

 

Co Meath

10411300_607767719342774_9170498244513462093_nClub: Alpha Dive
Location: Kells Pool
Date:
Tiime:
Contact: alphadiveireland@diving.ie

Co Roscommon

10411300_607767719342774_9170498244513462093_nClub: Roscommon SAC
Location: Coral Leisure Center, Roscommon
Date: 10th 17th and 24th November 
Tiime: 9pm
Contact: roscommon@diving.ie or 087 7446053

Co Tipperary

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Club: Lough Derg SAC
Location:  Nenagh Pool
Date: 19th and the 26th of October
Time:
Contact:lougderg@diving.ie

Co Tyrone

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Club: Strabane
Location:  
Date: 
Time:
Contact:strabane@diving.ie

 

Co Westmeath

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Club: Athlone
Location:  Athlone Regional Sports Centre
Date: Every Sunday in November
Tiime: 12.30-2pm
Contact:athlone@diving.ie

 

 

 

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Club: Mullingar SAC
Location:  Mullingar Pool
Date:  6th and 13th of January
Time: 9pm
Contact: mullingar@diving.ie

 

Co Wexford

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Club: Wexford SAC
Location:  Wexford Pool
Date: 12th February
Time:
Contact:wexford@diving.ie

Go on Give it a Go

Have you ever watched a documentary on life beneath the seas and wondered what it would be like to see it first hand? Have you ever wanted to try our Scuba Diving or Snorkelling but were unsure where to go or if you would like it? Are you a qualified diver but want to be part of Irelands largest diving community, well why not turn up to an open evening and see all the advantages that come with being part of a diving team. Our clubs will be offering Try A Dive / Snorkel and club open nights during winter and all you have to do is give them a call and turn up. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary for the Try A Dive , but you need to be in reasonable physical health. At the end of this page is a list of clubs and their try a dive nights, if there are none listed for your area check back soon or email info@diving.ie and we will add you to the try a dive mailing list which provides updates to all events. Here are answers to some of the questions we have been asked, however please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any other questions. What happens at a Try a Dive night? Our friendly and qualified members will meet and greet you at the pool. From there they will take you diving 4through all the equipment and ensure that you are happy and comfortable to continue. You will be taken on a one to one basis into the pool starting in the shallow end. Only when your ready will you take your first breadth underwater in the safety and comfort of the swimming pool. W have no doubt you will quickly feel at ease and swimming like the fishes by the end of the session. Do I have to sign up to a course to attend the Try A Dive night? ]No the Try-A-Dive night is a non obligation opportunity for you to try out the sport. Should you like it (and we are sure you will !!) you can then proceed to enrol in the next available course. scubadiving ireland Is it too late in the year to start ?? No, October is the perfect time of year to begin training. We pride ourselves on our safety record and thoroughness of our training. For that reason most of our clubs begin training in October to ensure that over the winter new trainees are given ample time to master the skills and confidence from the safety of the pool. Come the new year you will be then be ready to start your new adventure in the sea! Do I Need to be Fit? As Diving and Snorkeling are water sport s you do need to be able to swim however you don’t need to be an Olympic athlete, just a length or two and you will be able to start training. Can I Snorkel with CFT? Yes we are passionate about snorkeling, Its fun, easy to learn and a great way to get fit and meet new 545801_401242926570990_920728671_npeople. With over 5,000 kms of Coastline Ireland is the perfect location to snorkel and you can bring your children too! We have a wide range of snorkeling courses available to suit your needs including family snorkeling courses and Women’s only groups so don’t delay and contact us today      

Club Open Nights / Try a Dive Nights

Dates being added daily so check back soon or contact your local club http://diving.ie/join-a-club-today/  

Co Clare

DSC_0122Club: Ennis SAC Location: Ennis Leisure and swimming pool complex. Date: TBC Tiime: Contact: ennis@diving.ie       282786_10151002220583322_1982246406_nClub: Kilkee SAC Location: Shannon Lesiure Center Date: October to March Tiime:8pm every Monday Contact: kilkee@diving.ie

Tony BurkeClub: Burren SAC Location: Shannon Lesiure Center Date: Tiime: Contact: burren@diving.ie

Co Cork

ivan donoghue1 (3) Club: NMCI Location: Ringskiddy co Cork Date: Tiime: Contact: nmci@diving.com Open to staff and students of NMCI only

ivan donoghue1 (3) Club: Cork SAC Location: Mayfield Swiming Pool Date: Mid January Tiime: Contact: cork@diving.com

Co Donegal

Sean Staunton Club: Donegal Bay SAC Location: Donegal Date: Throughout January Tiime: Contact: donegal@diving.com  

Co Dublin

alisling O Donnell 14 Club: Aer Lingus Location: Alssa Sprots Centre Dublin Airport Date: November/January Tiime:7pm Contact: aerlingusdivers@diving.ie     DSCN3436Club: Aquatec Location: DIT Keving Street Date: Wedensday / Friday evenings in October Tiime: 7:30pm Contact: aquatec@gmail.com     Club: Curragh SAC (Sandycove) Location: Sportsco, Ringsend Date: November Tiime: Contact: curragh@gmail.com     DSD TAD Club: Dalkey Scubadivers Location: Dalkey Date: Tiime: Contact: dalkey@diving.ie       Club: Garda SAC Location: National Aquatic Center Date: Time: Contact:garda@diving.ie     KISH-jpeg last year's try a dive adClub: Kish Sac Location: Guinness Bi-Centennial Pool D8 Date: Every Wednesday Tiime: 8-9pm Contact: kish@diving.ie     omega   Club: Omega SAC Location: Walting Street Pool Date: Every Wednesday Tiime: 8pm Contact: omega@diving.ie       trydive2016v2Club: Portmarnock SAC Location: Portmarnock Sports & Leisure Club Date: Throughout October and January Tiime: 9pm Contact: portmarnock@diving.ie or Steve 0868788264       ivan donohue3Club: True Blue SAC Location: Guinness Pool Walting Street Date: 12th, 19th, 25th October & 11th, 18th, & 25th January Tiime: Contact: trueblue@diving.ie     viking 2 Club: Viking Sac Location: Coolmine Swimming Pool Dublin 15 Date: Tiime: Contact: Joe Larney Diving Officer 083 2133 216  

Co Kildare

naasClub:Naas Location: CurraghSwimming Pool Date: Thursday Evenings from October to December Tiime: 7:45 Contact: naas@diving.ie 087 2726699     DSCN3436Club: Longford Location: The Mall Complex Longford pool Date: 14th - 21st of October Tiime: 8.00pm Contact: Joe Kelly 087 9405441  

Co Mayo

DSC00727Club: Grainee Uaile Sac Location: Ballina Swimming Pool Date: 20th November Tiime: 8pm Contact: grainneuaile@diving.ie    

Co Galway

alisling O Donnell 14Club: GalwaySAC Location: NUIG Kingfisher pool Date: 28th September Tiime: Contact: galway@diving.ie

Co Limerick

alisling O Donnell 14Club: Limerick SAC Location: UL Arena Date: Tiime: Contact: limerick@diving.ie

Co Louth

  Club: Dundundalk-tddalk SAC Location: Aura Swimming pool Dundalk Dundalk SAC Date: 19th October and 26th October Tiime: 7.30pm Contact: dundalk@diving.ie or Avril 085 877 5337  

Co Meath

10411300_607767719342774_9170498244513462093_nClub: Alpha Dive Location: Kells Pool Date: Tiime: Contact: alphadiveireland@diving.ie

Co Roscommon

10411300_607767719342774_9170498244513462093_nClub: Roscommon SAC Location: Coral Leisure Center, Roscommon Date: Tiime: Contact: roscommon@diving.ie

Co Tipperary

285052_212958008750817_2322170_n Club: Lough Derg SAC Location: Nenagh Pool Date: 19th and the 26th of October Time: Contact:lougderg@diving.ie

Co Tyrone

285052_212958008750817_2322170_n Club: Strabane Location: Date: Time: Contact:strabane@diving.ie

 

Co Westmeath

285052_212958008750817_2322170_n Club: Athlone Location: Athlone Regional Sports Centre Date: Every Sunday in November Tiime: 12.30-2pm Contact:athlone@diving.ie       555451_10150917529433322_39021288_n Club: Mullingar SAC Location: Mullingar Pool Date: 3rd and 10th of January Time: TBA Contact: Charlie 087 637 1263 or Kevin 086 171 2269  

Co Wexford

285052_212958008750817_2322170_n Club: Wexford SAC Location: Wexford Pool Date: 12th February Time: Contact:wexford@diving.ie
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