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 email@example.com 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 through 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.
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 people. 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/
Club: Aughinish Sub Aqua Club
Location: UL Sports Arena
Date: Every Thursday
Club: Kilkee SAC
Location: Shannon Lesiure Center
Date: Every Monday in November
Tiime:8pm every Monday
Location: Ringskiddy co Cork
Open to staff and students of NMCI only
Club: Cork SAC
Location: Mayfield Swiming Pool
Date: Mid January
Club: Donegal Bay SAC
Date: Throughout January
Club: Aer Lingus
Location: Alssa Sprots Centre Dublin Airport
Club: Dalkey Scubadivers
Club: Garda SAC
Location: National Aquatic Center
Club: Omega SAC
Location: Walting Street Pool
Date: Every Wednesday
Club: Viking Sac
Location: Coolmine Swimming Pool Dublin 15
Contact: Joe Larney Diving Officer 083 2133 216
Club: Dundalk SAC
Location: Aura Swimming pool Dundalk
Date: 19th October and 26th October
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Avril 085 877 5337
Club: Lough Derg SAC
Location: Nenagh Pool
Date: 19th and the 26th of October
Location: Athlone Regional Sports Centre
Date: Every Sunday in November
Club: Mullingar SAC
Location: Mullingar Pool
Date: 6th and 13th of January
Club: Wexford SAC
Location: Wexford Pool
Date: 12th February