ABOUT THE CLUB
At Bexley, we are first and foremost a dive club. Our aims are to promote the sport of scuba diving through training and participation, with an emphasis on safety and enjoyment for all. We train and dive under the internationally recognised standards of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), but we welcome divers qualified from other agencies too. So whether you are a complete beginner or have trained with another agency… join us!
BEXLEY 982 BRANCH HISTORY
Recently Bexley Sub-Aqua Club celebrated its 40th Anniversary! Originally based at the old Lamorbey Swimming Baths, the club was formed as branch number 982 of the British Sub-Aqua Club on 20th February 1978. Its founding members were Mr H Henderson (Chairman), Mr A Douglas (Secretary), Mr C Davidge (Treasurer) and Mr E Bourne (Diving Officer). Some of the 22 original members are still actively diving with the club today!
OUR CURRENT COMMITTEE
An elected committee of members who voluntarily manage and organise the various aspects of our club, such as club accounts and membership, fund raising, training and dive organisation.
CHAIRMAN - Carl Adams
DIVING OFFICER - Gerry Anderson
Bexley member since 2003
BSAC Advanced Diver and Advanced Instructor, Gerry has been diving for 30+ years and is actively involved in our training. He is also a BSAC Area Coach. As the branch Diving Officer he is responsible for ensuring all of our diving activities are conducted safely.
TREASURER - Phil Harvey
Bexley member since 1987
BSAC Dive Leader. An experienced diver of 30 years, Phil keeps a close eye on the club’s finances to keep us in the black.
SECRETARY - Georgina Smith
Bexley member since 2012
BSAC Advanced Diver and Open Water Instructor. George has been diving for 25+ years and is actively involved in organising dives, training and communications.
Bexley member since 2006
BSAC Dive Leader. Experienced diver and familiar face in the club, Carl organises rib dives and uk liveaboard trips and is committed to keeping our Rib active.
COMMITTEE MEMBER - Ron Shires
COMMITTEE MEMBER - Francis Sokalski
Bexley member since 2003
BSAC Advanced Diver and Open Water Instructor. Having held the position of DO for a number of years, Ron is a familiar face at the club, welcoming new members and actively involved in training new divers.
Bexley member since 2016.
BSAC Dive Leader.
With the help of other members, Francis is in charge of maintaining our club ribs.
COMMITTEE MEMBER - Martin Barton
COMMITTEE MEMBER - Paul Randall
Bexley member since 2016
BSAC Sports Diver. One of our newest members but with plenty of diving experience in a former life. Martin has become a familiar face at the club, welcoming new members, helping pool side and looking after our cylinders.
Bexley member since 2005
BSAC Advanced Diver. An experienced diver of 30+ years, Paul has a wealth of experience and diving stories to share...
Bexley Sub-Aqua Club is not only a dive club, but also a social club. We meet at 8pm every Tuesday at Sidcup Leisure Centre. Those who aren’t training or attending lectures usually hang out in the comfy seats in the café area chatting and helping out pool side when needed. Afterwards (from about 10pm) we adjourn to Ye Olde Black Horse pub in Sidcup where we talk about diving and generally have a laugh. When we’re not diving, we find other ways to socialise including summer BBQs, Christmas Curry nights, bowling, paintball or even a quiz evening.
Traditionally the Club also holds an annual Dinner and Dance where awards and qualifications gained are presented throughout the evening. Check out our Facebook page to see what else we get up to!