Clidive is one of the most active diving clubs in the country. We enjoy adventurous diving, discovering new sites and exploring new ground. We normally dive on about 90 days of the year. More than half of these will be from our own boats in the UK or the French Med. We also organise several trips a year to further-flung destinations.
In the UK
UK diving is amazingly diverse with historical shipwrecks, complex reef systems and some of the largest seal colonies in the world. Our nutrient-rich waters attract basking sharks that come to the west coast and Cornwall to feed every summer.
Places in the UK we regularly visit are Portland, Plymouth, Falmouth, Penzance, the Isles of Scillies, Pembrokeshire, Tobermory, Unst in Shetland and St Abbs.
We don’t just stay in the UK. In the winter and spring months especially we head to other climes. Over the last few years our trips have included the south of France, Gozo, Egypt, Indonesia, Sweden and Gran Canaria.
Trips for all levels of diver
Some of our more adventurous diving is restricted to the more experienced divers but we ensure that at least one trip every month is open to all qualified divers.
Great value for money
Diving from our own boats costs just £30 a day. When we are away we try to use self-catering to keep accommodation costs down.
The club has 16 sets of scuba kit and these can be hired out at very low cost to members who don’t have all their own kit yet. As lots of members do not have their own cars, we own a transit van so kit can be taken direct to the dive destinations while members get the train or share vehicles.