Plymouth Defence Community SAC


The Plymouth Defence Community Sub-Aqua Club (PDCSAC) is a special branch of the BSAC (#1485) based at the club’s boathouse on the south side of the Torpoint Ferry slip (Plymouth side). It has been in existence for 28 years and was formed by a group of RN Ships Divers from Defiance after a hard boat expedition. Over the next few years an amalgamation of the Defiance, Manadon, Raleigh and Commando Forces Sub-Aqua Clubs resulted in a solid membership of personnel, equipment, facilities and expertise brought about by the consolidation of each club into what became the Plymouth Command SAC. The club has now withdrawn from the armed forces Adventurous Training scheme and re-formed itself to serve the wider Defence Community as the PDCSAC. The club has a healthy membership which ranges between 50 – 80 members (deployments permitting). Our membership is restricted to members of the armed forces, the reserve forces, MoD civil servants, long term defence contractors and the immediate families of club members who belong to one of those categories. All club members are also members of the BSAC.


Club Activities


We meet on Tuesday nights throughout the year to dive, conduct maintenance and train. From January to the end of March is our classroom and pool training period, when we meet at 1700 ready to start lectures and pool sessions. Those who are not involved with the training undertake maintenance of the boats and equipment. From the beginning of April we start open water diving, from the Boathouse, meeting at around 1700. From here we can launch two fully equipped RIBS and have an additional MIB should it be required. Additionally, we dive most weekends and any other times, weather permitting and providing there is enough interest. If you would like any further information, use this Link




"We dive not to escape life, but for life not to escape us...." Unknown