Meet Us

We are a Bristol dive club that meets weekly at The Orchard Inn in Bristol Harbourside to welcome new members, plan our dives and arrange future social occasions. If your interested in SCUBA diving feel free to come along and say hello from around 8pm each Wednesday. If you want to let us know you are coming along then please email:


We have SCUBA diving instructors who train divers all year round. No matter if you're a complete beginner, maybe tried diving on holiday, or experienced (and qualified with BSAC, PADI or other agencies), Clifton is a great Bristol dive club. Join to enjoy some fantastic diving!

Dive Plan

Although we are a Bristol diving club we pursue a range of diving activities in the UK and around the world, including scenic and wreck diving, marine conservation, underwater photography and technical diving. To see the diving we are doing this year check out our calendar.


We are a Bristol dive club based near Clifton (as in the suspension bridge). We are a friendly group of divers who enjoy socialising as much as diving.

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CSAC goes to the Eddystone Lighthouse!

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Badger upgrade and 1st sea diving trip of 2017

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  • 2015 was a fantastic year for CSAC. We stationed the RIB at QAB marina in Plymouth for 3 months over the summer and for a period from April to September had a diving trip organised every other weekend! Trips included Portland, Skomer marine reserve in Wales, the Eddystone light house as well as many of the sites local to Plymouth like the famous James Egan Lane and HMS Scylla.

    There was also a wide range of social activities, CSAC is locally renowned as not only a fantastic and active dive club but also a great social club. Some have said it’s as much of a (responsible!) drinking club as well as a dive club. The events included numerous meals, Friday nights out (locally called the Friday Night Shouts), barbecues, summer camping trips and more. Many of which will be repeated in 2016

    The training schedule was jam packed over the year too. We had many successful skill development courses including twin-set diver, automated external defibrillator (AED), photography workshop and other diving/technical courses.

    2016’s dive plan is already looking jam packed. Head over to the Calendar and take a look. Its sure to be as much of an action packed year. As approved at the AGM we should hopefully have a brand new RIB by next season too, a lot to look forward to.

    2015 Review, Chris Barr Diving Officer

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