Welcome to East Cheshire SubAqua Club

Project Highball

Scuba divers from East Cheshire Sub-Aqua Club are on a mission to raise a WW2 Highball Bouncing Bomb from a Scottish Loch in time for the 75th anniversary of the historic dambusters raid. There are currently no Highballs on display to the public and the aim is to place two of the giant spherical bombs in British museums. The Highballs were the naval or anti-ship version of the cylindrical shaped Upkeep bouncing bombs used by the Royal Air Force in the actual Dambusters raid in May 1943, both having been designed by Sir Barnes Wallis to bounce over water. For more information click here.

Highball Presentation Evenings – 16th and 30th August

East Cheshire featured on the BBC…  Join us today…  contact divingofficer@scubadivingmacclesfield.com

If you have always wanted to learn to dive or you are simply curious about scuba, then a Try Dive with East Cheshire Sub-Aqua Club is the perfect introduction. Click here for more information.

New to Scuba diving

Scuba diving is a thrilling experience whether in the UK or overseas. At East Cheshire Sub-Aqua Club we provide a structured training programme enabling you to dive safely and confidently anywhere in the world. To help give you a taster of what it is all about, without any commitment, we offer try dives to anyone 12 or over for only £20, with a free drink at the club afterwards. For more information about learning to dive then click here.

Already a diver, then why not join us

Whether you are newly qualified or an experienced diver from BSAC, PADI or another scheme, then East Cheshire Sub Aqua Club has a range of fantastic facilities and a varied dive programme to cater for everyone. When transferring from another scheme you go through a short assessment so we can understand your skill level and help plan any further training. More details about what we can offer are available on this page and some photos from recent trips are events are also available here.

Fancy Snorkelling?

This section of the club exists to teach young and old how to safely enjoy the sport of snorkelling, and to introduce you to the fantastic world under the sea. We have recently won the BSAC Snorkel Club of the year award for 2012 so click here for more information about this award winning part of our club.

Existing Members

On this page you can find out what’s going on, information to help plan and run your dives, details of any socials, how to join our facebook page and googlegroups email list and lots of other useful pieces of information.

Winners of the BSAC Heinke Trophy


The Heinke Trophy is awarded each year by BSAC to the club which has done the most to further the interests of its members and BSAC and in 2016 ECSAC were the WINNERS!!

It was East Cheshire SAC’s strong track-record of community events that caught the judges’ attention, making the club the 54th winner of the trophy since it was launched back in 1958.


If you would like to find out more then please get in touch divingofficer@scubadivingmacclesfield.com or call 07896 625215

East Cheshire Sub-Aqua Club, Lower Bank Street, Macclesfield, SK11 7HL