East Cheshire Sub Aqua Club

Welcome to ECSAC

About us

Celebrating 60 years 1960 - 2020

We are one of the largest and most active diving clubs in the UK and welcome both new trainees and existing qualified divers.  We have our own clubhouse, two boats and on-site compressor as well as a wealth of new training equipment and expedition gear.  We are your one-stop shop for diving adventures whether they be Recreational or Technical Diving. 

The club is run entirely by volunteers with a love for the sport.  This means the cost of trips and of our training is very low (in fact our instructors don’t charge anything for their time and our trips are run at cost only). You will need to join our branch to access these facilities and we hope that you will find the club both friendly and enjoyable. You can find more details about joining on our Membership Pages.

We have several instructors, including ‘Diving for All’ instructors so we can cater for different needs. ECSAC implements the British Sub Aqua Club’s (BSAC) safeguarding policies: Buddyguard for children (under 18s) and Adult Buddyguard for adults at risk.

Dive with friends

ECSAC is a more than just a dive club, we’re a family keen to grow.  Our love for the water runs deep and we like to explore it with friends.  With approximately 100 members we have a range of diving to offer.  Be your interest in cave diving, underwater photography, wrecks or marine life we can offer it all.  With so many members keen to keep wet our dive calendar is brimming with day trips, weekend trips, and holidays abroad.  We also have a pool night every Thursday of the year (except during school holidays).

Alongside our diving calendar we also have a a range of social events throughout the year from swashbuckling pirate parties to glittering Gatsby nights.  We’ve had barn dances, race nights, quiz nights, Christmas parties and New Year parties.  With a social committee dedicated to keeping us together there isn’t a month that goes by without something going on.

We can cater for new divers, rusty divers and experienced divers ready for their next adventure…

Latest News

 ECSAC members are busy planning dive trips and social events and you can find details on our website. See our “Upcoming Events” and “Trip Reports” sections to see what we’ve been up to and what’s happening next.

The club house is fully open on a Thursday evening from 9pm and we have the Macclesfield Leisure Centre pool from 7:45-8:45pm.

Please Note – The pool will be closed over the summer from Thursday 25th July and we will be back on Thursday 22nd August 2024. The Clubhouse will be open as usual.

Upcoming Trips

Be it home or abroad, our club encourages all of its members to take a dip whenever they can!