How do I join SCDC?
Answer: Come along to our Thursday evening drinks to meet everyone, and if you like what you see, fill in the forms (.pdf)
and give them to our Secretary or any other member of the committee.
What does it cost to join?
Answer: SCDC charges HK$400/quarter for membership; you must also be a current member of BSAC (individual adult membership £55.50/year, further options here
How much does it cost to dive?
Answer: Diving members will normally pay a HK$200 boat fee and HK$75 per cylinder (total HK$350 for a normal 2 dive trip). For trips on Tail Chasers' boat (for slightly longer range trips) the boat fee is HK$250.
Where do you dive from?
Answer: Our trips usually leave from one of three locations - Aberdeen Boat Club; the public pier at Pak Sha Wan (Hebe Haven); and the public pier at Tso Wo Hang in Sai Kung. For dives leaving from Pak Sha Wan and Tso Wo Hang, the DM can arrange for minibus transport to and from Central.
Do you offer training?
Answer: Yes, we do! We are a regular BSAC club, with several members who are instructors. We try to tailor our training to the needs of our current members, and our Training Officer is always happy to take requests. We try to run a Sports Diver course every year, and this year are also running a Dive Leader course. We have also run courses for Nitrox diving, Trimix diving, First Aid, Oxygen administration, and many more. If you are interesting in exploring further, come along on a Thursday and have a chat, or drop us a line
I have a PADI qualification, can I still join the club?
Answer: Yes, you can still join, and we encourage you to do so! But, you must
also be a current BSAC member (this ensures you are covered by the BSAC 3rd party liability insurance). Don't worry if you have trained with PADI or another organization, we will cross you over to the BSAC system at the nearest appropriate qualification.
Do you dive abroad?
Answer: There are usually a couple of diving trips abroad each year. These are not 'official' club trips, but are arranged by club members and are open to any club members wishing to go along.
Do I need my own equipment?
Answer: Yes, you do! We have club cylinders and weights, but you will need your own personal dive gear.
Note: every diver must
have their own Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB).