NSSAC has been diving the waters off South West Scotland for the last thirty years and we are now the only active club in the area, diving most weekends and on regular mid-week days, weather permitting.
We are a relatively small but growing club with a membership of around 40 who come from all parts of Galloway and Northern England.
As our membership is so widespread we are unable to have weekly club meetings, as most clubs do, and so social media plays a large part in keeping members connected and informed. Our main base of operations is at the nearby Isle of Whithorn, where our boats are moored and where we are affiliated with the local sailing club, providing us with club house facilities and a compressor room.
As a club we are always ready to welcome new members, whether they are already trained, by whichever agency, or complete beginners who want to give scuba diving a go. The former can be diving with us almost immediately and can then progress their training if they wish as BSAC divers. The latter need to contact us so that we can meet up to discuss and arrange try dives and appropriate training to the Ocean Diver (OD) level.
Want to learn to scuba dive? Scuba diving is an adventure open to anyone aged 10 or over and Newton Stewart Sub Aqua Club provides high-quality BSAC training for beginners.
PADI, SSI or another agency qualified? Great! Joining our club is a great way to develop your scuba diving and to simply get out there and enjoy some great diving!
Explore local dives in and around Wigtown and Luce bay.
Find out the history of local wrecks that NSSAC dives on.
Having previously trained as a diver with another diving agency in England, I moved to Scotland at the end of 2019 not knowing anyone. I joined NSSAC who welcomed me with open arms. The club is all inclusive and encourages all members to get out diving and enjoy the local diving sites, whether you are into scenic drift and reef dives or into your metal the local area has a variety of incredible diving locations that can be enjoyed most of the year providing the weather is favourable you don’t mind a bit of cold! Not only that, members organise several diving trips away each year, from Scapa to Malta and beyond there is something for everyone.