Welcome to Stingray Divers of York!

Club members enjoy  pint in Stromness: Iain Crampton harlequin mantis shrimp, Gato Island: Iain Crampton diver on the Rozi wreck, Malta: Teresa Murphy Snakelock Anemone, Isle of Skye: Iain Crampton James Barrie Wreck, Scapa: Iain Crampton


Club activities are still restricted due to Covid19. We are following BSAC's guidelines for a safe return to diving. We expect pool sessions, training and diving trips to resume progessively as restrictions are lifted. We hope all our memers stay safe and well during the pandemic, and we encourage you to follow health advice (Hands, Face , Space!) and to get vaccinated when you get the chance!

About the Club

Pool Sessions - Thursday Evening, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Archbishop Holgate Pool, York

Post Dive Social - The Vistoria Hotel (Heslington Road) from 9:00pm

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Stingray Divers is a BSAC SCUBA diving club in York, North Yorkshire. We offer SCUBA trips and SCUBA training all year round. We welcome new starters and qualified divers from all diving agencies (BSAC, PADI, NAUI, SAA, SSAC etc.). We aim to organise excellent SCUBA diving in the UK and abroad all year round.

For those who need scuba training we offer the full range of BSAC diving qualifications.

We take pride in the quality and safety of our dive leadership and SCUBA instruction.

Stingray is open to members of the public to join, but we are twinned with the York University Dive Club - same dive schedule, same instructors! If you are a University Student apply there instead!

If you already have a diving qualification then going diving is easy. Whether you trained with BSAC or elsewhere, you are welcome. If you qualified through another agency (PADI, NAUI, SAA, SSAC etc.) there is a simple cross-over arrangement, after which you can dive on your existing qualification. You can go diving and access the full range of the club's facilities, including further training if you wish.

Go here for information (including prices) about joining Stingray Divers.

Go here to see where we dive. Finally, look here to see further training we can offer if you are already qualified.

If you are new to diving and would like to try SCUBA we offer a Try Dive scheme where you can have a go at SCUBA in our swimming pool.

If you are sure you want to join, then you begin with the Ocean Diver course. As an Ocean Diver you will be able to dive to depths of up to 20metres with a qualified buddy. Details of the Ocean Diver course can be found here. PLEASE NOTE: We are very busy and there is a waiting list of a few weeks for try dives and new starters (other than qualified divers).

Club Meetings

Our Pool sessions are on Thursdays, 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Archbishop Holgate Swimming Pool in York. (In the grounds of Archbishop Holgate School, Hull Road, York YO10 5ZA). AHS Swimming Pool on Google Maps.

We share the pool with the university scuba club, so we have a pool session every Thursday in term time only (Start of October to end of June) for actual term dates, see the University Website Term Dates. In summer we are out in the sea!

Social Meeting Places We meet after the pool session on Thursdays, normally from 9pm in the Deramore Arms which is at Main Street, Heslington, York, YO10 5EA. Please email or ring the club before trying to find us in the pub, often we are away diving! Deramore Arms on Google Maps


The Stingray Divers membership includes people with a variety of backgrounds, ages and diving experience. Club Members live all over the UK, though most are based in and around York.


As divers We fully support the Marine Conservation Society in their efforts to reduce plastic waste and keep our oceans clean, green and healthy!


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