Dumbarton Sub-Aqua Club has been going for 15 years as of March 2015. The club is a branch of the Scottish Sub-Aqua Club and is run by a committee for the benefit of the members. The Annual General Meeting is in January.
The club meets on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9pm, during school term time, at the pool of Our Lady’s and St Patrick’s High School, Dumbarton. Pool sessions allow training, practicing skills, troubleshooting equipment and lectures. They often end up as gossiping and carrying on.
Future dive trips are often discussed on Wednesday evenings.
The club meets on Sundays between 9am and 9.30am at the ‘Pit Stop’ café in Arrochar. Every second Sunday is a ‘Open Water Training’ day so trainees have plenty of opportunities to practice their new skills in the sea. Occasionally, the club meets at a different place if diving somewhere other than Upper Loch Fyne.
The club usually organises a week's overseas dive trip, sometime in September to November, such as a Red Sea liveaboard.
The club has a stock of diving equipment for the use of trainees, which is carefully maintained by the Equipment Officer. The Equipment Officer also keeps a stock of new and second-hand equipment for sale to club members.
The Branch Diving Officer has a commercial Air filling station. The club members get fills at a discounted price. The Equipment Officer has a small privately owned RIB.