Our Girls Can Dive!

Updated: Mar 14

At the AGM at the end of January new Chairman, John K, mentioned in his acceptance speech that he was particularly pleased to be presiding over a dive club with such a high proportion of female members.


Melissa on the RIB in glorious weather.

About 40% of RSAC's members are girls. Nationwide this proportion is around 25%.


Apart from the obvious fact that a gender balanced club is just more fun to be a member of, John mentioned a few other reasons why it is a great advantage to have female members:


+ Female divers are better at multitasking/task loading - a great asset underwater

+ Female divers physiologically just have more efficient gas consumption

+ Female divers are more risk averse, ie not as likely to be diving beyond their limits


Whilst scuba kit can be heavy above water a diver's strength has little value underwater. Once in the water it is all about skill, composure and decision making.


So there you have it: If you are a girl and would like to learn to dive, you'll be in good company at Richmond Sub-Aqua Club.


Oh, and our Diving Officer is a girl!


Fee, our Diving Officer, in full rebreather kit.
Girls getting ready on the RIB in Portland Marina.

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Richmond Sub-Aqua Club (RSAC) is Branch no. 1489 of The British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), the governing body of scuba diving in the UK. Since RSAC's foundation in 1986 we have been the home of scuba diving in the Richmond area of South West London. Our instructors are nationally

qualified and accredited by BSAC to provide scuba training and internationally recognised scuba diving certifications. We welcome new members from the age of 14 years. All members of Richmond Sub-Aqua Club are automatically also members of BSAC.

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