Try a dive with Kilkee SubAqua Club

Try a dive with Kilkee SubAqua Club


Have you ever wanted to lear to scuba dive? Kilkee Subaqua Club is offering you the opportunity to try a dive.

The club, founded in 1982, trains in the pool during the off season to stay fit while members also use the opportunity to practice key skills to ensure that all divers are fully equipped for the following season.

Between November and March the club conducts its training programme for new members at the pool in Shannon Leisure Centre. Trained members engage in swimming activities and practise essential water skills.

During this November the club will offer free “try a dive” activities these are open to the public.

If you are 16 or over and you can swim then why not take this opportunity to try something new, I think everyone has thought about learning to scuba dive at some stage in their life, why not take that step right now….

About the club:

Kilkee Sub Aqua club was founded in 1982 to promote scuba diving in the West Clare area. The club has 30 plus members and is a member club of CFT – Comhairle Fó Thuinn (The Irish Underwater Council) – the regulatory body for sports diving in Ireland with about 80 member clubs both North and South.

The club engages in specialist training courses with other clubs, provides a platform for dive outings for members and visiting divers during the season and also operates its own Search & Recovery unit and the other emergency services when required. The club operates on a voluntary non-profit-making basis. The club has its own clubhouse, based in Kilkee, and a Ribcraft 6.8 rigid inflatable boat (RIB).

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.