Scuba diving taster session at LeisurePlex

Experience the thrill of Scuba Diving at Lisburn Leisureplex.
Experience the thrill of Scuba Diving at Lisburn Leisureplex.

Local people are being urged to experience the thrill of Scuba Diving at Lisburn Leisureplex.

Residents can make a splash in the local pool with BSAC Ireland by taking part in their Try Dive event at Lisburn Leisureplex on Thursday evening, 12th May 2016.

This fun introductory session is a fantastic opportunity to try Sub Aqua Diving for the first time to see if it could be the sport for you.

Taking place at 8.30pm, this ‘have a go’ event is being offered at a reduced cost of £5 and with no prior experience or specialist equipment required there really is no excuse not to give it a try.

Bookings can be made by sending an email to

BSAC Ireland is offering this taster event as part of a national campaign called ‘Flow – Get into Watersports’ which is co-funded by The Erasmus Plus programme of the European Union and is a partnership between SportNI and a range of water based National Governing Bodies with the aim of encouraging more people to participate in watersports.

The campaign kicks off with a weekend of water based outdoor activity taster events all over Northern Ireland during the weekend of 14th and 15th May.

These events will be closely followed by a series of follow up training programmes to encourage people to continue in their chosen activity.

So even if you can’t attend the taster events you can still get involved by taking part in one of the follow up training programmes that are taking place.

During the weekend there will be a range of clubs based all over Northern Ireland offering taster events in canoeing, sailing, water skiing and wake boarding, rowing, angling, stand up paddle boarding and diving.

SportNI is one of the leading organisations behind the initiative and their Outdoor Recreation Development Officer, Mike McClure, believes it is a great way for people to get into a water sport and to eventually join a club.

He commented: “Flow is a wonderful way for people to experience the great natural water resources we have here in Northern Ireland and hopefully by taking part in this campaign it will help develop favourite past-times that participants will take part in for many years to come.”

Visit to see a full list of taster events and follow up training programmes that are being offered as part of the campaign to get you flowing into your next adventure!