About the Club

The Garda Sub Aqua Club (GSAC) has been involved in diving for 50 years, starting from humble beginnings in 1964 when members from the Garda Swimming and Lifesaving Club started to experiment with fins, masks and snorkels. The first trip away involved 11 members travelling to Achill Island to dive the Aghia Eirini a 4330 ton steamer that ran aground in 1939.

Our membership today is made up people from all different backgrounds who come together for the enjoyment of diving in Ireland. Over the years our members have gone on to work as professional divers nationally.

We have a fleet of 3 RIB’s and one inflatable all equipped with GPS units, depth sounders, wreck finders, VHF radios and oxygen equipment. The club has two portable compressors for trips away and a permanent compressor in our Clubhouse in Westmanstown.

Throughout the winter months members keep active through 16 weeks of pool training in the National Aquatic Centre in Blanchardstown and snorkelling in Sandycove. Between March and October we dive up to three times a week from Dun Laoghaire and sites around Dublin and undertake numerous weekend and weeklong trips to a wide variety of locations around the Irish coast. Irish waters offer some of the best diving experiences in northern Europe. Foreign Club holidays are also organised with past trips including Mexico, Cuba, Egypt and Croatia.

Every year we take on new members keen to explore the underwater world around our coasts. There is ample opportunity for advancement within the club and all members are encouraged to progress right up to Instructor and Examiner grade.

By joining GSAC not only do you gain a new set of friends interested in the life aquatic, your club membership gains you access to all the clubs facilities including dive boats, fixed and mobile compressors, pool sessions, CFT trained instructors, experienced divers and international dive insurance.