About Us

Our club, our people, our location

About our Club

We are Mid Herts Divers. A family friendly scuba diving and snorkelling club. We pride ourselves on inclusivity and providing value for money to our members.

We are British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC), branch 1784, based at the Hatfield Swim Centre. We meet every Wednesday evening between 7:30pm and 10pm for theory and pool training.

Training is performed by nationally qualified instructors in a safe and structured manner. Throughout the year, we run try dive sessions and diver training courses alongside a packed schedule of skill development courses. Open water lessons are conducted at both inland lakes, and coastal locations.

In recent years our club has organised diving trips to Scapa Flow, the Scilly Isles, Newquay, Norfolk coast, Eyemouth, Croatia and Normandy in addition to our usual trips to Plymouth, the Farne Islands, Brighton, Malta and the Red Sea.

Membership of our branch includes the weekly pool session, free air fills, rescue-related SDCs and use of branch-owned scuba kit during training. We also organise fun sessions including underwater hockey, liferaft sea survival and social events.

We welcome both trainee and experienced divers and snorkellers including persons with a physical disability.

Come dive with us!


Simon Fitt-Stirling


Mark Norbury

Diving Officer

Clive Murphy


Tanya Warren

Publicity Officer

Richard Dew

Training Officer

Paul Lyon

Equipment Officer

Clive Murphy

Membership Secretary

Ray Williams

Vice Chairman

Jamie Everington


Chris Jiggens

Instructor Development

Holly Lawrence-Weaver

Snorkelling and Junior Membership

Clive Murphy


Peter Short


Rod Reeves

Assistant Equipment

Our Facilities


Lectures are typically held in small groups so that interaction between the instructor and student is maintained.
In order to make the lectures interesting and engaging, a variety of handouts, powerpoint presentations, and hands on activities are used

Pool Work

We use the 33m pool at the Hatfield Swim Centre with it's 4 metre deep diving pit.
The classroom lectures are followed up with session in the pool. First the divers prepare their kit, initially under supervision of an instructor.
The lessons follow on to reinforce what is learnt during the classroom lessons.
Dry Practical Lessons, such as compass work, CPR, dive planning and chart reading are held in suitable locations for that particular lesson.

Open Water

Open Water lessons take place at a choice of inland dive sites, and coastal waters.
Hatfield Swim Centre
Lemsford Road
Hatfield, Herts
AL10 0EB