North Dorset Sub Aqua Club
North Dorset Sub Aqua Club

Our team

At North Dorset Sub Aqua Club we have our committee of elected members, working hard to ensure the club offers members lots of varied diving and social events, conducted in a safe manner under the BSAC guidelines.

Karl Stenning

Position /  Chairman


BSAC advanced diver and advanced instructor and holder of many other dive qualifications


I joined North Dorset in 2012 and took  on the role of dive officer from April 2013 as i was most qualified for that position at the time, I stood down from that position in 2017 and took over as chairman

I have been diving since 1998, my main interest is wreckdiving and i'm often found travelling the world teaching and supervising diving 






Jules Kelley

Position/  Diving Officer


BSAC Advanced Diver & open water instructor


I was a reluctant trainee but 18 years after taking my try dive you can't keep me out of the water !!

Now an advanced diver and open water instructor , i mainly enjoy looking for critters and see life below the surface as my underwater garden.




John James

Position/  Treasurer


BSAC  Dive leader & open circuit trimix


John joined BSAC at the Bahrain Dilmun Club in 1980 and has been diving ever since. Qualified to Dive Leader and open circuit trimix he's had opportunity to dive in Australia, North America and the Middle East but likes UK diving the best. John joined NDSAC in 1985 and has been involved with training many club members, some of whom have survived and themselves served as committee members. John has also organised many of the club trips over the years and is a keen member of any expeditions



Nicky Chattaway

Position/  Membership secetary


Bsac Dive Leader


I joined NDSAC in 2007. Learning to Dive has given me some challenges and still does!
As a Dive Leader I am a keen observer of marine life and have an appreciation for even the smallest of creatures.







Giles Adams

Position/  Equipment officer


Bsac Advanced diver


Giles has been with the club longer than he cares to remember.

Manages the club compressor and his own RIB the black pig ( his hero being Captain Horatio Pugwash) and he generally responsible for the maintenance and distibution of club kit.

Likes RIB & wreck diving ( he says that these are normally separate entities !!

Also enjoys diving with sharks and underwater photography.

Other attributes: Pugnacious, Optimistic, Swashbuckling and Convivial.



Gwynn James

Position/  Social secetary


I began diving with Dilman divers, a BSAC club in Bahrain in 1982, continuing this with  NDSAC on our return to the UK, to qualify as dive leader and open water instructor.

I enjoy diving wrecks and learning their stories but have a soft spot for sea creatures of all kinds. I have served in many roles on the committee on the wet side over the years, I'm now trying my hand at organising some dryside events as social secetary




Pool news

We are now using the pool at St Marys school, Shaftesbury every Thursday evening for training and swimming from 8pm to 9pm,

then meet at Half moon afterwards for catching up with all club activities or just enjoying a drink with friends


North Dorset Sub Aqua Club

We meet every Thursday @ 8.00pm at  St Marys school pool, Shaftesbury




Want to join us?

If you'd like to become a member, or to find out more ,please use our email address or call in to see us

or  simply use the form on our contact us page