Scottish Dive Conference schedule lands, and more speakers announced!

There are just two more days to buy your tickets online for the Scottish Dive Conference at Stirling University, and the speakers and raffle prizes just keep rolling in!

Andrew Fox from Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions comes all the way from Australia to talk to us about shark diving with a difference!
Steve Millard of Learn2freedive will talk on Freediving. He is Apneists UK Head Coach and an AIDA Instructor Trainer.

You can take a look at the full line up of speakers on our Facebook page here. Not sure who to see? Use our conference speaker schedule below to plan your day.

The atrium area of the University will hold a number of brilliant stands and stalls, more information for which can be found here.

And of course we have our fantastic raffle, with over £1000 worth of goodies to be won:


AP Diving are giving the chance to win a New Commando Escape Travel B.C.D.
Forth Element have developed a new top quality, super warm under suit. Be one of the first to own one!
Otter Dry Suits has sent us an accessories collection
Basking Shark Scotland will give their winner a branded BSS hoodie
Safari Diving Lanzarote are going to include a voucher for 2 persons for a week’s accommodation and 6 dive pack each
Scottish Sub Aqua Club will be giving 2 free memberships & log books
BDMLR are giving away a free membership to one lucky winner 
Crest Dive Centre, St Raphael Marina, Limassol, Cyprus offer the winner 2dives on the Zenobia wreck & lunch
A pair of Scubapro Seawing Nova fins are available in 4 sizes and 5 colours, with the winner to collect them from their nearest authorised Scubapro dealer


Interested? Not bought your ticket yet? Click here to buy your advance ticket for £20, but be quick - you only have until 6pm on Thursday 13th November to buy your ticket online.


After you have spent your day buying new gear and listening to all the interesting talks, why not stay a bit longer and relax along with the helpers and speakers in the Stirling Court Hotel in the University grounds. We have a combined Disco/Ceilidh organised with a traditional stovies supper at half-time to keep you going. Tickets are available here.

Folk can start arriving from 7:30 with the dancing kicking off at 8pm. You may find some folk propping up the bar earlier. We will have a couple of traditional games to keep you on your toes, but the main thing is to relax and enjoy yourself. Dress code is come as you like, but we advise against wearing your dry suit, a kilt would be quite warm enough! 

We have a specially discounted rate for Conference goers that want to stay over in the Stirling Court Hotel, so contact them directly - call 01786 451666 ( and explain you are there for the Dive Conference. If you are unable to obtain discount contact the SDC mailbox ( and we will try to ensure you get the special rate. Alternatively there are loads of hotels and B&B nearby (for example, have a look at


We look forward to seeing you there!