There’s much more to being part of New Horizons Snorkel and Dive Centre than just being in the water – we also have an active social scene!
The New Horizons Dive Society aims to allow like-minded divers to meet, keep on diving and keep in touch with what’s going on. There are many benefits for Society members not least the opportunity to explore new dive sites in the UK and abroad as well as helping to maintain your diving skills through organised workshops or informal pool sessions. You can keep in touch with important developments and upcoming activities through the monthly NHDC Dive Society social events
We recognise that our customers will be at different stages in their diving experience and will have different needs. There are 3 membership levels, each offering a range of benefits enabling you to select the most appropriate membership for your own situation. We also offer discounted memberships for couples and families.
As well as the numerous benefits you will receive as a member of the New Horizons Dive Society (including a regular newsletter telling you about all the courses and trips that have just taken place and are planned for the future), why not join us at our monthly social evenings generally on the first Thursday of each month? This is an opportunity for you to meet like-minded divers, catch up on the latest news and offers… and have a few drinks!
Benefits of Membership
There are a number of benefits covering all your diving needs whilst saving you money! Your benefits will depend on the level of membership you choose. The benefits cover the following (full list below):
- Regular communications & social events
- Information on up and coming UK and foreign trips, supported by an experienced trip leader
- Options to join us on Pleasure Dives at Macclesfield Leisure Centre or Capernwray, supported by surface safety cover
- Your options for continuing your diver education
- Details on the latest special offers, presentations from guest speakers and your chance to get advice from the PADI professionals team
- Discounts on everything from diving magazines to equipment, air fills and even holidays!
- Chat with fellow divers… where’s hot & where’s not!
Come along, join in and make the most of what the New Horizons Dive Centre has to offer!
Cost of Annual Membership
There is a £5 reduction on all fees for setting up and paying by standing order.
To become a member of the NHDC Dive Society, or to amend or renew current membership please complete either an Individual, a Couple or a Family application form and return it with your registration and membership fees or Standing Order Mandate.
Full list of features
|Details of Membership Entitlements||Gold||Silver||Bronze|
|Social Events & Announcments|
|Special social and diving events organised for members (some small charges may apply subject to event e.g. 10 pin bowling)||✓||✓||✓|
|A monthly social evening with guest speakers (free entry)||✓||✓||✓|
|A number of U.K. Trips will be organised annually and the Dive Society will provide an experienced trip leader||✓||✓||✓|
|Elligible to join us on any of our New Horizons accompanied U.K. Trips (subject to meeting trip minimum experience criteria)||✓||✓||✓|
|Advance notification of all dive trips, via email, newsletters and Facebook.||✓||✓||✓|
|Free monthly Sportdiver magazine (r.r.p £4.20 per copy), subject to availability. These must be collected from
|Discounted Travel Insurance with Divemaster when arranged through the link on our website||✓||✓||✓|
|Free invitation to attend scheduled pool sessions for skills practice (subject to space being available on the required evenings)||✓||✓||✓|
|Equipment Hire for Pool sessions (includes air fill)||✓||£5||£10|
|Join us for a pleasure dive on any scheduled weekend at an inland water site (e.g. Capernwray, Stoney Cove etc.)||✓||✓||£10|
|Discounted daily hire of Diver Propulsion Vehicle (certified DPV divers only and only available for inland water sites when NHDC staff on-site)||✓||£10||✗|
|Discounted gear rental prices||50%||40%||33%|
|Discount on the recommended retail price of purchases from New Horizon’s shop (excludes already discounted items
|Discounted Air Fills for personal use only (excludes Nitrox), rates are quoted per cylinder and subject to a maximum of 2 cylinders a week)||Free||£2||✗|
|Discounted Nitrox Fills up to 32% (for personal use only, rates are quoted per cylinder and subject to a maximum of 2 cylinders a week)||£3||✗||✗|
|Discounted Nitrox Fills up to 50% (for personal use only, rates are quoted per cylinder and subject to a maximum of 2 cylinders a week)||£5||✗||✗|
|Discounted continued education courses (excludes courses which are not run by NHDC)||10%||5%||✗|
|Discounted New Horizons fee on overseas trips (reduced from the current £80 to £40 per trip)||✓||✗||✗|
|Discounted U.K. Trips (5% per member, i.e. a ‘couple’ would receive 5% each etc.) Excludes accommodation unless included in package price||✓||✗||✗|
Terms and Conditions
Terms and conditions apply to becoming a member of the NHDC Dive Society.