The Historical Diving Society

The Historical Diving Society (the HDS) was formed in 1990 in the UK by a group of enthusiasts whose aim is to preserve and protect diving heritage. Since then the Society has grown into an international organisation with affiliated national societies across the world. Read more…

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2014 Annual Conference and Dinner

The 2014 History of Diving Conference will be held at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution Headquarters in Poole on Saturday 22nd November.  In the evening, the society’s annual dinner will be held at the same venue. 

More details can be found at and Online booking and payment is available via the Shop link to the left, or on the Conference and Dinner page.