Become a Member

The HDS is an active Society of members who are passionate about researching, collecting, recording, publishing and exhibiting artefacts and information from our diving past.

You do not need to be a diver to join us. Whatever your interests may be our aim is to share our knowledge and build a legacy for future generations in the most enjoyable way possible. We have regular meetings, rallies, talks and international exchange visits which foster a sense of ‘family’. Become a member of our family today.

Member Benefits

As a member of the HDS you will receive:

our latest news and information through our online newsletter, RopeSignal

our magazine, ‘The Historical Diving Times’ which is published twice a year

our academic publication, ‘The International Journal of Diving History’ which is published annually

the published ‘Proceedings’ of our Annual Conference

contacts with other members and enthusiasts

access to our comprehensive reference library of books, papers, images and film/videos

access to ‘The Divers Index’

invitations to attend our film evenings and book meetings

invitations to attend overseas events held by other international HDSs

access to a membership and profile directory online

invitations to attend our Annual Conference

the opportunity to dive in standard dress (subject to conditions)

discounts and special offers on selected goods and events

free entry to The Diving Museum in Gosport, Hampshire

discounted tickets to Diving Museum events

Join the Historical Diving Society (UK Residents)

For UK Resident Individuals

Individual Membership is available to individuals in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Individual membership includes hard copies of the Historical Diving Times and our academic annual publication, the International Journal of Diving History. In addition individual members have free entry to the Diving Museum as well as discounts on selected shop products and events.

UK Resident Individual
Subscription period: 1 year
Fee: £45

For UK Resident Families

Family Membership is available to two adults and two children (under 18) resident at the same UK address.

Family members enjoy all the benefits of full individual members including hard copies of the Historical Diving Times and the International Journal of Diving History, free entry to the Diving Museum on presentation of membership cards and discounts on selected shop products and events.

UK Resident Family
Subscription period: 1 year
Fee : £67.50

For UK Resident Students 

Student Membership is available to students undertaking a recognised full-time course of study in the UK. Proof of student status is required.

Student membership includes access to online resources as well as digital copies of our publications, the Historical Diving Times and the International Journal of Diving History to help with your studies.

UK Resident Student
Subscription period: 1 year
Fee: £25

For UK Based Organisations

Corporate Membership is available to industrial and commercial organisations, based in the UK.

Corporate Membership includes hard copies of the Society magazine, The Historical Diving Times and the annual academic publication, The International Journal of Diving History for your staff and/or library. It also includes free entry to the Diving Museum for your staff on presentation of appropriate company ID.

UK Based Organisation
Subscription period: 1 year
Fee: £175

Join the Historical Diving Society (Overseas Residents)

For Non-UK Resident Individuals

Individual Membership for individuals not resident in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Individual membership includes hard copies of the Historical Diving Times and our academic annual publication, the International Journal of Diving History. In addition individual members have free entry to the Diving Museum as well as discounts on selected shop products and events.

Overseas Resident Individual
Subscription period: 1 year
Fee: £50

For Non-UK Resident Families

Family Membership is available to two adults and two children (under 18) resident at the same address not in the UK.

Family members enjoy all the benefits of full individual members including hard copies of the Historical Diving Times and the International Journal of Diving History, free entry to the Diving Museum on presentation of membership cards and discounts on selected shop products and events.

Overseas Resident Family
Subscription period: 1 year
Fee : £75

For Non-UK Resident Students

Student Membership is available to students undertaking a recognised full-time course of study at a non-UK location. Proof of student status is required.

Student membership includes access to online resources as well as digital copies of our publications, the Historical Diving Times and the International Journal of Diving History to help with your studies.

Overseas Resident Student
Subscription period: 1 year
Fee: £25

For Non-UK Based Organisations

Corporate Membership is available to industrial and commercial organisations, based outside the UK.

Corporate Membership includes hard copies of the Society magazine, The Historical Diving Times and the annual academic publication, The International Journal of Diving History for your staff and/or library. It also includes free entry to the Diving Museum for your staff on presentation of appropriate company ID.

Overseas Based Organisation
Subscription period: 1 year
Fee: £200

“Thrilled to be able to dive in standard dress at your rally. It fulfilled a lifelong ambition.”

CI

If you would like any more information about becoming a member, please contact our membership secretary (membership@thehds.com).

The Membership Secretary,
5 Nepean Close
Gosport
PO12 2BH
United Kingdom