Support Us

We can only succeed in our aims to preserve and promote our diving heritage with public support.

Whether you are an individual or an organisation, you can play an invaluable part in helping us to realise our goals.

There are so many ways in which you can help. You can make a donation to our work, support a particular appeal, volunteer to be part of our team, attend our Annual Conferences, and make a gift of a legacy in your will. 

Please consider supporting us today.

Image of two volunteers using an antique hand-driven pump to pump air to a diver.


We are looking for people who share our passion for diving history to help us fulfil our aims of preserving and promoting our diving heritage.  We encourage a ‘buddy system’ of supporting each other in any given roles from maintaining and demonstrating vintage diving equipment to administrative help such as keeping in touch with the membership and cataloguing our growing collection of artefacts. Shared roles makes us stronger and more effective. Whatever your background or experience, everyone is welcome. We are extremely grateful to all our volunteers whose time and effort has ensured the continued success of the Society.


As a charity we rely entirely on the generosity of private individuals and organisations in order to flourish. However you chose to donate, you can be certain that your gift will be received with gratitude and will make a positive difference to our work.

Image of a diver underwater, wearing a historical diving suit and giving the Okay sign

Give as you Live

Give as you Live is an internet platform that raises money for charity through your online purchases. It costs you absolutely nothing. All you need to do is open an account with Give as you Live, choose The Historical Diving Society as your charity, then every time you shop through their website, a small percentage of your purchase cost will be automatically donated to the Society.
With over 4,000 top brand UK stores to choose from you are certain to find everything you want from food and furniture to entertainment and travel, software and services. All you need to remember is to log into Give as you Live BEFORE you make your purchase.
Please consider being our ‘Give as you Live’ supporter. Thank you.

Make a Bequest

Charitable gifts left to the HDS are invaluable to us. A gift to the Society in your will helps us to create a long-lasting legacy that will inspire generations of divers and diving historians for years to come. We appreciate that making a bequest is a highly personal decision and we thank you for enabling us to continue to ensure that our diving history is never forgotten.

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Thank you!

As a charity, your generosity and support is our life blood.  Whether your gift is financial or your time, it is an investment in a secure future for our diving heritage.