Scuba Divers Federation of South Australia

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SDFSA Introduction

         Our Federation brings SAís recreational scuba diving clubs together as a single, strong force. We support and advise the clubs in all diving related matters. We keep the clubs informed and provide a forum for debate on diving issues.


Membership Benefits

SDFSA membership enables club participation at our monthly meetings and receipt of all Federation products such as our various publications, car stickers and DES cards.  We network with other organisations of interest to divers and relevant information received from them is forwarded on to our member clubs. We endeavour to obtain dive discounts for our member clubs.

Monthly News Sheet & Bulletin

Our aim is to email publications such as our monthly news sheet & Bulletin to our member clubs so that they, in turn, can pass them on to their financial members. Please check with your club Secretary if you have any queries regarding receipt of the news sheet & Bulletin.


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Club Newsletters

Each month we receive copies of a few club newsletters (some hard copies & some electronic versions). Hard copies are usually tabled at our monthly meetings. Electronic copies are kept until a new issue is received.


The objectives of the Scuba Divers Federation of South Australia to:

Promote and encourage scuba diving as a recreational activity.

Promote understanding between the public and recreational scuba divers.

Represent the interests of members in any matters which may arise.

Encourage the conservation, enhancement and rehabilitation of the marine and freshwater environments.

 Liaise with other organisations or agencies which might represent the interests of the association.

Notify members of any information in respect to scuba diving and the associationís related interests.

SDFSA Management

The SDFSA Inc. is managed by a group of delegates who are members or representatives of member clubs. The current management committee as elected at the previous annual general meeting is as follows:

Gail Jackman 
Christopher Deane 
Steve Reynolds 
Alex Suslin
Committee Member 
Hank van der Wijngaart
Committee Member 
Judi Hani

The goals of the federation are to:

Act as a peak body for recreational scuba diving clubs in SA 
Represent all recreational scuba divers in all relevant diving matters including the provision of information for decision making by the government and / or the general public 

As such, the SDFSA Inc is very much involved in matters that affect recreational scuba diving in South Australia. We are involved in and have representation on the following bodies:

RecFish SA (formerly SARFAC)
Fleurieu Reef management Committee (ex HMAS Hobart)

The SDFSA Inc. produces a very informative monthly newsletter that provides information and updates in relation to relevant and topical matters and issues that affects recreational scuba diving in SA. 

The Scuba Divers Federation of South Australia meetings are normally held at 7pm in room J6-13 in the Jeffrey Smart Building at Uni SAís City West Campus in North Terrace, Adelaide on the fourth Tuesday of each month from February to December. Download the campus map to assist in finding the Jeffrey Smart building.  


All correspondence to the SDFSA Inc. or any committee member should be addressed to:

The Secretary
1/23 Kolapore Avenue
Largs North S.A. 5016

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Last modified: July 11, 2015