What is the BSAC?
BSAC stands for British Sub Aqua Club,
the world's biggest diving club.
The BSAC is one of the most respected
diving organisations in the world with
a reputation for the excellence of its
diver training programme.
Formed to promote underwater sport,
exploration, science and safety to the
highest standards, the BSAC is a Company
Limited by Guarantee and as such cannot
distribute a profit to its shareholders,
the Members (including Officers and
Council Members). This means the net
results of all BSAC activities are constantly
ploughed back into further development
of the sport to the benefit of all divers.
a BSAC Branch?
BSAC branches are autonomous groups
of BSAC members who organise and promote
their own diving activities, frequently
having group ownership of equipment
such as dive boats, compressors and
often training equipment. Most branches
have open membership and are based on
population centres, usually meeting
weekly at local swimming pools.
Some groups are based on closed facilities,
such as Universities, Military bases
or works-based Sports Clubs, and form
Special Branches with restricted membership.
BSAC Branches can be found in numerous
locations all around the World, with
the majority located in the U.K. You
can chosse to join a BSAC Branch, or
to become a Direct Member of the BSAC.
I join a BSAC Diving Course?
You can learn to dive with the BSAC,
or you can continue your training if
you have started with another organisation.
Courses are available either from a
BSAC Branch, or at a BSAC School. Branch
training courses are usually provided
for the members of a Branch and are
organised around the regular Branch
meetings, usually at a local swimming
pool. BSAC Schools offer dive courses
to everyone, it is not necessary to
first become a BSAC member. Courses
are organised at various times and locations
by arrangement and can even be arranged
as part of a diving holiday.
If I have
started to dive with another organisation,
can I continue with the BSAC?
Of course, the BSAC welcomes all divers.
It is not unusual to be tempted to try
diving while on holiday, and then wish
to continue when you return home. Just
contact your local BSAC Branch or School
and they will be happy to help you continue
your dive training and to gain further
experience. Any training or certification
which you have already received will
be taken into account.