Why BSAC

Why learn to dive with BSAC?

BSAC is the UK’s leading dive club and recognised by the Sports Council as the sport’s National Governing Body. It is very well respected worldwide for the high standard of training it delivers and for the role it plays in developing the sport.

Here are some of the benefits;

UK's largest dive club
As the UK’s largest dive club you could not have a greater opportunity to get the most out of diving.
International excellence
BSAC develop the world’s best recreational diving training and deliver it through an extensive network of clubs and commercial centres where trainees are nurtured to become self-reliant excellent scuba divers.
National governing body
BSAC is the national governing body for the sport and has a huge voice in shaping the future of diving in the UK.
International recognition
BSAC qualifications are internationally recognised and highly respected for their depth and quality.
Worldwide locations
BSAC has centres all around the world in Japan, Korea, Thailand and many other locations.
Training focused, NOT profit focused
BSAC is a not for profit organisation and all of its diving instructors are volunteers. This means that we deliver progressive diver training at your pace. Each new experience is built upon step by step training.
Quality NOT quantity
We pride ourselves on delivering quality and consistent training to BSAC’s exacting standard, which is respected worldwide. We take as long as you need to perfect your diving skills.
Club life
There really is no better feeling than feeling part of a welcoming and friendly club, which is focused on supporting you to get the most out of your diving. We believe scuba divers get much more out of the sport as part of a club. Club life is not just about having access to great scuba training, it’s about being part of a social group of divers and enjoying diving together.
Diving opportunities
As a club we strive to organise as many diving opportunities throughout the year as possible. After all, that is why we learn to dive.
Ongoing diver skills development
As a BSAC member you have access to progress through further skills and qualifications via BSAC’s extensive Skills Development Courses.
Access to wider training
As a BSAC member you will also have access to wider regional and national training events.
Huge discounts
BSAC has negotiated huge discounts with leading dive suppliers and services on behalf of its members.
Peace of mind
BSAC provides members with excellent liability insurance cover.
Getting involved
As a member of a BSAC branch you will have the opportunity to become as involved as much as you like in the running of your local branch. If you choose to stand as a committee member you can really make a difference.
Supporting wider issues
BSAC is an ethical organisation that takes its responsibility to wider issues very seriously. BSAC campaigns and works to protect British underwater heritage and safeguard the UK’s precious waters and marine life for divers.

Already a qualified diver?

BSAC welcomes divers from other organisations such as PADI, SAA and others. Here is BSAC’s equivalent scuba qualifications chart