- What do I get with BSAC membership?
- What Insurance do I get with my membership?
- How long does my self-declaration medical last?
- I should have a choice between full membership that includes the magazine and one that doesn’t?
- Why don’t I receive a discount for my qualifications through BSAC Direct?
- What happens to the branch paperwork if the membership secretary has lapsed?
- How do we inform HQ that a member is transferring into our branch?
- I am the membership secretary, when should I expect the renewals?
- I have paid my membership over the telephone, when do I become a member?
- Does my membership number change each year?
- What is needed to prove I am a student?
- Are there any age restrictions for snorkel membership?
- Does a full diving medical override a self-declaration?
- Can I pay my membership over the telephone if I am a member through a branch?
- How do I update my qualifications with HQ?
- What is the difference between branch membership and direct membership?
- What do I need to do if I do not receive my SCUBA magazine?
- I am a new member, when should I receive my first SCUBA magazine?
- Our branch details are incorrect on the website, how do we amend them?
- Our branch have under/over paid, what do we do?
- How does our branch implement a common renewal date, how do the payments work?
- What do I need to do if I do not receive my renewal form?
- How can I pay my membership?
- What is abated membership?
- When does my membership start and expire?
- I have paid my subscriptions to the branch, but HQ have me registered as a lapsed member, am I covered?
- Can I be a member of more than one branch, if so, what are the costs?
- Who do I contact if I have a problem with my branch?
- I am paying by direct debit, when will my payment be taken and when will I receive notification?
- I’ve had 3 months free membership, how do I join?
- My card is lost or stolen, how do I obtain a replacement?
- What do the ‘Comments’ mean on the Renewal Summary sheet?
- I have not received renewal forms for some of the members listed, why?
- How do I subscribe to iSCUBA?
- Do I get a reduced membership rate if I opt to receive the electronic version of SCUBA (BSAC's official magazine)?
- Does the branch need to pay for branch stationery?
• Dive and train with friends - anywhere! BSAC has more than 1,000+ clubs
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• Monthly subscription to SCUBA (BSAC’s official magazine)*
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See the full range of benefits at www.bsac.com/benefits
* terms and conditions of membership apply.
** Some overseas countries are not included within the BSAC policy, contact BSAC HQ for confirmation if you live overseas.
|Type:||Third Party Liability Insurance|
|Insured:||Any member for the time being of any branch of The British Sub Aqua Club to which the Policy applies.|
|Cover:||Legal Liability arising from or in connection with the sport diving activities, including social events, of any branch of The British Sub Aqua Club.|
A BSAC self-declaration medical must be completed annually.
We feel that all full diving members should have the magazine as part of their membership to enable them to be kept up to date with what is happening within the ever changing diving world and the BSAC in general.
Discounts are only available for higher diver grades and instructor grades through the branch system, as this is a thank you to our members who help with training in the branches.
If the membership secretary of your branch has lapsed, then the renewal paperwork will be sent to another member of the committee. It is then down to the membership secretary to renew or alternatively it is up to the branch to inform us of a new membership secretary.
If a member joins your branch from another and it not due for renewal, we need to be notified in writing. This can either be in the form of a letter, fax or email or you can complete a temporary receipt form for the member, marking it with their membership number and sending it in with your renewals.
The renewals forms for all branches are posted out approximately 8 weeks before the renewal date. For example, the membership secretary should receive the May renewal forms at the beginning of March and so on.
If you pay your subscription over the telephone then your insurance cover starts immediately and will expire on the date of renewal.
No, while you are a member of the British Sub Aqua Club you must keep the same membership number as all your training is logged under this number.
If you are a new or renewing student member and over 18 then you must support your application for membership with proof of your student status.
This proof can be a copy of a library card, student registration card or a copy of your council tax exemption certificate. We cannot accept NUS cards as proof of student status.
The minimum age for snorkel membership is 6. There is no upper age restriction.
If your full diving medical was completed before June 2001 this overrides the self-declaration. Once it expires, you must complete the self-declaration. If it was completed after June 2001 then you will also need to complete a self-declaration medical.
No, only committee members can renew branch memberships on behalf of their members over the telephone.
To amend your details with HQ, take a photocopy of your qualification from your logbook and send/fax/email to HQ with your name and membership number. Alternatively, if you are a member through a branch, we will accept a letter from the branch Diving Officer.
Direct membership is for members who do not wish to be associated to any particular club and is only a paperwork branch. Branch membership is for members who are able to attend and wish to be part of a group whilst actively training.
If you are eligible and do not receive your SCUBA magazine please contact HQ who will check your details and post out missed issues. You can call us on +44 (0)151 350 6201 or email email@example.com.
This depends on when HQ receives your paperwork as the magazine labels are printed in advance. Please contact HQ (+44 (0)151 350 6201 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm when you will receive your first copy.
These amendments must be submitted to HQ in writing. This can either be a letter, fax or email and are updated on the database and the website daily.
If your branch has underpaid, please submit the payment to HQ as soon as possible. If your branch has overpaid, please deduct this amount from the next batch of renewals that you send in.
Once the branch has decided which month will be the common renewal month, contact HQ to obtain a Common Renewal Date Table. When you receive the renewal forms each month, simply charge each member the amount corresponding to the number of months they require to take them up to the common renewal date.
If you are a member of BSAC Direct, you can contact HQ and we can post you out a blank application form or you can pay over the telephone or via the website using a credit or debit card.
If you are a member through a club, your renewal form will be sent to your membership secretary. Alternatively, you can complete a blank temporary receipt form marking it with your membership number. These are available from the branch.
You can pay for your membership by Cheque, Credit Card, Postal Order or Direct Debit.
Abated membership is when you have two members living at the same address. The second member can take out the reduced Abated membership which does not include the SCUBA magazine subscription as this will be sent to the full member they are abated to
Your members is taken from the first day of the month in which you have joined for example if you join on the 15th Jan 2009 your membership will start from the 1st January 2009
As long as you have paid the branch and they have issued you with a receipt you are covered on the BSAC insurance.
You can be a member of many branches but you will have to pay your BSAC membership fees through your main branch. The only other costs incurred will be for the branch levy that your dual branches charge for the facilities you will be using.
BSAC HQ is your first point of call if you are not happy with your branch or any part of your BSAC membership the main phone number is 0151 350 6200
Your Direct Debit will be collected on or around the 15th of the month and your card will be sent back to your branch around the 22nd or Direct to you if your are a member of BSAC Direct.
You will be contact by the Membership Department just before your due to lapse and you can renew your membership over the phone through BSAC Direct or you can request a list of your local branches if you wish to renew with a club.
If your membership card is lost or stolen then please contact the membership department 0151 350 6201 and they will re-issue a replacement free of charge.
This is to indicate when a member is Due, Over Due or Final Reminder it also indicates those who are paying by Direct Debit.
You will only receive a renewal form for those members showing as Due as those who are showing as Overdue and Final Reminder have previously been sent a renewal form.
You can subscribe to iSCUBA by completing the online registration form www.bsac.com/iscuba
No the membership rate remains the same.
No the branch stationery is free to all BSAC clubs in order to help them promote their branch as well as the BSAC.