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7th December 11

Supporting our branches to recruit new members

The Autumn/Winter months are a time when many of our clubs look at their new member recruitment activity and plan for the months ahead. If your club is currently looking to bring in new members – either new trainees or already trained divers - then BSAC is here to help.


…whether it’s a one-off event or on-going promotion, BSAC can directly support your branch’s new member recruitment?

Here’s how:10-Step Plan

Our 10-Step Plan to recruit new members

This easy-to-use guide provides the perfect starting point to planning your new member recruitment activity. Download our 10-Step Plan

Come Dive With Me

BSAC’s ‘introduce a friend’ scheme aims to reward the efforts of all our members in bringing in new members. For every new member you introduce Come Dive with Meto the club, you could receive a £185 discount voucher off a new Northern Diver drysuit* – and so could your friend!

Come Dive with Me has been introduced to directly support a branch’s own recruitment activity – find out more

*or, if you prefer you can get up to £50 off a Northern Diver wetsuit.

Running a Try Dive event

Our ‘Want New Members’ section on the BSAC website provides a range of information and advice on organising, promoting and running new member recruitment events, including try dives.

Branch promotional material

We have a great range of promotional material branches can order for FREE online.

Updated for 2011, the range includes:

  • Try Dive packs - A5 size with a free BSAC DVD on the inside cover.the all-new Try Dive packs Perfect to give out to non-divers who have completed a try dive with a BSAC club, they are complemented by an additional range of Go Dive packs, designed to target already trained divers.
  • Posters and leaflets - you can also order Try Scuba posters and leaflets, general Dive with BSAC posters, leaflets and postcards
  • NEW for Autumn 2011 – Snorkelling promotional material, including Experience Snorkelling (have a go snorkel sessions) participant packs, Go Snorkelling with BSAC leaflets and posters.

View and order the new range of new member recruitment promotional material

Promotional banner for branchesFlags and banners

We have a supply of indoor and outdoor flags and banner stands that we can lend to you (subject to availability). If you would like more information please email Sandra Crowley at or call +44 (0)151 350 6257.

For £35 (plus postage), you can also buy your own club-branded banner which is perfect for your pool or outdoor event.

Direct support 

If would like further support for your event or new member recruitment activity, please get in touch. Please email  

And finally…..Tell us your stories! We’d also really like to know how your event or promotional activity is going so please email us your stories and photos and we can feature them on the BSAC website, in our new member magazine SCUBA, and on our Facebook page.

Email Alison Dando at  

Good luck with your new member recruitment – our branches are key to bringing new members into diving with BSAC and we would like to thank you for your continued commitment and hard work.