BSAC has recorded and reported on Diving Incidents since 1964. The lessons learned from Incidents are relevant to all divers regardless of their training and diving background and the document Safe Diving is a valuable resource of considered advice that we would encourage all divers to follow.
"No other sport requires the participants to completely immerse themselves in an environment that is not designed to support human life without assistance." National Diving Officer
As an organisation we have monitored and reported on diving incidents for well over 40 years and have used that information to develop diving and related activity training programmes that are particularly suited to the typical conditions expereinced in the UK. All divers can benefit from reviewing the information contained in these reports.
Collection of incident information is central to understanding trends in diving. Many individuals and groups, including the MCA, RNLI, BHA and other diving organisations feed into our system but the vast majority of reports come from individuals. The Incident Report Form is the basis for this information gathering and is available as a pdf form which you can download and complete.
When the occasional serious incident does occur it is important to maintain an understanding of the context of the activity and this section contains information that is relevant to both the press and friends and families of those involved.Incident Register
At the request of the British Diving Safety Group and we maintain a listing of all recreational diving related fatalities that have occurred in UK waters (including inland locations) during the current year and the preceding 2 years.
NDC Safety & Incidents Advisor