With more than 60 years at the forefront of UK diving, BSAC is ideally placed to represent the sport and with access to over 28,000 members and active divers we have plenty of scuba stories to tell.
From learning to dive, tips and guidance on scuba, insider knowledge on diving UK, our underwater heritage and marine environment through to scuba safety, exploration and expeditionary diving, we have the people for you to speak to.
Want to try scuba yourself?
If you're a journalist and would like to try scuba, we can also arrange for you to have an introductory session with a BSAC Try Dive.
Contact the BSAC team
If you have a question, need more information or photographs, or would like to speak to a BSAC spokesperson please get in touch.
Please email us or call +44(0)151 350 6201.
Editorial - please email SCUBA editor Simon Rogerson
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BSAC fact file
- BSAC (the British Sub-Aqua Club) is the UK national governing body for scuba diving and snorkelling. It has an network of clubs, run by volunteers, up and down the country and abroad.
- The club diving experience is at the heart of BSAC – our clubs are run by dedicated and enthusiastic members who simply love diving! By joining a BSAC club you are able to dive, train and participate in a full range of training and social activities as well as weekend diving trips to coastal or inland sites and diving holidays.
- HRH, The Duke of Cambridge is BSAC’s President. He took over the role in 2014, continuing a family tradition – his father and grandfather were previous BSAC’s Presidents.
- BSAC represents more than 28,000 scuba divers and snorkellers and welcomes new members from complete beginners upwards including those who have trained with other agencies.
- From absolute beginner to the more experienced, BSAC provides an extensive training programme that enables divers (and snorkellers) to progress through skills and qualifications at their own pace. You can learn to dive with BSAC from the age of 12 and there is no upper age limit.
- BSAC’s diving qualifications are internationally-recognised – literally opening up a whole world of scuba adventures.
- 100,000s of people have learned to dive with BSAC and have gone on to discover the wonders of the underwater world, both at home and overseas.
- BSAC develops its own safety recommendations to keep scuba as safe as it can be for all divers. As the national governing body, BSAC has recorded and reported on diving incidents since 1964.
- BSAC aims to promote and protect the UK’s underwater and wreck heritage, through a programme of diver education, skills training and collaborative working with other agencies, including the Receiver of Wreck, Nautical Archaeology Society, and Marine Management Organisation.
- BSAC and its members also work to safeguard the UK’s precious waters and marine life to ensure they can be enjoyed by future generation of divers. BSAC works closely with the Marine Conservation Society and other conservation organisations calling for more marine reserves around the UK to ensure greater protection of our underwater environment.