It may be love at first sight or a slow-burning ambition you have always wanted to try. Whatever the reason why you want to discover the world underwater, one thing is for sure – scuba diving can become a lifelong passion which will also ignite your love for adventure.
This Valentines, we're giving you our top five reasons why scuba should become your new love affair...
1. Make friends for life
With tens of thousands of active scuba divers in the UK and hundreds of thousands worldwide, you will never be alone when you go diving or snorkelling! Scuba is a social sport like no other…your buddy is part of your underwater life, and when it comes to spending time topside, you won’t be short of company.
With BSAC, our diving club network is one of the friendliest around, and our members love to get new divers trained and into the water. From our world-class training and varied diving to dive trips and awesome social life, learning to dive with BSAC means you will make friends for life.
2. Satisfy your sense of adventure….and then some!
You will never forget the first time you get to breathe underwater… or the excitement of exploring an environment that many people don’t get to see. And your aqua adventure is made all the sweeter by the sheer sense of accomplishment you get when achieve your diver qualification. Learning to dive with BSAC gives you access to some of the best scuba training and instructors around, and your qualification really is your passport to some of the most amazing underwater adventures.
3. Enjoying the moment
The colours, the marine life, being out in nature, the sense of almost flying underwater…. scuba diving is all of this, and so much more. And when you dive, you are experiencing life in the moment and a sense of relaxation you can take back with you into your everyday world.
4. Discover a new world underwater
Whether UK waters or overseas diving - or both - becomes your thing, there is a whole new aquatic world just waiting to be discovered. From fascinating wrecks, stunning reefs and diverse marine life (large and small) to citizen science diving and exploratory adventures, the sheer variety of diving on offer across our blue planet is extraordinary and will totally capture your heart.
5. And this is all on your doorstep!
You don’t always have to fly to far-flung places to enjoy diving as the UK offers some of the best diving around. And with BSAC’s large network of friendly dive clubs around the country, you couldn’t be better placed to take the leap and become a qualified scuba diver.
In the UK, you are never more than 70 miles from the sea which means diving with BSAC doesn’t have to be a long-distance relationship but a full-blown scuba love match!
Make a date with BSAC…
Despite the current situation, you can still get started on building your new relationship with the world of scuba. By joining a BSAC club, you will be able to start our entry-level Ocean Diver course via our eLearning, so you are ready for your in-water training when restrictions allow.
And with your BSAC diving qualification, the world really is your oyster!
Ready to start your scuba adventure? Sign up for eLearning!
You can get started straight away with the theory knowledge element of BSAC's entry-level courses, Discovery Diver and Ocean Diver, and work at your own pace using the BSAC eLearning system.