Photo credit: Marcus Blatchford

Members are snapping up early-bird tickets fast for the upcoming BSAC Diving Conference on 19th October at The Vox, NEC, Birmingham. 

BSAC’s Chief Executive Mary Tetley said: 

We’re thrilled so many members are coming already! This year promises to be our most exciting and informative conference yet, bringing together the best minds, the latest diving and safety advice, BSAC developments, ocean conservation initiatives and underwater stories from around the globe. It's going to be a great day.

As previous years, the conference is open to all members but is most relevant for Diving Officers, Training Officers, Instructors, Branch Officers and other volunteers (and very importantly, any members aspiring to be one or more of those things!).

Buy tickets now  Conference website 

Meet your host: Andy Torbet

Renowned diver, underwater explorer, stuntman and TV presenter Andy Torbet will be our host for the day. Andy’s experience and passion for diving makes him the perfect guide for the day. Check out this video message from Andy:

What to expect at the conference

1. Hear the latest diving, training and safety developments from BSAC – meet your new National Diving Officer, Sophie Rennie

2. Inspiring speakers and workshops, all day – Choose from 13 breakout sessions, plus a cracking guest speaker line up including:

  • World-renowned diving safety expert Dan Orr on ‘Mistakes divers make’. Dan will also be running a breakout session on ‘Safety issues for the older diver’.
  • Environmental thought leader Gaia Vince on ‘Living with oceans on a hotter world’.
  • Specialist in Nordic cold water exploration Tiffany Norberg on ‘Secrets of the Baltic Sea’.
  • Experienced instructor and dive shop owner Michelle Haywood on ‘Revisiting the Mona’s Queen’, WWII wreck.
  • Andy Torbet will join BSAC’s Sophie Heptonstall on ‘Opening up our sport - The future of BSAC snorkelling’.

    Plus much more… Download full programme PDF

3. Meet fellow clubs and members – the workshops create a great environment to meet other members with shared interests. Plus there's a great networking area with stands and drinks for all!

4. Meet the sponsors – explore the latest diving gear, accessories, diving destinations and more. 

Buy tickets now  Conference website 

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Get your early-bird tickets while you can...

The event team has been working on delivering the best possible value for members. The benefits of buying an Early-bird ticket include:

Scubapro Luna 2.0

  • Free parking at the NEC (saving £17.95 on the day)
  • Entry into a prize draw to win a Scubapro Luna 2.0 computer
  • Save £7.50 on the standard ticket prices

Plus, ALL delegates will get the following, adding further value to attending:

  • Delegate bag with free gifts
  • Free beer (or something else) at the end of the day
  • Free tea and coffee

Early-bird conference tickets are available until midnight 28th July at the special rate of £32.50.

Buy early-bird tickets now  Conference website 


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Learn more about the speakers and their talks, meet the event sponsors and read all about the fabulous venue on the BSAC Diving Conference 2024 website.

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