BSAC is launching a special expedition to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and is looking for clubs and members to get involved.

6 June 2019 marks 75 years since the Allied landings on the coast of Normandy and the beginning of the liberation of France. BSAC will commemorate this historic event with Normandy 75, an ambitious expedition bringing together clubs and divers between 26 July to 3 August 2019 to dive some of the war wrecks off Normandy’s beaches.

The expedition will include two specially chartered hardboats, plus the opportunity for clubs to bring their own RIBs or to charter their own hardboat. Full guidance and support will be provided, including details on wreck sites and dive planning. Lists of charter boats – both from the UK and over in France – will also be made available for clubs looking to book their own boat.

BSAC’s Underwater Heritage Adviser, Jane Maddocks  said that Normandy 75 was ‘an opportunity to get involved in something very special’.

This is a significant anniversary for our maritime history and the chance to bring together a large number of divers to mark the occasion will make for a truly remarkable expedition.

How to get involved in Normandy 75

There are several ways you and your club can take part:

  • Apply for a place on the two hard boats that have been booked by BSAC for this expedition. Places are limited and are open to experienced Sports Divers and above.
  • Bring your club RIB to Normandy be part of a multi-club expedition
  • Charter a hardboat for your club or group of divers to join Normandy 75.

For more information, apply for a place on the two BSAC hardboats or to register your club’s interest in taking part, go to

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