The Kernow Dive Festival is almost upon us – and to celebrate its 21st birthday, BSAC is offering one lucky winner a brand new Dive Leader eLearning course!

For 2023, the three-day event takes place over the weekend of 9-11 June.

Attendees will get to enjoy a choice of fabulous dive sites on the beautiful Cornish coastline, as well as the opportunity to meet and socialise with other BSAC divers.

Organised by a 12-strong group of BSAC branches that make up the Kernow (Cornwall) Federation of Dive Clubs, the festival has grown into a popular event in the UK diving calendar. Over the past 20 years, it has raised more than £50,000 for DDRC Healthcare. For the 2022 event, 120 divers from 12 clubs as far afield as Cheshire and Coventry (alongside more local clubs) travelled to Penzance to enjoy the Kernow festival atmosphere. 

Win a Dive Leader eLearning course

There’s an extra special reason to attend Kernow Dive Festival 2023: to celebrate the launch of the brand new Dive Leader 23 (DL23) course, BSAC is offering one lucky attendee* the chance to win a free eLearning course worth £72.50! DL23 brings the Dive Leader qualification pathway up to date, and represents the first time Dive Leader has been available through BSAC’s popular online learning platform. 

Book today

‘Base camp’ for the 2023 festival will be Ponsandane camp site, with two days of Cornish diving from club RIBs as well as a birthday barbecue on the Saturday night. After the success of last year, Ponsandane camp site have already booked a marquee for the 2023 event.  

There’s still time to reserve a place and enjoy some great Cornish diving with a friendly atmosphere. For more information on Kernow 2023 and to book your place go to or send an email


*Terms and conditions

  • Prerequisite for DL23 eLearning course is Sports Diver, or equivalent, with nitrox training
  • DL23 eLearning course can be swapped for Ocean Diver or Sports Diver if preferred

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