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60 years of BSAC 1953 - 2013

60 years of BSAC

BSAC is officially Diamond!

"Sixty years after two British divers came together, united by a ‘mutual interest in underwater activities’, 2013 is set to be a year-long celebration of all things BSAC.

This milestone should not be underestimated – for 60 amazing years BSAC has been at the heart of British diving – both at home and around the world.

From the early-day diving pioneers – those wonderful, adventurous men and women who pushed the boundaries towards today’s recreational diving - through to the everyday club divers and snorkellers who continue to build on that legacy by doing what they love, BSAC has been there every step of the way.

And so, as we roll out a fantastic year of 60th anniversary events and celebrations, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has played a role over the past 60 years. Thank you for making scuba diving what it is today – an accessible, aspirational yet safe sport that still ticks all the boxes with regard to adventure, discovery and exploration…and continues to capture the imagination of thousands of new divers every year.

Let's really polish the BSAC Diamond this year and make 2013 a year to remember!" Mary Tetley, BSAC Chief Executive


60 divers needed for diamond dive on 60th parallel

BSAC’s very first club, London No.1 branch is looking for 60 divers to take part in a very special diamond anniversary challenge.

With 2013 also London No.1’s 60th year, the club is organising Dive N60 in which sixty divers will attempt to simultaneously dive six locations around the globe on the northern 60th parallel on the 21st June.

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BSAC Diamond Branch Event competition:

Plan and organise your club's own BSAC 60th anniversary event and your branch could win Buddy kit worth over £2,400!

Learn more on how to take part...

SCUBA magazine

Read Simon Rogerson’s account of the early years of BSAC in The Birth of BSAC

(This feature appears in the January issue of SCUBA magazine)


Body Glove diamond offer

Exclusive wetsuit discount for BSAC members


Dive N60 with London No 1

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