HRH The Prince of Wales has followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and became BSAC’s President in 2014.
He has spoken of how he hopes his Presidency will inspire his son George and other youngsters to explore the underwater world. The Prince says:
Just like my grandfather and my father, I am proud to say that I learnt to dive with BSAC, and share your passion for the sport and the underwater world. I hope that one day my son, George, will also experience the wonders that snorkelling and scuba diving have to offer. The underwater world truly captures the imagination and broadens horizons.
I have been fortunate enough to have dived in some stunning locations around the world. Scuba diving really has opened my eyes not only to many extraordinary sights, but also to the responsibilities that we have as guardians of the underwater world. Which is why, as BSAC's President, I hope to continue my father's legacy of striving to preserve and protect our precious marine heritage and environment for future generations.
I look forward to working with BSAC to encourage even more young people into the sport, for they are the next generation of underwater explorers, pioneers and protectors. The skills and experiences gained through snorkelling and scuba diving can have a positive and lasting impact on their lives, giving them confidence and building their aspirations.