Despite lockdown easing, we've still got a packed schedule of special interest webinars available for all members to keep learning from the comfort of your home.

We have many knowledgable speakers in the BSAC community and many are now working to put talks together to share with fellow members. We have also included webinars and online events from our partners and friends in the wider diving community that we thought you may be interested in.

We also have a library of catch-up webinars to watch on-demand at a time that suit you.

Please note all times are UK (BST - GMT + 1hr) unless otherwise stated 


You do not need to sign up for most of the special interest webinars.

Simply click the 'Join' button 15 minutes before the webinar is due to begin. If there is a 'Sign up' button, please sign up for the webinar in advance.

Any hot topics you'd like featured? Or guest speakers you'd like us to ask? Please email us and we'll see what we can do!

Week beginning 3 August




Tue 4 Aug
12:30 - 13:00

Interpreting a wreck; sharing the science

A museum's job is complex when sharing and interpreting our collective knowledge with the public. To illustrate it simply, how do you explain the excavation of HMS Invincible and the science of underwater archaeology to a grandchild aged 6, and her grandfather who once was a diver in the Royal Navy. We have to interpret archaeology and historical research to a wide range of different audiences who will each bring different elements of prior knowledge with them when they visit. Then add into this mix a pandemic. Hear about the predicaments faced and some of the strange and appealing ways that have been found to resolve them for the creation of the Diving Depp; HMS Invincible 1744 exhibition. More info

Nautical Archaeological Society's #CovEDTalks

Eileen Clegg, 
National Museum of the Royal Navy

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Tue 4 Aug
19:30 - 22:00

Diving with a purpose

Richard uses his extensive knowledge of the Weymouth/Portland area to highlight the opportunities for diving with a purpose. This webinar lays the background for anyone wanting to participate in diving expeditions with the BSAC South Coast Expedition Group. Expeditions are planned later this year and in 2021.

Richard Bright Paul, Advanced Instructor Join
Fri 7 Aug
19:00 - 20:00

BSAC eLearning - how to get started for clubs

Instructors and Branch Officers can sign up to this webinar to find out more about the new eLearning platform launching mid-August. More info.

Contact Adrian


Week beginning 10 August




Tue 11 Aug
12:30 - 13:00

Shipwreck Archaeology in Argentine Patagonia: Helicopters, quad-bikes and horses

The presentation will introduce the work of the underwater - coastal heritage research team based in the National Institute of Anthropology - Buenos Aires - Argentina. It will feature the survey and excavation of HMS Swift 1770 and the coastal survey of Peninsula Mitre, Tierra del Fuego, which includes the wreck of the Duchess of Albany that ran aground in 1893 and the search for the Purisima Concepcion lost in 1765. More info

Nautical Archaeological Society's #CovEDTalks

Dr Chris Underwood from National Institute of Anthropology, Buenos Aires

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Week beginning 24 August




Tue 25 Aug
20:00 - 21:30

Introducing situational leadership

Do you know if you are using the appropriate leadership style for the aspect you are leading or teaching? Are you aware of the different styles? Are you aware of how your team / student’s skills can influence your leadership style? Want to know more about any of these aspects and how to make the most of the styles - call in for an intro on this subject…This is very useful for anyone who is an instructor or in a branch leadership role.

Lisa Shafe, Eastern Regional Coach Join

Week beginning 26 October




Mon 26 Oct
19:30 - 22:00

30 years under the earth

Phil Short will first take us on an underground journey through some of the most spectacular mine systems in Sweden, Finland, Canada and the U.K. revealing the fascinating submerged and preserved Historical time capsules of Industrial Archeology. Next starting in Swildon’s Hole, the water source of Wookey Hole, the birth place of Cave Diving, Phil will take us underground again in the fascinating realm of natural caves from Mendip to Mexico and share the privilege and wonder of exploring a part of the Earth no human has seen or been to before.

Phil started his adventures at age 14 as a dry caver and found diving through a desire to travel further underground and explore caves. Over a 30 plus year passion of all things underground Phil has dived and caved in many of the worlds finest caving regions including the U.K., France, Spain, The Russian Federation, North America, Tulum and Southern Mexico. As lead diver on Bill Stone’s USDCT J2 project in 2013 Phil spent 45 day underground the longest single exposure being 21 days 12 kilometres into the Earth beyond 2 flooded sections exploring the unknown. Phil is a fellow of the Explorers Club and a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society (FRGS).

Phil Short, Dark Water Exploration Ltd. Director Join

Feature image: Bob Anderson

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