About the British Sub-Aqua Club

Join BS-AC and you join a worldwide group of people who share a real passion for scuba diving.  We are the UK’s leading dive club and the sport’s National Governing Body in the UK, providing an internationally-recognised diver training and development programme via a network of clubs and centres across the country and overseas.

So whether you’re a qualified PADI  SSI (or any other agency) diver or have only tried diving on holiday and would like to learn to scuba dive – if you want the highest standards of training and great diving in good company, then BS-AC is for you.

Run by divers, for divers since 1953, BS-AC knows just how enjoyable and life-changing diving can be.    With a worldwide reputation for excellence and safety, BS-AC provides all the training and support you need to get the best out of this exciting sport. You will also receive a great monthly magazine full of diving articles.

Our social, family-friendly club and centre network offers a great mix of quality training and regular diving where divers can learn and progress at their own pace.

Our training programme is open to all levels of diver – from the entry level Ocean or Snorkel Diver through to our Instructor courses. Our complementary skill development and specialist courses enable divers to continue to widen their own experience and enjoyment of the sport.

And, as the UK National Governing Body for Underwater Activities, we also work continuously to ensure the ongoing development, safety and enjoyment of scuba for all.

Information for divers crossing over from PADI, SSI, SSAC & SAA

The great news is, your diving qualification is recognised and you can continue to dive within the limits of your certification.

Also if you want to further your training with a BS AC qualification, your diver grade is recognised as an entry level to progress to the next higher BS AC grade without penalty – it’s that easy.

For example – divers transferring from PADI:

PADI Open Water or Advanced Open WaterSimilar to: BS-AC Ocean Diver
Progress to: BS-AC Sports Diver
PADI Rescue DiverSimilar to: Sports Diver
Progress to: Dive Leader