Membership

All our diving members are members of both the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) - the UK's National Governing Body for scuba diving - and our branch, Birmingham BSAC 25.

Membership is open to all over the age of fourteen. We welcome beginners and qualified divers (regardless of training agency). Qualified divers can start diving with us immediately on joining and can also chose to further their diving education by joining our diver training programme. Those new to scuba will start pool and classroom training to qualify as Ocean Divers.

Benefits of joining Birmingham 25British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) membership card

    • Access to our diver training programme (includes diving qualifications from Ocean Diver to Advanced Diver, and a range of Skill Development Courses for more specialist interests)
    • Access to our diving programme of organised dives at local inland sites and at the coast (so that you're never left looking for a diving buddy)
    • Access to diving from our boat, RibEye
    • Access to a weekly private pool session allowing use of snorkelling and scuba equipment
    • Access to the club's scuba equipment (at very low cost when compared to retail hire fees) and facilities

Benefits of joining BSACScuba Magazine cover

    • Be part of the largest diving club in the world
    • Monthly copy of SCUBA magazine posted directly to your door (or accessible in an electronic version, if preferred)
    • Worldwide third party liability insurance to cover your diving activities
    • Access to BSAC's internationally recognised diver training programme and qualifications
    • Access to ongoing training and support from BSAC's regional coaching and headquarters teams
    • Discounts on diving holidays through BSAC Travel Partners
    • Diver-specific financial services
    • Members' on-line shop
    • Other assorted discounts and benefits, see bsac.com for more details
 

Costs

Rates for full diving membership of both BSAC and the branch from 1st April 2015 are £215.00 for unqualified divers (fee includes Ocean Diver student training pack) and £138.00 for qualified divers or renewing members (any training materials required are at additional cost). There are discounts for some individual circumstances e.g. for those under eighteen or in full-time education, or for more than one member sharing a single address, or for snorkelling only (not scuba) membership. Please contact us for more details.

Membership is normally paid annually as a lump sum, but we appreciate that for beginners this makes it an expensive start and so will split the payment into two instalments payable over the first two months of membership.

Diving medicals

Scuba diving is an adventurous activity, and there are some medical conditions which are incompatible with safe participation in the sport. Every member (or a parent/guardian for those under eighteen) therefore has to complete and sign an annual self-certification medical form, as defined by the UK Sports Diving Medical Committee. Answering 'Yes' to any of the questions on the form does not necessarily mean that you cannot dive, but it does mean that you should consult a diving medical referee first. More details are available at bsac.com

How to join?

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information or come along to meet us at Stechford Cascades on a Monday evening from 8.45pm.

If you're new to scuba-diving then we recommend that you try scuba. If you're a qualified diver then please come and talk to us about the diving or diver training that you'd like to do. In both cases, this will give you the chance to decide whether we're right for you.

Joining is then a matter of completing membership and medical forms, showing evidence of your diving qualification (if you're already have one) and payment (which can be made by cash, cheque or direct bank transfer).

 

Contact Details

Find us on Monday evenings from 8.45pm at:

Stechford Cascades Leisure Centre

Station Road

Stechford

Birmingham

B33 8QN

Tel: 07970 749486

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Web: www.bsac25.co.uk

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