Great – you’re in the right place – continue your scuba adventure with BSAC! The real advantage of joining a BSAC club like Surrey Aquanauts is having a group of dive buddies who meet regularly for both diving and social events.
The great thing about being already qualified (as well as hopefully having a passion for diving already) is that it is easy to start diving with BSAC. Other agency qualifications are recognised (PADI, SSI, SAA, ScotSAC, NAUI etc) and no further training is necessary, unless you’d like further training.
You can do further training if you wish…
If you would like to further your training with a BSAC qualification, your diver grade is recognised so you can progress to the next higher BSAC grade (no need to retrain, you can simply progress). So, for example…
If you are PADI Open Water or Advanced Open Water, these qualifications are similar to BSAC Ocean Diver. So your next training course/qualification would be BSAC Sports Diver
If you are PADI Rescue Diver, this is similar to BSAC Sports Diver so your next training course/qualification would be BSAC Dive Leader
You can look up your qualification and its BSAC equivalent here
Haven’t dived in the UK?
If you haven’t dived in the UK before that’s absolutely fine. We can teach you everything you need to know. Our club can help you with a little extra training if necessary – such as drysuit training or a general refresher if you haven’t been diving for a while and need to refresh your scuba skills. Or, you can progress to the next diver grade should you wish.
We always welcome new members to our club. Please contact us and let us know your experience, qualifications and what sort of diving you would like to do, or call in at the Pool in the Park any Thursday at 9pm to meet some of our club members for a chat.