SSAC/BSAC Membership Fees:

BSAC column shows the amount payable to BSAC as a member of a Branch; this pays for your third party liability insurance and subscription to Scuba magazine. BSAC Fees are payable in advance.

Common renewal date

SSAC operates a common renewal date for BSAC membership on 1 March each year. If your BSAC membership is due at other times your BSAC membership fee is adjusted (pro rata) for the months remaining to 1 March.

Crossover from another agency (PADI, SAA etc)

We welcome divers who have trained with other agencies. You will retain those qualifications and should you wish to continue your diver training within the branch, there is a way that those qualifications can be recognised, allowing you to more on to the next suitable course.

Welcoming Divers from other aegencies guide

Equivalent BSAC qualifications (Downloadable pdf)

Equivalent BSAC speciality courses

SSAC Joining Fee

Payable in the first year only, or if you leave for a period of more than 6 months.

SSAC Membership

In the table below, the column shows how much of your fees are payable annually or monthly to the club itself to cover its running costs. Club running costs include the maintenance of the club's scuba equipment, compressors, boat and the general running costs for the clubhouse. You can choose to pay the club fee annually in advance or monthly by standing order from your bank.

BSAC Membership

These are set by the British Sub-Aqua Club and are generally paid in a lump sum by card or by setting up a Direct Debit with the BSAC. Whilst membership of BSAC is not mandatory with SSAC, if you wish t take part in any training within the club, then it is required. We also require proof that you have third-party liability insurance if you wish to go diving with club members. This is one of the many benefits which BSAC offer to all their members.

BSAC Membership Rates

Ocean Diver Course Fee

The cost of Ocean Diver Training is £315.00. This may be offset by the cost of a Try Dive (see note 8 below). For full details, see Ocean Diver Course.

Training Materials

If required for crossover courses, training materials are additional and can be supplied at cost (price set by BSAC). Ocean Diver training materials/pack is included in the cost of the Ocean Diver course.

Try Dive
If a new member has undertaken a Try Dive with SSAC within 3 months of joining, then the Ocean Diver course is reduced by the try dive fee.

Temporary membership is available.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY
BSAC Membership (published by BSAC)
SSAC Joining Fee
(new members)
SSAC Membership Fee
BSAC Qualified Diver
Upon renewal or lapsed - All grades
As per diver grade etc
Adjusted - pro-rata number of months to the Common Renewal Date of 1 March.
£50.00

£10 per month

or

£120.00 annually

Diving Member
Trainee Ocean Diver
(Does not hold any recognized diving qualification)
Ocean Diver Trainee
Adjusted - pro-rata number of months to the Common Renewal Date of 1 March
 
Included in the Ocean Diver course fee of £315.00.
Full details of the Ocean Diver course can be found here.

£10 per month

or

£120.00 annually

Diving Member
(Crossover #1)
Diver with ‘Entry Level’ qualification – no rescue skills
Enters as equivalent to BSAC Ocean Diver, training towards BSAC Sports Diver. Includes PADI OW & AOW.
Ocean Diver Trainee
Adjusted - pro-rata number of months to the Common Renewal Date of 1 March.
£50.00

£10 per month

or

£120.00 annually

Diving Member
(Crossover #2)
Diver with Level 2 qualification - rescue AV & CPR skills
Enters as equivalent to BSAC Sports Diver, training towards BSAC Dive Leader. Includes PADI Rescue Diver.
Sports Diver grade
Adjusted - pro-rata number of months to the Common Renewal Date of 1 March.
£50.00

£10 per month

or

£120.00 annually

Diving Member
(Crossover #3)
Diver with Level 3 qualification - dive leadership
Enters as equivalent to BSAC Dive Leader, training towards BSAC Advanced Diver. Includes PADI Dive Master.
Dive Leader Grade
Adjusted - pro-rata number of months to the Common Renewal Date of 1 March.
£50.00

£10 per month

or

£120.00 annually

Joint BSAC Diving Member
Open to divers who are partners of a member paying a standard BSAC rate and living in the same household.
Joint member rate
Adjusted - pro-rata number of months to the Common Renewal Date of 1 March.
£50.00

£10 per month

or

£120.00 annually

Full Snorkelling Member - Adult
Can use club facilities and equipment (eg pool/boat) where qualified/appropriate (not the compressor). Snorkel members have voting rights within the club.
As per snorkel grade etc Adjusted - pro-rata number of months to the Common Renewal Date of 1 March.
£25.00

£3.50 per month

or

£42.00 annually

Snorkelling Member - Junior
Can use club facilities and equipment (eg pool/boat) where qualified/appropriate (not the compressor). Junior Snorkel members do not have voting rights within the club.
As per snorkel grade etc
Adjusted - pro-rata number of months to the Common Renewal Date of 1 March
 
£25.00
£25.00 annually
Member - Non-BSAC
Diver with a recognized qualification not wishing to join BSAC. (Note: must show proof of third party liability insurance and may not take part in BSAC training.)
N/A
£50.00

£10 per month

or

£120.00 annually

Student Diving Membership
A diving membership category for divers over 18 years old in full-time education.
As per diver grade etc.
Adjusted - Pro-rata number of months to the Common Renewal Date of 1 March.
 
£50.00

£10 per month

or

£120.00 annually

Junior Diving Membership
A diving membership category for divers aged between 14 and 18 years.
As per diver grade etc
Adjusted - Pro-rata number of months to the Common Renewal Date of 1 March.
£50.00

£5 per month

or

£60.00 annually

Social Membership 
Associate Membership
Non-diving membership categories.
N/A
N/A

£3 per month

or

£36.00 annually

 

Note: We offer the choice of paying the Club's membership fee either as a lump sum each year or you can pay by standing order on a monthly basis.