We welcome already qualified divers to join us, regardless of which training agency certification you have. Under BSAC regulations, you can dive with us as a guest for upto 6 times before deciding to join the club.
After joining, if you wish to continue with your training, we encourage you to cross-over to BSAC and take the next level qualification, but there is no obligation to do so. You can continue to dive with us and gain experience using your existing certification. For more information on BSAC training, check their website here.
If you are not yet a diver, you can join us and start your BSAC Ocean Diver course. Check out our Training page.
“How much do I pay?”
Diving Members. Branch Membership with Torbay BSAC is £150 per year. This includes access to dives organised on the club's hardboat (subject to availability), and free air fills from the club's compressor. Boat dives (local) cost £5 per dive. Members are expected to supply their own diving equipment (club equipment is normally only available to those undertaking Ocean Diver training courses). If equipment is needed temporarily by members, we may be able to loan a set of club training equipment (if it is available) for use on a branch dive, in exchange for a donation to cover the use of the equipment.
Student Members. There are two student membership classes: 1. Student Summer Membership: a person in full time education may take a three month diving membership over the academic summer holiday period. 2. Student Associate Branch Membership: a person who is a full member of a BSAC university branch or equivalent may take an academic year membership. Each of these classes costs £60 for 3 months or annually, as appropriate.
All members will also need to join the BSAC national organisation which costs about £60 per year (there are discounts available for BSAC Advanced Divers & Instructors, Students & Junior members, and Joint or Family memberships). See the BSAC website for full details.
“How do I pay?”
“What do I get?”
You will get unlimited air fills using the Club’s own compressor on Beacon Quay in Torquay.
You will have freedom to dive from the Club’s hard boat “Torbay Diver” (“TD1”) all year round. To be included on the Dive List for the following week, you should attend the Wednesday social meeting if possible, or reply to the email sent out after the meeting (if spaces are still available). TD1 is moored in the harbour at Torquay and is easily accessible using the main entrance and the pontoons. You have to pay £5.00 for each dive you make from the boat. Dive tokens are on sale at the Club’s weekly meetings and cost £5.00. You can buy one or several as you wish.
As a BSAC member, you will also receive the monthly glossy magazine 'SCUBA' by post, plus all the benefits of BSAC Plus membership and discounts. Please note that, due to Covid-19 limitations, issues of 'SCUBA' have only been available online. Printing of the magazine has partially resumed and it is currently being mailed out every other month.
“What is a social member?”
Social members pay £20.00 per year. They are either not actively diving or only dive occasionally with the branch as a guest.
More information is available here: Information for Prospective Members