Joining & Membership

Joining a sub-aqua club and learning to dive does involve a certain amount of financial commitment but Aberdeen Sub-Aqua Club endeavours to keep these costs as low as practical.  There is an initial joining fee which varies for people wishing to learn how to dive and qualified divers.

Training is provided by the club through fully trained volunteer instructors. Please see the training page for more information on training and qualifications. 

If you are new to the sport and require basic training then there are a few additional costs; these can be broken down as  follows:



                              New members (no diving qualifications)

BSAC annual membership fee

£


Club annual membership fee

£

Joining fee (includes training and equipment use for the duration

of the training)

£


BSAC training manuals

£


Total

£

For this you get:

  • BSAC training and qualification (recognised around the world)
  • Membership of BSAC
    • World wide personal diving third party insurance (not valid in the USA & Canada)
    • Monthly BSAC DIVE magazine
  • Training Record Log Book and notes
  • BSAC Diving Manual
  • Branch membership
    • Use of branch demand valves, buoyancy compensators and cylinders for training and experience dives.
    • The branch will provide wet & dry training, with examinations, to Sports Diver qualification and above.  

In addition to the above membership costs, a trainee diver would need to buy a mask, fins and snorkel for pool sessions. For the open water diving you will also need to buy a drysuit or semidry suit, weight belt & weights hood and gloves. Many of these items can be bought used at a reduced cost.


The costs for a Qualified divers and Crossover divers joining Aberdeen Sub-aqua Club:

                                              Qualified divers and Crossover divers

BSAC annual membership fee

£


Club annual membership fee

£


Joining fee (Half price for divers not requiring the use of club

equipment i.e. tanks, regs, BCDs etc.)*


£ (£)

BSAC training manuals

£

Total (half price joining fee)

£ (£)

*Joining fee waved for advanced Divers and Instructors

**Not required for BSAC Sport dives or PADI Rescue divers and above

 

This allows for cross over training to BSAC sport diver level.

For this cost you get

  • BSAC Sport Diver training and qualification (recognised around the world)
  • membership of BSAC
    • world wide personal third party diving insurance (not valid in the USA & Canada)
    • monthly BSAC DIVE magazine
  • branch membership
    • training and examinations towards further BSAC qualifications. 

 

We are also very pleased to welcome divers with diving qualifications from other bodies. Please contact us to discuss your circumstances.

 

All members will need to pay Club and BSAC fees on an annual basis. Note this cost for new members is included in the joining fees outlined above. Currently the annual fees are;

BSAC annual membership fee

£


Club annual membership fee

£

 
Total


 
£



For this, all members (regardless of qualification) get;

  • Membership of BSAC with the benefits as above
  • Use of the club boat for club dives
  • Support from experienced club members
  • Use of club kit including safety equipment (a small hire charge for personal equipment hire)
  • Diving with trained and experienced divers, used to the local conditions and dive sites
  • An opportunity to improve your diving experience and qualifications
  • Weekend diving
  • Diving expeditions within the club

 

If you have any queries or if want to discuss your personal circumstances please regarding club membership contact us at: aberdeen.subaquaclub@gmail.com

 

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