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Swindon BSAC welcomes divers trained from all of the major diving agencies, in fact many of our newcomers have already qualified abroad with PADI or similar.

We are a BSAC club providing BSAC training courses. You don’t have to continue your training if you don’t want to – you can continue diving under your existing qualifications, but most members end up training for the next grade.

All training past Ocean Diver within the club is free or at cost – all you generally pay for are the materials and any site entry fees, etc.

We also own two of our own Rigid Hulled inflatable Boats (RHIBs) so boat diving is always an cheaper option within the club.

It is very hard to compare qualifications, for example the BSAC Sports Diver qualification allows you to undertake dives that require mandatory decompression stops, but it does not have as much emphasis on rescue skills as PADI’s Rescue Diver qualification. To help divers who join from another agency, BSAC have put together the table which shows where other agency divers enter the BSAC training programme.

Crossover to BSAC – Swindon Sub Aqua Club (swindive.co.uk)

If you cross-over your qualification, you do not automatically gain the BSAC qualification – it’s just a guide to what your next course should be.

To cross over, you will need to bring along your existing log book and qualification card and take a couple of theory lectures. Have a club tour and an introduction to the club and how we work – how to book on a trip, organise training, etc.

If you want to continue learning about diving, we will then provide you with a BSAC qualification book and the student notes for the next dive grade you will be progressing on to.

Your first UK / club dive

If you’ve not dived in the UK before, many people choose to have their first open water dive to be a easy pool or lake dive with an experienced diver or instructor. If you want we can run through any elements of diving that you are rusty with to ensure you are quickly comfortable diving in UK waters.

In the course of your training, we’ll make sure to pay special attention to any areas important to UK diving, such as the use of Delayed Surface Marker Buoys (DMSBs) and dry suits.

Contact us to arrange a visit or to come diving with us! Find out where Swindon BSAC could take your diving and social life!

Email us at: – swindive@hotmail.com for further information on becoming a club member or click on the button below for Try Dive information

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