The British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) is Britain’s own Scuba diving organisation. It is recognised worldwide and runs on a club system. Simple : join a local dive club and they will teach you to dive!

BUT  not all dive clubs have the facilities or the instructors to teach newcomers, or to help members progress through the grades. Particularly if the trainees have a timescale in mind.

We offer an alternative way of training the BSAC way, with a fixed charge for each course, and a timescale to suit you.

Blue Whale Dive BSAC Instructors:

Paul Newell – Advanced Diver and Advanced Instructor ;    Steve Taylor -Advanced Diver and Instructor ;    John White – Advaced Diver and Instructor ; Robin Harris – Advanced Diver and Instructor

Ocean Diver – the first step


earn to dive in the UK and achieve certification to dive to 20metres anywhere in the world. Usually includes drysuit training if required.  Cost, including drysuit training, £375.


Sports Diver


Depth can be built progressively to a maximum of 35m after qualfying. Sports Divers can embark on the first stage of the route of instruction.earn navigation, delayed SMB deployment and rescue skills.

Cost with own equipment £245


Dive Leader


Dive Leader training covers responsibilities and safety of leading other divers. Depth can be built progressively to a maximum of 50m after qualfying. Dive Leaders are eligible to progress to Open Water Instructor.

Costs on application – parts or full course available.


Advanced Diver


Divers gain experience in planning dives at different sites and different circumstances. Additional experience will be gained in using small boats, chartwork. navigation and many other related skills. Advanced Divers are eligible to progress to Advanced Instructor.



Skill development courses

BSAC offers a wide range of special interest courses, designed to ensure you get the very best out of your diving. We offer a number of these at Blue Whale Dive – please contact us for more information.

Current BSAC courses include:

Accelerated Decompression Procedures (ADP)
Buoyancy and Trim Workshop
Compressor Operation
Dive Planning and Management
Equipment Care
Mixed Gas Blender / Nitrox Gas Blender
Search and Recovery
Wreck Appreciation

Advanced Lifesaver Award
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
First Aid for Divers
Lifesaver Award
Oxygen Administration
Practical Rescue Management

Boat Handling
Chartwork and Position Fixing
Diver Coxswain Assessment

Underwater Photography
Ice Diving