Recognition by the British Sub Aqua Club BSAC as one of the first overseas branches. Highly supported by the British base component. Embraced BSAC as main SCUBA organization and philosophy.
The British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) has been recognised since 1954 by the Sports Council as the national governing body of recreational diving in the United Kingdom.
The club was founded in 1953 and at its peak in the mid-1990s had over 50,000 members declining to over 30,000 in 2009. It is a diver training organization that operates through its associated network of around 1,100 local, independent diving clubs and around 400 diving schools worldwide. The logo features the Roman god Neptune (Greek god Poseidon), god of the sea.
BSAC is unusual for a diver training agency in that most BSAC instructors are amateurs operating in diving clubs as opposed to professionals operating in diving schools.
Given that UK waters are relatively cold and have restricted visibility, BSAC training is regarded by its members as more comprehensive than some. Specifically it places emphasis on rescue training very early in the programme. BSAC also maintains links with other organisations, such as NACSAC.
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