Benefits of Membership
Diving club members benefit from the use of club training, equipment, facilities and trips. Luton BSAC is a branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (a.k.a. BSAC). BSAC is the UK’s governing body for recreational diving in the UK. Dive club membership comprises both BSAC membership and Luton Branch membership.
To be a member of Luton BSAC, you must also be a member of BSAC, which brings its own benefits. BSAC membership includes 3rd party liability insurance. It also lets you take part in BSAC’s calendar of training events, and gives access to diving discounts. On top of that, BSAC publish an industry magazine monthly which is provided as part of membership. For a full list of BSAC membership benefits see BSAC Membership Benefits.
Diving club membership gives you free air fills, use of the club dive boat and the pool. The 5 meter deep pool is excellent for training as it gives a more realistic SCUBA experience compared to shallower pools. It is also excellent for testing SCUBA kit, such as dry suits, cameras, torches, and the like. Members have access to club trips as well as the vast knowledge of our club. Members are also invited to clubs social gatherings, dinner dances and drinks.
- The Compressor Room – Air Compressor with a Nitrox & Trimix blending panel.
- The Pool – 5 meter deep pool. Excellent for training, practising and testing out gear.
- The Dive Boat & Tow Vehicle – Our dive RHIB called ‘Red Leader’ and her 4×4 tow vehicle.
The club has a limited number of BCD’s, regulators and cylinders, that you can use for training. We advise you to get your own mask and fins. Cylinders are available for hire for non-training dives.
Most inland training takes place at Stoney Cove in Leicestershire.
Diving club membership consists of an annual BSAC Membership, and a monthly Luton Branch Membership.
BSAC membership costs you £56.50 (which you pay direct to BSAC) and the Luton Club membership costs £11 per month (which comes to £132 annually). We prefer you to pay this by standing order.
If you are joining to learn to dive and are unqualified, there are some additional costs for BSAC training packs. For more information, please contact us.
If you don’t own your own dry-suit, you may need to buy, borrow or rent one for the Open Water parts of your training. Some students feel that a semi-dry wet suit is sufficient for diving in the UK at certain times of the year. To get full use of UK waters and see all our islands and inland dive site have to offer, you will need a dry suit. You can purchase dry suits new or second hand. Members and instructors at Luton BSAC can help you with this.