About

Oxford BSAC LogoOxford BSAC Scuba Diving Club is the Oxford Branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC). The branch was founded in 1956 - a few years after the BSAC itself, making it one of the oldest diving clubs formed in the UK. As you might imagine we have a rich history and some very experienced members.

We are now a mature club with a friendly and enthusiastic atmosphere. The branch has around 60 members from the Oxford area stretching from Bicester in the North to Didcot in the South and from Witney in the West to Aylesbury in the East. We even have some members who live here during the week and go home at weekends. We cover a good cross-section of Oxford society. Ages range from young children who snorkel to pensioners who dive or are social members.

The activities of the branch centre around three areas, the clubhouse, pool training and diving. We also carry a decent level of equipment and have a hard boat moored in Weymouth - all of which help to make us a successful dive club which has been going for over 60 years.

Run entirely by volunteers, we train our own divers and snorkellers. We organise regular diving trips in Weymouth and inland sites. We run several longer club trips a year, in the past these have included the Red Sea, Gozo, Scapa Flow and the Isles of Scilly.

We are always happy to welcome new members, be they untrained novices, experienced divers or instructors - no matter who they have trained with. You will be made very welcome, so please enquire about joining Oxford BSAC.

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Training Officer Written by Andy Pickering 1851
Boats Officer Written by Andy Pickering 1743
Treasurer Written by Andy Pickering 1730
BSAC Southern Region Written by Alex Gibson 1693
Perseverance Written by Alex Gibson 1548
Club Scuba Equipment Level Written by Alex Gibson 1501
Indego’s Maiden Voyage Written by Colin Fox 1124
Diving from Endeavour Written by Alex Gibson 350

Subcategories

  • Committee

    The Oxford Branch of the BSAC is managed by a committee of members. It is appointed at the Annual General Meeting held in November and meets monthly. The links below will take you to pages on the current post holder and explain each role.

  • Equipment

    Kit officer Phil Stubbs - smiling as usual!The club has a long history of owning equipment for its members to use.

    In the early days divers explored the bottom of the Thames whilst wearing sweaters and old fire service breathing apparatus, but nowadays we provide full sets of kit for both training and diving.

    In this part of the website you will find details of the scuba diving kit we own which members can use for training, or hire out for general diving.There are also details of air fill prices - which are lower than commercial rates.

  • Boat

    endevourWe are a lucky group of divers, as we have our very own hard boat!

    Diving from our hard boat Endeavour is more comfortable than RIB diving, protects us from the elements, is cheaper than from charter boats and is a significant benefit of being a member of the club.

    She is moored in Weymouth and generally we dive around Weymouth and Portland, but also Swanage. On longer trips we've taken her to the Isle of Wight, Salcombe and even to France and back (for a week).

    Members can learn to crew, assist and skipper within the branch.

  • Hinksey Lake
  • BSAC
  • Clubhouse
  • Boats Archive

    Some of the boats the club has owned/used but are no longer in service as dive boats.

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