Membership Fees

direct-debitWe offer existing members the option of paying their fees by direct debit. This spreads payments over the year, and can reduce the cost to a one off payment of around than £80 followed by monthly payments of £25 per month*. We think this is very good value considering all the benefits of joining our club.

While we don't charge people for training, the major cost involved in being a member of the branch is likely to be your annual membership fees.

These fees go towards the costs of keeping the branch running. They include the cost of the clubhouse, the replacement cost and repairs of our equipment, along with the fixed costs in keeping our boats seaworthy and (in the case of our hard boat) moored.

Please note these fees are reviewed and new ones are set on a yearly basis, please contact the Records and Membership Officer for correct prices.

There are three general categories of membership, these are Diving, Snorkeling and Non-Diving:


Fees for diving members (and that is most of us) generally include membership of the BSAC.


Branch Fees + HQ Fees + Training Pack

Total Cost




New adult member joining to start their Ocean Diver Course

(£250 + £56.50 + £62.50)


New junior member joining to start their Ocean Diver Course

(£85 + £28.50 + £62.50)



Rejoining adult member (up to and including Dive Leader)

(£250 + £56.50)


Rejoining junior member

 (£85 + £28.50)


Junior members are those under 18 years of age.

There are also reduced cost memberships for people living at the same address as another member and those who are already members of BSAC either directly or through another branch or school.

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Fees for snorkelling members also include membership of the BSAC National Organisation.

Junior Snorkeling members starting their Dolphin course pay a total of £43.50 for the first year then £38.50 per year for the following years. Adult members pay £143.50 excluding training packs.

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While we don't have any specific "Social" membership categories we do have two non-diving membership categories.

Family Members who are non-diving members of an existing diving or snorkel diving members family, and Ex-Diving Members who are Members of the branch who no longer wish to dive, but still wish to keep links to the branch. (Ex-Diving Membership is by committee approval only).

Both of these are members of Oxford Branch only and are not members of BSAC.

Fees for these are £80 per year. 

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More information

For more information on all types of membership contact the Records and Membership Officer.



* Your Annual Fee includes a fee payable to BSAC HQ (for adults this is currently £56.50 per year). The remaining amount paid to the branch can be spit over 10 months by direct debit. So for example: renewing (2nd year onwards) adult Unqualified members, Ocean/Sports Divers or Dive Leaders pay £56.50 + £250 divided by 10 = £78.50 for the first month, then £22 per month for the remaining 9 months.

If you are starting your diver training, then you will need to purchase an Ocean Diver Training Pack, along with a set of Decompression tables. Also included is the use of the branch equipment and air from our compressor up to the completion of your Ocean Diver Course.

Prices correct as of 1st January 2016

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