This page provides you with the costs of membership and details of age limits and medicals.
There are two components to the total cost of your subscription for joining the Club:
1. DS-AC subscription
All Members - per year (+ one off fee for new members)
For your DS-AC subscription you receive diver training at no extra cost and the right to use of our facilities.
2. BSAC subscription
There are five possible rates for your membership of BSAC:
As a member of DS-AC you automatically become a member of BSAC too.
Subscriptions generally run from April to March. If you join after April your first subscription will run for a full 12 months but your next year's subscription will be reduced, pro rata, to run until the March at the end of that year.
What's not included in your subscription to the club?
Where is the money spent?
The club is a non-profit making organisation.
We collect money only so that we can provide facilities such as:
Some of these items not only have a high initial cost but are expensive to maintain and keep in good condition.
Minimum age limit
At DS-AC, diving members must be twelve(12) years old or more. Applications for membership from under 18s must be accompanied by written parental consent.
Diving members under the age of eighteen years usually have a qualified diving parent who is also a member of the club. Diving members under the age of sixteen years will need to be supervised by a parent during all training and diving activities. If your child wants to dive with us, please come and discuss it with us.
Although you do not need to be young or terribly fit to dive, there are some medical conditions which may disqualify you from diving - inform your doctor if you're concerned about any condition you have. BSAC has medical referees, doctors with specific diving medical knowledge, whom your doctor can consult.
All divers must fill in a medical self declaration form answering some medical questions each year. If any of your answers indicate a possible problem, you'll need to get a written certificate from a doctor who is a medical referee to say that there is no problem for you to dive. Several of our members have these certificates : it is fairly routine. The certificate may impose limits on your diving.
Additionally, we ask new divers to have a medical check-up with their own doctor to identify any undiscovered medical condition that would make diving unacceptably dangerous. You can obtain a diving medical form from DSAC forum (club docs section) or your GP. It provides your doctor with the criteria to examine your fitness to dive. The check-up is likely to cost you between £30 and £80. The result of this check-up is binding if it results in you being unable truthfully to self-declare your fitness to dive.
If you are unable to get a referee's agreement that you are fit to dive, then you do not have a valid diving medical and are not allowed to dive with our club. To protect your future dive "buddies", we strictly follow this rule.
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