Scottish Sub Aqua Club

The Scottish Sub Aqua Club (ScotSAC) was founded in Glasgow in 1953.[2] Today it is a company limited by guarantee with nearly 70 branches and 1200 members. ScotSAC instructors provide scuba diving training to branch members on an amateur basis. It is recognised by sportscotland as the National Governing Body for Sub Aqua in Scotland.[3]

Scottish Sub-Aqua Club
AbbreviationScotSAC
Formation1953 (1953)
TypeNGO
Legal statusCompany limited by guarantee
PurposeDiver training, services and advocacy.
National governing body
HeadquartersEdinburgh, Scotland
Location
  • 1 Redheughs Rigg, South Gyle, Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ, Scotland.
Region served
Scotland, Northern England[1]
Membership
1200 members, 70 branches (2016)
Chair
Edna Ewan
Main organ
board of directors
Websitescotsac.com

ScotSAC has developed a comprehensive training schedule to prepare members to carry out recreational diving safely in the sea around Scotland.[4] The qualifications awarded by ScotSAC are recognised worldwide.[5][6][7]

Qualifications

ScotSAC offers training courses for snorkel, diver and instructor qualifications.[4]

Snorkel qualifications

  • Junior Snorkel Diver
  • Snorkel Diver

Diver qualifications

  • Branch Diver[8] – Depth Limit 15m, unless accompanied by a Master Diver Instructor (New qualification from 2014)
  • Sport Diver[9] – Depth limit 30m, unless accompanied by a Master Diver Instructor
  • Master Diver[10] – Depth limit 40m, unless additional Deep Diver qualifications have been obtained or with the permission of the ScotSAC Regional Coach
  • First Class Diver[11]

Instructor qualifications

  • Branch Instructor[12] – BIs instruct in their own branch
  • Regional Instructor[13]
  • Examiner[14]

Specialist qualifications

Archives

The archives of Scottish Sub Aqua Club are maintained by the Archives of the University of Glasgow (GUAS).

See also

References

  1. "Find a Branch". Scottish Sub Aqua Club. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  2. "About | Scottish Sub Aqua Club, Scuba Diving in Scotland, ScotSAC". www.scotsac.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  3. "Scottish governing bodies of sport, Scottish Sub Aqua Club". sportscotland. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  4. "Learn to Dive | Scottish Sub Aqua Club, Scuba Diving in Scotland, ScotSAC". www.scotsac.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  5. "Equivalent Diving Qualifications: BSAC, PADI, CMAS, NAUI, etc – SCUBA Travel". SCUBA Travel. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  6. Club, Musselburgh Sub Aqua. "Musac Introduction". musac.co.uk. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  7. "Scuba dive in Scotland with the Stirling Sub-Aqua Club – part of the Scottish Sub-Aqua Club and celebrating over 30 years". stirlingscuba.com. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  8. "Branch Diver Award | Scottish Sub Aqua Club, Scuba Diving in Scotland, ScotSAC". www.scotsac.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  9. "Sport Diver Award | Scottish Sub Aqua Club, Scuba Diving in Scotland, ScotSAC". www.scotsac.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  10. "Master Diver Award | Scottish Sub Aqua Club, Scuba Diving in Scotland, ScotSAC". www.scotsac.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  11. "First Class Diver Award | Scottish Sub Aqua Club, Scuba Diving in Scotland, ScotSAC". www.scotsac.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  12. "Branch Instructor Award | Scottish Sub Aqua Club, Scuba Diving in Scotland, ScotSAC". www.scotsac.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  13. "Regional Instructor Award | Scottish Sub Aqua Club, Scuba Diving in Scotland, ScotSAC". www.scotsac.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  14. "Club Examiner Award | Scottish Sub Aqua Club, Scuba Diving in Scotland, ScotSAC". www.scotsac.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  15. "Deep Diving | Scottish Sub Aqua Club, Scuba Diving in Scotland, ScotSAC". www.scotsac.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  16. "Deep Rescue | Scottish Sub Aqua Club, Scuba Diving in Scotland, ScotSAC". www.scotsac.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  17. "Drysuit Endorsement | Scottish Sub Aqua Club, Scuba Diving in Scotland, ScotSAC". www.scotsac.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  18. "Nitrox Award | Scottish Sub Aqua Club, Scuba Diving in Scotland, ScotSAC". www.scotsac.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  19. "Oxygen Administration, Heartstart & Diver First Aid Course | Scottish Sub Aqua Club, Scuba Diving in Scotland, ScotSAC". www.scotsac.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  20. "Underwater Archaeology | Scottish Sub Aqua Club, Scuba Diving in Scotland, ScotSAC". www.scotsac.com. Retrieved 29 March 2016.


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