BSAC, The British Sub Aqua Club,established since 1953 in the United Kingdom. BSAC is the Biggest Diving Club in U.K. and well known as a pioneer of scuba diving world. BSAC JAPAN is founded in 1987,Japan under license from BSAC U.K. headquarter.
In 1953, a scuba diving club was established in London by gentlemen with a love for the sea. Although the club was established right after scuba diving equipment became commercially available, it attracted many enthusiasts who shared a longing for and interest in the sea. The club was named the British Sub-Aqua Club, containing the word “British”. The principle of the club was to “promote underwater exploration, scientific and sports activities, while ensuring safety for such activities.” The former Duke of Edinburgh, who approved of the principle, acted as the club’s first President. Subsequently, King Charles III (then Prince of Wales) took over the presidency from his father, forging strong connections between the BSAC and the British Royal Family. The BSAC established a safety-sensitive diver training system, transforming itself into a worldwide club with headquarters in Britain and branches in more than 86 countries, and in areas such as the Mediterranean, the Iberian Peninsula, the Red Sea, Africa, the Caribbean and the Asia-Pacific region. In succession to his father, the Prince of Wales now assumes the presidency, with commitment to serving the cause of marine environment protection.
The BSAC is not simply a diver training institution, but a global-scale diving club with tradition and prestige. In 1987, BSAC JAPAN was established. Observing the principle developed when the BSAC was established in Britain, BSAC JAPAN supports a wide variety of underwater activities, such as diving training.
BSAC JAPAN changed the names NOVICE I and NOVICE II to Ocean Diver and Ocean Diver Plus in 2006.The following change also applied to the traditional neptunefs logo to a new design in 2018. In conjunction with this design , C-card has been renewed as well.
We comply with ISO standards and are an acting member of RSTC Japan. Please be sure to provide BSAC JAPAN divers with the appropriate diving. The contents of the training for each level is as following. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
|Address||4F,Sun Bldg, 13-1 Kanda Konya-chou, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, 101-0035, Japan|
|Scope of activity recommended by qualification||BSAC JAPAN's Scuba Diver is a qualification to enjoy scuba diving for maximum depth of 12m within decompression time limits whilst supervised by dive leader designated by ISO.|
|Scope of activity recommended by qualification||Ocean Diver can perform open-water dives to maximum 18m in depth, in a sea area as calm as the training site, partnered by a diver of the same or higher grade within the non-decompressed diving time.|
|Scope of activity recommended by qualification||BSAC JAPAN's Ocean Diver Plus can dive to a maximum 20m in depth, in a sea area as calm as the training site.|
|Scope of activity recommended by qualification||BSAC JAPAN’s Sports Diver can dive to a maximum 30m in depth, in a sea area as calm as the training site.|
|Scope of activity recommended by qualification||BSAC JAPAN's Dive Leader can lead buddies and are expected to design and manage a safe diving plan.|
|Scope of activity permitted by qualification||BSAC JAPAN’s Advanced Diver can take guests to global ocean as an underwater guide within BSAC JAPAN’s guidelines. Also they can dive to a maximum 40m in depth, in a sea area as calm as the training site.|
|Scope of activity permitted by qualification||BSAC JAPAN’s Dive Director can take guests to global ocean as an underwater guide within BSAC JAPAN’s guidelines. Also they can dive to a maximum 40m in depth, in a sea area as calm as the training site.
In addition, Dive Director can hold BSAC JAPAN’s Try Dive Course under indirect supervision by BSAC JAPAN’s Open Water Instructor or a higher-qualified Instructor.
|Required Certification||BSAC JAPAN’s Advanced Diver or a higher-qualified level|