Our updated crossover guidelines have been published! This information covers the cross over procedure to ScotSAC from qualifications issued by PADI, BSAC and the SAA, and allows each member who has previously trained with another dive agency to assess what they would have to do to upgrade their existing qualification(s) to a ScotSAC diver/instructor grade.
Head to the crossover page on our website to see full details.
The information given on this page is provided as guidance, and as each BDO is responsible for all training and diving activities within their Branch, they are at liberty to decide if a new member requires further appropriate refresher training before being issued with a ScotSAC qualification.
The 2015 Scottish Dive Conference will be held on November 21st 2015 at Stirling University. Details of this years lineup will be announced over the coming months, so make sure you like the Scottish Dive Conference Facebook page to keep up to date with all the excitement.
We are delighted to announce that once again, Suunto UK are sponsoring the ScotSAC Annual Award for Volunteering, and have generously donated a top of the range DX Dive Computer.
This award is designed to reward an individual's exceptional contribution to our sport. It recognises an outstanding individual who has performed as a volunteer beyond the normal call of duty. They need not hold a position of great power. Their contribution could be effort that has encouraged new people to become divers, encouraged existing divers to complete further development training, the organisation of dive expeditions, or some other activity that has raised the profile of diving in a positive way. It may also be an Instructor or a club committee member who has encouraged and developed new divers and delivered training. If you know of any individual within ScotSAC who has made a significant contribution to the sport, in any way, now is your chance to nominate them for recognition.
There will be 1 prize of a Suunto DX (D ten)- the world's first watch-sized CCR dive computer, worth a whopping £850! The DX is the perfect combination of functionality and style for underwater adventures and everyday wear. The newest addition to the D range of Suunto computers, it's capable of monitoring dives conducted on air, nitrox and trimix on both open circuit and CCR. It possesses all the typical features expected of a high spec. dive computer including 3D tilt compensating electronic compass, with gas switching between up to eight gases & five modes - CCR, Air, Mixed Gas, Gauge and Off (Normal/Time Setting).
Nomination forms are available to download here. Judging will be by a panel consisting of the Chairman, National Diving Officer and General Manager of Suunto Diving UK. All Nominees must hold current membership of the Scottish Sub Aqua Club and may not be current members of the Board or National Diving Council. The closing date for nominations is 6th November 2015.
ScotSAC HQ is open again following illness. There's quite a lot of work to catch up on, but please be assured that I'll do my best to respond to all queries that have come in as soon as I can.
Thanks for your patience.