Join BSAC and you join a worldwide group of people who share a real passion for scuba diving.
With more than 1,100 clubs and branches around the UK and overseas, BSAC's club
structure is what makes us unique and ensures that diving remains an accessible and affordable sport for all.
The UK has a diverse marine environment that rivals some of the best in the world with more than 7,500 miles of coastline to explore, stunning
marine life and mysterious wrecks. Couple that with a wide variety of inland waterways, lakes and quarries and we have a real divers’ paradise
right on our own doorstep.
About Chorley BSAC
Based in Chorley Lancashire, we have over 50 members ranging from 8 to 68 years of age.
As well as Chorley, we cover the Standish, Wigan, Skelmersdale and surrounding districts.
Our philosophy is to enjoy ourselves in a safe and sensible manner.
Fancy diving on wrecks, amongst coral reefs, diving with seals or snorkelling with dolphins?
You can, safely, with the correct training and enthusiasm!
We were created in 1968 and have a wealth of diving experience worldwide. Our Branch is no.304 of the British Sub-Aqua Club which is the governing
body for the sport of underwater swimming in the British Isles and the largest diving club in the world.
Our social, family-friendly club offers a great mix of quality training and regular diving where divers can learn and progress at their own pace.
We are extremely fortunate in having a large number of nationally qualified BSAC Instructors within our Club to aid your progress. Learn to scuba dive with
us and you will receive some of the best scuba diving training around, leading to an internationally recognised BSAC qualification. Not only are we are able
to train you up through the BSAC diving grades and can also carry out 'cross over' courses from PADI, SSI, SAA.
Find out more about leaning to dive with us
About British Sub-Aqua Club
Like many great organisations, BSAC started small. A few enthusiasts came together and decided that divers needed
Run by divers, for divers since being established in London in1953 by entrepreneur Oscar Gugen, the British Sub-Aqua Club
has evolved over the years - from a small group of dedicated members and diving pioneers to the BSAC of today, the largest dive club in the
From the beginning, BSAC has received worldwide recognition as a leader, standard-setter and innovator in the field of
sport diving. BSAC knows just how enjoyable and life-changing diving can be. And with a worldwide reputation for excellence and
safety, BSAC provides all the training and support you need to get the best out of this exciting sport.
Our training programme is open to all levels of diver - from the entry level Ocean or Snorkel Diver through to our Instructor courses.
Our complementary skill development and specialist courses enable divers to continue to widen their own experience and
enjoyment of the sport.
And, as the UK National Governing Body for Underwater Activities, we also work continuously to ensure the ongoing development, safety and enjoyment
of scuba for all. BSAC is committed to promoting, protecting and representing the interests of all divers and snorkellers throughout the UK.
As the UK Governing Body for scuba and snorkelling, BSAC and its members are in a
privileged position to contribute to the protection of the marine environment – today and for future generations.
Our Divers Making Waves…to protect our seas initiative underpins BSAC’s commitment to the marine environment, both at home and around the world.
From engaging BSAC members in the issues currently facing the marine environment through to galvanising divers and snorkellers to get involved, BSAC hopes that
Making Waves will live up to its name.
How much do you know about the marine life you come
across every time you go diving?
Whatever type of diving you enjoy, you have the
privilege of experiencing the variety and beauty of the natural
environment underwater at first hand.
As divers it is in our interest to look after it.
BSAC is working closely with the Marine Conservation
Society's Marine Reserves Now campaign, calling for protected marine
reserves around the UK.
If you have any questions or need further details please contact us:
Branch Diving Officer - Mick Cook
- 07888 681013 or Email us