Plymouth Sound BSAC FAQs


Can I dive with Plymouth Sound as a guest ?
Certainly. Bring your up to date qualifications, medical and appropriate kit and join us for a dive. We run out at least each weekend and usually there is no need to book. But check with the Diving Officer beforehand just in case.

How many dives does the Club do in a week/year?
Plymouth Sound prides itself on being a club for divers. There are dives at least every weekend of the year and up to eight a week, resulting in more than 1,000 divers in the water each year.

How many different sites does the club go to?
Plymouth is blessed with a huge range of dive sites from the shallowest reefs to technically demanding wrecks and we visit more than 50. We are hoping to expand the range even further with the possible setting up of a wreck-finding group.

What sort of depth ranges does the Club do?
Literally all. We do dives on some of the reefs inside Plymouth Sound where you won’t get into double figures of metres, which although not too adventurous do teem with life. At the other end of the spectrum we set up a technical diving group in 2008 consisting of more than 10 members, which will be shotting wrecks deeper than 60 metres.

What sort of visibility do you get out of Plymouth?
The visibility is usually good for British waters, it can often be as much as 20m but more generally about 5m to 6m and very rarely less than 2m.

Does the Club welcome rebreather divers?
We welcome all divers so long as they are qualified to use their equipment. We will recognise tickets from other organisations like TDI, AINTD, PSI etc.

Does the Club do technical diving?
In 2008 we entered a new era by forming a technical diving group which has more than 10 members. Plymouth Sound already visits wrecks down to 55 metres using nitrox for accelerated deco but will now be looking to dive the many wrecks locally in the 60 metre plus region using trimix.

I have never dived but want to learn. Can you train me from scratch? 
We are not running any Ocean Diver courses at present. But welcome all newcomers to the sport to join our club wherever they have trained. What we also offer is a range of skill development courses as well as training to gain higher qualifications.

I am not a BSAC diver. Can I dive with a BSAC club?
Yes. Your qualifications from other organisations are accepted by us. It is also fairly simple to gain crossover BSAC qualifications based on what tickets you have from other groups. For instance, a PADI Rescue Diver would be recognised as the equivalent of a BSAC Sports Diver.

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