This is a historic club – British Diving started here!

Our club, BSAC No.1 London Branch, is the original branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club and remains one of the biggest London diving clubs today.

The inaugural meeting of the branch was held on 15th October 1953 hosted by Oscar Gugen at the Waldorf Hotel, attended by some 50 enthusiasts.

The BSAC London Branch became the first branch created as a result of national recognition by the Sports Council of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) in 1954, when the existing committee became the general committee of the national BSAC.

By 1955 the No.1 branch had over 400 members and became the pre-eminent diver training branch in London in the 1950s and 1960s.

Many members subsequently formed other branches or set up dive centres in the UK and around the world.

Divers trained by our club over the years have included Arthur C Clarke, Kenneth More, Lord Hailsham, Esther Williams, Mike Brennan, Tony Daniels, Tim Smit and Rowena Kerr.

For more details on the history of our club, please visit our Wikipedia page.

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