Exeter BSAC is Exeter's longest established diving club. It was formed in 1952 and joined the British Sub Aqua Club after its formation in 1953. We are happy to welcome divers from any training agency and club to our own club house. We also train new divers to the BSAC's high standards.


Exeter is well positioned for diving Lyme Bay as well as Bigbury Bay and Plymouth Sound. Wrecks in Lyme Bay can be anywhere from 14m deep to over 50m. The Baygitano, a mile or so from Lyme Regis can have so many fish on it that it can be hard to see the wreck. The Maine near Salcombe and the James Egan Layne, whilst well known, are great wrecks on the South coast that we visit. The recently sunken Leander Class Frigate, the HMS Scylla is also proving very popular. The map below shows the general location of some of the wrecks and sites we have dived on.

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There are also weekend trips into Cornwall as well as holidays abroad. The last club holiday was to Gozo, Malta. We do most of our diving from the club rigid inflatable boat (RIB) with some shore diving purposes.

Divers from all organisations are welcome, some members also have IANTD,TDI, PADI, SSI and NAUI qualifications.

Please take the opportunity to come down and pay us a visit. Club members are happy to show you around and discuss the Dive Programme and Diver Training with you.

The branch operates its own Hamworthy Compressor. However we cannot supply air or Nitrox to divers or others who are not diving members of Exeter BSAC.

Prices for membership and diving are listed here.