Membership fees from September 2019
Membership fees cover your subscription to DUSAC (‘Air Money’) and to the BSAC, which provides 3rd-party insurance.
Student Membership Fees
|First Class Diver/|
Graduate/Staff Membership Fees
|Sports Diver||IFC Attendance||170||59||236|
|Dive Leader||OWIC + TIE||150||59||216|
|Advanced Diver||Assistant AI||125||54||190|
|Advanced Diver||Adv Instructor||120||48.75||180|
|First Class Diver||N/A||105||48.75||175|
Claiming student membership
To qualify for the DUSAC air money student rate, you must be a TCD student. However, the BSAC student membership fee applies for students in any college. For example, a student of UCD who is a Dive Leader pays €165 DUSAC air money, but only €30.50 BSAC membership. If you are claiming BSAC student membership, you must provide a photocopy of your student card. Please note that students at other colleges must be TCD graduates or staff in order to be eligible to join DUSAC.
Beyond the membership fees, there are a few other expenses you can expect to incur during the year. See the following time time for estimated dates and costs.
Sept – membership fees
Sept- Dec – purchasing of basic dive gear (strongly encouraged but not mandatory) e.g. Flagship kit: mask, fins, boots and gloves for €115, or you can shop online yourself on websites such as Decathlon.
Feb – novice trip deposit of €100. This trip takes place over the March bank holiday weekend and costs approx €180 in total – includes 4 days of glorious diving, 3 meals per day, and unlimited craic!
Summer – €5 for evening dives throughout the summer, or €50+ for weekend trips.
Nov – renewal of membership fees.