Membership fees from September 2022

Membership fees cover your subscription to DUSAC (‘Air Money’) and to the BSAC, which provides 3rd-party insurance.

Student Membership Fees

AIR Money
Membership (£)
Total  €
Ocean Diver/
Sports Diver
Dive Leader11033148.85
Advanced Diver8533123.85
First Class Diver/
National Instructor

Graduate/Staff Membership Fees

AIR Money
Membership (£)
Total  €
Ocean DiverN/A18542234.45
Sports DiverN/A18542234.45
Sports DiverIFC Attendance18042229.45
Dive LeaderN/A17542224.45
Dive LeaderOWIC + TIE16042209.45
Dive LeaderOWI16042209.45
Advanced DiverN/A14542194.45
Advanced DiverAssistant AI13542184.45
Advanced DiverAdv Instructor12542174.45
First Class DiverN/A11042159.45
National InstructorN/A454294.45

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.