WELCOME TO BSAC 406
BSAC 406 (British Sub-Aqua Club - Branch No. 406) is based in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates at the Sharjah Wanderers Sports Club (SWSC).
The scuba diving is what we are here for and most weekends, weather permitting, we organise dive trips which includes as a rule two dives on a Friday. We dive mainly shipwrecks in the Arabian Gulf, some of which sank 50 years and others only a few months ago. Our dive boats are launched from various locations depending on the dive site.
The wrecks are interesting in themselves but have also become a haven for fish life. Normally, the depth of these dives varies from 15m to around 30m but on an average is about 20m.
The exception is the Energy Determination lying in 80m of water. At the time of it's sinking it was the largest constructive total loss ever underwritten by Lloyd's of London. The top of the wreck can be reached by experienced divers but you need technical equipment and training to get to the bottom.
If you prefer coral reefs, we also make trips over to the East Coast where coral reefs are much more prevalent and are home to a huge variety of fish life.
Most of these sites have the advantage of being close to shore. If we want to go further, we organise Dhow trips along the Musandam Peninsular with its wonderful scenery and spectacular diving.
In our compressor room we have installed two compressors for air fills and a nitrox set-up for filling pre-mixed 32% EAN. Tanks, regulators and BCD’s are available for hire for the occasional dive. In our experience, regular divers often end up buying their own diving equipment.
Our club house is adjacent to the SWSC's swimming pool with rooms for the compressor and equipment, a training room, covered boat parking, office and a fully equipped club room. The swimming pool is available for training on club nights.
The SWSC's restaurants are close by.
We own two 9m boats accommodating eight divers.
Local Port Authorities require that all divers present a valid Emirates ID (on occasions a Passport is acceptable but a general rule is that a current Emirates ID card is the standard) This is equally checked on our return.
DIVING FEES AND KIT RENTAL
DHS 140 Club members for two dives on
a regular Friday dive trip.
DHS 180 Non - members for two dives
DHS 15 Equipment rental per item.
DHS 10 Nitrox per tank.
DIVE CLUB SOCIAL
A social occasion when we plan and prepare for the dives for the following weekend. Usually, practical pool training and theory sessions are conducted as well.
We meet every Tuesday night from 8.00pm in the Dive Club at the Sharjah Wanderers Dive Club.