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Looking for a BSAC instructor in Taiwan

Discussion in 'Taiwan' started by ipgct, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. ipgct

    ipgct Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Taipei
    Seemingly long shot, but I'm looking for a instructor who can help me progress to Sports Diver. I'd rather not have to convert, as I would probably convert back when I return home. A lot of shops have never even heard of BSAC, but if anyone can help or point me in the direction of someone who can?
  2. Edward3c

    Edward3c Instructor, Scuba

    What BSAC qualification do you hold? There is an ISO number which is the international qualification. PADI use as well so they should know what that equates to.
  3. Edward3c

    Edward3c Instructor, Scuba

    There are BSAC franchises in Japan, Korea and Thailand, plus BSAC Branches in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.
  4. Makhno

    Makhno Divemaster

    The only BSAC instructor I knew in Taiwan left a couple years ago.

    If you can't find another one, send me a private message, and I can recommend some good instructors who can train you well and certify you through other agencies. I don't teach scuba courses anymore, but some of my buddies are very experienced instructors who are still quite actively teaching with PADI, SSI, etc.

    Can't recall what you'd need to do to have those certs accepted by your local BSAC club in the UK.

    You should get going soon, as the diving season in NE Taiwan won't last too much longer.
  5. JasmineNeedsGills

    JasmineNeedsGills Angel Fish

    Know this is late, but just some thoughts in case anyone else runs into this. Japan has a huge BSAC franchise - after the UK there's more schools there than anywhere else. There's several BSAC centres in Okinawa, which has plenty of flights to Taipei, and also has some decent diving thrown in.

    If you don't want to spend the money to travel though, BSAC clubs do recognise other qualifications, so you can always just do the equivalent level PADI (or whatever) course locally, and dive on that within your home club. BSAC recognise the PADI Rescue Diver course as being equivalent to Sport Diver.

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