Anybody with a recognised diving qualification (BSAC or otherwise), or who wants to learn to dive, can join Kuwait Mantas Diving Club.
Kuwait Mantas Diving Club is a branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC). Membership of the club including BSAC membership costs KWD 60 per year. This gets you diving.
If you have all your own equipment, a day's diving (usually 2 dives) can be as little as KWD 12 using pre-paid boat-trip tickets - KWD 60 for 5. The exact fees depend on individual circumstances, set out in the Members' Handbook.
Once a part of the club, you can really get involved with experiencing more than just diving. Learn to drive the boat, improve your skills and awareness or join us on a dive holiday outside of Kuwait
To join please refer to the options below and use the 'contact us' page from the side menu.
The cost of a day's diving can be found in the diving section of the side menu.
If you wish to come diving with us without making an initial commitment to becoming a member, you can dive as at guest.
After being introduced to diving with the club we are confident that you will see the benefits of becoming a full member. The club offers divers more than stepping off the back of a boat. It presents opportunities to really get involved with a day's diving.
For Guest diving, please contact the Expeditions Officer. Mails are generally answered within a few days. For unknown reasons completely beyond Kuwait Mantas Diving Club control, a reply could be redirected to your spam folder. If you have not received a reply from us within a reasonable period then we would recommend checking spam folders. Should there subsequently be no trace of any reply at all, please do not hesitate to write again.
I would like to learn to dive
We organize a BSAC Ocean Diver training course if enough people are interested once every year in the Spring, but not 'on demand' for individuals as the commercial operations can. If you are interested you should contact the Training Officer. The cost of the course is KWD 175 (memberships included).
If you are already qualified and want to take the next step, we run Sports Diver and Dive Leader courses. We also do more specialized courses from time to time, such as Boat Handling, Oxygen Administration, and Diving with Nitrox (Enriched Air), again if there is enough interest.
Joining with a BSAC diving qualification
If you already have a BSAC diving qualification and are currently a paid-up member of the BSAC, then you would only need to pay the local Kuwait Mantas Diving Club subscription (of KWD 25) upon joining.
If you have a BSAC diving qualification but your BSAC membership has lapsed, you will need to renew the latter.
Joining with a non-BSAC diving qualification
Any diver who has an internationally-recognized diving qualification (PADI, NAUI, SDI, etc.) can join Kuwait Mantas Diving Club as a Diving Member for a total of KWD 60 per annum which includes BSAC membership (organized either directly or through our treasurer, for further details see below). It is not required that you "cross over" your diving qualification to a BSAC qualification.
However, we can only offer further training to those who have completed a short cross-over course. All such training is 'at cost' (i.e. for course materials) and thus very favourable, since the club is not a commercial operation.
The equivalencies and progression are outlined in a BSAC document which can be obtained by clicking on the tab below. The Training Officer and the Diving Officer will be happy to discuss such matters further.
Crossing over to the BSAC
'Crossing over' takes place in one or two theory sessions dependent upon your current diving grade. One will explain the BSAC and how to use the BSAC diving decompression tables. You may also need to attend one or two Nitrox Workshops, before you can start training for a qualification with us. Talk to our Training Officer about what your options are.
After 'Crossing over', for your first course, you will pay slightly more than those who are upgrading an existing BSAC qualification. For this you will get a qualification record book, and, according to the course, a diving manual according. The cost varies slightly depending on your current qualification.
For details of the costs, please refer to our training pages.
The BSAC is the largest diving club in the world, and being a member has a number of benefits. As a BSAC member you will receive a copy of the club magazine every month and be covered by third party liability insurance of up to GBP 10 million.
Since training is 'at cost', it is far cheaper than that offered by other agencies, and what is more, it is fully-transferable between BSAC branches even if a course is only partially completed, meaning you can start a course here and complete it with another BSAC branch, even if you move to another country.
BSAC members receive 10% discount from the BSAC online shop, where you can buy diving books, clothing, and lots of other diving related goodies. You also have access to expert advice from the BSAC HQ team and can participate in the online diving forums. Members receive discounted offers on holidays from BSAC travel partners.
You will be joining a network of over 1100 branches and 300 dive centres all over the world. An instant network of diving buddies.
To join online
Open the internet page https://www,bsac.com/membership/
Click on "Join Now" in the left-hand column with the blue colour scheme
On the page that then appears, where it says "Enter the name of the club you want to search for", enter "Kuwait Mantas" (without the punctuation marks)
Click on "Search"
A box with the heading "Select a club" will appear
Click on the circle in the box
Click on "Next"
On the page that then appears, click on the circle in the box under the heading "Select levy type"
Click on "Next"
On the page that then appears, click on the circle in the box with the text "Full Diving Member....."
Click on "Next" at the bottom of the page
A page with the title "Personal Details" will appear. From here on, it should be self-explanatory.
To join through Kuwait Mantas Diving Club
If you are unable to join online, then the branch treasurer can arrange your membership.
You should complete a form which can be downloaded by clicking on the tab below.