Saturday, April 20, 2024

BSAC Appoints New Head of Diving and Training


Sophie Heptonstall has been unveiled as the new Head of Diving and Training at the British Sub-Aqua Club and will take up her post on March 18, 2024.

This is by no means her first position within BSAC, and Heptonstall has held several roles within the organization, including:

  • National Instructor Chief Examiner.
  • BSAC National Diving Officer and Technical Group lead.

A diver since the age of 12, Heptonstall new role is crucial to implementing BSAC’s strategic vision and broadening the scope of their diving and training opportunities.

Commenting on her appointment, she stated:

“I’m really excited to be stepping into the role of Head of Diving and Training at such an important time for BSAC. Using my skills to help put our strategy into action is something I’m genuinely looking forward to. Being a member of BSAC for a long time, I have a real passion for the organization and I’m confident I can make a big impact.”

While BSAC Chief Executive Officer Mary Tetley added:

“The role of Head of Diving and Training holds significant importance within BSAC, as it involves enhancing our training and diving/snorkeling support services to expand BSAC’s reach. Sophie possesses the expertise, background, and leadership acumen to advance this pivotal position. We are thrilled to have her join the BSAC team.”

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for