Originally Posted by no fear
I have heard That to be BSAC diver the most important dive equipment is set of spanners crowbar wrench gas cutting torch club hammor for those wreck dives
That's down to the club/individuals doing the diving. A BSAC muppet looks pretty much the same as a PADI muppet.
I did my BSAC sports diver a while ago (10 years?) - it took a long time to do it and the training was very good and thorough. On honeymoon we did the PADI/SSSI course - 4 days to get to an open water diver qualification. No way you can compare the two in terms of the preparedness (is that a real word) of the divers.
However - the instructor (and I) were impressed that I could remember almost everything from my BSAC course - that's how thorough it was!!
IMHO - I depends on how quickly you want the ticket. When I go to renew all my dive qualifications it will be with BSAC.