Bay State Council of Divers

The Bay State Council of Divers, Inc. (commonly known as the BSC) was founded in the early 1970’s to represent the organized divers in Massachusetts. The Bay State Council of Divers is a member of the Underwater Society of America which is composed of other dive councils, clubs and independent divers throughout North America. The Bay State Council of Divers, which is managed by a Board of Directors, meets approximately four times a year. The Bay State Council of Divers membership is made up of over 700 individual divers, clubs, dive shop owners, charter boat captains, scuba instructors and other interested persons throughout the state.


Welcome to the Bay State Council Web Site


The 2016 Treasure Hunt was a success, with Boston Scuba going home with the trophy! The results are now online here.

Next Bay State Council meeting on 9 November 2016 at 7:30 PM.
(Directions to meeting).

General meeting minutes are online.

A poster describing the 31st Annual Treasure Hunt is online

The Bay State Council of Divers and the Massachusetts diving community is greatly concerned about the continuing loss of public parking in coastal communities to allow shore access for diving. We are hosting a meeting for representatives of interested parties at the Boston Sea Rovers Show on Sunday March 6, 2016. (Letter of invitation)

The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) is conducting public hearings to solicit comments on Draft Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2 including the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).

Recreational saltwater fishing permit now required (info)

New MA Recreational lobstering and crabbing guide (pdf)

BSC announcement list forwards news/events to diving community. It is open to everyone to join or post news

Email Announcements (Submit to