Dear BSAC member,

Two years ago, BSAC launched its own member magazine, SCUBA. This new magazine was created in response to BSAC members’ feedback as to what you wanted in YOUR magazine.

We worked hard to take all your feedback on board to create a high quality magazine which you wanted to read….and which BSAC can be proud of. Two years on and SCUBA has now been successfully established as the official magazine of Britain’s Biggest Diving Club.

As a key part of the BSAC membership benefits package, it is important that SCUBA continues to deliver on our readers’ expectations. And to do this, we would like your help.

We would be grateful if you would complete our SCUBA Reader Survey 2014. It should take you no more than 10 minutes to complete - and you could win one of five Northern Diver mini travel bags.

The closing date for completed surveys is Friday, 7th February 2014 and we will report back on the results in a future issue of SCUBA.

But in the meantime, thank you for your contribution to this survey….and to SCUBA magazine.

Best wishes,
The SCUBA team
stories@bsac.com

Part ONE: About you
How long have you been a member of BSAC?

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* 1. How long have you been a member of BSAC?

What is your gender?

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* 2. What is your gender?

What is your current diver grade?

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* 3. What is your current diver grade?

If you answered 'other agency' please tell us which agency and your current diver grade

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* 4. If you answered 'other agency' please tell us which agency and your current diver grade

What is your current BSAC Instructor grade?

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* 5. What is your current BSAC Instructor grade?

What is your current BSAC membership type?

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* 6. What is your current BSAC membership type?

Are you a:

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* 7. Are you a:

To be entered into the SCUBA Reader Survey prize draw to win one of five Northern Diver mini travel bags, please tell us your email address

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* 8. To be entered into the SCUBA Reader Survey prize draw to win one of five Northern Diver mini travel bags, please tell us your email address

PART TWO: Your SCUBA feedback
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest score, 5 the highest) how do you rate SCUBA magazine?

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* 9. On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest score, 5 the highest) how do you rate SCUBA magazine?

What are your three favourite sections in SCUBA?

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* 10. What are your three favourite sections in SCUBA?

Would you prefer more, less or the same number of articles in SCUBA covering:

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* 11. Would you prefer more, less or the same number of articles in SCUBA covering:

  More Same Less
UK diving destinations
UK club trips
UK expeditions
UK diving courses
Overseas expeditions
Near overseas destinations (Europe & Red Sea)
Far overseas destinations (rest of the world)
Basic diver training skills
Core skills
Advanced diver training skills
Deeper diving skills
Instructor skills
Adventurous diving
New diving developments
Snorkelling skills
Kit testing
Underwater photography
Marine environment
Wrecks and Underwater heritage
Guest writers
UK diving news
Global diving news
BSAC branch and member news
BSAC news (as a governing body)
Content for young people
Columns by diving personalities/ experts
In relation to SCUBA magazine, please read the statements below and indicate your level of agreement or disagreement

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* 12. In relation to SCUBA magazine, please read the statements below and indicate your level of agreement or disagreement

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
I am satisfied with SCUBA magazine
I value SCUBA as part of my BSAC membership benefits
BSAC clubs and activities should feature more
SCUBA represents BSAC divers today
SCUBA represents BSAC’s values and brand
SCUBA is one of the main ways I keep up-to-date about BSAC
I read most/all of the magazine
There is always something in SCUBA for me
SCUBA covers the right range of diving and skills
I’d like to see more features
I’d like to see more short articles and columns
I like SCUBA’s current layout and design
I would be happy to see non-diving related advertising in SCUBA
There’s too much advertising in SCUBA
On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest score, 5 the highest), please rate each of SCUBA’s current regular features

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* 13. On a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being the lowest score, 5 the highest), please rate each of SCUBA’s current regular features

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Critter Confidential
SCUBA Hub
SCUBA Bloke
SCUBA Woman
Snorkelling with Andy Torbet
SCUBA Chat
Club Focus
Club Diving
Taking Control
Ask the Experts
Learning Curve
UK/Exped Diving
Wrecked
Kitted Up
Test Centre
Departure Lounge
Travel Special
Postcards
Crossword/Quiz
My Greatest Dive
Is there any specific content you feel is missing in SCUBA? If so, please tell us more

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* 14. Is there any specific content you feel is missing in SCUBA? If so, please tell us more

Are there any current sections or features in SCUBA that you specifically do not like? If so, please tell us what they are and why

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* 15. Are there any current sections or features in SCUBA that you specifically do not like? If so, please tell us what they are and why

What other improvements if any, would you like to see in SCUBA?

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* 16. What other improvements if any, would you like to see in SCUBA?

Would you be interested in contributing to SCUBA?

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* 17. Would you be interested in contributing to SCUBA?

If yes, or you are not sure and would like to know more, please go to www.bsac.com/scuba and download our SCUBA contributors' guide
Would you pass SCUBA on to a friend after you have read it?

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* 18. Would you pass SCUBA on to a friend after you have read it?

Would you subscribe to SCUBA if it was not part of your BSAC membership package?

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* 19. Would you subscribe to SCUBA if it was not part of your BSAC membership package?

Do you buy or subscribe to any other diving magazine? (you can tick more than one)

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* 20. Do you buy or subscribe to any other diving magazine? (you can tick more than one)

Do you subscribe to any electronic diving magazine?

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* 21. Do you subscribe to any electronic diving magazine?

If you answered yes, please list which ones

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* 22. If you answered yes, please list which ones

Which of the following Social Media platforms do you regularly use (you can tick more than one):

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* 23. Which of the following Social Media platforms do you regularly use (you can tick more than one):

If you have subscribed to iSCUBA (the current electronic version of the magazine), please tell us what you think of it

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* 24. If you have subscribed to iSCUBA (the current electronic version of the magazine), please tell us what you think of it

If there was no extra cost, would you like to receive iSCUBA in addition to the printed version?

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* 25. If there was no extra cost, would you like to receive iSCUBA in addition to the printed version?

What digital format would be most useful to you for iSCUBA?

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* 26. What digital format would be most useful to you for iSCUBA?

Do you have any other comments you would like to make?

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* 27. Do you have any other comments you would like to make?

Thank you for taking the time to complete and submit this survey. As a valued BSAC member, your views are important to us and will help us to ensure that SCUBA remains the magazine our readers want.

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