The British Sub Aqua Club has announced that National Instructor Sophie Heptonstall has been elected BSAC’s National Diving Officer.
Heptonstall takes over from Jeff Reed who has held the position of NDO for the last six years.
Sophie Heptonstall is an active member of Hartford SAC and a BSAC member for 16 years. She is well-known on the BSAC Instructor Training Scheme circuit. In addition she has worked as an Area Coach and has spent time on BSAC’s National Diving Committee (NDC).
“Thank you to all BSAC members that voted. I am excited about taking on the role of NDO and look forward to encouraging existing members to develop their diving skills further and attracting new members into the BSAC”
Heptonstall is an open and closed circuit diver and has an extensive knowledge of the full BSAC Diver Training Programme. She also brings business acumen to the role – she is a marketing professional.
Sophie Heptonstall is the third female BSAC NDO and at age 35, she is the youngest BSAC member to take up this position.