BSACs entry level qualification is ‘Ocean Diver’, which is equivalent to PADI Open Water Diver, CMAS 1* etc and is internationally recognised.
Learning to dive is all about learning to use your equipment properly and safely. The Ocean Diver training course concentrates on preparing you for this in the safety of a swimming pool or sheltered water and then introducing you to open water in a controlled and safe manner. This also gives you the opportunity to practice safety skills in the company of a qualified instructor or experienced diver.
The course consists of seven lectures (on Thursday evenings), a theory test, five pool sessions (on Monday evenings) and four open water dives where you will be assessed to demonstrate that you have mastered the required skills for the qualification. The course fees of £200 include the course training pack, theory lessons, pool lessons and use of club kit during pool and open water training. Course fees don’t include entry to open water training sites (usually £10-15 a day), or air refills on open water training trips (usually about £5 a fill).
You will also need to provide your own mask (goggles), hood, gloves and drysuit – we can provide advice and help in sourcing these.
This Year’s Training Program
|Thu 26 Oct||Training Introduction||19:30||Earth Sciences|
|Mon 30 Oct||Pool 1 Group A||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Mon 6 Nov||Pool 1 Group B||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Thu 9 Nov||OD Theory 1||19:30||Earth Sciences|
|Mon 13 Nov||Pool 2 Group A||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Thu 16 Nov||OD Theory 2||19:30||Earth Sciences|
|Mon 20 Nov||Pool 2 Group B||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Mon 15 Jan||Pool 3 Group A||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Thu 18 Jan||OD Theory 3||19:30||Earth Sciences|
|Mon 22 Jan||Pool 3 Group B||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Thu 25 Jan||OD Theory 4||19:30||Earth Sciences|
|Mon 29 Jan||Pool 4 Group A||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Thu 1 Feb||OD Theory 5||19:30||Earth Sciences|
|Mon 5 Feb||Pool 4 Group B||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Thu 8 Feb||OD Theory 6||19:30||Earth Sciences|
|Mon 12 Feb||Pool 5 Group A||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Thu 15 Feb||OD Theory Catch Up||19:30||Earth Sciences|
|Mon 19 Feb||Pool 5 Group B||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Thu 22 Feb||OD Theory Exam||19:30||Earth Sciences|