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 25 Oct||Training Introduction||19:30||Earth Sciences|
|Mon 29 Oct||Pool 1 Group A||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Mon 5 Nov||Pool 1 Group B||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Thu 8 Nov||OD Theory 1||19:30||Earth Sciences|
|Mon 12 Nov||It’s a Knockout||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Thu 15 Nov||OD Theory 2||19:30|
|Mon 19 Nov||Pool 2 Group A||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Thu 22 Nov||OD Theory 3||19.30||Earth Sciences|
|Mon 26 Nov||Pool 2 GroupB||19.45||Chesterton Pool|
|Thu 29 Nov||OD Theory 4||19.30||Earth Sciences|
|Mon 21 Jan||Pool 3 Group A||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Thu 24 Jan||OD Theory 5||19:30||Earth Sciences|
|Mon 28 Jan||Pool 3 Group B||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Thu 31 Jan||OD Theory 6||19:30||Earth Sciences|
|Mon 4 Feb||Pool 4 Group A||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Thu 7 Feb||OD Exam||19:30||Earth Sciences|
|Mon 11 Feb||Pool 4 Group B||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Mon 18 Feb||Pool 5 Group A||19:45||Chesterton Pool|
|Mon 25 Feb||Pool 5 Group B||19:45||Chesterton Pool|