The BSAC Ocean Diver course prepares for this in the safety of a swimming pool or sheltered water and an introduction to open water in a controlled, safe manner. Experience and confidence will be gained under the guidance of a qualified instructor. Maximum depth – 20m.
To enrol on the BSAC Ocean Diver Course you must be 12 years or older.
A basic level of comfort in the water is important and you will have to demonstrate that you can swim 200m in swimwear.
The BSAC Ocean Diver course has three main stages:
Will hopefully be from start to finish! Learning to dive is a life changing experience for many people. Breathing underwater for the first time is something you will never forget and the experience of learning with others is great fun. Your instructor is trained to look after you every step of the way.
A BSAC Ocean Diver is defined as a diver who is competent to conduct dives:
You can do this course by joining a local BSAC club and training with other club members, or at a BSAC Centre where you can do the course in five days*.
* The BSAC Ocean Diver course normally takes five days but is weather dependent and could take longer.
After this course you could further your training by doing the BSAC Sport Diver course (the next Diver Grade course).