This is the first rung on the ladder of BSAC training. The course consists of:
As an Ocean Diver you will be qualified to conduct dives in open water to a maximum depth of 20 metres with a similarly qualified buddy, under the supervision of a qualified dive manager, with the knowledge of the club Dive Officer (DO)
BSAC Sports Diver builds on the skills which you have already learnt in the Ocean Diver course (or entry level qualification from another agency). The course introduces the use of Surface Marker Buoys (SMB's) and Delayed Surface Marker Buoys (DSMBs's), navigation, techniques with equipment and more about breathing gas. In addition, BSAC sports divers are taught how to support a Dive Manager by acting as their deputy as the first step in developing this important role in support of safe diving. The BSAC Sports Diver course has both practical and classroom lessons run in an integrated sequence. The course includes a sheltered water lesson and five open water lessons.
As an Ocean Diver you will be qualified to conduct dives in open water, progressing to a maximum depth of 35 metres with a similarly qualified buddy, under the supervision of a qualified dive manager and DO
If you have a recognised qualification you do not have to do any cross-over or further training (unless you want to!). It doesn't matter who you trained with (recreational, commercial or military), if you've never dived in the UK before or if you haven't dived for a few seasons - all very welcome - please join us!