The best way to see if you like the sensation of being underwater and want to learn to dive is to come along to a scheduled Try Dive session. We run Try Dives several times a year for just £10. At 7pm you will receive an introduction to scuba kit and at 8pm you will get in the pool with an instructor. Try divers must be aged 18+.
Next dates: 4th and 11th May 2023
To book a Try Dive email Debbie on email@example.com
Ocean Diver is BSAC’s entry-level diving qualification. Ocean Divers are qualified to dive to a depth of 20m with a similarly qualified dive buddy. The qualification is recognised worldwide and there is a strong emphasis on safety and training confident and competent divers. As everyone learns at a different speed the course is designed so that you can progress at your own pace.
Our next Ocean Diver course will run from 24 May to 6 July 2023.
Ocean Diver pool and theory sessions
The theory and pool sessions are run over seven weeks on Wednesday and Thursdays evenings. Theory lessons are run on Zoom, starting at 7pm on Wednesdays. Lessons cover key topics such as diving equipment, physiology, planning and dealing with problems. Pool training is on a Thursday evening, 8.00 – 9.30pm.
The total cost of Ocean Diver Pool & Theory is £217.50. This breaks down as: course costs £65 + training materials and qualification book £45 + BSAC membership £62.50 + 3 months of Clidive membership £45 =£217.50.
Open-water qualifying dives
To qualify as an Ocean Diver, you also need to successfully complete four open-water dives. Clidive provides plenty of opportunities for you to do this, either in the UK or abroad. We can also refer you to a BSAC school if you want to complete the training on your own holiday.
The cost of the open-water training will vary depending on the location. A popular way to qualify is a two-day UK based trip to Weymouth or Plymouth using our club boats. The typical cost of this weekend, which includes accommodation and diving, is around £250-£300. You will also have to pay your own travel costs. Our club van means kit can be transported for those who want to get the train. We prefer introducing new divers to the sea but we also use dedicated inland dive sites, which have the benefit of being less prone to weather disruption and have every facility you could need.
We also usually do an early season training trip abroad for our winter students to benefit from warmer conditions. In recent years we have been to Croatia, Cyprus and the Canary Islands.
If you are interested in learning to dive with us email Debbie on firstname.lastname@example.org.