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Learning to Dive

The first step if your thinking about learning to dive is to come along on a Monday night for a try dive. We will tell you a little bit about diving, show you all the kit and give you a try in the pool with one of our qualified instructors.

The next step is to start your full training, this is provided by experienced club instructors, working to British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) defined standards. As a club we will lend you most of the equipment you need to get started.

The first qualification is BSAC Ocean Diver. This course is a series of 7 theory lectures, weekly pool sessions and 5 open water dives. Along the way your progress will be measured with a short written examination and in-water assessments to test your abilities. Don't worry though, all training is progressive and we will be there to guide you at all times.

After you've obtained your Ocean Diver Qualification you can move on to train for BSAC Sports Diver. Again this course comprises a series of lectures, pool sessions and open water dives - just all at a more advanced level.

More information about the BSAC Diver Training courses can be found here.

We are able to provide training up to BSAC Advanced Diver level. Instructor training can be completed at a regional/national level. The club is very supportive of members wishing to become instructors and will be happy to provide guidance and opportunities along the way.

One of the benefits of the club system is that you will be able to progress through the training at your own pace, there is never any pressure to move on to the next stage before you are ready. This allows you to build up your confidence and skills gradually and learn thoroughly.