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How can I learn to dive?

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The First Step

  • The first step for those wanting to learn to dive is to attend a 'TRY DIVE' session on a Tuesday evening during our regular pool training slot. The session would be taken by one of our qualified and experienced instructors. He or she will first of all show you the basic scuba equipment and how to assemble it, then take you into the pool to show you how to breathe and move about under water.
  • We would provide all the equipment - all you would need to bring is a swimming costume and a T-shirt or similar. At the pub afterwards, we would explain all you need to know about the club, the training and the equipment, and answer any questions you might have.

BSAC's current training classifications start at OCEAN DIVER and progress through SPORTS DIVER, DIVE LEADER, ADVANCED DIVER and finally FIRST CLASS DIVER. The BSAC qualifications have direct equivalents with those offered by other dive association and are recognised by other organisations abroad.

The club offers training up to Advanced Diver level.


  • The training is actually free, as all our instructors are non-professional (though we are all qualified!). However there are some costs attached. You would need to
    • Join BSAC
    • Join our club
    • Buy the training material.
  • BSAC membership brings you 3rd party insurance and a monthly magazine; club subs provide contributions to our maintenance and hire costs (boats, training equipment, swimming pool etc). The training materials include a diving manual, course notes and folder and qualification record book. Of course on top of this is the cost of your dive equipment.

Click the TRY DIVE logo to send a mail to request a Try Dive



Last Updated ( Monday, 10 November 2008 17:23 )  

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