Learning to scuba dive opens up an exhilarating world of underwater adventure and can be a life-changing experience.
If you’re keen to learn to dive BSAC’s Ocean Diver course is the place to start. This entry-level diving qualification will equip you with the core skills to dive to a maximum of 20 metres in open water, in the UK and abroad.
To get started
We recommend you come along to a try dive. Try dives are a fun and easy way to find out if diving is for you. We spend 30 minuets running through the equipment and safety before taking you into the pool for an hour to try out the equipment that we use. Click Here To Book Now
What you will learn
Your instructor will start by getting you comfortable breathing underwater in a pool or sheltered water and then develop your skills so that you are competent to dive safely in open water. After that you’ll head out for a series of at least four dives to develop your skills and confidence in open water.
You’ll learn how to use basic dive gear, control your buoyancy and move about underwater. You’ll also learn some basic safety skills and how to plan and manage your diving. The course includes six theory modules, at least five sessions in a pool or sheltered water, and at least four open-water dives.
It’s a continually assessed course so after your classroom and in-water training and a short theory exam you’ll have the grounding to continue your scuba diving journey.
What you’ll be qualified to do
Qualified Ocean Divers can dive buddied with another Ocean Diver, under the supervision of a Dive Manager – so long as you stick to familiar locations and conditions you have encountered during your training.
If you want to expand your experience by exploring different locations and conditions, you can easily do this accompanied by a Dive Leader or higher-grade diver.
Your qualification will be recognised worldwide and you will be qualified to use breathing gas mixtures of up to 36 per cent Nitrox to increase your safety on dives (you’ll learn all about Nitrox on the course). Many ‘learn to dive’ courses don’t teach Nitrox or rescue skills, but BSAC believes they are important skills to start learning from the start of your scuba journey.
What diving experiences will this open up for me?
At depths of down to 20m, Ocean Divers have plenty of chances to encounter a fascinating variety of wildlife and shipwrecks in seas, rivers, quarries, lochs and lakes.
Imagine finning over a rocky reef teeming with fish and covered in sessile life such as seasquirts, sponges and brightly coloured anenomes, spending precious moments watching grey seals at play, or exploring a historic wreck.
What does it cost?
Fees listed bellow are for a year’s membership to Warrington SAC. The total price includes a BSAC membership (see BSAC.com for member benefits) and our club fees. Discounts are available for joint membership please ask for details.
|Type Of Membership||BSAC Membership Fee||Our Club Fee||Total Price|
|Junior (Under 18)||£31.50||£68.80||£100.30|
|Ocean Diver (First step in becoming a diver)||£125.00 *|
|Sports Diver||£65.00 *|
|Dive Leader||£65.00 *|
|Advanced Diver||£65.00 *|
Prices include all equipment needed for pool sessions but additional kit may be required for open water lessons.
* All prices do not include expenses that may need to be added. Details of this will be given per course.
** All prices are correct of 20/12/2018 and are subject to change