Ocean Diver Training

This course provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to prepare for open water diving.

Learning to dive is all about learning to use your equipment properly and safely. The Ocean Diver training course concentrates on preparing you for this in the safety of our swimming pool then introducing you to open water in a controlled and safe manner.

Ocean Diver is the first grade in the BSAC diving grade sequence, and is considered by BSAC to be equivalent to the PADI Open Water Diver / Advanced Open Water.

An Ocean Diver is a diver who is competent to dive with another Ocean Diver or with a Sports Diver, within the restriction of conditions already encountered during training to a maximum depth of 20m.

The Ocean Diver course consists of:

  • 7 Classroom lessons
  • Theory assessment
  • Basic swimming assessment
  • 5 Sheltered water (pool) lessons
  • 5 Open water lessons/dives minimum of 120 minutes underwater time