As a branch of BS-AC, Sub C Divers offers a range of diver training courses to suit all levels of ability, from complete beginner to experienced diver.
If you have never dived before, you might want to consider a try dive before embarking on a full diver training course. Sub C Divers can arrange this for you - just contact us for more information.
BS-AC offers five levels of diver training course, starting with Ocean Diver .
The Ocean Diver course is the entry level for beginners and first time divers. The course includes a number of sessions in the swimming pool, some classroom theory lessons and finally a series of "open water" assessments. This course is suitable for anyone who is in good health and has a reasonable level of fitness.
All training is undertaken by fully qualified BS-AC instructors, who are also members of the Sub C Divers club, usually on a one-to-one basis. There are a number of skills that must be perfected in the swimming pool before moving on to the open water stage, and these will be taught over a number of weekly sessions. The number of sessions required varies from person to person and there is no time limit; what is important is that each trainee is entirely competent and comfortable with each skill before moving on to the next.
In order to undertake Ocean Diver training, you must first join BS-AC. There is then a nominal charge of £37 to cover the cost of the training materials, which include lecture notes to accompany the classroom theory lessons, a full colour Diving Manual and your qualification record book, which you will need to present when you go diving in the future.
The BS-AC Ocean Diver certificate allows you to dive with another person of the same or higher qualification than yourself, under the supervision of a Dive Marshal, to a maximum depth of 20m.
Once the Ocean Diver certificate has been obtained, further levels of training can be undertaken. These are: