The club runs courses for Ocean Diver, Sport Diver, Dive Leader and Advanced Diver grades, as well as several Skill Development Courses (SDCs).
If you want to sample what it feels like to use SCUBA you can book a Try Dive in the swimming pool.
Ocean Diver is the BSAC entry level qualification. It consists of 5 pool sessions, 5 open water lessons, 6 theory lessons, a revision session and a theory test. This is the basic BSAC diving qualification and allows ocean divers to dive up to 20 metres with a buddy of “similar” or greater experience under the supervision of a dive manager or at a managed Site.
We have one Ocean Diver intake each year in Spring where we can train up to 4 trainees. We require a try dive in the new year to make sure diving is right for you. Theory and pool instruction follow, normally in March/April, with 5 open water training dives following this May/June/July. Hopefully you will be a qualified diver for the summer/autumn season. We are looking for Ocean Diver trainees who not only want to learn to dive, but also want to be involved in diving and being part of our club once qualified.
At the moment within Lunesdale, the minimum age we can normally train for diving is 18 years old, however if a parent or guardian is a diving member or also learning with us, we may be able to teach young people below this age.
Sports Diver qualification consists of 6 theory lessons and a test which gives a greater knowledge of anatomy and physiology and diving conditions, and 5 open water lessons leading the diver to be self sufficient in the water and the ability to dive with other ‘Sports Divers’ to progress to a depth of 35 metres, having the knowledge to do this safely. The club teaches ‘Sports Diver’ grade as and when its needed.
Dive Leader qualification consists of 12 theory lessons and assessment and 7 open water lessons which give a knowledge & assessment of dive leadership and rescue skills. Dive leaders can dive up to 50 metres, the maximum depth for BSAC divers and can lead newly qualified divers to allow them to gain experience in a variety of conditions. The club teaches ‘Dive Leader’ grade as and when its needed.
Advanced Diver qualification consists of 6 theory lessons and assessment and 2 open water lessons in rescue skills and dive management review. Some elements of the Advanced Diver course require an Advanced Instructor to deliver. This course will be run when there is a demand. Once qualified, Advanced divers can plan and run club expeditions.
The club also runs boat handling and Diver Coxswain courses on an as required basis. This allows club members to have the skills and knowledge to safely drive the club boat during diving operations.
If you are interested in becoming an active member of our club, and undertaking training with us, please get in touch.