When you join a BSAC course you will see that diving skills are taught progressively so that each new experience is built upon step by step. Following basic training in the safety of a swimming pool, students soon complete their first open water dives, usually at Gildenburgh near Peterborough, to achieve Ocean Diver certification. This progression continues to Sports Diver, Dive Leader then Advanced Diver, where open water skills and techniques are further developed and experience gained leading ultimately to First Class Diver, the highest BSAC Qualification.
The club has several qualified instructors who have a wide range of diving experience gained over many years. They give their time freely to train new members of the club to dive.
Training is based on an individual's needs and, for the Ocean Diver qualification, is usually done on a one to one basis in the pool. How quickly you progress through the BSAC training scheme is entirely up to you. The objective is to make you into an all round competent and safe diver, and therefore skills are learnt at a pace which suits you.
The BSAC training programme offers you structured and progressive training, catering for complete beginners to experienced divers, under the guidance of our highly qualified and experienced instructors.
Although we are a BSAC affiliated Club, we openly welcome non-BSAC trained divers into the Club. If you have learnt to dive in warm clear waters and want to dive at home, joining a BSAC Club can be an ideal way of gaining the additional training and experience you will need to dive safely in the UK.
While BSAC offers a very structured approach to crossover training, as a Club we will first assess your current level of experience by asking you to dive with one of our instructors. We will then, if required, agree an individual training program suited to your specific needs.