Ocean Diver Course

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to dive, this course is for you. This course is for beginners and provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to prepare for open water diving.

The BSAC Ocean Diver course prepares for this in the safety of a swimming pool or sheltered water and an introduction to open water in a controlled, safe manner. Experience and confidence will be gained under the guidance of a qualified instructor. Maximum depth - 20m.


To enrol on the BSAC Ocean Diver Course you must be 12 years or older.
A basic level of comfort in the water is important and you will have todemonstrate that you can swim 200m in swimwear.

What you’ll learn on the BSAC Ocean Diver course has three main stages:
1. Lessons and theory assessment on the basic principles of scuba diving
2. Five confined water dives to learn the basics in the water (usually in a swimming pool)
3. Five open water dives to further develop your scuba diving skills

Ocean Diver Training Pack Learning materials

You will be given a pack as part of your course which includes all the learning materials you need for the BSAC Ocean Diver course. The pack includes: The Diving Manual, BSAC Qualification Record Book, Qualification Card application and an A5 binder with your Student

What you will need

Swimwear and a towel. Although the diving equipment is provided, Ocean Diver trainees are encouraged to buy their own mask and snorkel. You may also wish to use a pool suit for added comfort during the pool lessons.

As the course progresses you will need to buy your diving equipment in preparation to moving to open water training to complete the course. We will offer advice as to what to buy. You do not need to buy everything new as there is a lot of very good equipment available on the second hand market.