Training

SHUSAC is committeed to providing the best value SCUBA training available. With SHUSAC you can achive three levels of BSAC qualification:
Ocean Diver for beginners,
Sports Diver for intermediate level and
Dive Leader for those who want to become more advanced or venture down the diving instructor route.

Further training can be conducted via BSAC Regional offers.

Ocean Diver Training

The BSAC Ocean Diver qualification is the entry level of diver training available through BSAC.

This qualification will allow you to dive in open water to a depth of 20 meters under the supervision of a Dive Manager.

The Ocean Diver course consists of 7 classroom theory lessons, 5 pool practical sessions at Ponds Forge, 5 open water practical lessons and a multiple choice theory assessment.

As part of your training you will be supplied with a Training Pack which includes the BSAC Diving Manual, Ocean Diver Student Notes, a Qualification Records Book and a voucher for your Qualification Card.

Our instructors will take you into the pool at Ponds Forge and teach you the practical skills before repeating the learnt skills in an open water environment to complete your qualification. These skills are the basis of becoming a safe and competent diver.

Sports Diver Training

The BSAC Sports Diver qualification is the intermediate level of diver training available through BSAC.

This qualification aims to extend your diving experience and skills and allow you to dive to 35 meters, trains to use up to 36% Nitrox and extends your rescue skills.

The Sports Diver course consists of 6 theory lessons, 1 pool practical session, 5 open water lessons, 1 dry practical lesson, expierience in 5 different diving conditions and a multiple choice theory assessment.

As part of your training you will be supplied with a Training Pack which includes Sports Diver Student Notes, Sports Diver Qualification Record Sheet and a voucher for your Qualification Card.

Once you have qualified as a Sports Diver you can extend your maximum dive depth to 35 meters. If you are interested in becoming an instructor, you can attend the BSAC Instructor Foundation Course and gain your first expierience in theory and practical instruction.

Dive Leader Training

The BSAC Dive Leader qualification pushes all the skills that you have learnt during Ocean and Sports Diver qualifications, enabling you to dive deeper and with the experience and confidence you will have built up will enable you to lead divers in a variety of sites and conditions.

The Dive Leader programme will training you in dive management skills, further develop first aid skills and train you to look after less experienced divers.

Most of the theory training is done by attending various courses offered by the BSAC Regional Team. Practical training is mostly building up of expierince in diving and dive leading and some skills training such as setting and retrieving a shot line.

Should you wish to go down the instructor route, you are then able to attend the Practical Instructor Exam and the Theory Instructor Exam to become a fully qualified BSAC Open Water Instructor.

Updates

We've had a very successful intake this year, with around 20 new divers being trained and a hanful of divers who area already qualified joining.

We're off to the Farnes at the end of November to see the seals. Wish us luck!

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