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Welcome to Chorley BSAC

TRAINING PROGRAMME

 

Training Overview

Whilst the learning new skills and gaining qualifications is a key aspect of Chorley BSAC diver training, itís also important to keep existing skills up to date and well-practiced. With this in mind Chorley BSAC runs a balanced programme of new diver training courses, skill development courses and skills refresher courses. Some of these courses are planned as required by our members throughout the year. 

Courses we run:

Ocean Diver

Sports Diver

Diver Leader

Advanced Diver

Skill Development Courses and Workshops:

Boat Handling Course

Marine Life Appreciation

Practical Training:

Basic Life Support refresher training

Diver Rescue Skills

Training sessions are carried out most weekends at Eccelstone Delph or Capernwray Dive Centres

Other:

Snorkelling courses

Public try dive events

Informal marine life and technical diving talks

Buoyancy and Trim Workshop

Duke of Edinburgh award assessment

 

 

Check out the Training Area for details of our future training activities

 


BSAC TRAINING

 

There are five internationally-recognised BSAC diver grades, from the entry level Ocean Diver through to our highest grade, First Class Diver.

The Diver Training Programme is regularly updated and improved to keep pace with developments in equipment and diving knowledge. The programme is designed to build confidence and self-reliance.†Diving skills are taught progressively so that each new experience is built upon step by step.

Training is delivered by qualified instructors over a series of weekly evening sessions and weekend open water training, with the opportunity for regular diving to hone your skills. You can also complete your training over a shorter period of time by mutual agreement with you and your instructor.

 

Learning to be an Ocean Diver

While you will need to be reasonably fit for the Ocean Diver course, it is by no means an endurance test. Provided that you are over the age of 12, a reasonable swimmer and in good health, you're ready to take that first step to learn to dive.

Through a combination of theory lessons, pool sessions and open water experience, you'll learn your new diving skills progressively and at your own pace. You will develop your skills in the safe confines of a swimming pool or sheltered water before progressing to your first open water dives and your Ocean Diver qualification. Maximum depth 20 metres.

With BSAC's Ocean Diver qualification your diving adventures are only just beginning!

Sports Diver

 

Sports Diver training builds a sound foundation of open water diving skills and experience with structured, practical lessons. Qualified Sports Divers are ready to take part in dives with other Sports Divers or higher. Depth can be built progressively to a maximum of 35m after qualifying. Sports Divers can embark on the first stage of the route of instruction.

 

 

Dive Leader

 

Dive Leader training covers responsibilities and safety of leading other divers. Practical lessons will give divers confidence to deal with emergencies. Leading a dive will develop enjoyment, confidence and experience as a diver.
Depth can be built progressively to a maximum of 50m after qualfying. Dive Leaders are eligible to progress to Open Water Instructor.

 

 

Advanced Diver

 

The Advanced Diver course further develops knowledge and skills. Divers gain experience in planning dives at different sites and different circumstances. Additional experience will be gained in using small boats, chart work. navigation and many other related skills. BSAC consider this grade as being a fully trained diver. Advanced Divers are eligible to progress to Advanced Instructor.

 

First Class Diver

 

BSAC's highest diving grade which requires a higher than average level of theoretical knowledge, organisational and personal diving skills. BSAC First Class Divers are assessed through nationally conducted examinations.

 

Click to view all BSAC diver grade courses

 

       

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