Welcome to Chorley BSAC
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.
Development Courses and Workshops:
Boat Handling Course
Marine Life Appreciation
Basic Life Support refresher training
Diver Rescue Skills
sessions are carried out most weekends at Eccelstone Delph or Capernwray Dive Centres
Public try dive events
Informal marine life and technical diving talks
Buoyancy and Trim Workshop
Duke of Edinburgh award assessment
Check out the
Area for details of our future training activities
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
view all BSAC diver grade courses