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Chorley British Sub-Aqua Club

We run BSAC snorkel courses

Snorkel courses are great fun, easy to learn and ideal for those who are not able to scuba dive, keen to start sub aqua activities or just plan to snorkel on holiday, but wish to achieve a little more confidence in the water first.

BSACís snorkelling courses are open to children and adults alike. There are two courses available Ė

Dolphin Snorkeller (8 years or above)

This course is aimed at younger children and introduces snorkelling via a series of seven progressive fun in water sessions.

  Snorkel Diver course (12 years or above)

There are classroom sessions to teach the theoretical knowledge of snorkelling, coupled with practical lessons in the pool or in sheltered water. The practical training is identical to the content of Dolphin Snorkeller. The training is structured and progressive, building skills and confidence.


You can then progress to Snorkel Dive Manager or Snorkel Instructor if desired.


The courses prove popular with families as it a great way to get the whole family involved in water activities. It is also a great introduction for those not quite old enough to start sub-aqua activities. We also provide all snorkel equipment for the course too!

How old must I be to start?

The minimum age is 6 years, the maximum is unlimited ...... but you must be able to swim and pass our initial competency test. at the pool.

This is Jacob, a Basic Snorkel Diver member of Chorley BSAC




How much will it cost to be a snorkel member and learn?


Full snorkel members Branch fees £18 p.a. plus BSAC membership fee £20.00**


**New Snorkel members, in clubs only, will get either a Dolphin Snorkeller or Snorkel Diver pack, whichever one is selected at the time of membership application.


Message from one of our recent courses:

Just to say a big thank you to all at Chorley BSAC for all your support and excellent tuition on the snorkel course.  We all enjoyed it and are looking forward to using our skills in Egypt this summer.  We found the family atmosphere at the club very welcoming especially as our ages ranged from 8 to 43.  Best wishes Paul, Kate, Anneke, Katie and Karen.

For more comprehensive information, why not pop down and see us at Leyland Leisure Centre Pool on Wednesday evenings between 9pm and 10pm or at our regular venue St Joseph's Social centre, Chorley every Wednesday evening from 8pm.

Full directions can be found on our Meeting Places page.

More details on snorkelling are available from BSAC if you click on the the link below:

BSAC Snorkelling


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