Diver Grades

 

Diver Grades

Learn to dive with North Glos BSAC

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Hard Boat dive

As well as our own club RIB we often charter hard boats

RED SEA WRECK

We dive all over the world as well as the UK. This was a wreck in the Red Sea

SEAL

We often dive the Farne Isles and we are usually greeted by friendly seals

Undersea Wonders

Red Sea? Barrier Reef? No, this photo was taken in Cornwall.

Tropical diving

The Red Sea offers warm and clear water

Moody Blue

Our club's own dive RIB

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DIVER GRADES

 

From beginner to experienced, North Glos BSAC provides a full training programme that enables divers to progress through a framework of qualifications at their own pace.

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

BSAC Diver Grades
BSAC has been training people to dive since the early 1950s. During this time the Diver Training Programme has been regularly updated and improved to keep pace with developments in equipment and diving knowledge. The programme is designed to build confidence and self-reliance, whilst keeping safety uppermost.

Diving skills are taught progressively so that each new experience is built upon step by step. Following basic training in the safety of a swimming pool or protected area, students soon complete their first open water dives to achieve Ocean Diver certification. This progression continues to Sports Diver and beyond, where open water skills and techniques are further developed and experience gained.

All diver training courses are delivered by qualified instructors over a series of Thursday evening sessions and weekend open water training, there are also a series of corresponding evening lectures to accompany the training.


Ocean Diver
You will learn to dive on this entry level course. Max depth 20m.
More information on the Ocean Diver course

Sports Diver
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.
More information on the Sports Diver course

Dive Leader
Dive Leader training covers responsibilities and safety of leading other divers. Depth can be built progressively to a maximum of 50m after qualifying. Dive Leaders are eligible to progress to Open Water Instructor.
More information on the Dive Leader course

Advanced Diver
Divers gain experience in planning dives at different sites and different circumstances. Additional experience will be gained in using small boats, chartwork. navigation and many other related skills. Advanced Divers are eligible to progress to Advanced Instructor.
More information on the Advanced Diver course

First Class Diver
BSAC's highest diving grade which requires a higher than average level of theoretical knowledge, organisational and personal diving skills.