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Christchurch & Bournemouth

Register Your Interest - Course (BSAC Ocean Divers)

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST If you’re a complete scuba beginner and are interested in learning to scuba dive, then our BSAC Ocean Diver course is the best option for you! Register your interest with us and we'll be in touch with the next course dates

Register Your Interest - Course (BSAC Ocean Divers)
Register Your Interest - Course (BSAC Ocean Divers)

Time & Location

New course dates coming soon!

Christchurch & Bournemouth

About the event

This course is for beginners and provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to prepare for open water diving. The qualification stays with you for life.

The BSAC Ocean Diver course prepares you for this in the safety of a swimming pool and an introduction to open water in a controlled, safe manner. Experience and confidence will be gained under the guidance of a qualified Instructor.


The BSAC Ocean Diver course has three main stages:

  • Lessons and theory assessment on the basic principles of scuba diving.
  • Five hours of confined water dives to learn the basics in a swimming pool.
  • Five open water dives to further develop your scuba skills.

Your Ocean Diver Qualification

A BSAC Ocean Diver is defined as a diver who is competent to conduct dives...

  • With another (Ocean/Sports/AOW) qualified diver, within the restrictions of the conditions already encountered during training.
  • With a Dive Leader/Dive Master or above to expand experience beyond the conditions encountered during training, under the supervision of a Dive Manager.
  • Safely under the on-site supervision of a Dive Manager with respect to dive site selection, conditions and dive plan.
  • Safely on dives that don’t require mandatory decompression stops.
  • Using Nitrox as a safe diving gas on dives.
  • To a maximum depth of 20 metres.


If you have any existing medical conditions or are taking any medication, please call us in advance of purchasing this course to discuss with our Instructors your suitability to dive.


  • BSAC Ocean Diver Course

    That's great that you are registering your interest in learning to Scuba Dive - we'll be in touch soon! GOOD TO KNOW! As we are a none profit club and not a commercial school, we are able to offer some of the best course costs to our divers in the area. We also include everything you need as shown below for you to start your course knowing you don’t have any other additional costs such as equipment hire or entry fees to open water dive sites. Some commercial schools have these as hidden extras




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