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Wave Shape

Ocean Diver Course

Wave Shape

Ariel Sub Aqua Club (ASAC) is a section of the BBC Club and is affiliated to the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC), the national governing body of scuba diving and snorkelling in the UK. As a part of BSAC, we train to their qualifications which are internationally recognised as being one of the best training schemes anywhere.

The Ocean Diver qualification is BSAC’s first, entry-level qualification. Ocean Divers can dive down to a max depth of 20 metres, with a more experienced diver. Following the Ocean Diver training course, our dive season is structured to include fun diving trips with lots of lovely dives at 20 metres.

Course Dates

Theory training (via BSAC E-Learning): Throughout April

Virtual, independent lessons. Plus regular supportive virtual catch-ups with an ASAC Instructor.

Pool and classroom lessons: Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May

The Forest School Academy Trust, Robin Hood Lane, Winnersh, Wokingham RG41 5NE
An intensive weekend combining theory and pool practical training

Open water ‘baptism’ dive: Sunday 12 May

Wraysbury Dive Centre, Wraysbury
Introduction to open water.

Open water training course: Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May

Stoney Cove Dive Centre, Stoney Stanton, Leicester
Two day course to repeat all the skills learned in the pool out in the open water.

Come Diving!

Seaside! And messing about in boats!
8/9 June Portland, Dorset. 15/16 June Kernow, Cornwall (big, fun dive festival). 13/14 July Portland
Plus many more weekends and day trips to consolidate experience and become an Ocean Diver.


Total cost of the Ocean Diver course is £400. Covers:

  • Membership fees for ASAC and BSAC (£115.50)
  • Training manual, logbook and monthly SCUBA magazine
  • E-Learning Ocean Diver course (via BSAC)
  • Pool and classroom
  • Diving equipment for the pool training, inland open water day and inland open water training

Costs not covered: entry fees to the training venues, air fills, food and socialising (allow approx. £100).
Plus weekends away for the seaside diving (boat dive, diving equipment hire, accommodation,
socialising) allow a further couple of £100s. But that’s not training – that’s mini-holidays!

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