Training

 

Training: What do you expect of me?

 

After your two 'try-dives' we will expect the following as you start your training in earnest:

  • You must be fit to dive. This involves a medical check-up as indicated
  • You must be able to swim, certainly not Olympic standard but be happy with your face underwater
  • You must join the club and pay the membership fee
  • You must be over the age of 14 years

 

As your indoor pool training begins you would benefit from obtaining:

  • A good quality diving mask (ask for advice),
  • A pair of fins (flipper was a dolphin!)
  • A snorkel

 

We will provide for initial pool training:

  • An Instructor
  • The above items until you can purchase them
  • All other relevant equipment to complete this phase of your training

 

To obtain the BSAC Ocean Diver qualification, training can take as little as six weekly lessons, but this depends on you, your attendance and progress and we certainly do not allow people to go onto the next phase until they are happy with the previous phase.

 

Your instructor expects:

  • You to turn up for training sessions promptly at 7.45 pm for pool sessions and the time indicated for theory lessons.
  • If at any time you can't make it PLEASE let your INSTRUCTOR know well in advance

Please note, YOUR INSTRUCTOR IS NOT PAID. They instruct because they actually enjoy teaching you!