Hartlepool Divers has a team of Instructors, trained and qualified to deliver a full range of BSAC Diver Training Courses
Accredited with ISO and the EUF, BSAC Diver Training is respected around the world for it's depth and quality, with courses delivered within the club environment to suit members
Discovery Diver is short, but intensive course that allows you to dive in open-water in controlled conditions to 12m under the direct supervision of a Dive Leader or higher-grade diver. This allows you to expand your experience by exploring different locations and conditions, safely while under the supervision of a Dive Manager. This course is a good stepping stone to Ocean Diver, but allows you to enjoy diving in a controlled, open water environment much quicker.
The Ocean Diver Course teaches the relevant knowledge and skills for for no-decompression stop diving to a maximum depth of 20m.
This course consists of theory instruction (with a choice of face to face, or online theory lessons), sheltered water training in a swimming pool, and open water training.
The Ocean Diver course differs from other agencies similar courses by including the use of Nitrox as a breathing gas, Buddy Rescue techniques and even Dry Suit Training at no extra cost.
The Sport Diver course expands upon the skills gained as an Ocean Diver, and the experience built up to develop the necessary practical diving and rescue skills to dive safely and competently with a buddy of similar or greater experience/qualification to a maximum depth of 35m and carry out dives involving decompression stops and using Nitrox.
A Sport Diver is also able to begin training as an instructor through the Instructor Foundation Course (IFC)
The Dive Leader course strengthens your personal rescues skills as well as developing Rescue Management and Dive Planning and Management skills. the result is a Dive Leader, competent to manage and supervise branch dives to locations well known to the branch, or using experienced skippers.
The training also prepares you to dive to depths of up to 50 metres in a range of challenging conditions, following a series of post-qualification depth progression dives.
An Advanced Diver is defined as a diver who is comprehensively trained, experienced and responsible and who can manage and supervise a wide range of adventurous and challenging diving activities, leading Branch diving expeditions to explore unfamiliar locations and Branch diving activities including dives utilising developing technology and techniques
Want to get more from your diving? Have fun, build confidence and expand your diving opportunities with BSAC Skill Development Courses (SDCs)
BSAC's range of special interest courses is designed to ensure you get the very best out of your diving. SDCs are regularly held by Regional Coaching Teams, BSAC centres and can be staged in clubs.