Ocean Diver

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to dive, then this is the course for you. Aimed at total beginners it provides the essential knowledge and skills needed for open water diving. Starting in the safety of a swimming pool you’ll gain experience and confidence that will allow you to dive to a maximum depth of 20m.


To enrol on this course you’ll need:


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

  • To a maximum depth of 20m.
  • With another BSAC Ocean Diver or with a BSAC Sports Diver, within the restrictions of the conditions already encountered during training.
  • With a Dive Leader or higher grade, to expand experience beyond the conditions encountered during training, under the supervision of a Dive Manager.
  • Not requiring mandatory decompression stops.
  • Under the on-site supervision of a Dive Manager with respect to site selection, conditions and dive plan.

Course Dates

The currently planned courses are as shown below:

Course NumberStart DateEnd DateBid By Date
ODC20-016 Apr 209 Apr 2010 Feb 20
ODC20-021 Jun 205 Jun 206 Apr 20
ODC20-0327 Jul 2031 Jul 201 Jun 20
ODC20-0410 Aug 2014 Aug 2015 Jun 20
ODC20-0514 Sep 2018 Sep 2020 Jul 20
ODC20-0628 Sep 202 Oct 203 Aug 20

Course Application

The next qualification is Sports Diver which can be attended immediately on completion of this course.  Many of our courses run back to back in order to allow successful applicants to progress immediately.

Click here for information about applying for a course.