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
ODC19-0630 Sep 194 Oct 195 Aug 19
ODC19-0714 Oct 1918 Oct 1919 Aug 19

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.