The BSAC Ocean Diver course is open to anyone from the age of 12. However, we at the Bicester Sub-Aqua Club prefer to train people from 14 years of age upwards. This is partly due to kit size constraints and level of maturity. A parent or guardian must also accompany junior members.
You’ll just need to demonstrate that you can comfortably swim 200m in a pool, and the only kit you’ll need is a swimsuit and towel.
If you sign up for the Ocean Divers course, you get the following included:
You will need to pay for the following:
We also recommend that you purchase your own mask and snorkel, as everybody has a different shaped face. We can advise how to select the right mask and where to try and buy.
Adults (18 or over) £450
Junior (under 18) or Students £375
Unfortunately we have a limited number of places on the Ocean Diver course each year. We start the courses in January, as this allows plenty of time for theory lessons and pool training until the water warms up enough to do sheltered location diving (around April) followed by open water diving from May onwards.