Diving

  • Dive Trips
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    • Weymouth - a club guide

       It's where our hardboat is moored, and we do a fair bit of diving there.

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    • Trip Reports

      Here you can find trip reports from dive trips organised by club members.

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    • Annual Reports

      Our diving year runs from our annual Dinner and Dance, usually held just before the diving year really gets going, in the spring. 

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    • Forthcoming

      Upcoming major dive trips which the club is organising will be posted here. We go diving as often as possible and not all one-day or weekend trips will make it onto the website. All trips are posted in the clubhouse for members to sign up to, on a first-come first-served basis. Some trips require a desposit to be paid to secure a place, but many are conducted on trust, especially when we dive from club boats. 

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    • Dive Trips Archive

      These are all trips which have been and gone or never actually happened! Either way some of the planning details here might prove useful to someone so we'll leave them on the website. 

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  • Diver Training

    divers-pool-trainingAll our training is conducted by members of the club who are qualified BSAC instructors and volunteer their time.

    Almost all our training takes place in-house. We have weekly use of a quality heated indoor swimming pool with enough depth for basic training and testing kit. Open water training is generally via the club boat in the diving season or at inland sites like Stoney Cove or Chepstow NDAC in the winter.

    The British Sub Aqua Club has continuously developed its training programme for divers since its formation in 1953. The training programme reflects the requirements for safe diving in the prevailing conditions encountered in UK waters but is equally applicable throughout the world.O2 administration course

    The snippets below explain the main diving grades available through BSAC, which we teach within the club. There are also Instructor grades which we can assist you with achieving - although the teaching is not generally carried out within the club although we do tend to sponsor our members if they plan to use the qualification to teach our members.

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    • Ocean Diver

      If you've always wanted to learn how to dive, this course is for you. If you’d like to give diving a try first, find out more about our try dives

      If you’d like to give diving a try first, find out more about our try dives[P1] .


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    • Sports Diver

      BSAC Sports Diver training builds on the scuba skills you learnt in the Ocean Diver course (or entry level qualification from another agency) and helps develop your confidence, skills and experience in the water to allow you to enjoy a wider range of diving sites and conditions.

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    • Dive Leader

      As a BSAC Dive Leader you are are becoming an expert in your field of dive leadership. You will also be competent in planning dives for groups of divers and managing diving on the day including, if necessary, managing rescue situations.

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    • Advanced Diver

      As a BSAC Advanced Diver you are a highly qualified branch diver. This course is for divers who are interested in further extending their skills in planning and supervising diving groups and rescue management skills, whilst building seamanship and developing further leadership qualities.

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    • First Class Diver

      BSAC's highest diving grade requires a higher than average level of theoretical knowledge, organisational and personal diving skills. First Class Diver is a very challenging award to achieve.

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    • Try Dive

      If you fancy scuba diving, the best way to find out if it's for you is to take a try dive.

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    • General

      General details about training including details for people who have already qualified as divers with other agencies.

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    • It Happened to Me
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  • Diving Advice
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  • Projects

    These are some of the projects and project dives that Oxford BSAC has been involved in over the years, and still today.

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    • The Alex Project

      vanop20001Our current club project is to investigate and map this often dived wreck in Weymouth Bay. Largely overlooked by divers heading round the Bill to Lyme bay and the big intact wrecks there, this 6000 ton steamship is often relegated to the status of a backup dive.

      She has the honour of being recorded as one of the first casualties of the second world war, being sunk just two weeks after the start of hostilies on 15th September 1939.

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