Snorkel Courses with Oxford BSAC

Courses are included in the cost of membership but course manuals and Qualification Record Books are extra.

Courses are run on a supply and demand basis. As each course is run at the pace of the individual we normally match members with others of the same ability. For this reason a simple swimming and water confidence assessment of members takes place before the course starts.

snorkel-experienceWe run two pool courses: Dolphin Snorkeller and Snorkel Diver

Dolphin Snorkeller

This course introduces snorkelling via a series of seven progressive, fun, pool sessions. Each session is named after a different type of dolphin, and completion of a session results in the award of the corresponding dolphin sticker.

Once students have collected a complete set of dolphin stickers, they can be awarded the grade of BSAC Dolphin Snorkeller.

On completion of the course the instructor will inform HQ and a certificate and cloth badge will be presented to the student

 Students will need to purchase the dolphin course manual along with a A5 plastic ring binder Qualification Record Book which together is £9.50.

Snorkel Diver

There are classroom sessions to teach the theoretical knowledge of snorkelling, coupled with practical lessons in the pool or in sheltered water. The training is structured and progressive, building skills and confidence.

On completion of the course the instructor will inform HQ and a certificate and cloth badge will be presented to the student

Students will need to purchase the snorkel diver manual which is £5.00

The Qualification Record Book

The Qualification Record Book is an A5 plastic ringer binder which holds all the students qualifications, with room at the back for the Skill Development course qualification cards.

How to Join as a Snorkel Member

Members can be any age, snorkelling is not just for children.

Children must be over 6 years old and should be able to swim 50m.

You will be asked to fill in a medical declaration form.

Fees will be due before the first course starts


Membership cost

Children under the age of 14 years £34.50.

Over 14's and adults £104.

Fees are collected annually.

For further information contact the Snorkelling Officer

Details correct as of 20th April 2014.

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