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Northern Union BSAC

Club Training sessions

We meet on Tuesday evenings 7.30 for lectures , we currently have a lecture room in St Helens town centre (we are looking for an alternative closer to the pool)

Parr swimming pool 9.00 p.m. ParrSwimming Pool Ashcroft Street ParrSt. Helens WA9 1BQ.

Then at 10.00 p.m. for those who want to have a drink and a chat on to The Talbot on Duke Street.

We welcome divers from other training agencies crossover packs are available were required.

 Diver Training will consist of a mixture of lectures and pool training , followed by open water sessions. 

Ocean Diver

 

Course Content
The Ocean Diver course consists of

  • 7 Classroom lessons
  • Theory assessment
  • Basic swimming assessment
  • 5 Sheltered water lessons
  • 5 Open water lessons/dives
  • minimum of 120 minutes underwater time

Open water diving should encompass experience of at least four of the following: shore dive, dive using a breathing gas mix of Nitrox32 or Nitrox36, low (2-4m) visibility dive, drift (0.25-0.5kn) dive, small boat dive, large boat dive, wall dive, dive in protective clothing.


SPORTS DIVER

Course Content
The Sports Diver course consists of

  • 6 Classroom lessons
  • Theory assessment
  • 1 Sheltered water lesson
  • 1 Optional Refresher/Orientation dive
  • 5 Open water lessons/dives
  • 1 Dry practical lesson
  • 5 Dives, minimum of 150 minutes underwater time

Open water diving should encompass experience of at least five of the following: shelving shore dive, nitrox dive (using a breathing gas > 21% Oxygen up to a maximum of 36%), dive using a shot line, low (2-4m) visibility dive, drift (0.25-0.5kn) dive, small boat dive, large boat dive, wall dive, dive in protective clothing. 
 

DIVE LEADER


Training for Dive Leader involves much greater emphasis on gaining broader experience to supplement the 'formal' lessons.

Course Content
The Dive Leader course consists of

  • 12 Classroom lessons - these include the oxygen administration module which can be undertaken at any time after qualifying as an Ocean Diver
  • Theory assessment
  • 2 Dry practical lessons
  • 7 Open water lessons
  • 20 dives - (which may include open water lessons) minimum 600 minutes underwater time since qualifying as Sports Diver.