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Learn to Dive With Halifax-BSAC

Start with our “Ocean Diver” Course

 Terms & Conditions. Not sure if diving is for you?

Then have a Try-Dive: Price £15.00

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Course Fees

Welcome to Halifax BSAC

We are based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, and were formed in 1957. We offer a full range of Scuba Diving training courses and organise dive trips both in the UK and abroad.

Associated with us  are a very active "Octopush Team" who play and train on a weekly basis.

If you are a qualified diver and  want to advance you training or simply join an active diving community please feel free to contact us.

If you have never experienced the joys and thrills of scuba diving why not come along for a "Try Dive" taster session at the main Halifax swimming pool. For a time limited period our Try Dives cost £15.00/person (normally £25.00) further discounts available or group bookings.

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Ocean Diver Training:

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to dive, this course is for you. This course is for beginners and provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to prepare for open water diving.

The BSAC Ocean Diver course prepares for this in the safety of a swimming pool or sheltered water and an introduction to open water in a controlled, safe manner. Experience and confidence will be gained under the guidance of a qualified instructor.


To enrol on the BSAC Ocean Diver Course you must be 12 years or older.You should have a basic level of comfort in the water, this is important and you will have to demonstrate that you can swim 200m in swim wear.

What you’ll learn

The BSAC Ocean Diver course has three main stages:

  1. Lessons and theory assessment on the basic principles of scuba diving
  2. Confined water dives to learn the basics in the water (usually in a swimming pool)
  3. Open water dives to further develop your scuba diving skills

The fun bit

Will hopefully be from start to finish! Learning to dive is a life changing experience for many people. Breathing underwater for the first time is something you will never forget and the experience of learning with others is great fun. Your instructor is trained to look after you every step of the way.

Qualification and what that means

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.

Or with a Dive Leader or higher grade, to expand experience beyond the conditions encountered during training. These dives should be under the supervision of a Dive Manager.

All dives at Ocean Diver Level are “NoStop Dives” They DO NOT require mandatory decompression stops, however it is normal practice to do a “Safety Stop” at 5m. This procedure will be built into your training programme. These dives should be done under the  on-site supervision of a Dive Manager with respect to site selection, conditions and dive plan.

Learning materials

You will be given a pack as part of your course which includes all the learning materials you need for the BSAC Ocean Diver course. The pack includes:

Required gear that you need to supply

Recommended gear

Although the diving equipment is provided, Ocean Diver trainees may wish to buy their own mask and snorkel. You may also wish to use a pool suit for added comfort during the pool lessons.

If you have any questions click HERE to contact us