Aldershot Dolphins are here to help you learn to dive - from complete novice to Dive Leader and beyond. We provide full BSAC training from theory in the classroom through to open water- the most comprehensive system and essential for UK diving. Training is led by nationally qualified BSAC Instructors supported by a team of Assistant Dive Instructors. We are different from many other organisations in that we teach diving where possible on a one to one basis.
A great starting point for anyone interested in getting in to diving. This course provides you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to prepare for open water diving. Learning to dive is all about learning to use your equipment properly and safely. The Ocean Diver training course concentrates on preparing you through a series of theory lessons combined with training in the safety of a swimming pool before introducing you to open water in a controlled and safe manner. This also gives you the opportunity to practice safety skills in the company of a qualified instructor or experienced diver.
In Sports Diver training, the emphasis is on building a sound foundation of open water diving skills and experience through a series of structured practical lessons. Once you have gained this open water experience with a qualified instructor, you are ready to take part in dives with other Sports Divers or those of higher grades.
Dive Leader training concentrates on the responsibilities and safety aspects of leading an open water dive. Practical lessons in rescue management and rescue skills will give you the confidence and ability to deal with those unforeseen emergencies. Leading a dive will develop your enjoyment and experience as a diver.
This course further develops your knowledge and skills. You will gain experience in planning and organising dives at different sites and under different circumstances. Additional experience will be gained in using small boats, chart work. navigation and many other related skills. The BSAC consider this grade as being a fully trained diver.