Learning to scuba dive with BSAC Lanzarote is the start of an exhilarating adventure that could take you around the world and the UK, meeting and diving with other BSAC divers at other BSAC Dive Centres and BSAC Clubs.
The BSAC Ocean Diver Course is the entry-level open water course that equips you with all the theory, knowledge and core skills that you need to safely begin your underwater adventures in diving. Anyone over the age
of 10 years old and is medically fit to dive can take this course.
Your experienced BSAC Instructor will be there with you as you start this fantastic journey by getting you comfortable in the water as you take your first breathes underwater with the SCUBA gear. To start you'll be learning to scuba dive in confined water where you can stand up if you need to.
Here in Lanzarote we have the ideal confined water location in a local sheltered bay and you might well see a few fish too, so why would you want to stand up! Small shoals of salima and bream can be seen in the shallows along the shore and the wide-eyed flounders blend seamlessly into the sandy bottom. The damsel fish, ornate wrasse and parrot fish feed around the rocks whilst the blennies scurry round them back into their holes only to turn back around and peep out of the volcanic rock at you. What an amazing place to learn to dive!
Enrolment requirements and course content
|Minimum 12 years old|
|Must be able to swim 200m|
|6 Theory Modules|
|5 Sheltered water sessions|
|4 Open Water Dives|
|Learn to use Nitrox to increase safety on dives|
You'll get comfortable learning the skills in confined water which will prepare you for completing the skills again on your Open Water dives and diving to a maximum depth of 20 metres.
- how to safely set up and put on your diving equipment
- how to carry out a diver buddy check
- how to use and maintain all the basic diving equipment, including your mask, thermal protection, BCD and regulators etc.
- how to control your buoyancy and movements underwater
- basic diver safety and rescue skills
- how being underwater and pressure affects your body and how we manage these affects and reduce the risks
- the importance of time, depth and gas and how this relates to your dive planning and your diving
- how to dive on air and basic nitrox mixes for safer no-stop (no decompression) diving
Your diving adventure has only just begun!
As a qualified Ocean Diver you can dive buddied up with another Ocean Diver, whilst under the supervision of a Dive Manager, in familiar locations and conditions to those in which you trained.
You can also go exploring different locations and conditions when accompanied by a Dive Leader or higher-grade diver. Here at BSAC Lanzarote we are all BSAC Open Water Instructors or higher, so you'll be able to fully explore the different dive sites when on a guided dive with us.
You could choose to go diving and get some experience or alternatively, you could continue your training. Training options include upping your diver grade to Sports Diver or taking one of the Skill Development Courses (SDC's) such as the BSAC Buoyancy and Trim Workshop course, an essential course with lots of benefits such as improved gas consumption, eligibility for other courses and even more diving fun!