UBUC offers a wide veriety of training for all levels of diver. Whether you are a dive leader (or equivalent) with more than 400 dives or completely new to scuba diving - we have something for you. From basic diving to speciality skills, you can learn it all through UBUC.
- Ocean Diver: £75
- Sports Diver: £45
- Sports Diver Crossover: £65
- Dive Leader: £31.50
- Advanced Diver & SDCs: Speak to the extended training officer for more information
The training price includes the training pack, lectures, theory test, practical pool sessions and kit hire for the pool sessions. Entry to dive sites and kit hire for open water sessions is not included. All trainees require their own mask, snorkel and fins for pool sessions. For more information on kit required, see the equipment hire page. For more information about these courses, more information can be found below...
The Ocean Diver (OD) qualification is your first step into the world of scuba diving. We will teach you the essential knowledge and skills needed to dive safely. You will be able to dive to a maximum depth of 20m. The OD course consists of 7 lectures, 5 sheltered water lessons and 5 open water lessons. For more information, see the BSAC Ocean Diver page.
This course is organised by the Training Officer. Lectures and Sheltered Water lessons take place in the first term. Open Water lessons happen from March onwards.
The Sports Diver (SD) course extends your training to allow you to experience a wider range of diving sites and conditions. The course hones your rescue skills, navigation, techniques with equipment and more about breathing gas. You will be able to dive to a maximum depth of 35m. The SD course consists of 6 Theory lessons, 1 Sheltered Water lessons and 5 Open Water lessons. For more information, see the BSAC Sports Diver page.
This course is organised by the Training Officer. Lectures take place in the first term, Sheltered Water lessons at the beginning of the second term, and Open Water lessons from March onwards.
As a Dive Leader (DL), you are becoming an expert in your field of dive leadership. You will be competent in planning dives for groups of divers, and managing diving on the day. Dive Leaders are a necessity for UBUC in order to run any club trip. The course consists of 12 classroom lessons, 7 Open Water dives, 2 Dry Practical lesesons and 20 dives in a range of conditions. For more information, see the BSAC Dive Leader page.
This course is organised by the Extended Training Officer. Lectures take place in the first term, Dry Practical lessons at the beginning of the second term, and Open Water lessons from March onwards.
Non-BSAC (Crossover) Divers
Whichever agency you trained with, you are more than welcome to join and come diving with us. All divers who trained with other agencies will have to attend a workshop to get to know the BSAC decompression tables, do a short pool session to show us your skills, and get a Statement of Alternative Training (SALT) sticker signed by the Diving Officer and stuck into your logbook.
The following 'entry level' qualifications are the equivalent to BSAC Ocean Diver:
- CMAS One Star
- NASDS Open Water
- NASDS Advanced Open Water
- NAUI Scuba Diver
- NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver
- PADI Open Water
- PADI Advanced Open Water
- Royal Navy Ships Diver
- SAA Open Water
- SSI Open Water
- SSI Advanced Open Water
The following qualifications are the equivalent to BSAC Sports Diver:
- CMAS Two Star
- HSE Commercial Diver:
- HSE Scuba Diver (Part 4)
- HSE Surface Supply Diver (Part 3)
- HSE Closed Bell Diver (Part 2)
- HSE Surface Supply Top Up Diver (Part 1)
- NASDS Rescue Diver
- NAUI Scuba Rescue Diver
- PADI Rescue Diver
- SAA Club Dive
- SSAC Third Class Diver
- SSI Advanced Open Water Diver with 'Stress and Rescue' Speciality
- Army Compressed Air Diver
The following qualifications are equivalent to BSAC Dive Leader:
- NASDS Dive Supervisor
- NAUI Divemaster
- PADI Divemaster
- SAA Dive Leader
- SSAC Second Class Diver
- SSI Dive Control Specialist
The following qualifications are equivalent to BSAC Advanced Diver:
- CMAS Three Star Diver
- SAA Dive Supervisor
Continuing Your Diver Training
There will be plenty of opportunities for you to continue your training, whatever your current qualification. We will be running Skill Development Courses throughout the year. There will also be lots of diving trips so check the facebook group regularly.
If you are an experienced diver we also offer a range of Instructor Training, with divers of Sports Diver standard and above able to start with the BSAC Instructor Foundation Course and assist with pool training.