Our members can be found diving almost every weekend of the year (weather permitting!). Trips range from a training day trip to Stoney Cove in Leicestershire, to the ultimate wreck or reef diving locations around the world. We spend most of our weekends diving from charter boats or the 5.7m Club RIB on the South Coast, as this is only a couple of hours drive away from Luton. While the UK offers fantastic diving opportunities, many of our members take their annual holiday to dive in Lanzarote, Red Sea, Maldives, Galapagos and Truk Lagoon in Micronesia.
Continue BSAC Training
From beginner to experienced, Luton BSAC provides a full training programme that enables divers to progress through a framework of qualifications at their own pace.
There are five internationally-recognised BSAC diver grades, from the entry level Ocean Diver through to our highest grade, First Class Diver.
Diving skills are taught progressively so that each new experience is built upon step by step. Following basic training in the safety of a swimming pool or protected area, students soon complete their first open water dives to achieve Ocean Diver certification. This progression continues to Sports Diver and beyond, where open water skills and techniques are further developed and experience gained.
With Luton BSAC, the choice is yours – this is YOUR diving journey and we are with you every step of the way.
Ocean Diver Course
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. Maximum depth – 20m.
Find out more about BSAC Ocean Diver here.
Sport Diver Course
BSAC Sports Diver training builds on the scuba skills you learnt in the Ocean Diver course (or entry level qualification from another agency) and helps develop your confidence, skills and experience in the water to allow you to enjoy a wider range of diving sites and conditions. The course builds a sound foundation of open water diving skills and experience with structured, practical lessons. This is a good way of getting more dives under your belt while learning under the supervision of a qualified instructor.
Find out more about BSAC Sport Diver here.
Dive Leader Course
As a BSAC Dive Leader you are are becoming an expert in your field of dive leadership. You will also be competent in planning dives for groups of divers and managing diving on the day including, if necessary, managing rescue situations. This comprehensive course is a mix of classroom-based and practical lessons that will give divers confidence to plan, lead and manage dives, and deal with emergencies. Leading a dive will develop enjoyment, confidence and experience as a diver. After qualfying, and if you wish, depth can be built progressively to a maximum of 50m. Dive Leaders are eligible to progress to Open Water Instructor.
Find out more about BSAC Dive Leader here.
Advanced Diver Course
As a BSAC Advanced Diver you are a highly qualified branch diver. This course is for divers who are interested in extending still further their skills in planning and supervising diving groups, rescue management skills, whilst building seamanship and developing further leadership qualities. The BSAC Advanced Diver course develops knowledge and skills. Divers gain experience in planning dives at different sites and circumstances. Additional skills will be gained in using small boats, chartwork and navigation and many other related skills. Advanced Divers who are Open Water Instructors are eligible to progress to Advanced Instructor.Once qualified as a diver, you can continue on through BSAC’s diver grades and learn new specialist diving skills. You can dive regularly in the UK’s beautiful and diverse waters or add a new dimension to your next holiday abroad.
Find out more about BSAC Advanced Diver here.
Further training – Skill Development Courses (SDC)
BSAC offers a wide range of special interest courses, designed to ensure you get the very best out of your diving. BSAC’s programme of Skill Development Courses (SDCs) are regularly held by Regional Coaching Teams, BSAC Centres and can be staged in Clubs.
Want to get more technical, or do more technical diving? See how Luton BSAC Supports Technical Diving →