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Entry Level Courses
Experience Scuba (1 Day) €85 More Info…
Ocean Diver (4 Days) €450 More Info…
Sport Diver (4 days) €450
Ocean + Sports Diver (9/10 Days) €POR More Info…
Nitrox €POR More Info…
Referrals
Ocean Diver (2 Days) €280 More Info…
Sports Diver (2 Days) €320 More Info…
Intermediate Diver Courses
Sports Diver (5 Days) €POR More Info…
Decompression Procedures (3 Days) €POR More Info…
Experienced Diver Courses
Dive Leader Part 1 (4 Days)DT1-DT12,DO1-DO7,DP1-2 €500 More Info…
Dive Leader Part 2 (5 Days)10 dives with BSAC Instructor to gain required number of dives to qualify €POR More Info…
Dive Leader Complete (12 Days) €POR More Info…
Advanced Diver – Price and Information on Application
Instructor Level Courses: for more detailed information about the BSAC Instructor courses listed below please send an enquiry providing details of your current qualification and experience so that we can supply you with the details of when and how we offer this level of training and the related costs.
Instructor Foundation Course – IFC (2 Days) €POR More Info…
Open Water Instructor Course – OWIC (1 Day) €POR More Info…
Practical Instructor Exam – PIE (1 Day) €POR More Info…
Theory Instructor Exam – TIE (1 Day) €POR More Info…
Complete Instructor Course (6 Days) €POR More Info…
Advanced Instructor – Price and information on application

Entry Level Courses

Experience Scuba (1 Day)

Resort diving experience involving an introductory lecture and visual presentation, followed by a pool skills lesson leading to your first open water diving adventure.

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Ocean Diver (4 Days)

BSAC’s entry level course is the Ocean Diver.

It is divided into 5 “training modules” each of which is divided into 2 parts, a knowledge section, and a practical pool (or confined water) session. After these there is an assessment followed by 4 ocean dives. Included in the course an elementary lifesaving and a swimming test.

The Knowledge Development sections teach how your body behaves under pressure, about diving techniques and about equipment. These are done with the help of the BSAC Ocean Diver Study Book and the BSAC Sports Diving Manual and a video. Your first dives are in the comfortable confines of our training Pool. Here you get familiar with and practice using the equipment and diving techniques including basic lifesaving.

Once you are ready we take you on to the Ocean Dives section. These dives are completed under the watchful eye of our BSAC Instructor repeating in open water the newly mastered skills that you practiced in the pool and allowing you to develop those skills while enjoying your new sport.

The BSAC Ocean Diver Pack is required. (current cost UK 40) This consists of a study book, qualification record book, and the BSAC Diving manual, a standard reference book for this level.

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Ocean / Sports Diver Combined (8/9 Days)

Combining these two levels of qualification offers you the opportunity to gain a vast amount of diver education in a very short period. It should only be considered by those people who are confident that they can complete both courses within the time specified as it demands your total commitment during the period that you are with us here at Dive Deep Blue. This combined course can be started on any day. Complete the two courses in sequence and enjoy a holiday dedicated to learning to dive well.

Ocean Diver Pack (contact for price)

Sports diver pack and BSAC Membership is required.

For course descriptions please see the info on each shown by the individual course price.

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Basic Nitrox (1 Day)

You will gain competence and understanding in the use of Gas Analysing apparatus.

To gain this qualification you will complete a theory knowledge with multiple-choice written test. This course takes a day and introduces you to the use of EANx 32 & 36 as a diving gas. You will also be taught how to use Gas Analysing apparatus. On completion of the course you will need to pass a multiple-choice written test.

Prerequisites Divers need to be at least Ocean Diver or above to attend this course.

Course materials BSAC Nitrox pack – not included in the cost of course.

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Referrals

Completion Training BS-AC

Referrals for the completion of Ocean Diver and training modules for Sport and Dive Leader qualifications are offered at Dive Deep Blue where we have 2 BS-AC Advanced Instructors and 2 Open Water Instructors permanently on staff.

Ocean Diver Referral – 2 days If you have already completed the theory and training sessions with another School/Club or Instructor, then it is possible to complete your course by doing the remaining 4 open water dives with us. Price includes tuition, equipment and road transportation.

Sports Diver Referral – 2 days If you have already completed all your Theory lessons for the Sports diver, it is possible to do your Open water dives with one of our BSAC Instructors, to complete your certification. Price includes tuition, equipment and road transport. You will need to present your BSAC membership record and Sports Diver student notes.

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Intermediate Level

Sport Diver (4 Days)

While the Ocean Diver course is an excellent introduction to diving, the BSAC Sports Diver Qualification denotes a level of ability that allows you plan and execute dives with a buddy of similar our higher qualification.

It expands on the theory knowledge that you gained in the Ocean diver course and teaches additional skills. There are 5 additional open water dives. The majority of BSAC members are Sports Divers. With this you can join in most Club activities and be confident that you can dive safely in most conditions with the minimum of supervision.

Price includes all tuition, equipment use, transport of equipment plus complementary student transport,

You will need to purchase the Sports Diver student notes and if you are not yet a member you will need to join the BSAC. Membership (contact for price)  Student notes  (contact for price).

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Decompression Procedures (2 Days)

This course introduces Sports Divers to the dive planning and practical skills necessary when planning to dive using enriched Nitrox mixtures as back gas and for decompression. You will learn how to monitor run times tracking partial pressures of oxygen in order to avoid oxygen toxicity. We teach the safe use of up to EANx 50 as both a diving and decompression gas as well as the safe use BSAC Nitrox Decompression Tables along with the safe use of Nitrox and Air Computers. This qualification is a prerequisite for attending the BSAC Sports Mix Gas course.

Prerequisites You will need to be of Sport Diver level or above and have already passed the BSAC Basic Nitrox course.

Course requirements BSAC Advanced Nitrox pack

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Experienced

Dive Leader Part 1 (4 Days)

Theory (LT 1-7) + skill dives (LS 1-6) + 4 experience dives So now you can look after yourself but can you look after others? This course is designed to develop leadership qualities and accident management skills. Competence in diver safety, diver rescue and first aid procedures is expected. A follow-on to Sports Diver, the full Dive Leader Course consists of

  • Twelve classroom lessons •A theory assessment
  • Seven Open Water lessons
  • Two dry practical lessons
  • Twenty dives (which may include the Open Water lessons), in a range of conditions, since qualifying as a Sports Diver
  • The Part 1 and Part 2 are for Dive Deep Blue to use when needing to break the course into manageable durations and for the convenience of referral students or those without sufficient time to complete the whole course in one go. Our Part 1 includes
  • All 12 classroom lessons (DT1-12) covering advanced rescue training and management, oxygen administration, dive planning and marshalling, the diver skills,
  • A total of ten open water sessions, seven during which the student is ask to demonstrate the ability to lead and care for other divers and practical rescue management skills (DO1-7). With 3 extra dives either for pleasure or for repeating any exercises which may need polishing •2 dry practical sessions for practicing Dive Marshalling
  • A qualified Dive Leader is eligible to commence either the BSAC Advanced Diver or the Club Instructor course.

Price includes tuition, use of cylinder, air and lead, transport of equipment plus complementary student transport.

You will need to purchase the Dive Leader Student Workbook (contact for price)

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Dive Leader Part 2 (5 Days)

Remaining 10 experience dives for completion of the Dive Leader Course. Details of the Dive Leader course can be found under Dive Leader Part 1 Price includes use of cylinder, air and lead, transport of equipment plus complementary student transport.

By the end of the Dive Leader Course, a minimum of at least 20 dives must be logged since qualifying as Sport Diver.

A qualified Dive Leader is eligible to commence either the BSAC Advanced Diver or the Club Instructor course.

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Dive Leader Complete Course (12 Days)

Theory (LT 1-7) + skill dives (LS 1-6) + 14 experience dives.

This course is designed to develop leadership qualities and accident management skills. Competence in diver safety, diver rescue and first aid procedures is expected. A follow-on to Sports Diver, the full Dive Leader Course consists of:

All 12 classroom lessons (DT1-12) covering:

  • Advanced rescue training and management, oxygen administration, dive planning and marshalling, diver skills.
  • A total of twenty open water sessions, during seven which the student is asked to demonstrate the ability to lead and care for other divers and practical rescue management skills (DO1-7). The remaining 13 extra dives for pleasure and for repeating any exercises which may need polishing.
  • 2 dry practical sessions for practising Dive Marshalling
  • A Theory assessment. A qualified Dive Leader is eligible to commence either the BSAC Advanced Diver or the Club Instructor course.

Price includes tuition, cylinder air and weights, dive site transport. Additional costs; The Dive Leader Student Workbook required.

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Instructor

BSAC Instructor Foundation Course – IFC (2 Days)

First step in qualifying as a BSAC Instructor by learning the essential elements of instruction.
On completion of this course students are awarded the BSAC Assistant Instructor certificate.

Entry Level: Sports Diver grade.

Cost includes:

  • Use of cylinder, air, weights
  • Road Transport
  • Instructor Manual,
  • Course notes,
  • AI QRB certificate and badge,
  • BSAC registration.

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Open Water Instructor Course – OWIC (1 Full Day)

Pre-Requisites : Dive Leader + IFC

This course combines both classroom and practical activities and is designed to develop the Assistant Instructor’s Skills to be able to teach trainee Ocean and Sports Divers in Open Water.

Following the completion of this course candidates will be awarded the Assistant Open Water Instructor grade and will be eligible to take the Practical Instructor Exam. ( PIE )

Price includes :

  • Cylinders, air & weights
  • Transport to and from the dive sites
  • BSAC registration and administration
  • OWIC QRB certificate, cloth Badge , student notes and summaries

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Practical Instructor Examination – PIE (1 Full Day)

Pre-requisites : Dive Leader + IFC + OWIC

Assessment of a 45 minute teaching lesson in the open water .

Following the successful completion of the PIE , if the student holds a pass in the Theory Knowledge examination paper, they will be awarded the BSAC Practical Instructor certificate that allows them to teach practical skills unsupervised.

Successful completion of the TIE & PIE will lead to the award of the BSAC Open Water Instructor Grade.

Course price includes :

  • Tanks and weights
  • Transport to and from the dive sites
  • BSAC HQ registration and administration of results.

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Theory Instructor Examination – TIE (1 Day)

Pre- Requisites Dive Leader + IFC

Presentation of 10 minute classroom teaching lesson
Theory Knowledge Assessment : 1hour – 60 questions

Following successful completion of the TIE, students will be awarded the BSAC Theory Instructor certificate which allows them to teach, unsupervised in the classroom.

Price includes BSAC HQ registration and administration of results

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BSAC Complete Instructor Course (6 Days)

Price includes :

  • Tuition Fees
  • BSAC Instructor Manual and student notes
  • BSAC registration cloth badge & Instructor CD-ROM
  • Cylinder, air and weights
  • Transport to and from the dive sites

6 day course programme as follows:

IFC Course  – 2 days

Your first step in qualifying as a BSAC Instructor where essential elements of instruction are taught.
Students need to be at least Sports diver level to attend.

OWI Course- 1 day

This course combines both classroom and practical activities and is designed to develop the Assistant Instructor skills so they are better prepared to teach trainee Ocean and Sports divers in open water. Following completion members will be recognised as an Assistant Open water Instructor and are eligible to take the Practical Instructor Exam (PIE).
Students need to be at least Dive leader level and have completed IFC to attend this course.

Day of consolidation / day off – 1 day

PIE & TIE – 1 day

Performance in practical teaching in the Open water is assessed by the presentation of a 45 minute practical lesson in the open water. Following successful completion of the PIE, if the student holds a pass in the Theory Knowledge examination paper they will be awarded the BSAC Practical Instructor certificate that allows them to teach practical skills unsupervised.
Successful completion of all elements of the TIE and PIE will lead to the award of the BSAC Open Water Instructor grade.
Students need to be at least Dive leader level and have completed IFC  and OWIC to attend this course.

Report writing – 1 day

It is possible to attend just part of the above programme as each of the above are stand alone courses.

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