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Ocean Diver training costs 2022

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Ocean Diver training course at Dacorum Scuba (February/March 2022): Estimated costs
Item Cost Please note
BSAC membership £60.50 Paid directly to BSAC.
Ocean Diver training pack (eLearning) £59 Paid directly to BSAC.
Dacorum Scuba branch membership £150 Paid directly to Dacorum Scuba.
Kit hire* £150 Includes £50 refundable deposit.
Instructor costs contribution £30 Instructors are volunteers and not paid, but their entry fees to dive sites are covered.
Total £399.50
+£50 refundable kit deposit**
£119.50 paid directly to BSAC, upfront.
£330 paid to Dacorum Scuba in three monthly payments of £110, first payment upfront.

* Kit hire is for a period of six months from the start date of the course, or until Ocean Diver qualification is completed, whichever is longer. If the qualification is achieved quickly, the kit can be used on experience dives, while trainees begin to buy their own kit.

** £50 kit hire deposit will be returned to a student when all club kit is returned to the Equipment Officer and is agreed to be in good order.

Kit hire includes: 

  • basic kit, comprising mask, pool fins (not suitable for open water dives with exposure suits), snorkel
  • scuba kit (suitable for use in open-water) comprising regulator with alternate second stage, buoyancy compensator, cylinder
  • weight belt, weights.

Air from the club compressor is free to members.

Additional costs

Exposure suits

The club does not stock wetsuits, drysuits, or open water fins. These can be hired from dive sites for between £15 and £35 per day. Alternatively, they can be purchased new or used.

Site/boat fees

Dacorum Scuba dive trips usually take place from boats or at inland dive sites. Fees are between £15-£25 for inland sites, and around £50-£60 per day for boat diving.

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