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Ocean Diver Training Costs 2024

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Ocean Diver training course at Dacorum Scuba (2024): Estimated costs for adults

Ocean Diver is the BSAC entry-level diving course.

At Dacorum Scuba we can train people over the age of 12 years. Dacorum Scuba initially offers all children aged under 16 the BSAC Discovery Diver course, see notes for relevant, reduced costs. Discovery Diver is an intermediate step towards Ocean Diver.

Item Cost Please note
BSAC membership £75.50 Paid annually, directly to BSAC via direct debit.
Junior members £37 (under-18s)
Ocean Diver training pack (eLearning) £65 Paid directly to BSAC via BSAC Online Shop.
For under-16s doing Discovery Diver £37.50
Dacorum Scuba branch membership £150 Paid in 10 monthly instalments via BSAC direct debit
Junior  members: £75 (under-18s)
Kit use* £150 Includes £50 refundable deposit
Instructor costs contribution £50 Instructors are volunteers and not paid, but their entry fees to dive sites are covered
Total cost for adults
(see notes for under-16s & under-18s)
+£50 refundable kit deposit**
£140.50 paid directly to BSAC, on signing up to course
£15 pcm Dacorum Scuba membership paid over initial 10 months (£150)
£150 kit + £50 instructor costs paid by the start date of your training course

* Kit use is for the duration of an Ocean/Discovery Diver’s training course, up to a maximum of six months from the course start date. Ocean Divers attending training events get priority over other members for kit use.

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

Kit use deal for Ocean Diver trainees  includes: 

  • basic kit, comprising mask (it would be better to get your own mask quite soon), 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/wing, cylinder
  • dive computer
  • 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. Club members can give guidance on purchasing suits.

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 £60-£75 per day for boat diving.

For further information

To contact the Training Officer, email training@dacorumsac.org.uk
To contact the Equipment Officer, email equipment@dacorumsac.org.uk

Visit BSAC.com