FAQs

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…..How much does it cost ?

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The first year’s costs are higher than your second and subsequent years due to the start-up costs of the purchase of your first manual and your qualification folder, where you record all of your achievements as you progress in your training. The cost for the first year is £215.00.

This includes your BSAC membership, which gives you third party diving insurance, the subscription to a monthly magazine called SCUBA, and allows you to create a user id for the BSAC website shop to receive membership discounts on various diving equipment and documentation etc. Your annual club membership to London City SCUBA Club and your first course documentation.

When you sign up and become a member of the club, we will obtain the training pack which forms part of your course, and includes all the learning materials you need for the BSAC Course you are taking. The pack includes: Qualification Card application, Diver  qualification card with your picture, Qualification Record Book and an A5 binder with your student diver course notes.

student-pack

Ocean Diver Student Training Pack

Your second year’s fees are reduced to £146.50 which is for the club and BSAC membership only. Further course documentation/manuals, will be purchased by the club  for that level as and when required. These can be during your first year if you have completed the previous course and have been "signed off" by the Diving Officer. These additiona costs are at the student’s expense above their annual membership. These manuals will be ordered by the training officer at a discounted rate and are approximately £40.00 plus P&P per course.

If you join as a qualified diver, your level will be decided by BSAC as they dictate the crossover levels

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…..Do you socialise in your club?

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You bet we do. Nothing is more refreshing than a nice cold/ hot drink after each pool session down our local pub. Don’t miss out on the social nights where we exploring new restaurants, not to mention the Christmas party and dive trips we plan together.

Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014

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…..Do you provide scuba diving kit?

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We do provide all kit you require to do your pool sessions and training which is included in our annual membership fee.

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…..Is BSAC internationally recognised?

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Yes! Dive schools around the world recognise BSAC qualifications, which are classed as the highest level of training for SCUBA divers.

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…..When does your next course start?

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We plan our courses on a supply and demand basis, and try to run both Ocean Diver (first level) and Sports Diver (second level) at the same time. Each course lasts for about 13-15 weeks and then we do the Open water part of the qualification. Please email us via the Contact Us page, and we can advise you of the next course start date, or we can start to plan one for you.

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…..I am a PADI diver or belong to another organisation, can I still carry on training or switch to BSAC?

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We welcome everyone to our club. At the end of the day we are all aiming for the same thing, diving in a safe and fun way. Please see our section regarding Crossovers on our website or Contact Us to find out more about moving to BSAC or developing your skills further.

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…..I’m already a BSAC diver, how do I join the Club?

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Simply by coming along on a Thursday night to the club and we will provide you with all necessary forms and paper work and introduce you to all other members, or Contact Us via mail.

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…..Who do I contact about a Come and Try dive?

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We aalways do a 1-2-1 Instructor to Student on any Come and Try. Therefore we have to plan when one will be available to complete a lesson for you. Please get in touch with us via the Contact Us page and we will check our schedule and be in touch shortly.

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…..I wear glasses / contact lenses can I still dive?

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Yes! There are several options, you can wear contact lenses whilst diving, or you can get prescription lenses in your mask.

Our training officer who is an instructor wears contact lenses when diving.

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…..How do I join?

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Get in touch with us via the Contact Us page and we will arrange for you to come down to the club. You’ll get all the info/forms you need to join us. Likewise, if you would like to have a come and try dive before taking the plunge, just fill in our Contact Us form and we will be in touch to organise everything with you.