Sports Diver (SD) training is the next big step in your diver training. As a Sports Diver you will develop your skills and advance your theory knowledge. Diving is not just about depth but once you are an SD you can dive down to 35 metres which opens up many new dive sites, especially shipwrecks. This qualification will give you additional skills including important rescue skills and this is also the minimum qualification you need to start training as an instructor which we would highly encourage (and financially support) you to do.
The Sports Diver package contains everything except the open water lessons which you pay for as you go diving on trips with the club.
The initial practical lessons will take place at local Oxford pools with enough depth for basic training. Open water training will take place on a training trip in Michaelmas term and on our Easter Training trip. Costs for the trips such as transport, food and accommodation are not included in the training packages.
If you have any questions about those courses please contact our training officer.
Sports Diver Training
Not included in the package are expenses for training trips, open water dives, and equipment hire. Please note that you have to become a member of OUUEG and BSAC. The total cost for training package and both memberships is £112 for students and £172.50 for other members.
If you are crossing over from another agency, the price increases by £25 for a second instructed pool training session and the extended cross-over training pack.
For logistic reasons Ocean Diver and Sports Diver trainings happen at fixed dates each year: Ocean Diver in Michaelmas term (October – December) and Sports Diver in Hilary term (January – March).
The Sports Diver course for Hilary Term 2019 is yet to be confirmed and will be put on this site as soon as the details are available.
If you are thinking of doing this course please get in touch with our training officer. The training schedule for Sports Diver is a bit more flexible than Ocean Diver and the earlier you get in touch, the higher the chances are that we can accommodate your schedule.