Sports Diver 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 meters which in practice opens up many dive sites with lovely wrecks. This qualification will also give you additional skills, including important rescue skills. 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 casually dive 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). If you are thinking of doing a course don’t wait to get in touch with our training officer.
Sports Diver schedule Hilary 2017
|Week 1||Wed 18th Jan||Wolsfon College, Linton Rd||7:00 – 8:30 pm||Wolfson||Theory|
|Week 2||Wed 25th Jan||Wolsfon College, Linton Rd||7:00 – 8:30 pm||Wolfson||Theory|
|Fri 27th Jan||Iffley kit hut||6:15 – 10 pm||Radley||Pool|
|Week 3||Wed 1st Feb||Wolsfon College, Linton Rd||7:00 – 8:30 pm||Wolfson||Theory|
|Fri 3rd Feb||Iffley kit hut||6:15 – 10 pm||Radley||Pool|
|Week 4||Wed 8th Feb||Wolsfon College, Linton Rd||7:00 – 8:30 pm||Wolfson||Theory|
|Fri 10th Feb||Iffley kit hut||6:15 – 10 pm||Radley||Pool|
|Week 5||Wed 15th Feb||Wolsfon College, Linton Rd||7:15 – 8:30 pm||Wolfson||Theory|
|Fri 17th Feb||Iffley kit hut||6:15 – 10 pm||Radley||Pool|
|Week 6||Wed 22nd Nov||Wolsfon College, Linton Rd||7:15 – 8:30 pm||Wolfson||Theory exam|