BSAC Ocean Diver Course

The only BSAC Diving School on Gran Canaria in the Canaries
Description If you want to learn to dive, so that you can explore the coasts around the British Isles, this is the course for you. It is possible to start the week with no previous experience of scuba diving and end the week ready to go diving anywhere in the world, with your world-recognised BSAC Ocean Diver certification. But this is not just any BSAC Ocean Diver course, as unlike other schools, all the sea dives take place in the beautiful waters of Gran Canaria's only marine reserve. So you get not only a week of fun taking the course, but you also get five dives in one of Spain and Europe's best places to dive.
You start in the pool and learn essential basic skills including breathing underwater, clearing your regulator and mask, buoyancy control, finning techniques and techniques for safe diving. You then build on these basic skills and practice them both in the pool, and then in the sea, all the time under the supervision of one of our qualified and experienced BSAC Instructors. All the teaching and support materials are used to ensure that you understand the simple physics behind diving and to give you the confidence and enthusiasm to continue diving after your course. In addition to the prescribed skills we aim to develop your confidence in the water, so that you leave us as a safe, competent and qualified diver. You practise your skills in a pool

Once you master your buoyancy control you can float effortlessly
Minimum Requirements No previous diving experience necessary. Must pass BSAC Medical, and be over 12 years of age.
Course Content six lessons in the pool, five lessons in the sea in the marine reserve, some reading, theory sessions, and final exam.
Duration and Logistics Usually 5-6 days, Pool sessions will be in Playa Del Ingles (possibly in your own hotel). All transfers included. Timetabled to suit any other holiday or partner commitments.
Languages English - Instruction, Books and papers
Deutsch - Instruction,
Espanol - Instruction,
What you get BSAC Qualification to dive to 20m when accompanied by a diver with a higher level of qualification.
What Next ? Join a BSAC branch and undertake some adventure dives. Take the BSAC Sports diver course and broaden your knowledge, increase your confidence, and take part in some really good adventure dives.
Price The price of obtaining your BSAC Ocean Diver Qualification in the marine reserve at El Cabrón is €435 per person.
  • Special Offers "Spring into the water" 2017 Book now and save! Book your 2017 diving course and get a 'Spring into the water', or take advantage of extra discounts for pre-booked courses during Spring 2017
    • Two-for-One on PADI Crew-packs for your PADI Course.
      If you are taking the PADI Scuba Diver, PADI Open Water, PADI Advanced or PADI Rescue Diver Course, then you can get a second Crew-Pack at no extra cost!. You can either get two the same if two or more people do the course, or you can choose an extra manuals for future courses. For example, when you do the PADI Open Water you can get both your PADI Open Water and PADI Advanced Crew-packs saving up to €50 on your PADI Advanced Course! Lowest priced manual is free.

    • Free Equipment hire on additional days!
      If you complete a PADI course with us you can book extra days of diving .. and get the equipment hire free of charge! You just pay for the dives and Save up to €20 per person!

    • Save up to €25 with Free manuals on PADI Speciality Courses - Book one of our top 6 PADI Speciality course for low season weeks and we provide the manual (normally €25) for free. You can choose Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Multi-level, Digital Underwater Photography or Shark Aware Speciality courses as part of your training for the PADI Master Scuba, and manuals are available in English and German (for other languages check availability).

    • Free Camera Hire for all Daycourses. If you book a Daycourse then each group can use one of our Underwater Action Cameras to record your dive. You can bring a compatible micro-sdhc with you or buy one from us, saving you up to €13.00 and helping you take some great memories home with you.
    • Public Services Week -1 May - 13 May
      We know how hard many public service workers such as Teachers, Nurses, Police, Fire, Military and others have to work shifts over Christmas and Public Holidays to keep essential services running. So to thank them for their dedication we are holding a ´Public Services Event´ in early May 2017. If you work for any public service including military, then a special discount will be applied to all diving during this period!

    These low season prices apply to reservations for the periods 09/01/2017 to 31/03/2017 and from 01/05/17 to 24/06/17 for bookings made in advance through our website. These offers cannot be used with other offers and there is limited availability for some, so use our Contact form to get your discount confirmed. (E & O E)

    Extra Dates! Due to Cancellations we have some extra places available for the same offers, from Saturday April 8th to Saturday 22nd April. Contact us and quote "EASTERSPECIAL" to find out what is available.

    Use our Contact form to see if any offers are available for this course during your visit to Gran Canaria.
  • Offers subject to Instructor availability.
    What is included All transfers to and from your hotel, use of full equipment for all dives, free tea, coffee in the dive centre, all tuition, tests and final certification. If you are not already a member of BSAC you get a free 3-month membership of this the worlds largest diving club.
    We Recommend
    • If possible you complete your reading of the PADI manual before you come to Gran Canaria.
    • All students on all courses should have a log-book in which to record their dives. We have several different logbooks from €8 to €25.
    • That by the end of the course you should have tried and found a comfortable mask and snorkel.
    Referrals If you have completed part of the course already, (eg pool training in the UK) we can accept the referral providing you present us with the signed BSAC Qualification Record Book (QRB). Pricing will depend upon content already completed.
    How to reserve your place on a course You can fill in the Express course enquiry and reservation form or use the information on our contact page to email or call us to enquire about or reserve a place on your course.
    Any Questions? Check the frequently asked questions about training courses page, but if you still have some questions then don't hesitate to contact us by email to us at

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