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Do I need to buy my own equipment?

Not to start with, we have equipment you can borrow whilst you’re learning in the pool, however, you will need toby or rent a suit when you go into open water to protect you from the cold.

Do I need to be able to swim?

Yes, but not to Olympic standards! You need to be able to swim 200mts using any style you like with no time restrictions before we take you into open water.

Is it dangerous?

As with all adventure sports there are elements of risk, after all, humans are not built to breath underwater. But the training provided by BSAC and all other agencies is designed to minimise the risks and keep you safe. To put it in perspective, statistically scuba diving is safer than driving, having a baby, running a marathon or playing rugby.

What if I have a medical condition?

It really depends on the condition you have. Before starting your training you will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire. If any of your answers raise concerns, you can go and have a medical examination with a specialist diving doctor who will be able to advise you further. It may be that your condition just imposes some restrictions on what you do, a maximum depth for example. Medical Form

What if I have a disability?

Living with a disability doesn’t automatically preclude you from diving, however, you would need to find a club that have instructors trained in how to assist you best with your condition whilst training. BSAC runs a Diving for All training program aimed at instructors specifically for this eventuality.

How long does it take to qualify?

That really depends on your availability and ability. It is possible to qualify in a week long course at a BSAC centre, but many people prefer to learn through weekly lessons at their club.



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