Training & Try Dives

New to diving
Compared to many other 'adventure' sports, learning to dive is excellent value for money.
Joining the Luton BSAC, is the most cost-effective way to start diving - you pay your BSAC membership and Luton club subscriptions for the year and then your Luton club instructors will volunteer to provide your training.
And, by being a member of a BSAC club, you will quickly see a return on your investment - with regular diving opportunities, ongoing training and expert advice plus the invaluable support from your fellow club members Join Luton BSAC and you join a worldwide group of people who share a real passion for scuba diving.
rescue imageLuton BSAC is a branch of the UK’s leading dive club and the sport’s National Governing Body, providing an internationally-recognised diver training and development programme via a network of clubs and centres across the country and overseas.
So whether you’re a qualified PADI (or other agency) diver or only just started, tried it on holiday or would like to learn to scuba dive - if you want the highest standards of training and great diving in good company, then Luton BSAC is for you.
BSAC's entry-level Ocean Diver course is your perfect introduction!
While you will need to be reasonably fit for the Ocean Diver course, it is by no means an endurance test. Provided that you are over the age of 14 (Luton club rule), a reasonable swimmer and in good health, you're ready to take that first step to learn to dive. Through a combination of theory lessons, pool sessions and open water experience, you'll learn your new diving skills progressively and at your own pace. You will develop your skills in the safe confines of a swimming pool or sheltered water before progressing to your first open water dives and your Ocean Diver qualification.

  • Ocean Diver Course
    If you’ve always wanted to learn how to dive, this course is for you. This course is for beginners and provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to prepare for open water diving.

    The BSAC Ocean Diver course prepares for this in the safety of a swimming pool or sheltered water and an introduction to open water in a controlled, safe manner. Experience and confidence will be gained under the guidance of a qualified instructor. Maximum depth - 20m.

  • Sport Diver
    BSAC Sports Diver training builds on the scuba skills you learnt in the Ocean Diver course (or entry level qualification from another agency) and helps develop your confidence, skills and experience in the water to allow you to enjoy a wider range of diving sites and conditions. The course builds a sound foundation of open water diving skills and experience with structured, practical lessons. This is a good way of getting more dives under your belt while learning under the supervision of a qualified instructor.
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  • Dive Leader
    As a BSAC Dive Leader you are are becoming an expert in your field of dive leadership. You will also be competent in planning dives for groups of divers and managing diving on the day including, if necessary, managing rescue situations. This comprehensive course is a mix of classroom-based and practical lessons that will give divers confidence to plan, lead and manage dives, and deal with emergencies. Leading a dive will develop enjoyment, confidence and experience as a diver. After qualfying, and if you wish, depth can be built progressively to a maximum of 50m. Dive Leaders are eligible to progress to Open Water Instructor.
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  • Advanced Diver
    As a BSAC Advanced Diver you are a highly qualified branch diver. This course is for divers who are interested in extending still further their skills in planning and supervising diving groups, rescue management skills, whilst building seamanship and developing further leadership qualities.  The BSAC Advanced Diver course develops knowledge and skills. Divers gain experience in planning dives at different sites and circumstances. Additional skills will be gained in using small boats, chartwork and navigation and many other related skills. Advanced Divers who are Open Water Instructors are eligible to progress to Advanced Instructor.Once qualified as a diver, you can continue on through BSAC’s diver grades and learn new specialist diving skills. You can dive regularly in the UK's beautiful and diverse waters or add a new dimension to your next holiday abroad.
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Try Dive

If you are unsure if you will like scuba diving; we offer a Try Dive so you can learn about scuba diving and see if the underwater world is for you, we supply all the kit needed for you to dive in the new Luton Olympic Pool at The Inspire Village with a qualified instructor, the cost is £10 and is refundable against your club membership if you join. If you are interested fill out the contact form to arrange a try dive.

Further training (Diver Grades)
From beginner to experienced, Luton BSAC provides a full training programme that enables divers to progress through a framework of qualifications at their own pace.
There are five internationally-recognised BSAC diver grades, from the entry level Ocean Diver through to our highest grade, First Class Diver.
Diving skills are taught progressively so that each new experience is built upon step by step. Following basic training in the safety of a swimming pool or protected area, students soon complete their first open water dives to achieve Ocean Diver certification. This progression continues to Sports Diver and beyond, where open water skills and techniques are further developed and experience gained.
With Luton BSAC, the choice is yours – this is YOUR diving journey and we are with you every step of the way.
Further training - Skill Development Courses (SDC)
BSAC offers a wide range of special interest courses, designed to ensure you get the very best out of your diving. BSAC’s programme of Skill Development Courses (SDCs) are regularly held by Regional Coaching Teams, BSAC Centres and can be staged in Clubs.