Learn to dive

If you want to learn to dive South Devon is a really good place to do it; we have easy access to some of the best diving in the country.


Our Come and Try It (CATI) sessions are a great way to help you decide if diving is for you and to begin your diving adventure. This pool based session, with one of our experienced divers, will introduce you to the equipment, to the skills and to our club. You can find out more information using this CATI link.

If you decide you would like to do an entry level course then you can sign up for our BSAC Ocean Diver course, which we run at least once a year. This is open to 12 year olds and above. We are currently recruiting for our 2023 course – See below.

The Ocean Diver course develops your confidence and competence in a sheltered water training area – a swimming pool –  and then introduces you to open water diving – in the sea – all under the supervision of trained BSAC instructors. The course involves some 6 hours of theory instruction,  5 hours of pool based sessions, followed by a similar amount of time diving in the sea . Ocean Divers are qualified to dive to 20 meters, under supervision.

In the practical sessions you will usually be working with an Instructor and one other trainee, as we try to work at a pace which feels comfortable to you and enables you to gain confidence.

The full cost Ocean Diver course and a year’s membership for 202                                                     

Adults                                                                        £430
Juniors, or full-time students under 21 years            £328.50

This covers;

  • Pool work
  • Lectures
  • Open water dives during your training
  • E learning course materials (“The Diving Manual”, Student Notes and Qualification Log are PDFs),
  • Use of club equipment and air fills during training (modest charges after training or if student takes excessive time to complete training)
  • 12 months membership of Totnes Sub-Aqua Club (£180 Adults, £108 Juniors)
  • 12 months membership of BSAC (£62.50 Adults, £33 Juniors)

Ideally students will join BSAC and TSAC by setting up a Direct Debit with BSAC from this PAGE and joining as an Ocean Diver Trainee. The eLearning pack costs £65 and must be bought after joining BSAC.

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