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BSAC Scuba Diving Club in Mansfield

Seahorse Divers is a BSAC dive branch based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. We organise open water dive trips in and around our magnificent coastal waters, that offer some of the best and most varied diving in the world. As a British Sub Aqua Club branch, we are able to provide BSAC internationally-recognised diver training and Try Dives.

BSAC British Sub Aqua ClubBSAC is the UK’s leading dive club and recognised by the Sports Council as the sport’s National Governing Body. When you join Seahorse Divers you will be joining a friendly and welcoming BSAC dive club in Mansfield that is passionate about scuba.

We run regular club training sessions locally every Thursday evening and welcome qualified divers from all other diving organisations, such as PADI and SAA who are looking to join a local and friendly dive club.

Learn more about how BSAC’s qualifications equate to qualifications from other diving organisations here

 

If you are 12 years or older, and interested in learning to dive, then get in touch today.  Never experienced diving before? Why not enjoy one of our Try Dives.

BSAC Scuba Diving Club in Mansfield

Seahorse Divers is a BSAC dive branch based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. We organise open water dive trips in and around our magnificent coastal waters, that offer some of the best and most varied diving in the world. As a British Sub Aqua Club branch, we are able to provide BSAC internationally-recognised diver training and Try Dives.

BSAC British Sub Aqua ClubBSAC is the UK’s leading dive club and recognised by the Sports Council as the sport’s National Governing Body. When you join Seahorse Divers you will be joining a friendly and welcoming BSAC dive club in Mansfield that is passionate about scuba.

We run regular club training sessions locally every Thursday evening and welcome qualified divers from all other diving organisations, such as PADI and SAA who are looking to join a local and friendly dive club.

Learn more about how BSAC’s qualifications equate to qualifications from other diving organisations here

 

If you are 12 years or older, and interested in learning to dive, then get in touch today.  Never experienced diving before? Why not enjoy one of our Try Dives.

When & Where

Learn to dive in Mansfield

Seahorse Divers are a local BSAC dive branch based in Mansfield with access to excellent facilities to delivery BSAC dive classes.  Student diver will learn both the theory of diving and practical aspects of sheltered water diving. Therefore, Seahorse Divers are the perfect choice if you are looking to learn to dive in Mansfield.

Learn to dive with Mansfield Seahorse Divers
Image courtesy of Elaine White
Learn to dive with Mansfield Seahorse Divers
Image courtesy of Elaine White

Classroom Lessons – Thursdays 7.30pm

Classroom theory lessons are held each Thursday at the M.R.S Training & Rescue Centre, Leeming Lane South, Mansfield, NG19 9AQ.

Pool Training Sessions – Thursdays 9pm

Pool closed water sessions are every Thursday night at the Rebecca Adlington Swimming Pool, Westdale Rd, Mansfield NG19 7BZ.

£5 Try Dive Join us at our Thursday pool session to have a go at scuba in the pool with an instructor. Contact us first.

Inland Open Water Diving

As an active dive club, we regularly go diving on weekends throughout the year. We regularly dive at what are probably two of the best inland dive centers, Stoney Cove in Leicestershire or Capernwray in Lancashire. These provide great diver training facilities and opportunities to practice your diving skills.

Coastal Dive Trips

UK coastal waters are renowned for offering some of the best diving in the world. Therefore, whatever your passion, whether it is to explore the vast number of wrecks, marine life or perhaps underwater photography, you will have lots to see and explore on our coastal dive trips.

Learn to dive with Mansfield Seahorse Divers
Image courtesy of Elaine White
Learn to dive with Mansfield Seahorse Divers
Image courtesy of Peter Bardsley
Learn to dive with Mansfield Seahorse Divers
Image courtesy of Tony-Reed Lundyseal

Training

Scuba diving is an adventure open to anyone aged 12 or over. Providing you are a reasonable swimmer, able to swim 200m and in good health, then you’re ready to take that first step to learning to dive.

Learning to Dive

Visit BSAC’s Learning To Dive for more information about;

– what it takes to learn to dive

– how long it takes

– what equipment you’ll need

– safety matters

– access to diving for those with disabilities

The first step is to qualify as an Ocean Diver, after which you can progress through BSAC’s diver grades to then become a Sports Diver, Dive Leader, Advanced Diver and ultimately qualify as a First Class Diver, as shown below.

1. Ocean Diver
BSAC Ocean DiverThe Ocean Diver course is for beginners new to scuba diving. It will provide you will all the necessary skills and knowledge required for open water diving to a maximum depth of 20m.
2. Sports Diver
BSAC Sports DiverThe Sports Diver course builds on skills you learnt as an Ocean Diver. It develops your skills, knowledge and experience to enable you to enjoy a wider range of diving to a maximum depth of 35m (20m if aged under 14). You will be able to use different breathing gas mixes, plan and conduct dives requiring decompression stops and be able to provide diver rescue and basic life support.
3. Dive Leader
BSAC Dive LeaderAs a Dive Leader you are becoming an expert in your field of dive leadership. This comprehensive course is a mix of classroom-based and practical lessons that will give you the confidence to plan, lead and manage dives, and deal with emergencies. Once qualified you can build progressively to dive to depths up to 50m. Dive Leaders are eligible to progress to Open Water Instructor.
4. Advanced Diver
BSAC Advanced DiverAdvanced Divers gain experience in planning dives at different sites and circumstances. Additional skills will be gained in using small boats, chart work and navigation and many other related skills. Advanced Divers who are Open Water Instructors are eligible to progress to Advanced Instructor.
5. First Class Diver
BSAC First Class DiverBSAC’s highest diving grade requires a higher than average level of knowledge, organisational and personal diving skills. It’s a very challenging award to achieve and between 1953  2011 only 932 divers had been awarded First Class Diver.
Furthering Your Diving
In addition to BSAC diver grades, qualified divers can pursue a range of exciting and interesting Skills Development Workshops (SDW) to complement their current diving qualification and extend their skills. These range from club coursessafety skills, seamanship, technical diving and special interests, such as photography.

Contact Us

Interested in learning to dive or wish to book a Try Dive, please get in touch

Try Dives only - £5
Enjoy a one to one Try Dive in the pool with one of our instructors. Or book a Try Dive as the perfect gift for someone else.

email – mansfieldseahorses@gmail.com