Shrewsbury Sub Aqua Club offers a full range of BSAC courses and qualifications, which include:

See 'Calendar'for details of forthcoming courses

Ocean Diver Course Ocean Diver is the British Sub Aqua Club’s entry level scuba diving course and by the end of the course you will be able to dive confidently in controlled conditions to a maximum depth of 20 metres.


Sports Diver Course

Sport Diver is the British Sub Aqua Club’s next level scuba diving course where further training builds upon a sound foundation of open water diving skills and experience with structured, practical lessons.

Qualified Sports Divers are ready to take part in dives with other Sports Divers or higher. Depth can be built progressively to a maximum of 35m after qualifying. Sports Divers can embark on the first stage of the route of instruction.



Dive Leader Course

Dive Leader training covers responsibilities and safety of leading other divers. Practical lessons will give divers confidence to deal with emergencies. Leading a dive will develop enjoyment, confidence and experience as a diver.

Depth can be built progressively to a maximum of 50m after qualifying. Dive Leaders are eligible to progress to Open Water Instructor.



Advanced Diver Course

The Advanced Diver course further develops knowledge and skills. Divers gain experience in planning dives at different sites and different circumstances.

Additional experience will be gained in using small boats, chartwork. navigation and many other related skills.

BSAC consider this grade as being a fully trained diver. Advanced Divers are eligible to progress to Advanced Instructor.


Please note that due to safety issues SSAC is not able to train children under the age of 12.

Due to safeguarding issues, SSAC is only able children between the age of 12 and 17 if:
a) they are children of active full diving members (it is usually acceptable for parents and children to train together) or
b) they are children with a close family connection to an active full diving member who is prepared to act in the parental role during all branch activities.  This option is at the discretion of the Diving Officer of the club.




BSAC relies on its members becoming instructors to train the next generation of divers.  BSAC divers learn to be instructors to 'pay back' the training they received.  Instructing is also a great way to practise your own skills, develop teaching skills and meet new club members.  It is a really rewarding experience.  Instructor training is run by BSAC.  Have a look at the BSAC website for more details.



We also run a range of extra skills courses, such as boat handling and chart work.

For more information, contact our Training Officer or see the Diary Dates section to find out when the next course runs.



These are one-day courses that will offer the opportunity to gain an HSE Emergency First Aid in the workplace’ qualification with certificate.