As a new diver training with BSAC you will be guided and supervised by qualified divers and instructors. They will help you to broaden your experience and ability, enabling you to progress first to Ocean Diver grade. As your experience grows, and you receive more instruction, you can gain the Sports Diver and Dive Leader qualification, or even go on to become an Advanced or First Class Diver. Ocean Diver training involves some 7 hours of theory instruction and 7 hours of practical lessons. This is followed by 5 dives in the openwater to complete your qualification. The aim of this training is to teach you to be competent in the safe and correct use of all appropriate open water scuba diving equipment in a sheltered water training area; and then to introduce you to open water diving under the supervision of a BSAC Nationally Qualified Instructor.