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Try Dives

Do I need to own any kit for the try dive?

No, During your Try Dive experience, you will be provided with all the necessary kit. This includes Mask, Fins, BCD, Cylinder, and Regs.

Do I need to be a fantastic swimmer?

No, for a Try Dive, there is very little swimming. If you also let your instructor know they will be able to assist you better.

What days do you offer Try Dives on?

We have access to the swimming pool on Thursday Nights, As such we are not able to offer Try dives on any other date.


How much does it cost to become a qualified Ocean Diver (basic diving grade)?

Excluding the purchase of a personal kit (please don’t buy anything until you are sure diving is for you and then seek advice from your instructor / other club members), roughly £480ish. This includes annual BSAC and Canterbury Diver membership but excludes entry costs to open water dive sites and/or dive boats and also personal kit rental.

How long does it take to become an Ocean Diver with Canterbury Divers?

A lot depends on the availability of instructors (we are all volunteers) and the students (other commitments that conflict with planned training)

Do you offer PADI training

No, We only offer BSAC training.

Are the qualifications recognized worldwide?

Yes. The qualifications from BSAC are recognized and respected around the world.

Do I need to be a fantastic swimmer?

No, you need to be able to swim 200m without stopping and you will be tested on this as part of the Ocean Diver course. The more comfortable you are in the water, the easier you might find certain skills (e.g. mask removal and refitting) but we have never had to give up on anybody yet

Do you offer Dry Suit training

Yes, We do offer Dry Suit training but this is only for members of the club. All the training we offer requires you to join the diving club

Once qualified

What does Canterbury Divers offer members?

  • Free use of the swimming pool – Thursday evenings between 7 pm and 8pm.
  • Use of the club RIB (Rigid inflatable boat) for only a share of the fuel.
  • A friendly group of divers and ready-made buddies.

Further Training

Can I train beyond Ocean Diver?

Yes, we can train you through Sports Diver and Dive Leader

Scuba Refresh

I have not been diving for x amount of years, what's the best way to get back into it?

We recommend a Scuba Refresher session this is very similar to a TRY dive but we go over the basic diving skills. We would also recommend joining the club as this will allow you to attend our pool session and be invited on dive trips depending on your current skill level.

Do you offer Scuba Refresher session?

Yes, This is a session that goes over basic scuba skills. Please contact us for more information.

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