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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, 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


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 recognised worldwide?

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

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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