Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I try scuba diving to see if I like it?

A. Yes, we recommend you have a try dive first with us at a pool session.

Q. How much does it cost to learn to scuba dive with Scubadiving-Indepth?

A. To complete the Ocean Diver qualification will cost £250-£300 including all pool sessions, manuals, kit loan and air fills and 12 month membership of BSAC and Scubadiving-Indepth.

Full details about membership rates are listed here

Q. What do I get from BSAC membership?

A. Third party diving insurance, SCUBA- BSAC monthly magazine. Access to free online learning portal and many more.

Q. How old do I have to be to Scuba Dive?

A. You can start scuba diving from the age of 12. From the age of 8 you can learn to snorkel.

Q. Is it correct that in BSAC you can only dive with members of your club?

A. Incorrect, providing you follow BSAC safe diving guidelines you can dive with other divers of equal or higher qualification.

Q. Can I dive on holiday with my BSAC qualification?

A. BSAC qualifications are accepted worldwide and meet and exceed international standards. To see other agency’s equivalent qualification go to

Q. Do I have to learn to dive with a buddy or can I learn to dive by myself?

A. Normally an instructor and Assistant will have 2 ocean diver trainees in the pool together so skills can be shown and practiced together

Q. Once qualified, how deep can I dive with your training?

A. An Ocean Diver can dive to 20 meters with a suitable buddy, more info follow the link

Q. Are there any dive sites inland in the UK where I can develop my training?

A. There are several inland sites around the U.K. you can use. Scubadiving-Indepth regularly use Capernwray and 8 Acre Lake for initial training and Stoney Cove and NDAC for more advanced training

Q. What is the difference between a dry suit and a wet suit?

A. A wet suit allows water in , warms and traps it to keep you warm. A dry suit has seals on neck and wrist and the only exposed parts are head and hands, protected with hood and gloves

Q. Do I need to buy any of my own equipment to start my training?

A. For ocean diver we provide ,where possible all kit whilst training but we do encourage you to obtain some basic kit, Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Boots

Q. Do I need to have a certain level of fitness to dive?

A. You have to be able to swim about 200 meters in you own time and not have any serious heart or lung problems.

Q. How long can a dive last for?

A. A dive can last as long as your air supply. Limits are applied which you learn in the theory sessions

Q. I wear glasses, can I still dive?

A. Yes, either with prescription lenses fitted in your mask or disposable contacts are suitable for diving in.

Q. Is there a lot of theory to learn to be able to dive?

A. There are 6 theory lessons , each take 45 to 60 minutes to complete

Q. Do I have to be a strong swimmer to be able to dive?

A. No, you have to be able to swim, and the fins do the work for you

Q. How long does it take to complete my open water training?

A. An ocean Diver will normally reach the required standard after 5 pool sessions, 6 theory session ans 2 days open water diving. This can be completed in less than 8 weeks.