Sunday, June 16, 2024

BSAC Launches Advanced Ocean Diver Course


The British Sub-Aqua Club has launched a new Advanced Ocean Diver course to allow qualified Ocean Divers to extend their diving depth to 30 meters/98 feet.

Advanced Ocean Diver (AOD) is an optional course that gives new divers more choice and flexibility as they progress with their training.

The AOD course is open to all Ocean Divers (or divers who have an equivalent certification from another recognized diver training agency and have also completed Nitrox training) aged 14 and over.

On completion, Advanced Ocean Divers can conduct non-decompression dives to 30 meters accompanied by a Sports Diver (or equivalent) and above.

According to BSAC’s Head of Diving and Training, Dom Robinson:

“Advanced Ocean Diver will not only support our centres to remain competitive in both the overseas and UK entry-level diving market, but it will also be a real asset for our clubs.”

The Advanced Ocean Diver course includes four theory sessions, which can be completed either via eLearning or in person with an instructor.

Practical sessions include two open-water lessons and two depth progression dives. Dive centers can complete the AOD course in two days and make the most of BSAC’s digital and eLearning resources.

You can find all the details about the Advanced Ocean Diver certification on the BSAC website.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.