BSAC Ocean Diver

Learning to scuba dive opens up an exhilarating world of underwater adventure and can be a life-changing experience.

If you’re keen to learn to dive, the BSAC’s Ocean Diver course is the place to start. This entry-level open water diver qualification will equip you with the core skills to dive to a maximum of 20 metres in open water

During the ocean diver course you will complete...

1. Theory

Let’s learn to dive! You will complete 6 chapters online via BSAC e-learning before you arrive in Lanzarote. During the theory you will learn all about the basics of scuba diving. Including how to use the equipment, safety rules and what to do in an emergency, gaining all the necessary knowledge to become a safe diver.

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2. confined water dives

When you arrive we will complete 5 confined dives in Playa Chica bay in shallow water. Your instructor will start by getting you comfortable breathing underwater in the sheltered water of Playa Chica bay, then help you develop your skills so that you are competent to dive safely in open water.

You will learn:

  • How to use basic diving equipment, including your mask and snorkel. 
  • Control your buoyancy and underwater movements
  • Understand your basic scuba diving safety skills – you’ll find out the importance of time, depth and gas
  • Discover how to plan and manage your diving.

3. open water dives

After you have completed your confined dives, it’s time to hit the open water alongside your instructor! We will go for 4 open water dives and start exploring Lanzarote’s stunning dive sites! 

During these dives, you will repeat some of the skills you learnt in your confined training, practice your buoyancy control, develop your new diving skills and increase your confidence!


The BSAC Ocean Diver course is open to anyone from the age of 12.

You just need to show that you can comfortably swim 200 metres.

What will I be qualified to do as a BSAC Ocean Diver...

As a qualified BSAC Ocean Diver, you can dive buddied with another Ocean Diver, under the supervision of a Dive Manager – so long as you stick to familiar locations and conditions you have encountered during your training. Down to a maximum depth of 20 metres, Ocean Divers have plenty of chances to encounter a fascinating variety of wildlife and shipwrecks in seas, rivers, quarries, lochs and lakes. 

If you want to expand your experience by exploring different locations and conditions, you can easily do this accompanied by a Dive Leader or higher-grade diver.

Your open water diver certification will be recognised worldwide. That means you will be qualified to use breathing gas mixtures of up to 36% Nitrox to increase your safety on dives (you’ll learn all about Nitrox during the course).

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BSAC Ocean Diver Referral

Already completed your theory and confined water training? Just need to complete the 4 open water dives

4 open water referral dives
Manta Diving Tshirt
Photos of you underwater
Insurance for course duration
Equipment hire

BSAC Ocean Diver

Never signed up as a BSAC member before? This includes everything!

5 confined water training dives
4 open water training dives
Cressi Z1 Diving Mask to Keep (60€ value)
Manta Diving Tshirt
Photos of you underwater
Free boat dive from Puerto Del Carmen after the course
Insurance for course duration
Equipment hire
BSAC Diver Smart Package (£36 paid directly to BSAC)

Frequently Asked questions...

Yes, our BSAC Ocean Diver course includes e-learning, so you can complete the theory online before you arrive in Lanzarote. Saving you a full day in the classroom! Meaning that when you arrive in Lanzarote you can jump straight underwater.

You will complete 5 confined training dives and 4 open water dives. Once you have completed the course we also include a free boat dive in Puerto Del Carmen from our trimaran boat, so that you can enjoy a fun dive without any skills! 

Included in our BSAC Ocean Diver course price is:

  • E-learning
  • Diving Insurance for the course duration
  • Cressi Z1 mask for you to keep! These have an RRP of 60€. 
  • Full equipment hire
  • Instruction from a certified BSAC instructor
  • Qualification Card
  • Photos of you underwater
  • Manta Diving T-shirt
  • Small class sizes

You just need to bring:

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes for afterwards
  • Drinks and Snacks
  • Proof of current BSAC membership

There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and supermarkets where you can get something to eat.

It is recommended to wait at least 24 hours after your last dive before flying.
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