Ocean Diver

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to dive, this course is for you! This course is for beginners and provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to prepare for open water diving. For more information and to read about the structure, content and requirements of the ocean diver course, click the button below to visit the BSAC website.

To begin your scuba journey, email us for more information or meet us at the Sport Liverpool Fresher's Fair.

Not a University of Liverpool student? Don't worry, you can still join us! Read on for more information.


How long does it take to learn?

Generally it takes 10 weeks of lessons to learn how to dive. If you need more lessons your instructor will happily oblige. To qualify you’ll have to sit a theory and practical exam, and then do open water dives. This will involve going on trips, either for the day or on our Easter trip to Cornwall. There will be additional costs for travel, food and refilling your air tanks. If you are dedicated you can be qualified within the year.

How much does it cost?

  • LUSAC kit levy- £50  (Covers cost of equipment use and air fills)
  • AU membership- £40 (UoL Student) / £50 (External Member) 
  • BSAC membership-  £28.50 (Student)
  • Ocean diver pack - £40 

Equipment you must have for your pool training:
  • Mask and snorkel - approx £40
  • Fins (strap on not full foot) - approx £30 to £60

All other equipment is provided in your membership as well as free unlimited air fills.

Medical Information

Membership of BSAC requires all divers to complete a medical self-declaration form on joining and annually when re-joining. If you would answer yes to any of the questions on the medical form then you may need to see a dive doctor before learning to dive with LUSAC. If you have any questions, please contact us.