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Sub-aqua diving

The Joint Service Sub-Aqua Scheme is delivered from dedicated centres both in the UK and overseas.

This is to meet the aims of AT through the delivery of structured courses that seek to develop the requisite skills and techniques necessary to: 

  • Conduct open water diving
  • Gain rescue experience, dive leadership, moving up to instructional and leadership roles
Examples of Sub-Aqua Diving courses on offer include:
  • BASC Ocean Diver (ODC) - a 5-day qualifying course for the complete beginner.
  • BASC Sports Diver (SPC) - a 5-day qualifying course open to
  • BSAC Ocean Divers. BASC Dive Leader (DLC) - a 5-day qualifying course open to
  • BSAC Sport Divers. BASC Advanced Diver (ADQ) - a 5-day qualifying course open to BSAC Dive Leaders.
  • BSAC Combined Instructor Foundation Course and Open Water Instructor Examination (IFC and OWI) - A 5-day course combining the necessary theory and practical elements to produce an instructor capable of teaching sub-aqua diving in the classroom, swimming pool and open water conditions.
Following the successful completion of courses, and unless stipulated, British Sub-Aqua Club civilian qualifications are awarded.

For more information, logon to ArmyNet, or contact us or visit the Army Sub-Aqua Diving (ASADA) website.