Learn to dive with MKSAC

Milton Keynes Sub-Aqua Club offers training at many levels. We have Instructors within the Branch who can teach diving from Ocean Diver up to Advanced Diver.

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Once you have qualified as a Ocean Diver you can come diving with the Branch. The next progression in your training is Sports Diver which prepares you for some of the more advanced diving the Branch undertakes. Again, training takes place in the pool, Clubhouse and (of course) the Blue Lagoon. Further courses can take you (if you wish and subject to your ability) to Dive Leader and Advanced Diver.

Diver training courses

The cost of courses includes BSAC training manuals and logbooks, lectures and dives at our local pool or the Blue Lagoon. Costs of other dives (for example to the coast or Stoney Cove) are not included. Slightly higher charges may apply where updated paperwork is required from an older style qualification.

Course costs
Course Price
Ocean Diver £199
Sports Diver £40
Dive Leader £40
Advanced Diver £40

Skill development courses

MKSAC has the resources to run many Skill Development Courses in-house. The courses we can run are given below with an approximate cost. Courses are generally run on-demand so if you are interested in a specific course, please ask.

Course costs
Course Duration (days) Maximum number of students Approximate price
Boat handling 2 6 £65
Compressor operation 1 8 £25
Dive planning and marshalling 2 4 £25
Oxygen administration 1 6 £40
Practical rescue management 2 8 £25
Search and recovery 2 6 £25
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We also run many Skill Development Courses within the Branch. During recent years we have had a Nitrox course, a Dive Planning and Marshalling course and a Practical Rescue Management Course. Earlier years saw First Aid, VHF Marine Radio, Chartwork, Oxygen Administration, and Compressor Operation. Our most popular course recently has been the BSAC Combined Nitrox with over fifteen members (and a lot of visitors!) qualifying. Even if we do not have an appropriate instructor in the Branch, our contacts with other local clubs mean we can usually run the course you want.

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