Our dive training course will take you from novice level to Open Water and then Advanced Open Water Diver.
You’ll learn about safe diving practice, equipment, good techniques, diving and the law and scientific diving. You’ll attend pool sessions with professional instructors. Once you have perfected your skills in the swimming pool, we take you to a variety of locations to put your training into practice in the open water.
Students wishing to train as scientific divers can continue their training outside their studies to rescue diver level with local dive organisations and the University Union Sub Aqua Club.
If you take part in the third-year field trip to Egypt (previously Malaysia), you’ll get the chance to dive on pristine coral reefs in crystal clear waters and learn how to work together to collect data using transects, quadrats, observation and cameras. Back on shore you’ll learn how to develop a good scientific dive plan and how to collate and present data.
After graduation, you could use your diving qualifications professionally as a scientist, or take further qualifications to become a divemaster or dive instructor, or you may just choose to enjoy diving as an interest.
An extra fee is payable to cover the cost of items such as training, transport, equipment, manuals and diving licence.