Is BSAC or PADI better?
BSAC courses tend to be slighter cheaper and longer than PADI’s, and many argue that BSAC training is more thorough. However, PADI offers a slightly faster way to get qualified. On the other hand, those that are more interested in UK diving and joining a community of divers may prefer BSAC.
How deep can a BSAC sports diver go?
It’s a continually assessed qualification, so after your classroom and in-water training and a short theory exam, you’ll be competent to complete a series of depth progression dives – at increments of 5m – enabling you to dive down to a maximum of 35m.
Is CMAS better than PADI?
But short answer to your question CMAS 1 star is not an equivalent to PADI Advanced. Its the equivelane to Open Water OR Scuba Diver depending on how its taught. You nee to check how many training dives are included (need 4 for it to be equivalent to O/W and need to dive to around 18m max).
How many BSAC clubs are there?
It is a diver training organization that operates through its associated network of around 1,100 local, independent diving clubs and around 400 diving schools worldwide.
Who can a BSAC Ocean Diver dive with?
What you’ll be qualified to do as a BSAC Ocean Diver. As a qualified 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.
What qualification do you need to scuba dive?
Equivalent Diving Qualifications from different SCUBA Agencies
|Dive Agency||Diving Qualifications|
|PADI||Open Water Diver 18 m (12 m if under 12)||Advanced Open Water Diver 30 m|
|NAUI||Scuba Diver 18 m||Advanced Scuba Diver 40 m|
|SAA||Open Water Diver 20 m||Open Water Diver 20 m|
|SSI||Open Water Diver 18 m||Advanced Adventurer Diver 30m|
What kind of training do divers do?
It is common for divers to have sets of tuck-ups, pike-ups, squats, lunges, leg-lifts, calf-raises, and other core or lower body exercises as part of warm up. This part of practice might also include work on a dry board, trampoline, or in belts, depending on access to that equipment.
What is the dive theory?
Dive Theory eLearning is a comprehensive overview of dive physics, dive physiology, dive skills, environmental considerations, dive equipment, and decompression theory and the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP). Each section consists of multimedia instructional material followed by questions to review what you’ve learned.
Can you convert BSAC to PADI?
The answer is of course yes, you can get a new PADI card and the training that you have already done (even if with a different training agency such as BSAC, CMAS, SSI or NAUI) will not have been wasted and it is rare that we need to start from complete scratch again.
What age can you dive with BSAC?
The BSAC Ocean Diver course is open to anyone from the age of 12. You’ll just need to demonstrate that you can comfortably swim 200m in a pool, and the only kit you’ll need is a swimsuit and towel.
How old do you have to be to do PADI Open Water?
10 years old
How old do you have to be to get certified? PADI requires you to be at least 10 years old to become a PADI certified Junior Open Water Scuba Diver. Ten and 11 year olds must dive with a certified parent, guardian or PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres.
What diving certification is best?
The 5 Best Scuba Diving Certification Programs of 2022
- Best Overall: PADI.
- Runner-Up, Best Overall: SSI.
- Oldest Agency: NAUI.
- Best British Contingent: BSAC.
- Best for Future Tec Divers: SDI.