learn to dive

Scuba diving is an adventure open to anyone aged 12 or over – and with the Isle of Man Sub Aqua Club’s connection to BSAC’s worldwide network of clubs and centres providing accessible, affordable scuba diving lessons, it’s never been easier to learn to dive.

The Isle of Man Sub Aqua Club has long been in on the secret of how exciting our seas are to scuba dive – our members have been taking scuba diving lessons and safely diving, exploring and enjoying the Island’s seas (and many other places around the world) for many years.

If you’re a qualified diver yet to dive in the UK, or simply want to get back in the water, contact us for dry suit training or simply do a Scuba refresher in the sheltered waters of Port Erin Bay.

BSAC Ocean Diver Training Introduction


The aims of this presentation:-

  • Introduce our BSAC Branch
  • How to part of the BSAC Organisation
  • Benefits of your BSAC Membership
  • Benefits of training with the Branch
  • Benefits with diving with the Branch
  • The Ocean Diver Course
Isle of Man Sub Aqua Club

The Isle of Man Sub Aqua Club is one of over a thousand individual Branches and Centres. The British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) is the largest diving club in the world.

Our Branch 0076 Committee

The BSAC Organization

BSAC Organisation

Benefits of BSAC and IOMSAC Membership

Benefits of joining BSAC-

  • Internationally recognised qualifications
  • Diving Manual
  • Monthly Dive Magazine
  • Third Party Insurance
  • Members Mail Shop

Benefits of joining the Isle of Man Sub Aqua Club-

  • Regular and varied Diving (all year round)
  • Social Nights
  • Sharing experiences and ideas
  • Diving and Training Programmes
  • Diving Equipment
  • Two Ribs (Teeval & Sleein Jairgh)
  • Safety Equipment
  • Branch Support
  • Planned Diary of Dives
  • Range of Dive Buddies
  • Range of Diving Interests
  • Diving Holidays
  • Sharing Costs
What will it cost?

Training (Ocean Diver) £400

  • Ocean Diver Training, (includes: BSAC Membership  IOMSAC Membership Student Pack, equipment, training in the swimming pool and tuition
  • You will also  need to complete at least 4 dives in the sea for the full qualification.
  • There will be additional charge if you need to hire equipment for these four Open Water dives, but the cost of tuition is included.


  • Boat Diving £15.00 per dive
  • Extended expedition trips set by dive manager to cover cost
Ocean Diver Training

The aim of the Ocean Diver Course is to train a Diver who can dive in open water using 21%, 32% and 36% 02 breathing gas mixes, in controlled conditions to a maximum depth of 20m under the supervision of a Dive Master.


The Course

  • 7 Classroom presentations
  • Theory assessments
  • 5 pool/sheltered water sessions
  • 5 open water lessons/dives

You will need

  • Student Workbook
  • Qualification Record Book for signature
  • Pool (mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Open Water (full kit)
What are the ongoing costs?

Before Open Water Lessons, you will require:

  • Dry Suit
  • B.C.D
  • Regulators
  • Tank
  • Weights

Order Early! (or hire full kit for £80)

Further Branch Training
On completion of Ocean Diver Training, you may continue your training to:

  • Sports Diver
  • Dive Leader
  • Advanced Diver
  • First Class Diver

All of which are included in your membership. All you would need to purchase is the required training pack from BSAC, all tuition is carried out by the club free of charge for all members.

Other Activities

Come join us for other activities, such as:

  • Boat Trips
  • Snorkling
  • Social Holidays (Orkneys, Egypt etc.)
  • Onward Training and SD Courses
  • Dive Week
  • and lots more.