Activities

 

All of the below provide affordable scuba diving & snorkelling to all members of the Scout & Guide Associations. We meet between 8-10pm on Thursdays in Lutterworth Leicestershire, if you require any further information please contact us: info@scubascouts.co.uk

All of our instructors are fully qualified not only by BSAC for scuba and snorkelling but also within the scouting movement all members are fully CRB checked. Take a look here for some of our instructors qualifications, not all members & qualifications are listed as our members are constantly adding new skills & qualifications for Scuba and within the Scouting movement.

Scuba Try Dives

A try dive is the best way to test what it is like to scuba dive, the whole dive is completed in one evening we start with one hour of classroom tuition on diving techniques and equipment. This is followed by a 1 hour pool session where you get the chance to scuba dive in the 3m deep pool with Scout BSAC qualified instructors to make sure you get maximum enjoyment from your first scuba dive. We have one hour in the pool so 4-6 people a session is an ideal number for session however it is possible to cover larger groups please get in touch for further information.

Scouts learning to scuba dive with LSSAU will normally be a minimum age of 14 years before they progress to Open Water dive training and this will subject to an individual’s abilities and suitable size equipment being available. Try Dives can be available for Scouts in the age 13/14 years provided they are of a stature to handle the equipment.

All participants MUST fill in a declaration medical form before taking part in a Snorkel or Try Dive session. If student is under 18 Signature of Parent/Guardian MUST be provided on the form.
You can download a PDF Medical form here.

Cost:

The cost is £10 if you are a member of scouting or £10 for non scout members per try dive which covers the pool, air, equipment and classroom hire. This would then be £5 per week if you become a regular member to our unit for working adults or £5 for our younger members

Snorkelling

 

We provide affordable snorkelling to all members of the Scout & Guide Associations. We meet between 8-10pm on Thursdays in Lutterworth Leicestershire.
Option 1 Experience Snorkelling :
Experience Snorkelling (1 meeting which includes a classroom and pool session)
This is the ideal taster 'Try Snorkelling' session'. The session is designed to be fun yet at the same time building in water confidence. Experience snorkelling starts with a dry session looking at the equipment to be used and essential safety considerations. A pool session of about an hour follows where basic skills are introduced with opportunity to practice.

Introduction of basic skills should not be rushed as the pace at which confidence building can occur varies to each individual person's needs and previous water experience, so it is possible for Experience snorkelling to take place over 2 meetings should a Group wish.

On successful completion of the Experience snorkelling each participant receives a certificate of achievement and a booklet about snorkelling safety.

Or if you want to learn more try:
Option 2: Basic Snorkel Diver (2 Weeks)
This is an introductory course, available to anyone who is confident in the water and capable of swimming. It will train you in the use of basic snorkelling equipment of mask, fins and snorkel in a pool environment.
The course lasts 2 weeks, each week we have 1 hour theory in a classroom followed by 1 hour practical in the pool. Scout members can be awarded the Water Activities badge and also get a BSAC snorkel certificate.

Ideal numbers: 10 people or less this is due to the amount of kit and instructors that we have.
Who is it for?:
Snorkel Diver is for members who have achieved the level of Basic Snorkel Diver with us and progressed with pool training to be proficient in the basic snorkelling skills and been assessed for readiness for open water snorkelling.
On completion of training the student should be competent in the safe and correct use of mask, fins and snorkel for surface and brief breath-hold dives in warm waters.

Requirements for both the above are:
Age approx. 10 years +
Students must be confident in water and able to swim.
Parental consent is needed.
Satisfactory medical declaration - All participants MUST fill in a medical form before taking part in Experience Snorkelling or Try Dive session. If student is under 18 Signature of Parent/Guardian MUST be provided on the form.

You can download a PDF of this form here.


Cost:
The cost is £5 per week which covers the cost of the pool, equipment and classroom hire.

Please contact us for further information regarding this course. Or for more information regarding snorkelling please visit the BSAC Snorkel site.

Scuba Courses

 

Ocean Diver
This course provides you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to prepare for open water diving. Learning to dive is all about learning to use your equipment properly and safely. The Ocean Diver training course concentrates on preparing you for this in the safety of a swimming pool or sheltered water and then introducing you to open water in a controlled and safe manner. This also gives you the opportunity to practice safety skills in the company of a qualified instructor or experienced diver.
Cost: £5 a week for members who are in education or £5 if working + extra for training material & open water training.
Time: About 8 weeks of theory & pool sessions then about 2 to 3 days of open water training.

For requirements & costs please contact us:
info@scubascouts.co.uk
For more information regarding the Ocean Diver Course please visit the BSAC Site

Sports Diver
In Sports Diver training, the emphasis is on building a sound foundation of open water diving skills and experience through a series of structured practical lessons. Once you have gained this open water experience with a qualified instructor, you are ready to take part in dives with other Sports Divers or those of higher grades.
For requirements & costs please contact us: info@scubascouts.co.uk
For more information regarding the Sports Diver Course please visit the BSAC Site
OTHER COURSES:
We are able to supply in-house training for a whole range of courses & skills below are some of them please ask for further information.
Boat Handling
Designed to give you an insight into the safe handling of small boats. Seamanship, tides and the weather. Boat handling is one of the most popular courses for divers.
Chartwork & Position Fixing
This course provides an introduction to the art of marine chartwork and tidal predictions. Ideal for those looking for wrecks or new dive sites.
Lifesaver Award
This course teaches you how to rescue another diver or snorkeller and provide basic life support.