BSAC’s Boat Handling course is great fun and is ideal for anyone wanting to learn about rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RIBs) and how to drive them.
It’s a practical boat-based course that gives each student plenty of time at the helm of a small dive boat to practise their skills, including how to drop and recover divers safely. Some boat insurers require any person driving a boat to have an approved boat-handling qualification.
This two-day course is designed to give students with little or no boat handling knowledge or experience, instruction in small boat handling. It covers techniques relevant to diving and related safety knowledge.
The Boat Handling course is open to anyone aged over 14 and it’s a great way to get non-divers involved in the club, especially if they have family members who dive. No diving qualification is necessary to take part.
This is a two day workshop for students who have completed the BSAC Boat Handling Course, so they can developed skills in both theory and practical elements with a minimum of 5 hours behind the helm to gain confidence, so they then will be able to attend the Diver Coxswain Assessment (DCA).
This workshop creates an avenue for those who don’t have access to a Rhib or wish to fast track their training to gain the Diver Coxswain Qualification (please note the DCA is not included within this course).
The workshop is based on maximum number of two students.
This is a one day workshop to refresh your practical boat handling techniques and theoretical skills with chartwork, passage planning and seamanship knowledge, in preparation for the Diver Coxswain Assessment.
Open to anyone aged over 16 who has completed a Boat Handling course and has since logged a minimum of five hours boat-handling, or can demonstrate 20 hours or more of previous boat-handling experience.
Boat Handling is a great way to get non-divers involved in the club, especially if they have family members that dive. No diving qualification is necessary to take part.
One day course . The administration of oxygen is a way of increasing the effectiveness of first aid treatment for diving accidents. Being qualified in its use gives you the confidence to treat a diving-related injury either on a boat or on dry land.
This is a two day course and designed for anyone wanting to learn and practise the navigation skills needed to plan more adventurous trips for diving or recreational purposes.
This one day course will give you the confidence to use first aid in a real emergency, including improvising dressings and splints using materials and equipment commonly found at the dive site or on a dive boat.
This is a three hour session. This course is an introduction into the basics of boat handling and you will be instructed into the skills of pre-boat checks, safety on board, basic controls, used of how to steer and manoeuvre the boat from a pontoon and control the boat at slow & fast speeds within the safety of Portland Harbour.
David our lead instructor teaching a student to carry out a u turn within a limited space...
Students being taught how to come alongside a mooring pontoon.
We have the following up coming courses with spaces available....