Snorkel Grade Training
From beginner to experienced, BSAC provides a full training programme that enables snorkellers to progress through a framework of qualifications at their own pace.
Since the 1950s the Snorkeller Training Programme has been updated and improved to keep pace with developments in equipment and snorkelling knowledge. The programme is designed to build confidence and self-reliance, whilst keeping safety uppermost.
There are four BSAC snorkeller grades, from the entry-level Dolphin Snorkeller (for young children) or Snorkel Diver through to Snorkel Dive Manager. . .
This course introduces snorkelling to children via a series of seven progressive fun sessions. Each session is named after a different type of dolphin, and completion of a session results in the award of the corresponding dolphin sticker. Once students have collected a complete set of dolphin stickers, they can be awarded the grade of BSAC Dolphin Snorkeller. Dolphin Snorkellers who wish to continue their snorkel training need only to complete the Snorkel Diver classroom lessons and knowledge assessment to be awarded BSAC Snorkel Diver.
There are classroom sessions to teach the theoretical knowledge of snorkelling, coupled with practical lessons in the pool or in sheltered water. The training is structured and progressive, building skills and confidence.
There are classroom sessions to teach more advanced theoretical knowledge of snorkelling, coupled with practical lessons in Open Water. An Advanced Snorkeller is a comprehensively trained, experienced and responsible snorkeller.
|Snorkel Dive Manager|
The Snorkel Dive Manager is the person in overall charge of all the groups of snorkellers as well as being responsible for making all the arrangements for the snorkelling activities. The Snorkel Dive Manager course teaches the organisational, leadership and planning skills needed to take on this role. He or she needs to be an experienced snorkeller and a responsible person, able to plan ahead and anticipate possible problems.