Growing ‘library’ of wreck guides are just one part of the skills videos available for members on BSAC’s Online Learning Hub.
The latest wreck guide videos, including the Le Poulmic off Plymouth Sound and Whitsand Bay’s SS Rosehill, have been added to the Hone at Home section on BSAC’s popular Online Learning Hub, designed to keep members engaged in their diving and skills development during the Covid lockdown and beyond.
The wreck guides have all been created by BSAC volunteers and feature in the Online Learning Hub, which offers a wealth of diver-related content, including diver skills, seamanship, marine life and special interest, designed to complement the full Diver Training Programme.
Launched back in April, the Online Learning Hub has supported members during the Covid-19 restrictions and continues to be a popular resource as BSAC diving and training slowly eases back on its feet. So far, more than 170 webinars have been delivered through the Hub, with more than 3,000 participants accessing the content.
BSAC’s National Coaching Adviser, Mark Paisey has been coordinating the Hub from its inception, working with BSAC volunteers from around the club network. He said the idea for wreck guides came about after the Joint Service Sub Aqua Diving Centre (JSSADC) offered to film dive skills videos in Plymouth and included some wreck sites in the area.
JSSADC’S Jonathan Singh, Justin Maker and Rory Richardson have filmed most of the wreck guides so far. We are now aiming to run webinars on all the major diving areas of the UK, with Oban and Yorkshire next and we plan to invite members to produce similar wreck guides from each of their regions.
SCUBA editor Simon Rogerson has also provided his film, 50 Shades of Green, as well as Chris Holden on North Wales and Steve Hutchinson provides diving in North Cornwall. All of these are on catch up section in the Online Learning Hub.
Each wreck guide video lasts around ten minutes and gives an informative overview of a particular wreck, which can be beneficial to the new diver, as well as the more experienced and can also be used in dive trip planning.
We are now aiming to run webinars on all the major diving areas of the UK, with Oban and Yorkshire next and we plan to invite members to produce similar wreck guides from each of their regions.
To access the full range of diving skills videos available, including Entry-level skills for those just starting out, Equipment, First Aid, Dive planning, Wreck guides and many more go to bsac.com/honeathome/
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