Whether you want to take theory sessions from the Diver Training Programme, find out more about a specific subject or sharpen your skills, we have a webinar for you.

We have been working with the Diver Resources Team and our incredibly knowledgable volunteers to create a programme of webinars that covers special interest, diver training and BSAC updates. We're sure to have something for you!
 

 


Do I need to sign up for webinars in advance?

Training webinars: Yes, please sign up. To ensure your attendance is registered and counts towards your Diver Grade, you may be required to purchase a training pack. These are now available for all to buy on the BSAC Shop.

Special interest webinars: Simply click the 'Join' button 15 minutes before the webinar is due to begin. If there is a 'Sign up' button, please sign up for the webinar in advance.

Please note all times are UK (BST - GMT + 1hr) unless otherwise stated 

If you're a club running an online training session and would like it to be listed on this page, please register your session with us. If you'd like to request specific training, please fill out this form. Any special interest topics you'd like featured? Or guest speakers you'd like us to ask? Please email us and we'll see what we can do!

Week beginning 14 September

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Topic

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Mon 14 Sep
19:30 - 20:00

Skill Bytes

Going boat diving
Aimed at Ocean Divers and Sports Divers as refreshers.

Boat diving whether from a rib or charter boat gives you access to the best wrecks and reefs the UK coastline has to offer. This Skill Byte will look at the different skills and useful tips that will make UK boat diving more enjoyable and rewarding.

What you will learn:
- Different types of boat dive
- Packing for a boat dive
- Getting the most out of a boat dive

John Barton,
Advanced Instructor
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Wed 16 Sep
19:30 - 20:00

Skill Bytes

How to use pilotage
Aimed at Ocean Divers and Sports Divers as refreshers.

This webinar will recap underwater navigation without compasses, using pilotage. It will give you practical hints and tips about how you can use this skill to avoid getting lost on a dive, or having to solely rely on your buddy to find the way back!

What you will learn:
- Learn what pilotage is
- Learn how to use pilotage
- Develop your navigation zen

Steve Slater, Wales Regional Coach

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Thu 17 Sep
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

Diving the HMS Victoria at 150m
This webinars covers the BSAC expedition to dive HMS Victoria that collided with HMS Camperdown near Tripoli, Lebanon. Unusually this wreck is vertical with the bows buried in the seabed and rates as one of the worlds most spectacular dives. This webinar will interest any diver especially those with a technical interest.

Mike Rowley, National Instructor  Join

Week beginning 21 September

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Topic

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Mon 21 Sep
19:30 - 20:00

Skill Bytes

Alternate Source vs. Controlled Buoyant Lift ascents
Aimed at Ocean Divers and Sports Divers as refreshers.

This webinar is aimed at clearing up the difference in both types of ascent as they are often confused. Top tips on how to perform both and a refresher on both techniques will be given.

What you will learn:
- How to perform an alternative source ascent.
- How to perform a controlled buoyant lift.
- Understand the the key points that make both successful

Jamie Heptonstall, National Instructor 
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Tue 22 Sep
19:30 - 20:30

Diver Training Programme

Advanced Diver
AT1 - The Role of an Advanced Diver

BSAC
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Wed 23 Sep
19:30 - 20:00

Skill Bytes

How to use a Suunto computer
Aimed at Ocean Divers and Sports Divers as refreshers.

This webinar will take you through the basic functions of an entry level computer and cover some of the common misunderstandings.

What you will learn:
- How to conduct the basic functions
- What the displays look like underwater
- Simple rules when using the computer

Mark Paisey, National Instructor

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Week beginning 28 September

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Mon 28 Sep
19:30 - 20:00

Skill Bytes

Diver rescue sequence
Aimed at Ocean Divers and Sports Divers as refreshers.

This Skill Byte will refresh the rescue sequence from CBL to the recovery position. This will be useful for any Sports Diver or above wanting to refresh techniques and anyone taking their PIE as it covers the rescue required in the exam.

What you will learn:
- CBL technique
- Surface priorities including the tow
- Landing and BLS

Julian Gill, Advanced Instructor
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Tue 29 Sep
19:30 - 20:30

Diver Training Programme

Advanced Diver
AT2 - Advanced diving

BSAC
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Wed 30 Sep
19:30 - 20:00

Skill Bytes

How to manage good buoyancy
Aimed at Ocean Divers and Sports Divers as refreshers.

The buoyancy & trim webinar is aimed at improving diver buoyancy and trim by building upon BSAC Diver Training Programme (DTP), focussing on the values of control, relaxation and the development of an optimum position in the water.

What you will learn:
- Understand issues affecting buoyancy and trim
- Be able to hold position in water at any depth
- To improve on or reconfirm your personal buoyancy and trim

Brad Carter, Advanced Instructor

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Week beginning 5 October

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Tue 6 Oct
19:30 - 20:30

Diver Training Programme

Advanced Diver
AT3 - Organising diving from different platforms

BSAC
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Thu 8 Oct
19:30 - 22:00

Special interest

 

Diving HMS Pathfinder
BSAC divers commemorated the sinking of HMS Pathfinders 100 years to the day she was sunk by SM U21. This was the first casualty of a self-propelled torpedo and resulted in a great loss of life. She now lies in a depth of 68 metres in the Firth of Forth, reasonably intact. This webinar will interest all divers especially those interested in technical diving.

Dave Lock,
National Instructor
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Week beginning 12 October

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Mon 12 Oct
19:30 - 22:00

Special interest

How to use the RYA SafeTrx app
The RYA SafeTrx app monitors your boat journeys and can alert emergency contacts should you fail to arrive on time. This app replaces CG66, the voluntary boat registration scheme with the Coastguard. SafeTrx combines the advantages of CG66 with the functionality of a mobile app to assist HM Coastguard with SAR. If your club owns and uses a RHIB this is a webinar for you. 

Fran Hockley, National Instructor Join

Week beginning 19 October

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Topic

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Tue 20 Oct
19:30 - 22:00

BSAC updates

Teaching Dive Management SP2 in the new Sports Diver syllabus
This webinar will help all Open Water Instructors (OWIs) deliver the new Assistant Dive Manager module in the 2020 Sports Diver syllabus. Simon will cover ways to teach effective dive management and introduce MAPP (Monitor, Analyse, Predict, Plan) which is the key tool to this module.

What you will learn:

  • Some ideas of what techniques to use to teach dive management 
  • Introduction to MAPP as a model for dive management 
  • Hints and tips on practical teaching dive management 

Simon Child, National Instructor

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Tue 13 Oct
19:30 - 21:15

Diver Training Programme

Advanced Diver
AT4 - Review of diving conditions and on-site First Aid

BSAC
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Week beginning 26 October

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Mon 26 Oct
19:30 - 22:00

Special interest

30 years under the earth
Phil Short will first take us on an underground journey through some of the most spectacular mine systems in Sweden, Finland, Canada and the U.K. revealing the fascinating submerged and preserved Historical time capsules of Industrial Archeology. Next starting in Swildon’s Hole, the water source of Wookey Hole, the birthplace of Cave Diving, Phil will take us underground again in the fascinating realm of natural caves from Mendip to Mexico and share the privilege and wonder of exploring a part of the Earth no human has seen or been to before.

Phil Short, Dark Water Exploration Ltd. Director Join
Fri 30 Oct
19:30 - 21:30

Special interest

How to deploy a shotline

This webinar is the start of a new series of webinars from JSSADC.

It will be of interest to all diver grades and will talk about how to use a shotline. Deploying a shotline accurately is a fine art and Rory will share some of the ideas from JSSADC.

What you will learn:

  • Different methods of deploying a shotline
  • What is a shot and how is it used
  • Different types of shot
Rory Richardson, Open Water Instructor, JSSADC Join

Week beginning 2 November

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Wed 4 Nov
19:30 - 22:00

Diver Coxswain

Chart-plotters and GPS
This is an introduction to how they work, their uses and how we use them to locate a dive site. Includes live feeds from a chart-plotter.

BSAC
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Week beginning 9 November

Date

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Topic

Host

 

Mon 9 Nov
19:30 - 21:30

Special interest

How to deploy a drop tank
The next one in the series of webinars from JSSADC.

This webinar will be of interest to all divers. Rory will cover what a drop tank is and when to use it plus how to deploy it when needed. Rory draws on his experience with JSSADC to deliver this topic.

What you will learn:

  • What is a drop tank
  • When it should be used
  • How you deploy a drop tank 
Rory Richardson, Open Water Instructor, JSSADC Join

Wed 11 Nov
19:30 - 20:30

Refresher

Advanced Instructor

BSAC
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Week beginning 16 November

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Mon 16 Nov
19:30 - 22:00

Special interest

Diving and the older diver
This webinar will focus on some of the medical issues affecting older divers and cover sensible precautions to help us keep diving.

- Is diving bad for your health?
- Do you want to know when you are going to die?
- Why will you die?
- When should I stop diving?

All these question will be covered in this talk, in as much detail as is reasonable in the available time, and with as much truth as possible. Younger divers should listen to this, to get an idea of when their parent will pass on their expensive kit.

Ron Evans First Class Diver & Advanced Instructor and a Consultant

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Week beginning 30 November

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Mon 30 Nov
19:30 - 22:00

Special interest

Safe use of lifting bags
The next one in the series of webinars from JSSADC.

This webinar will be of interest to all divers. Rory will cover how to use lifting bags safely both for lifting objects and recovering shot weights.

What you will learn:

  • How to use a lift bag
  • What size of lift bag to use
  • Safe precautions when using lifting

Rory Richardson, Open Water Instructor, JSSADC

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Week beginning 7 December

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Mon 7 Dec
19:30 - 22:00

BSAC updates

BSAC sidemount course
This webinar will talk about sidemount as a configuration, the proposed course and what it’s like to dive this way.

BSAC
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