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!

Disclaimer: These webinars are put together by volunteers. Neither the volunteers nor BSAC are liable for any damages arising from any action taken as a result of watching these webinars. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by BSAC. The views expressed by volunteers are their own.
 

 


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 booking buttons, please sign up for the webinar in advance. Booking closes on the day of the webinar.

Please note all times are UK (BST / GMT) 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 18 January

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 

Mon 18 Jan
19:30 - 20:30

Dive Leader

DT3
Oxygen and diving incidents

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Tue 19 Jan
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

BSAC 88 transfer tables
This webinar builds on a previous webinar and covers how to use the transfer table in the BSAC 88 tables. This is relevant for all divers as theory questions appear in most diver grade exams on this topic.

Members will learn:

  • How the table works
  • How to use the table with examples
  • How to use the table when flying or with altitude adjustments

Neil Barker, Advanced Instructor

Member booking

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Wed 20 Jan
19:30 - 20:30

Dive Leader

DT4
Casualty assessment

BSAC
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Week beginning 25 January

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 

Mon 25 Jan
19:30 - 20:30

Dive Leader

DT5
Oxygen administration equipment

BSAC
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Tue 26 Jan
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

Dive boat engines and hull designs
This webinar will be of interest to all boat handlers and Diver Cox'ns, covering pros and cons of different hull types and designs as well as common engine configurations with special focus on outboard engines.

Members will learn:

  • About setting up the engine
  • How to find faults
  • An emergency 'how-to' guide

Hywel Dyer, National Instructor

Member booking

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Wed 27 Jan
19:30 - 20:30

Dive Leader

DT6
Oxygen Admin in practice

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Thu 28 Jan
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

Benthic species and Scapa wrecks
How have the famous wrecks of Scapa Flow, now sunk for over 100 years, impacted the marine environment? We know different species live on the wrecks, however, do the wrecks influence the species on the seafloor around them? This is a small presentation to start to understand how wrecks may influence benthic species. 

Rachael Priest, Marine scientist & BSAC Dive Leader

Member booking

Non-BSAC members should email drt@bsac.com to gain access to this webinar.

Week beginning 1 February

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 

Tue 2 Feb
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

Launching and recovering a RHIB
This webinar will expand on previous webinars and be of interest to all members. Contents include trailer precautions, use of checklists, trailers and the law, launching and recovery, dive management from RHIBs.

Dave Peglar, Advanced Instructor

Member booking

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Wed 3 Feb
19:30 - 20:30

Dive Leader

DT8
Dive planning

BSAC
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Week beginning 8 February

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 

Mon 8 Feb
19:30 - 20:30

Dive Leader

DT9
Rescue management part 1

BSAC
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Wed 10 Feb
19:30 - 20:30

Dive Leader

DT10
Helicopter operations

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Thu 11 Feb
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

10 deep wrecks off the south coast of the UK
Following the great success of their recent SCUBA articles, Johno and Cathy de Lara discuss the history of their favourite trimix-depth wreck dives off the south coast, complete we never-before-published photos and the history of the wrecks themselves.

Johno de Lara, First Class Diver

Member booking

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Week beginning 15 February

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 

Mon 15 Feb
19:30 - 20:30

Dive Leader

DT11
Rescue management part 2

BSAC
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Wed 17 Feb
19:30 - 20:30

Dive Leader

DT12
The role of a dive manager

BSAC
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Week beginning 22 February

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Tue 23 Feb
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

Diving the Livebait Squadron
The Livebait Squadron refers to three armoured cruisers from WWI sunk by the Germans on 22 September 1914. HMS Aboukir, Houge and Cressy are positioned around 22 miles off the Dutch coast of The Hague, seldom dived due to their precise location being a closely guarded secret. They are at depths suitable for Sports Divers.

Dave Lock, National Instructor

Member booking

Non-BSAC members should email drt@bsac.com to gain access to this webinar.

Week beginning 8 March

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Mon 8 Mar
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

Diving the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is the geographic centre of the British Isles. Its location sits at the confluence of colder Northern waters and warmer Southern waters creating an ecosystem that hosts a huge variety of species. The whole country has been given Unesco Biosphere status and currently, 10.8% of all the marine environment is included in a marine nature reserve which includes sea cave systems, highly tidal rocky reefs, seagrass beds, horse mussel reefs and maerl beds. The Isle of Man sits on busy shipping routes to England and Ireland. Navigational errors, challenging weather conditions and significant U boat activity has left a legacy of shipwrecks, many of which are still unidentified. From 2m to 100m there are dive sites to suit every interest and every level of diver, making the Isle of Man the diving destination that really has something to offer every diver. Michelle Haywood and Steve Cowley have been running Discover Diving for over 15 years, providing diver training, support and charter services for visiting divers and the lucky local divers with all this on their doorstep. Join Michelle for a tour around the Island dive sites and to discover what treasures await divers under Manx waters. 

Michelle Haywood, First Class Diver & SCUBA columnist

Member booking

Non-BSAC members should email drt@bsac.com to gain access to this webinar.

Week beginning 22 March

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Mon 22 Mar
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

SCUBA, robotics and 3D imagery - what's not to love?
This talk will highlight part of my PhD research conducted recently at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), Oban. This work compared surveys conducted by SCUBA and Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs), testing 3D photogrammetry as a potential method for managing commercial shellfish species.

What you will learn:

  • What are Remote Operated Vehicles ROVs?
  • What are king scallops (Pecten maximus)?
  • What is 3D photogrammetry and how it could be used in marine management?

Karen Boswarva, BSAC Marine Environment Specialist Scotland

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Week beginning 29 March

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Mon 29 Mar
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

Dive-in to Scotland's west coast
Come and enjoy some of Scotland’s best shore dives from the comfort of your home. Oban may be more famously known as a base for setting sail to the wrecks of the Sound of Mull, but there's an often-overlooked treasure trove of marine beasties and wrecks waiting to be discovered straight from the roadside. Perfect for planning those 2021 club trips and weekend getaways.

Karen Boswarva, BSAC Marine Environment Specialist Scotland

Member booking

Non-BSAC members should email drt@bsac.com to gain access to this webinar.

 

 

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