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 '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 30 November

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Mon 30 Nov
19:30 - 22:00

Special interest

Safe use of lifting bags
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

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Wed 2 Dec
19:30 - 21:00

BSAC

Incident report 2019 and lessons to be learned
BSAC Incident Advisor Clare Peddie presents the findings of 2019's incident report followed by a Q&A with BSAC Safety and Development Manager, Jim Watson.

Professor Clare Peddie, BSAC Incident Advisor

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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
Contact DRT

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Week beginning 14 December

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Mon 14 Dec
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

Dive sites in the North West
This webinar showcases the variety of dive sites available to clubs based in the North West and has been prepared by many members of Hartford SAC.

You will learn about inland and offshore sites, what you can expect to see, and some of the hazards associated with diving them.

Sam Clarke, North West Regional Coach

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Tue 15 Dec
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

How to carry out a marine life transect survey
This webinar will be of interest to any diver conducting marine life or wreck surveys. Instructors looking towards Advanced Instructor will especially benefit from understanding how to conduct these surveys.

Members will learn:

  • Why carry out a survey
  • The equipment required
  • How to carry out a survey and record the data

Johnathan Singh, Open Water Instructor

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Thu 17 Dec
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

Diving HMS Victory
HMS Victory was the flagship of the fleet when she went missing during a ferocious gale in October 1744 with the loss of 1,150 lives. Her resting place remained a mystery until she was rediscovered by Odyssey Marine lying 45nm SE of Plymouth in 78 metres of water. Six members of Plymouth Sound Divers were fortunate enough to dive her in September 2020.

Dom Robinson, BSAC Tech Chief Examiner

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Week beginning 4 January 2021

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Tue 5 Jan
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

CCR retainer straps: improved survivability from loss of consciousness
This webinar will discuss retainer straps: a rebreather diving methodology that has a proven track record of saving lives amongst both sport and military rebreather diving communities.

Paul Haynes, First Class Diver

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Week beginning 11 January

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
Tue 12 Jan
19:30 - 20:30

Special interest

Diving Cape Wrath
This webinar will interest all divers interested in remote location diving and photography. Mae Dorricott was the 2017 Rolex Scholar and is a marine biologist, as such she has great insight into marine life and will show the photography from the trip to Cape Wrath.

Mae Dorricott, Marine Biologist and TV researcher for wildlife documentaries

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Week beginning 18 January

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
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

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Week beginning 25 January

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
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

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Week beginning 8 February

Date

Type

Topic

Host

 
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

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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

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