The British Sub-Aqua Club has launched Diving for All, a new instructor course designed to provide qualified Instructors with the skills and mindset to teach people with disabilities within their branches and centres.
Following a series of pilots the first disabled diving instruction course is set for 18 October.
The course is for a minimum of OWI (Open Water Instructor) with proven experience, familiar with teaching BSAC core diving skills. Candidates should be active instructors, regularly teaching students Ocean or Sports Diver courses from start to qualification, both practical and theory. It is a one day course comprising interactive classroom and practical pool sessions.
Instructors who complete the course become Assistant DfA Instructors. They then need to teach a person with a disability on an Ocean Diver course, or an existing diver with a disability on their next grade supervised by a DfA mentor and they will then be awarded DfA Instructor.
BSAC are the UK’s leading dive club and the sport’s National Governing Body. They are a not-for-profit organisation established in 1953 which is run by members.
BSAC introduces its new ‘Diving for All’ course