Blue Island Divers is a British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) registered school, number 383, and the only BSAC Center of Excellence in St. Thomas and the Caribbean. We are proud to be able to offer the following extensive diving and skill development courses.

As a BSAC National Instructor, Aitch can cater for all of your BSAC training needs, from branch referrals up to Advanced Diver, or your first experience with the Ocean Diver program.

Diver Training Programs

Ocean Diver
This course provides you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to start open water diving. Learning to dive is all about learning to use your equipment properly and safely. The course starts with practice in a swimming pool or in sheltered water and continues to include five open water training dives where open water skills and techniques are further developed and experience gained. The course material includes the excellent BSAC manuals together with a supporting video cassette. The Ocean Diver is qualified to dive with other Ocean Divers or those of higher grades

Sports Diver
In Sports Diver training, the emphasis is on building a sound foundation of open water diving skills and experience through a series of structured practical lessons. Once you have gained this open water experience with a qualified instructor, you are ready to take part in dives with other Sports Divers or those of higher grades.

British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC)

Dive Leader
Dive Leader training concentrates on the responsibilities and safety aspects of leading other divers on an open water dive. Practical lessons in rescue management and rescue skills will give you the confidence and ability to deal with those unforeseen emergencies. Leading a dive will develop your enjoyment, confidence and experience as a diver.

Advanced Diver
The Advanced Diver course further develops your knowledge and skills using Skill Development Courses as the key to learning. You will gain experience in planning and organizing dives at different sites and under different circumstances. Additional experience will be gained in using small boats, chartwork. navigation and many other related skills. The BSAC consider this grade as being a fully trained diver.

Skill Development Courses

The following list summarizes the BSAC Skill Development Courses (SDC's) that we at Blue Island Divers can offer to any BSAC member. From the required and optional SDC's for Advanced Diver, through the range of specialty courses and qualifications to build your diving skill portfolio.

Disability Awareness
Full Face Masks
Extended Range Diving
Equipment Care & Maintenance
Expedition Planning
Outboard Maintenance
Navigational Aids
Compressor Operations
Dive Planning & Marshalling
Oxygen Administration
Practical Rescue Management
Boat Handling
Chartwork & Position Fixing
Search & Recovery Techniques
Advanced Diving Techniques
Nitrox (Basic and Advanced)
N.B. If you are a member of a BSAC branch and wish to enroll onto any of these courses (with the exception of Ocean Diver), you must obtain permission from your Diving Officer to ensure final sign-off in your Qualification Record Book. Contact Us for a price guide.