We provide affordable snorkelling to all members of the Scout & Guide Associations. We meet between 8-10pm on Thursdays in Lutterworth Leicestershire.
Option 1 Experience Snorkelling :
Experience Snorkelling (1 meeting which includes a classroom and pool session)
This is the ideal taster 'Try Snorkelling' session'. The session is designed to be fun yet at the same time building in water confidence. Experience snorkelling starts with a dry session looking at the equipment to be used and essential safety considerations. A pool session of about an hour follows where basic skills are introduced with opportunity to practice.
Introduction of basic skills should not be rushed as the pace at which confidence building can occur varies to each individual person's needs and previous water experience, so it is possible for Experience snorkelling to take place over 2 meetings should a Group wish.
On successful completion of the Experience snorkelling each participant receives a certificate of achievement and a booklet about snorkelling safety.
Or if you want to learn more try:
Option 2: Basic Snorkel Diver (2 Weeks)
This is an introductory course, available to anyone who is confident in the water and capable of swimming. It will train you in the use of basic snorkelling equipment of mask, fins and snorkel in a pool environment.
The course lasts 2 weeks, each week we have 1 hour theory in a classroom followed by 1 hour practical in the pool. Scout members can be awarded the Water Activities badge and also get a BSAC snorkel certificate.
Ideal numbers: 10 people or less this is due to the amount of kit and instructors that we have.
Who is it for?:
Snorkel Diver is for members who have achieved the level of Basic Snorkel Diver with us and progressed with pool training to be proficient in the basic snorkelling skills and been assessed for readiness for open water snorkelling.
On completion of training the student should be competent in the safe and correct use of mask, fins and snorkel for surface and brief breath-hold dives in warm waters.
Requirements for both the above are:
Age approx. 10 years +
Students must be confident in water and able to swim.
Parental consent is needed.
Satisfactory medical declaration - All participants MUST fill in a medical form before taking part in Experience Snorkelling or Try Dive session. If student is under 18 Signature of Parent/Guardian MUST be provided on the form.
You can download a PDF of this form here.
The cost is £5 per week which covers the cost of the pool, equipment and classroom hire.
Please contact us for further information regarding this course. Or for more information regarding snorkelling please visit the BSAC Snorkel site.