They will embark on a 2-3 year programme to offer training from entry level Ocean Diver to Open Water Instructor. Divecrew will provide mentoring in the commercial diving market and an opportunity to work alongside an industry leader. BSAC are providing the courses and Divecrew the practical training and experience. Diver grades are Ocean Diver, Sports Diver, Dive Leader followed by the Instructor Foundation Course, Open Water Instructor Course and qualification exams. All of this culminating in being an Open Water instructor with extensive experience of the recreational dive industry.
This scholarship has been offered because BSAC and Divecrew wanted to highlight scuba training and the ocean environment to CCF units as the CCF has limited access to scuba. The 2 scholars will report on their progress and experience so other CCF cadets will become inspired. Divecrew was established in 1995 and is the UK's only Gold Star Dive Centre. Divecrew was awarded the Gold Star in recognition of its work with veterans who had suffered life-changing mental and physical injuries. Divecrew will soon be launching The Blue Planet Academy of Scuba Diving specifically to engage young people in scuba diving and ocean conservation.