Ash Manor CCF diving opportunity

Ash Manor CCF have been selected by SERFCA and Divecrew to receive a scholarship with the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) for two cadets. The recipients of these scholarships are Cpl Wheeler and LCpl Salih, who will learn to dive and will become future instructors with BSAC.

Ash Manor CCF diving opportunity

1 November 2022

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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.


We are really pleased to work with BSAC and the CCF in facilitating these two scholarships. It is an amazing opportunity for the two cadets. We are looking forward to working with the student divers and managing their progress'


This is a fantastic opportunity for both individuals and will give them great future carer prospects. Cpl Wheeler has already indicated that she has a keen interest in conservation and would like to dive with sharks and turtles in the future. LCpl Salih has always had an interest in diving and would also like to swim with sharks and see the different varieties of life under the water. We will be following their diving journeys and look forward to seeing how they get on.

Any CCF unit interested in providing scuba training, scuba projects or overseas diving expeditions can contact markpaisey@bsac.com

CCF units have access to grants that can subsidise the commercial costs of training and adventurous expeditions. The SE Schools Expansion Officer can provide guidance on funding availability and we can arrange bespoke training to meet your needs.