f you’re thinking about joining us, or you just have, great! This page will point you to all the info on the site that you’ll want to know.

Diving in the TCD pool

If you’ve never dived before, you’ll first do the complete BS-AC Ocean Diver course. If you are a crossover diver with a CMAS 1* qualification (e.g. PADI Open Water / Advanced Open Water), you’ll do part of the Ocean Diver course.

After the Ocean Diver course, both trainees and crossovers will do the complete BS-AC Sports Diver course.

All course lectures and pool lessons take place in TCD. Pool lessons and lectures are on Monday nights. You won’t have lectures or pool lessons every week, so check the calendar and your email. The course runs from October to February.

At the end of the Ocean Diver lectures and pool lessons, we’ll be heading out for a taste of real open water diving. Our crossover divers will be able to go on the Crossover Trip at the end of October, whilst our new divers will get to do their first open water dives in Dublin or perhaps further afield.

Later in the year, once the remaining Sports Diver lectures and pool lessons are done, we’ll be organising the ‘Novice Trip’ – an open water diving trip to Galway in the spring.

If you’re wondering what you can expect to see underwater in Ireland, take a look at our introduction to diving in Ireland, and have a browse of our dive guide and gallery.