Activities

Welcome to BSAC Kidz…your marine adventure starts here! Join us beachcombing, snorkelling and scuba diving.

Snorkelling History

Did you know that snorkelling is one of the world’s oldest sports. As with all ancient sports it was driven by hunting. There is evidence that people used hollow reeds to help them to dive for sponges in Bronze Age Crete over 3000 year ago!  You can imagine how valuable natural sponges were to people before they could be made in a factory.

And did you know that, as well as painting the Mona Lisa, back in the middle ages, Leonardo Da Vinci started designing the first modern day diving equipment. His sketch of webbed gloves became the model for today’s fins.

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Snorkelling is fun, adventurous and exciting activity for the whole family. And as you only need a mask, snorkel and some fins to get started, it does not need to cost too much.

Anyone aged six and above can learn how to snorkel. It is an ideal activity for the whole family to enjoy together at the beach.

Dolphin Snorkeller

Is is a really good idea to have some training before you get started. This way you can learn properly how to make the best of the equipment and have the most fun undewater. Our first course is called Dolphin Snorkeller. This can be done in a swimming pool before you visit the sea side or go on holiday abroad. Did you know there are at least five differents way to fin along!

As you progress your skills through Dolphin Snorkeller you will get a Dolphin sticker to put in a log book. When you have collected all seven  stickers you will also get a certificate.badges

Once you can snorkel properly you will be able to have so much fun. As well as seeing the fish and coral close up you can play underwater games, search for treasure and even take undewater photgraphs.

Ask your parents to contact your local leisure centre or BSAC scuba club or school to book you up on a course.

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Last Updated on Jul252013
 

Welcome to BSAC Kidz...your marine adventure starts here!

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Join us for a BSAC Beachcombing adventure. You'll be amazed by the diversity of marine life you are about to discover! Open to anyone from the age of five. More...

Dolphin Snorkeller
Anyone who can swim and is six years old or over can learn to snorkel. You will also learn about the equipment, hand signals, duck diving and all the different ways of finning about. More...

Snorkel Diver
Perfect if you would like to progress with your snorkelling and discover more of the theory of the sport! Classroom lessons will teach you the background knowledge of snorkelling, coupled with practical lessons in the pool or in sheltered water.

Advanced Snorkeller
If you join a BSAC club you can build on your existing practical skills and knowledge, to increase your snorkelling fitness and be able to snorkel deeper and longer as well as plan snorkel dives.

Ocean Diver
Got the underwater bug? From the age of 12 you can go on to learn to scuba dive with BSAC. We've been training people to dive for more than 60 years, starting probably around the time when your grandparents were born! This is where you start using full SCUBA (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) equipment. Breathing underwater for the first time is something you will never forget and the experience of learning with others is great fun. With scuba, the underwater world opens up to even more exciting adventures as you can go deeper and stay down for longer! More...

Last Updated on Jul252013
 

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Do you like going to the seaside? Would you like to experience our great beachcomber adventure?

By taking part in beachcombing you can learn and discover some fascinating facts about the amazing creatures living in the rock pools along our seashore...

There are many different types of marine animals and algae (different types of seaweeds) living on the British seashore. So many, that it would be difficult to list them all. Some can be seen more often than the others.

By taking part in the BSAC Beachcomber activity you will be helped to identify the marine creatures you may find while beachcombing. We have a fun, fact-filled guide to the most common British marine life that can be found in our rock pools.

 

 

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But before you start rummaging around rock pools, you need to learn about seashore code:
The Seashore Code has been designed to keep you safe while on the seashore and to help you protect and respect the marine environment.

• Tell someone where you are going and when you are planning to come back and if you can, take a  mobile phone.
• Always check the weather and tides before setting off.
• Walk carefully over rocks, they can be slippery and you can also damage the marine life attached to the rocks.
• Do not take any marine life home with you. You can take some photographs though.
• Always take your litter home!
• Report anything unusual that you find to an adult. Do not touch anything if you are not sure it is safe
• Respect and replace any stone or seaweed exactly how you found it – it can be a home to some marine animals!

lobsterTop Tip - Don't forget to wear the right clothing to protect you, wear sunscreen if the sun is shining and always, always make sure you have good, non-slip footwear.
Guideline – You can record your beachcomber adventures in our Activity log!

 

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How to get involved ...
Ask your parents to find out more infomation - click here

 

 

Last Updated on Aug012013
   

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