Training Overview

As a branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) Kuwait Mantas offers dive training under the internationally-recognized BSAC system. All training, both theory and practical sessions, is carried out by club members who are qualified BSAC instructors.

It should be noted, as a strength of the club, that instructors are unpaid volunteers, meaning that they are not under any commercial constraint and so can take their time to get it right - which means safe.

Dive preparation

We see training as the most important activity of the club. It is our "life blood". The more we can improve a diver's skills and knowledge the safer a diver they become, and the more useful a part they can play if. Unlike most other organisations, where rescue skills are only covered at the more advanced levels, in the BSAC these skills form an important part of the training right from the very first Ocean Diver course onwards.

A major advantage of being a member of Kuwait Mantas Diving Club is that all training is "at cost". As mentioned, our instructors give their time voluntarily and see this as giving back to the club what they have gained from it themselves - whether in this country or with the BSAC elsewhere in the world. The only costs for further training are for essential materials and those of the diving trips on which the open-water training is conducted. Some courses require instructors to be brought in from other countries. In this case the expenses involved are shared between those following the course. In some cases, these courses are subsidized from club funds.

We naturally hope that in due time some of our divers will themselves become instructors by embarking on the BSAC instructor training programme.