Leicester Underwater Exploration Club has been running Snorkelling Courses for over 30 years. Our three BSAC qualified Snorkel Instructors are Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checked and have over 50 years' experience between them in teaching snorkelling to all ages.
The club offers various types of snorkel training from the age of 8 years & upwards, which can be tailored to you as an individual and is carried out at a pace comfortable for you.
You can start with just a single one & a half hour ‘Come and Try It’ session for just £5, where you will be taught the basics on how to safely use a mask, snorkel and fins.
If you are holidaying abroad where snorkelling is a must do, we offer a five-week pool-based course for £25 where we will teach you right from basic techniques to more advanced skills. This will prepare you for snorkelling confidently in open water locations whilst on holiday.
The club has a number of sets of basic equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) which you can borrow during training if you don't have your own.
If you want to progress further, why not join the club and the BSAC as a Snorkel Diver member and train for your BSAC Open Water Snorkel Diver qualification? Over the years the club has had members who have trained up to BSAC Snorkel Diver level and have accompanied the club diving trips to places such as the Farne Islands and St Abbs. We have a boat which allows us to get to great snorkelling sites like small islands and shallow wrecks, or to go swimming with seals, which wouldn't be possible directly from the shore!
As a member, you can use the pool on a club night to either further your snorkelling skills or just have a swim - this facility is included in your membership fee. Who knows, you may even consider diver training... it’s entirely up to you!
For those who do want to take up Diver training with the club, we have a training policy of “getting the basics right“ before progressing to more complex drills, so new dive trainees spend some time learning how to snorkel correctly before going on to SCUBA training. This way you can concentrate on learning SCUBA specific skills without having to master fundamentals like finning techniques at the same time! Over the years we have found that this makes for a better, more confident diver.
For more information contact the Snorkel Training Officer