As many students come to us for further courses, we believe it would be the best to start the correct training right from the beginning.
Please contact us to make use of this offer.
The 2018 course schedule as well as the current price list for all courses offered at BS Divers.
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Course Dates for 2018:
At BS Divers we offer an international student package for the needs of students traveling in from abroad.
RPL international training deal.
This is for 6 weeks for R85,000.00 / $6,500.00
B.S. Divers has a policy in place whereby they will recognize the commercial diver training and commercial diving experience that a diver had previously gained at another training institution outside South Africa. The only RPL that a diver will get is that s/he will not have to complete Class IV-30m SCUBA and Class III-30m SSDE courses.
In order to be placed into the RPL program the diver will need to show proof of the following:
1. A training certificate from another training institution eg. SA Navy, Indian Navy.
2. Hours and number of dives reflecting his/her practical diving experience – the minimum amount of dives on SCUBA is 24 and accumulated bottom times is 700 minutes, and SSDE is 16 and accumulated bottom times is 800 minutes.
3. A recommendation letter from his/her present diving company indicating that s/he is at present employed in the commercial diving environment.
4. A reference letter from a supervisor, preferably IMCA.
5. All diving certification and qualifications.
6. Current in date diving medical certificate.
The prospective diver will need to send electronic proof via email to BS Divers of all the above mentioned documentation which will be scrutinized by BS Divers, and upon passing the criteria a decision will be made to allow the diver to join in on the RPL course.
Once at the school the prospective diver will be tested in the following categories:
a. An English proficiency test shall be conducted and will need to be passed by the prospective diver,
b. A swimming test shall be conducted and need to be passed by the prospective diver – note this is not the compulsory swimming test in order to join in on Class IV-30m.
c. Assessment on SCUBA and SSDE equipment.
d. Logbook and documentation verification.
e. Once the prospective diver has passed all these criteria he will be able to join in on the RPL course.
The RPL course. (meeting the criteria for RPL)
At BS Divers we will then make the decision to allow the prospective diver to “skip” the complete Class IV-30m SCUBA and Class III-30m SSSDE course and go directly to Class II-50m SSDE. (Should it be found during the scrutinizing of his/her documents that there are some shortfalls in his SCUBA / SSDE diver training then the shortfall will form part of his RPL course). Outstanding R60,000.00 need to be paid in the second week of course.
The RPL course. (not meeting the criteria for RPL)
In the event that the prospective diver does not meet the required criteria to join in on the RPL course then a final decision shall be taken by BS Divers and the diver must then follow the normal training program as set out by Department of Labour, South Africa. Eg. Start with Class IV-30m SCUBA, Class III-30m SSDE, Class II-50m SSDE. R40,000.00 will be needed to be paid extra on top of the R85,000.00 fees.
Payment and money matters:
A R25,000.00 non-refundable deposit payment will secure the prospective RPL diver’s booking onto the RPL course. Should it be find that documents have been forged / misrepresentation of actual hours and dives then no monies shall be paid back. The prospective RPL diver will need to return to home. Or s/he must follow the: (not meeting the criteria for RPL route).
Full international package deal.
This is for 12 weeks for R125,000.00 / $9,500.00
This is the first course offered by BS Divers, as stipulated by Department of Labour, and acts as a steppingstone, upon successful completion, to further commercial courses. The emphasis is to acquaint and integrate the student to the underwater environment through theoretical and practical training – the key outcome is that the trainee diver is capable and competent to dive safely as a commercial diver, and know the techniques and problems involved in carrying out the specific underwater work needed for this class of diving. With this ticket the diver can work in the following areas: Police/Fire Brigade diver, scientific diver or archaeological diver.READ MORE: CLASS IV
After successful completion of the class IV course, a student directly qualifies for the class III course. If some time has expired between these two, the student must have an in-date medical report. Where SCUBA was the primary form of diving on the first course, it will now form the backup system of the commercial diver on this and all the courses to follow. High pressure and low pressure gas supplies will now feed air, nitrox or tri-mix to the diver on demand, with communication masks and helmets being the norm. More emphasis is placed on handheld tools and the skills involved in using these in a wide variety of work environments, as using these tools forms the divers primary work function. After successful completion, students can look forward to working in a wide variety of settings, namely: Diamond diving industry, civil work projects (harbor construction, dam refurbishing) and even on offshore diving projects.READ MORE: CLASS III
This course is specifically designed to equip the student with the needed technical and practical skills to work effectively in the ever-expanding offshore industry.
Natural resource companies are looking further and deeper offshore, and the need for commercial divers to assist in this process is always increasing and in high demand. With the latest range in helmets and equipment you will learn the necessary skills to effectively function on deeper dives and offshore platforms. Students will also be taught on course an introduction to underwater welding and broco cutting.
Emphasis will be placed on a variety of dive settings from boat, shore, quarry, harbor, wet bell and chamber simulated dive environments to increase contact with the dive industry standards.READ MORE: CLASS II