Specialty Dive Courses

Diver CoxwainSW regional

Being part of a club means more than just diving, there are lots of skills involved. One of the most important is that of the Diver Coxwain. As a Diver Coxwain it is your job to bring divers safely to dive sites and safely home. Y

What you will learn

The course consists of two and a half days training, one and a half days theory and une day (min.) for practical instruction. The Diver Cox’n will learn to take full responsibility for the launching, operation, control and recovery of the dive boat during a normal diving day, together with the drop off, cover and pick up of divers in usual diving weather

Prerequisites

In order for you to enroll in the next CFT Rescue Diver course and begin training you will need to meet to following prerequisites:Hold current membership of CFT

  • Be at least 16 years of age (with written consent of parent/guardian if a minor)
  • Have correctly completed Certificate Request Form.
  • Register for the course on COMS and submit the appropriate Course Fee

Note
Candidate does not need scuba qualification
DFR Certification is recommended but not mandatory

So how do i get started?

CFT  Diver coxwain courses are run across the country throughout the year. If you meet the prerequisites above then contact your clubs Diving Officer for more information on the next  Diver Coxwain course in your area.

 

Nitrox Diver

What you will learn

On our Nitrox course you will learn all the theory and practicalities regarding using Nitrox.The typical course is undertaken over two days or equivalent. Theory can be covered on the first day and the dives completed on day two.

Prerequisites

In order for you to enroll in the next CFT Rescue Diver course and begin training you will need to meet to following prerequisites:

  • Hold current membership of CFT
  • Hold Full Diver Membership of CFT
  • Have a minimum qualification of Trainee Diver (Diver*) with 20 dives by the logbook.
  • Be dived up*.

 

So how do i get started?

CFT  Nitrox courses are run across the country throughout the year. If you meet the prerequisites above then contact your clubs Diving Officer for more information on the next  Nitrox course in your area.

 

 

Diver First Respondersheephaven

What you will learn

Our Diver First Responder course is designed to teach the diver all aspects of Diving First Aid. The course will be delivered by CFT DFR Instructors. Instructors will have undertaken a rigorous instructor training / certification process with CFT and PHECC (Pre Hospital Emergency Care Counci.

The course trains CFT members to become a Diver First Responder (DFR).

  • A DFR can provide:
  • Provide Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Administer aspirin
  • Use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Manage diving emergencies
  • Provide oxygen and first aid treatment

Prerequisites

In order for you to enroll in the next CFT Rescue Diver course and begin training you will need to meet to following prerequisites:

  • Be at least 16 years of age (provide written consent of parent/guardian if a minor)
  • Hold membership of CFT
  • Have a completed Certificate Request Form
  • Register for the course on COMS and submit appropriate Course Fee

 

So how do i get started?

CFT  DFR courses are run across the country throughout the year. If you meet the prerequisites above then contact your clubs Diving Officer for more information on the next  DFR course in your area.

 

Search & Recovery

 

Prerequisites

In order for you to enroll in the next CFT Search & Recovery Diver course and begin training you will need to meet to following prerequisites:

  • Hold Full Diver Membership of CFT
  • Have a minimum qualification of Club Diver (CMAS Diver**).
  • Be an Active Diver
  • Have a correctly completed Certificate Request Form.
  • Register for the course on COMS and submit the appropriate Course Fee

 

So how do i get started?

CFT  Search & Recovery courses are run across the country throughout the year. If you meet the prerequisites above then contact your clubs Diving Officer for more information on the next  Search & Recovery course in your area.

 

 

 

Underwater Photographydiving Ireland

What you will learn

The aim of the course is to give participants an understanding of underwater digital photography equipment and techniques that will allow them to immediately begin to take pictures.

Prerequisites

In order for you to enroll in the next CFT Underwater Photography course and begin training you will need to meet to following prerequisites:

  • Hold relevant Membership of CFT (for photography using scuba –Full Diver Membership with minimum qualification of Diver* and 15 dives completed, for photography using snorkel ‐ Snorkel Diver membership)
  • Have a correctly completed Certificate Request Form
  • Register for the course on COMS and submit the appropriate Course Fee

 

So how do i get started?

CFT  Underwater Photography courses are run across the country throughout the year. If you meet the prerequisites above then contact your clubs Diving Officer for more information on the next  Photography course in your area.

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Get more out of your diving! Are looking for something extra from your diving, wish you knew about the many animals you observe whilst diving? Then why not take part in a Sea Search observer course where you will be taught how to identify some of the huge variety of marine life we have in Irish waters.

Coupled with this you will be helping preserve these habitats by learning how to map and record your findings which will be recorded by Seasearch in order to identify marine habitats that may be changing and need more protection.  At the end of the course you’ll get a Seasearch Qualification booklet. Once you have completed 5 forms for real (two on dives with a tutor present) you will be signed up as a Seasearch Observer!!

 

So how do i get started?

Seasearch courses are run across the country throughout the year.

Register your interest in this course here