BSAC Advanced Diver

Want to manage and supervise adventurous and challenging diving expeditions and activities?

Want to manage and supervise adventurous and challenging diving expeditions and activities?

As a BSAC Advanced Diver you are a highly qualified branch diver. This course is for divers who are interested in extending still further their skills in planning and supervising diving groups, rescue management skills, whilst building seamanship and developing further leadership qualities. The BSAC Advanced Diver course develops knowledge and skills. Divers gain experience in planning dives at different sites and circumstances. Additional skills will be gained in using small boats, chartwork and navigation and many other related skills. Advanced Divers who are Open Water Instructors are eligible to progress to Advanced Instructor.


To enrol on the BSAC Advanced Course you must be 14 years or older. You must have already successfully completed a BSAC Dive Leader course (or qualifying certification from another recognised training agency).

What you'll learn

You will learn dive planning and managment skills through four classroom lessons, two open water lessons, two dry practical lessons and 20 dives (which may include the open water lessons) in a range of conditions, since qualifying as a Dive Leader.

  • The BSAC Advanced Diver course covers:
  • The role of the BSAC Advanced Diver
  • Advanced diving
  • Organising diving from different platforms
  • Review of diving conditions and on-site first aid
  • Expedition planning
  • Diving and rescue skills review
  • Rescue skills and management review
  • Dive planning and management
  • Qualification and what that means

    A BSAC Dive Leader is defined as a diver who

  • can plan and lead a range of dives including those requiring detailed dive, gas and decompression requirements planning.
  • has rescue management skills.
  • is competent to manage and supervise branch dives to locations well known to the branch.
  • can conduct dives with divers of any grade, to expand their experience beyond that previously encountered by those divers, under the supervision of a Dive Manager.
  • can conduct experience building dives with trainee Ocean Divers, within the restrictions of the conditions already encountered by the trainee Ocean Diver, and under the supervision of a Dive Manager.
  • Mock Dive Leader Training Pack Contents

    Learning materials

    When you sign up for the course with your branch you will be need to obtain a pack as part of your course which includes all the learning materials you need for the BSAC Ocean Diver course. The pack includes:

  • Qualification Card application
  • Qualification Record Book
  • An A5 binder with your Student Diver Notes.
  • (Note: if you are doing the training outside of your branch, eg with the Coaching team, then you will need to obtain the pack in advance through your branch)

    Recommended gear

    At this stage in your diving development you will most already own much of your own diving equipment such as mask, fins, snorkel, BC, regulators, computer and DSMB. We would also recommend some other items (if you don’t have them already) including:
  • Waterproof first aid kit
  • Diver safety pack
  • Dive management boat slate
  • How to do this course with DSAC

    If you meet the prerequisites for this diver grade and are interested in doing this course with Droylsden Sub-Aqua Club then contact Fiona Hamilton about joining our branch, her details are at the bottom of the page. Once you're a member we can start the training and organise the learning materials plus BSAC membership.

    I do an awful lot of scuba diving. I love to be on the ocean, under the ocean. I live next to the ocean. - James Cameron
  • What are the costs?

    The currect costs of membeship of both Droylsden Sub-Aqua Club and BSAC can be downloaded by clicking the button above, the current BSAC training pack costs are also on there. If you have any questions please contact Fiona Hamilton who's details are at the bottom of the page

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