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).
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.
A BSAC Dive Leader is defined as a diver who
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:
(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 gearAt 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:
If you meet the prerequisites for this diver grade and are interested in doing this course with Droylsden Sub-Aqua Club then contact Ian Wilson about joining our branch, his 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
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 Ian Wilson who's details are at the bottom of the page