As a BSAC Dive Leader you are are becoming an expert in your field of dive leadership.
You will also be competent in planning dives for groups of divers and managing diving on the day including, if necessary, managing rescue situations.
This comprehensive course is a mix of classroom-based and practical lessons that will give divers confidence to plan, lead and manage dives, and deal with emergencies. Leading a dive will develop enjoyment, confidence and experience as a diver. After qualfying, and if you wish, depth can be built progressively to a maximum of 50m.
Dive Leaders are eligible to progress to Open Water Instructor.
What you’ll learn
You will learn dive leadership skills through 12 classroom lessons, seven open water dives, two dry practical lessons and 20 dives (which may include the open water lessons) in a range of conditions.
Qualification and what that means
A BSAC Dive Leader is defined as a diver who:
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
The BSAC Dive Leader course covers the role of the BSAC Dive Leader, Dive Planning and Management, Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) use (midwater deployment), dive leading demonstrations, basic life support with Oxygen administration and practical management of diving incidents, casualty assessment, dive planning, shot recovery by simple lift and review of rescue skills
For further information or to organise your training, get in touch via our CONTACT page.