* BSAC Sports Divers who are aged 12-14 are able to complete those elements of Dive Leader that do not require depths in excess of 20m.
** This course includes all of the practical and theory lessons but not the additional 20 dives required, although some may be carried out during the training.
Want to plan and lead on dives, organise and manage groups of divers and develop rescue management skills? As a BSAC Dive Leader you 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.
The course covers the role of the BSAC Dive Leader, dive planning and management, delayed surface marker buoy (DSMB) use (including mid-water 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.
Post qualification, BSAC Dive Leaders can progressively extend their depth limit to a maximum of 50 metres and are eligible to progress to BSAC Open Water Instructor (OWI).