Dive Leader

This moves your diving up another level.


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 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 your enjoyment, confidence and experience as a diver.


After qualifying, and if you wish, depth can be built progressively to a maximum of 50m.

Dive Leaders are eligible to progress to Open Water Instructor.


The course covers the role of the Dive Leader, Dive Planning and Management, Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) use, including

(midwater deployment), and 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.