BSAC Advanced Diver Course

Davy Jones Diving are a BSAC Premier Center
Description This course is one of the most highly regarded in the diving industry for non-professional diving. It is regarded as equivalent to a CMAS *** (three star) rating. It builds on and fine tunes the skills and experience that you learned on your Dive Leader courses and develops the skills and attitudes required for you to manage all branch diving activities to both known and unknown locations. A BSAC Advanced Diver is defined as a diver who is comprehensively trained, experienced and responsible, and who can manage and supervise:
  • A wide range of adventurous and challenging diving activities
  • Branch diving expeditions to explore unfamiliar locations
  • Branch diving activities including dives utilising developing technology and techniques
While Advanced Divers do not necessarily need to be qualified to use emerging technologies themselves, they need to know enough about them to understand how to safely incorporate them within branch diving.
Minimum Requirements Must hold a dive leadership qualification, such as BSAC Dive Leader, or equivalent. Must pass BSAC Medical, and be over 14 years of age. You should have a BSAC Qualification Record Book. Divers who are contemplating this level of course should all of their own equipment, and experience of diving in a BSAC branch environment.
Course Content Two extended lessons in the sea in the marine reserve, some theory lectures including expedition planning, some reading, dive planning and marshaling practice, and a final exam. If you are already taking your BSAC Advanced diver training with a BSAC branch you can complete just those sessions that you require with us. Please note that it is current not possible to run the final excersise (planning and executing a weekend away for a group of divers) in the school situation. To do this you must do it within a BSAC Branch.
You will learn about planning and managing diving, additional first aid for diving related injuries, as well as advanced diving skills and techniques for leading divers underwater. In addition this course includes the BSAC Oxygen Administration Course which teaches you how to administer oxygen to diving related casualties.
As an advanced diver you can lead other divers on wreck explorations and deeper more challenging dives.
Duration and Logistics Usually 3-4 days, . All transfers included. Timetabled to suit any other holiday or partner commitments.
Languages English - Instruction, Books and papers.
Deutsch - Instruction,
Espanol - Instruction,
What you get This course relies heavily on completing a number of experience dives in more challenging diving conditions, over a period of time. When you have completed the course, and planned and executed your expedition, and your experience dives you can present your BSAC Qualification Record Book to your DO (or BSAC HQ) who will then award the BSAC Advanced Diver certification. This qualifies you to dive to 45m(following assessed depth progression) when accompanied by a diver with similar or a higher level of qualification. You can also then take less experienced divers to dives within their maximum depth qualification. If you are not a current member of BSAC, or if you have qualifications from another agency such as PADI you can still do the course, and you will then get a free 3-month membership of BSAC direct.
What Next ?
BSAC Sports Divers can undertake more challenging dives from RIBS and other small boats

Join a BSAC branch and plan and lead some more adventure dives. Explore new areas as part of branch diving activities. Take the BSAC Advanced Diver course and broaden your knowledge, increase your confidence, and take part in some really great adventure dives, or take a Nitrox course, boat handling, or any of BSAC's other skill development courses. You can also start or continue BSAC instructor training.

Price Price will vary with the number of elements taken, and you can do anything from 1 element up to the whole course. To take all the modules, in the Marine Reserve the price is €495.00 but this excludes personal equipment hire and any supplements for boat diving.
What is included All transfers to and from your hotel, use of special equipment for all dives(reels, SMB, compass etc), free tea, coffee in the dive centre, all tuition, tests and QRB completion.
We Recommend
  • If possible you complete your reading of the BSAC course notes before you come to Gran Canaria. The BSAC course notes are available from your branch training officer, or through us.
  • If possible attend the theory lectures before you arrive here in Gran Canaria.
  • All students on all courses should have a log-book in which to record their dives. We have several different logbooks from €8 to €25.
Referrals If you have completed part of the course already, (eg pool training in the UK) we can accept the referral providing you present us with the signed BSAC Qualification Record Book (QRB). Pricing will depend upon content already completed.
How to reserve your place on a course You can fill in the Express course enquiry and reservation form or use the information on our contact page to email or call us to enquire about or reserve a place on your course.
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