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.
  • Special Offers "Spring into the water" 2017 Book now and save! Book your 2017 diving course and get a 'Spring into the water', or take advantage of extra discounts for pre-booked courses during Spring 2017
    • Two-for-One on PADI Crew-packs for your PADI Course.
      If you are taking the PADI Scuba Diver, PADI Open Water, PADI Advanced or PADI Rescue Diver Course, then you can get a second Crew-Pack at no extra cost!. You can either get two the same if two or more people do the course, or you can choose an extra manuals for future courses. For example, when you do the PADI Open Water you can get both your PADI Open Water and PADI Advanced Crew-packs saving up to €50 on your PADI Advanced Course! Lowest priced manual is free.

    • Free Equipment hire on additional days!
      If you complete a PADI course with us you can book extra days of diving .. and get the equipment hire free of charge! You just pay for the dives and Save up to €20 per person!

    • Save up to €25 with Free manuals on PADI Speciality Courses - Book one of our top 6 PADI Speciality course for low season weeks and we provide the manual (normally €25) for free. You can choose Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Multi-level, Digital Underwater Photography or Shark Aware Speciality courses as part of your training for the PADI Master Scuba, and manuals are available in English and German (for other languages check availability).

    • Free Camera Hire for all Daycourses. If you book a Daycourse then each group can use one of our Underwater Action Cameras to record your dive. You can bring a compatible micro-sdhc with you or buy one from us, saving you up to €13.00 and helping you take some great memories home with you.
    • Public Services Week -1 May - 13 May
      We know how hard many public service workers such as Teachers, Nurses, Police, Fire, Military and others have to work shifts over Christmas and Public Holidays to keep essential services running. So to thank them for their dedication we are holding a ´Public Services Event´ in early May 2017. If you work for any public service including military, then a special discount will be applied to all diving during this period!

    These low season prices apply to reservations for the periods 09/01/2017 to 31/03/2017 and from 01/05/17 to 24/06/17 for bookings made in advance through our website. These offers cannot be used with other offers and there is limited availability for some, so use our Contact form to get your discount confirmed. (E & O E)

    Extra Dates! Due to Cancellations we have some extra places available for the same offers, from Saturday April 8th to Saturday 22nd April. Contact us and quote "EASTERSPECIAL" to find out what is available.

    Use our Contact form to see if any offers are available for this course during your visit to Gran Canaria.
  • Offers subject to Instructor availability.
    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.
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