Do you want to extend your personal diving skills and plan and lead dives for others?
Are you ready to learn how to manage groups of divers, and develop your rescue-management skills? If so, Dive Leader is the exciting next step in your development as a diver.
Also if you want to become an Open Water Instructor with BSAC you need to be a Dive Leader.
I was looking to run club dive trips and start instructing so this was the obvious next step. Dive Leader has also helped me to learn more about myself as a diver and expand my experience so that I can take part in more adventurous diving.
Your next steps – developing your skills
After qualifying as a Dive Leader, your diving and instructing choices significantly expand.
- You could learn the skills needed to organise dive trips to unknown sites by doing the Advanced Diver course, the final grade in BSAC’s Diver Training Programme to be awarded at club level.
- You could continue to develop specific skills to expand your diving interests further. There are more than 30 BSAC Skill Development Courses (SDCs) including Closed Circuit Rebreather Diver courses and Sports Mixed Gas Diver trimix training.
- You could start on the road to instructing by signing up for BSAC’s Instructor Foundation Course to become an Assistant Diving Instructor.
- Already an Assistant Diving Instructor? You could further your instructing skills by attending an Open Water Instructor course, taking your Theory Instructor Exam and your Practical Instructor Exam.