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Skill Development Courses

Diving is a diverse and exciting sport, offering endless opportunities to build your experience, learn new skills and explore new diving horizons.

BSAC offers a wide range of special interest courses, designed to ensure you get the very best out of your diving. Their programme of Skill Development Courses (SDCs) are regularly held by Regional Coaching Teams, BSAC Centres and can sometimes be staged within the Club.

So, whether your interest is in rescue, wrecks, technical, marine life or photography, there is a BSAC specialist course for everybody.

BSAC current courses include:

CLUB DIVING
Accelerated Decompression Procedures (ADP)
Buoyancy and Trim Workshop
Compressor Operation
Dive Planning and Management
Equipment Care
Mixed Gas Blender / Nitrox Gas Blender
Search and Recovery
Wreck Appreciation
Twin-set Diving

SAFETY AND RESCUE
Advanced Lifesaver Award
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
First Aid for Divers
Lifesaver Award
Oxygen Administration
Practical Rescue Management

SEAMANSHIP
Boat Handling
Chartwork and Position Fixing
Diver Coxswain Assessment
Outboard Engine and Boat Maintenance

SPECIAL INTEREST
Underwater Photography
Ice Diving

TECHNICAL
Mixed gas open circuit courses:
Sport Mixed Gas Diver (Gas Mix: 20/30, up to 50m)
Explorer Mixed Gas Diver (Gas Mix: 18/35, up to 60m)
Advanced Mixed Gas Diver (Gas Mix: <18/>35, up to 80m)

Rebreather and mixed gas rebreather courses:
CCR Inspiration Evolution/Vision Diver
Sport Mixed Gas CCR Diver (Gas Mix: 20/30, up to 50m)
Explorer Mixed Gas CCR Diver (Gas Mix: 18/35, up to 60m)
Advanced Mixed Gas CCR Diver (Gas Mix: <18/>35, up to 80m)