As a BSAC Advanced Diver you are a highly qualified SCUBA diver. This course is for divers who are interested in extending their skills further in planning and supervising diving groups, rescue management skills, whilst building seamanship and developing further leadership qualities.

The BSAC Advanced Diver course develops knowledge and skills. Divers gain experience in planning dives at different sites and circumstances. Additional skills will be gained in using small boats, chartwork and navigation and many other related skills. Advanced Divers who are Open Water Instructors are eligible to progress to Advanced Instructor.




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

15 years of age and BSAC Dive Leader (or equivalent level qualification from any other agency).

We provide you with Cylinders (Tanks) and Fills.

You must own your own SCUBA equipment.

The BSAC Advanced Diver course covers:

The role of the BSAC Advanced Diver
Advanced diving
 techniques
Five open water dives to further develop your scuba diving skills
Organising diving from different platforms
Review of diving conditions and on-site first aid

Expedition planning


Diving and rescue skills review


Dive planning and management


No Upgrades Available for this course.