Due to illness here at JSSADC, we have been unable to process the SADS renewals for the 2016/7 season which are due as at 1 Nov 16. SofD has therefore granted an extension for all currently registered SADS until 1 Dec 16. The only exception is those who have now exceeded the 5 year limit.
Any questions or queries should be directed to OIC JSSADC.
The 2017 JSSADC Programme has now be approved by the JSSADPAC and can be downloaded at this link – 2017 JSSADC Programme. The pages for individual courses have also been updated with the new dates so you can start to plan ahead.
Once again we’re focussing heavily on the high level courses that will provide branches and expeditions with the instructors and supervisors that are critical to there success. This means four combined instructor events, seven Branch SADS courses and five ESADS assessments. Hopefully even the busiest person can find a course to suit! There are also three Dive Leader and two Advanced Diver courses, one of the latter which includes an expedition to Porthkerris.
We’re also running a plethora of SDCs including the ever popular Small Boathandling, Marine Radio and Chartwork and Position Fixing. Many of these have been grouped together into a combined boat week which allows you to get all three together.
Of course we’ll also be running lower level courses with opportunities for Ocean and Sports diver training throughout the year.
For the very first time ever, we’re also running the practical elements of the First Class Diver exam over 7 days in October 17. This will comprise the expedition and project preparation followed by the two day practical exam.
Finally there are another two Advanced Diving weeks programmed which are an ideal opportunity for decompression and technical skills to be developed or refreshed in a service environment. We hope to get plenty of divers on them both.