ESADS Assessment

The Expedition SADS Assessment is conducted over 5 days.  Candidates are assessed on their ability to plan and supervise sub-aqua diving activities.  This is done by means of practical diving tasks (e.g. wreck diving, decompression diving, drift diving, deep diving, and diver training exercises).  Each candidate is required to plan and carry out 2 tasks, which are usually conducted from rigid inflatable boats.IMG_0352


To enrol on the assessment you’ll need:


Upon successful completion of the ESADS Assessment, you’ll be qualified to supervise sports diving worldwide in accordance with the limitations laid down in current regulations.

Course Dates

The currently planned courses are as shown below:

Course NumberStart DateEnd DateBid By Date
ESADS AS17-0314 Aug 1718 Aug 1719 Jun 17
ESADS AS17-0411 Sep 1715 Sep 1717 Jul 17
ESADS AS17-0513 Nov 1717 Nov 1718 Sep 17

Course Application

Click here for information about applying for a course.

In order to make the ESADS Assessment work, we always require a constant supply of guest divers to fill up boats.  If you’re coming on an assessment then you may wish to encourage some of your diving colleagues to come with you and fill this role.