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.


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
ESADS20-0127 Apr 201 May 202 Mar 20
ESADS20-028 Jun 2012 Jun 2013 Apr 20
ESADS20-033 Aug 207 Aug 208 Jun 20
ESADS20-0419 Oct 2023 Oct 2024 Aug 20

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.