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:
- An in date service sports diving medical
- To be an in date member of BSAC
- To be in current diving practice
- To be a minimum of BSAC Advanced Diver and have completed 25 logged dives since qualification in a variety of conditions
- To possess a recognised boat handling qualification
- To possess an in date Marine Radio Operator certificate.
- To be qualified to administer oxygen to a casualty
- To be in date for Collective First Aid Training (CFAT) as laid down in BRd 2806(5)
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.
The currently planned courses are as shown below:
|Course Number||Start Date||End Date||Bid By Date|
|ESADS AS17-05||13 Nov 17||17 Nov 17||18 Sep 17|
|ESADS18-01||23 Apr 18||27 Apr 18||26 Feb 18|
|ESADS18-02||18 Jun 18||22 Jun 18||23 Apr 18|
|ESADS18-03||20 Aug 18||24 Aug 18||25 Jun 18|
|ESADS18-04||15 Oct 18||19 Oct 18||20 Aug 18|
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.