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 (5 each of RIB/small boat, Live deco > 5 min, Depth > 35m, drift and then five (max 2 of any) from wreck, low vis or night)
- 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|
|ESADS20-01||27 Apr 20||1 May 20||2 Mar 20|
|ESADS20-02||8 Jun 20||12 Jun 20||13 Apr 20|
|ESADS20-03||3 Aug 20||7 Aug 20||8 Jun 20|
|ESADS20-04||19 Oct 20||23 Oct 20||24 Aug 20|
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.