Branch SADS

The Branch SADS qualification is aimed at Dive Leaders operating within a service branch.  There is no formal assessment, other than an open book BRd 2806(5) exam, although we do reserve the right to withhold the award of the qualification.IMG_0675


To enrol on this course you’ll need:

It is not mandatory to have the following in order to attend the course but they are a requirement before the qualification will be awarded:


BSADS are authorised to supervise AT sub-aqua diving as part of diving operations lasting 48 hours or less (i.e. not on an expedition as defined in JSP 419) within a registered Service dive branch and at all sites registered by that Branch.

On an approved expedition a BSADS may deputise for an ESADS as currently allowed for a BSAC Advanced Diver subject to certain limits, and in accordance with extant regulations.

Course Dates

The currently planned courses are as shown below:

Course NumberStart DateEnd DateBid By Date
BSADS19-0319 Aug 1923 Aug 1924 Jun 19
BSADS19-0416 Sep 1920 Sep 1922 Jul 19
BSADS19-0528 Oct 191 Nov 192 Sep 19
BSADS19-0625 Nov 1929 Nov 1930 Sep 19

Applying for a course

To apply for a BSADS cse you’ll need to:

Send both to JSSADC.