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.


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
BSADS19-0528 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.