Sports Diver

BSAC Sports Diver training builds on the scuba skills learnt in the Ocean Diver course  and helps develop your confidence, skills and experience in the water to allow you to enjoy a wider range of diving sites and conditions. The course builds a sound foundation of open water diving skills and experience with structured, practical lessons. This is a good way of getting more dives under your belt while learning under the supervision of a qualified instructor.


To enrol on this course you’ll need:


A BSAC Sports Diver is defined as a diver who is competent to:

  • Conduct dives to 20m (if you choose to do the post qualification progress dives, the depth is increased in 5m increments to 35m)
  • Conduct dives with a BSAC Ocean Diver within the restrictions of the conditions already encountered by the Ocean Diver
  • Conduct dives with another BSAC Sports Diver, within the restrictions of the conditions already encountered during training.
  • Conduct dives with a Dive Leader or higher grade, to expand experience beyond the conditions encountered during training, under the supervision of a Dive Manager.
  • Use breathing gas mixes up to Nitrox 36
  • Plan and conduct dives requiring mandatory decompression stops
  • Rescue a casualty and provide basic life support
  • Support the role of Dive Manager by acting as a competent deputy

Course Dates

The currently planned courses are as shown below:

Course NumberStart DateEnd DateBid By Date
SPC20-0117 Aug 2021 Aug 2022 Jun 20
SPC20-025 Oct 209 Oct 2010 Aug 20

Course Application

Click here for information about applying for a course.