BSAC Dive Leader


The Dive Leader course continues to develop experience gained as a Sports Diver. You will extend your practical knowledge, be able to plan dives and lead less experienced divers. Dive Leaders can dive to a maximum depth of 50 metres.


You need to meet the BSAC medical requirements, be confident in the water and have completed the BSAC Sports Diver qualification or equivalent from another training agency.

The Course

The Dive Leader course consists of:

  • classroom lessons
  • open water lessons
  • dry practical lessons
  • twenty dives in a different range of conditions. These dives must be experienced since qualifying as a Sports Diver.
  • a theory test

BSAC has more information about Dive Leader training course.

After completing Dive Leader course you can continue training with the next course, Advanced Diver which covers much more on planning dives, diving from boats and organising dives with several sets of divers in the water.