Skill Develpment Courses

There is a full list of various courses available by the BSAC as SDCs, many which we can run inhouse, some which we run or attend as part of the West Midlands region and  some which are run as national events or via diving schools. Here is the official BSAC listing of current courses:

“Diving is a diverse and exciting sport, offering endless opportunities to build your experience, learn new skills and explore new diving horizons.”

SDC graphicDevelop your diving – Skill Development Courses

BSAC offers a wide range of special interest courses, designed to ensure you get the very best out of your diving. Our programme of Skill Development Courses (SDCs) are regularly held by Regional Coaching Teams, BSAC Centres and can be staged in Clubs.

So, whether your interest is in rescue, wrecks, technical, marine life or photography, there is a BSAC specialist course for everybody.

Our current courses include:

CLUB DIVING
Accelerated Decompression Procedures (ADP)
Buoyancy and Trim Workshop
Compressor Operation
Dive Planning and Management
Equipment Care
Marine Life Appreciation
Mixed Gas Blender / Nitrox Gas Blender
Search and Recovery
Wreck Appreciation
Twin-set Diver

SAFETY AND RESCUE
Advanced Lifesaver Award
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
First Aid for Divers
Lifesaver Award
Oxygen Administration
Practical Rescue Management

SEAMANSHIP
Boat Handling
Chartwork and Position Fixing
Diver Coxswain Assessment
Outboard Engine and Boat Maintenance

SPECIAL INTEREST
Underwater Photography
Ice Diving
BSAC Beachcomber

TECHNICAL
Mixed gas open circuit courses:
Sport Mixed Gas Diver (Gas Mix: 20/30, up to 50m)
Explorer Mixed Gas Diver (Gas Mix: 18/35, up to 60m)
Advanced Mixed Gas Diver (Gas Mix: <18/>35, up to 80m)

Rebreather and mixed gas rebreather courses:
CCR Inspiration Evolution/Vision Diver
CCR Poseidon Se7en Diver
Sport Mixed Gas CCR Diver (Gas Mix: 20/30, up to 50m)
Explorer Mixed Gas CCR Diver (Gas Mix: 18/35, up to 60m)
Advanced Mixed Gas CCR Diver (Gas Mix: <18/>35, up to 80m)